Bringing your baby home for the first time is a nerve-racking but exciting moment, and probably one that parents have been thinking about for months. In preparation for this moment, there is often quite a lot of work that goes on at home to start making it safe for your baby. One of the main things to do is creating a nursery.
In this article, we will look at some tips to help you create a fantastic nursery at home, which will look great and be fit for purpose! To help us put together this article, we have teamed up with Joyto. They specialise in high-quality baby products and take pride in understanding parents’ needs and providing products to meet them.
Plan out your nursery before starting
As with any interior decorating project, it’s vital to make a plan for your room before starting. This will allow you to determine measurements and work out if you have enough space for everything. There is nothing worse than having your heart set on a crib, and when you come to fit it into the nursery, realising you don’t have the right amount of space left for it.
To help with your planning, make sure you find out the measurements of all your significant pieces of furniture before you buy them. You can then create a quick scale drawing on your room and work out exactly where each item will go. This can help make the process easier and less stressful.
Don’t forget about storage
Any parent will tell you that it’s a surprise how many different items you end up needing when your baby arrives. Even when you think you have everything, something else will come up which you realise you need to buy. As a result, it’s so important to have enough storage space in your nursery to hold all your baby’s things.
Try not to fill the room
It’s important to keep in mind your nursery’s size and the amount of space you have available. As mentioned, you will end up buying lots of different things as your baby grows up, and it’s therefore essential to not fill the room right at the beginning.
Also, keep in mind that you will likely be spending a lot of time in the nursery over the coming years, so you want a room that feels comfortable to be in. Overcrowding any room can make it feel stressful and even claustrophobic for some. Keeping your room open and airy can help make it an enjoyable space for your baby and you.
Think about your lighting
Lighting is often an area of interior design which is overlooked as so many of us rely so much on natural light. In your nursery, you want to keep lighting in mind at all times. Having some interesting and stimulating lighting for your baby can be enjoyable for them, but equality, you want to be sure it’s not too bright that it creates an uncomfortable environment. A good solution to this is to install a dimmer switch or Bluetooth lightbulbs, which can allow you to alter the brightness of the light depending on your needs.
Creating a nursery is about making an environment where your baby feels safe and that they can enjoy as they grow. While it should have fun elements for them to enjoy, don’t forget about the practicality that you as parents will need. Storing all their baby products and having easy access to them is vital, so any great nursery is about balance. We hope the tips highlighted above help you to create a great nursery.