Designing your dream nursery made easy…
The preparation for your new baby’s arrival is mostly exciting but possibly a little nerve-racking. One of the biggest set-ups you’ll find yourself preparing in advance is their nursery. The most important thing you can do in creating this space is to design a nursery that makes you smile, relax and enjoy. After all, you’re going to be spending a lot of time in the room. Here are six steps you’ll need to consider when putting together your baby’s happy place.
1. All about the crib
Some say that the crib isn’t worth the expense when it should be your investment piece in the room. Some kids sleep in their cribs for three or more years, and if you’re planning to have more children, a sturdy crib can last. When picking the right crib – make sure it meets all safety standards, consider the cribs that convert to toddler beds for function purposes, and stick to a crib that matches your personal taste. If you’re going to be having more kids, keep it gender neutral.
2. Don’t forget the bedding
The baby bedding is a great place to have fun and pull in your own style. It’s also a great place to incorporate a theme or build a colour palette for the nursery. Look for bedding that’s soft to the touch and 100% cotton, to keep baby’s sensitive skin happy.
3. The changing table
If you have the space for it, a freestanding changing table will come in handy. A changing pad that can be added on top of a dresser is also an option. Use bins or dresser drawers to store any and all diapering related items like diapers, wipes, change of clothes, ointments, lotions, etc.
4. Nursery chair
A comfortable place to sit is an important purchase in your nursery. You’ll sit here to rock your baby to sleep, feed, read, maybe even share a good cry at 3am with them. Basically, you’ll spend a lot of time here – so, choose your chair wisely.
5. Storage, storage, and storage
Wall shelves, bins, baskets, will all be necessities when it comes to organizing: toys, diapers, books, clothes, and gear. Make sure to keep some of your storage out of baby’s reach so it can store lotions, thermometers, nail clippers, and so on. Your nursery can’t be complete without lots of storage!
6. Decor is the best part
Once most of the functional pieces of your nursery has been chosen, you can begin to really decorate the nursery. When it comes to decor, the only rule to follow is that there aren’t really rules. If you fill your space with things that make you happy, the result will be beautiful.
Are you looking to decorate your nursery but need help? The team at Lionsgate Design would love to assist you. Call our studio now to get more information and schedule an appointment with a designer.