You have dreamed and planned for this your entire adult life and now you want to learn how to decorate your Baby’s Nursery.
So you have entered your second trimester, baby is approximately the size of an apple and you might know the possible sex of your child.
It is the perfect time to slowly start planning the nursery decoration.
Give yourself enough time to plan the decoration, choose all the accessories and start slowly buying one item at a time.
When you are just a few weeks from the due date it will be much harder to equip the nursery and to do all the little things that need to be done, so start sooner and give your baby the dream nursery they deserve.
This article features several useful tips that can help you do a great job decorating your baby’s nursery.
Start with a fresh coat of paint
Doing the painting portion first is a must.
You need to give the paint enough time to dry as to avoid any dangerous vapors when it’s time to move your baby into the room.
Opt for VOC free paint to ensure a healthy environment for your child.
If you are not sure about the sex, opt for neutral colors like green or yellow, and you can later accessorize the walls with stickers and paintings to make the room feel more warm and pleasant for your baby.
Don’t be afraid to leave the walls white, which will give you more freedom to play with other colors when decorating.
If you can, avoid black items, a baby’s room shouldn’t contain any gloomy elements.
Don’t make the nursery too crowded
Before buying the furniture for your baby’s nursery, take the necessary measures and make a plan as to what goes where.
If you buy too many items or ones that are too big you might overcrowd the nursery making it hard for you to move around with your baby.
So opt for just a few essentials.
Start with the crib, which will of course take the biggest portion of the room.
Next come the changing station and a cupboard for baby’s things.
Finally if there is enough room left add a rocking chair for some mommy and baby time.
Don’t forget to include a colorful round rug, it is the ideal shape for a nursery and ads a fun pop of color to your design.
And now for the little things
Now that your nursery has a fresh coat of paint and all the essential furniture the real decoration adventure begins.
You can start from the crib, get fun colorful bedding, a lullaby mobile with animals or insects.
You can even make it a DIY one if you have the time.
That will add a special touch to your nursery.
Next comes lighting, make sure that there is no direct light above the crib.
In the beginning a soft night light is a great idea, you can even have one that imitates a starry sky on your ceiling.
Don’t forget to add a dimmer for perfect results.
Finally, we come to the toys, don’t over shop when it comes to these items since your little one is sure to get loads, just make sure you have a great storage for them.
Designer boxes are a wonderful solutions, of course you can always opt to make your own and personalize them for your baby.
Make room for love gifts
Your friends and family will want to participate in the decoration, so try to make room for their presents as well, from amateur paintings to hand knitted toys.
Include it all in the nursery, your baby should be surrounded with love, and those gifts are just that.
Even if these gifts sometimes clash with the style of the nursery, they still belong there.
How to Decorate Your Baby’s Nursery
These are just some of the ideas you can apply when decorating your baby’s nursery.
The best thing about the whole process is slowly preparing for the arrival of a new family member.
Decorating and preparation help future mothers get mentally ready for motherhood.
By making room in your home you are making room in your life for the most important person you’ll ever get to meet.
So cherish every moment of the decorating process and make it as personal as possible, your baby deserves it.
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