Creating the perfect nursery is a process you, as a parent, must undertake.It transcends the actual physical aspect, preparing you mentally also for the huge change you are about to undergo. Although it might come out as difficult, stressful and almost impossible to plan, the actual design process is quite easy and fun. Setting out some ground rules and layout out the plan will ease up the process and encourage you to take this essential step. There is no better time like the present so without further ado lets go over some very basic simple steps that will aid you in the process of designing the perfect nursery.
1. LAY OUT YOUR NURSERY LAYOUT
The very first thing you need to do is decide on a layout for your future nursery. Do not limit yourself, you will want to obtain and to dream for the perfect spot, your own retreat where you can nestle and take care with love of your little nugget. Try out several ideas and mixtures before you find the right one that works for you, do not stop at the first try, there is always space for improvement. Start by deciding about the exact pieces you will require: the crib, a changing station, some storage space and the most necessary chair where you will comfort your little one.
2. DECIDE ON A COLOR PALLET
The second element on the to do list is the choosing of the color pallet. A nursery should not be confused with a kid’s room, do not think and design it considering a gender at first. Start with some basic neutral tones you will be able to adapt later on according to case. Neutral pastel tones will infuse calm and peace in this wonderful space in a discreet manner.
3. BUILD A TIPI
It might be a tad early to start building a tipi before the child has actually come into the world but if this is something you need to be doing for the entire nestling process, go ahead and have fun. The tipi or tee-pee is a wonderful addition to any nursery or baby room, delicate, with immense potential for future play dates. It can become a favorite spot where you and the little one can relax whilst reading a wonderful fairy tale. Remember to add some string lights to complete the imagery.
4. ADD A BABY MOBILE
Every crib requires a soothing magical baby mobile. Whether you decide to buy one that incorporates music too or build one yourself, take it into account when designing your perfect nursery.We have fallen in love with the handmade feathers ones, delicate and inspired from the dream-catcher.
5. INVEST IN NEUTRAL YET HIGH QUALITY SAFE TOYS
When it comes to buying toys, most of us tend to get overwhelmed and excessive.We usually buy them in advance and we keep on buying more and more as the child develops. For the first stages it is recommended to choose a few basic toys that are made from hypoallergenic materials, which are also safe to use by the child. Invest in high quality ones, items that can become important in their childhood.
6. PLAY WITH FUN DISCREET LIGHTING FIXTURES
A nursery is supposed to infuse calm and piece so lighting, natural and artificial alike, is essential. Discreet serene delicate string lights hung near the crib or on the tipi, small wooden lightning fixtures will set the right atmosphere for peaceful, harmonious sleeping.
7. COZY UP THE ATMOSPHERE WITH A FLUFFY RUG
Materials, besides having to be hypoallergenic and eco-friendly, should be comfortable and cozy. You will spend some time here tending to the needs of your little one so a fluffy comfortable rug is required. Later on when the child starts his crawling phase you will be grateful you have added the right rug into the room.
8. CREATE A WONDERFUL MURAL IN PASTEL HUES
Once you have decided on that neutral color pallet we where talking about earlier, why not complete and accentuate the room with a colorful mural? There are many ideas to choose from, the classical wallpaper, wall decals, or even hand painting if you feel up to the challenge. The mural below features a map of the world with its fauna represented in pastel hues, an educative cute idea that suits a nursery properly.
9. DON’T FORGET TO INSTALL A COZY ROCKER IN THE CORNER
Besides the necessary storage space which is quite indispensable in the nursery, a rocker chair is required for your piece of mind as well as for aiding in the putting to sleep process. Choose a comfortable one and do not forget about the foot stool, you will find it essential on those long restless nights.
Consider the process of creating the right nursery as an essential step you must take as a parent in the development process. Have you ever created a nursery? We would love to hear your take on this topic so feel free to share your wisdom and knowledge in the comment section below.