Being a new mom can be stressful. You have to prepare and plan and get ready for a new life. Something that shouldn’t be stressful but might become a major stress point is decorating and designing the nursery. To relieve some of your stress, try following some tips to get you through the process.
Location and Practicalities
If you have more than one room available in your house to choose from, try choosing one that is quiet, and close to your room so you want have to travel that far in the middle of the night. You want to make sure that the room has good heating and ventilation so your baby will be comfortable. If there is a window in the room that lets in light, you might want to put up blackout curtains so the baby will sleep better.
Incorporate Your Home into the Décor
You’ll want to have your nursery unique to your baby, but you’re also going to want to incorporate the style of your home into the nursery as well. If you decorate and design the room to be completely different, you’ll get tired of it really fast because it doesn’t fit.
Personal Mood Board
If you see anything you like in magazines or on the internet, put them together on a board. Seeing everything together might help you decide on colors and overall design of the nursery.
Simple is Key
When you see all the furniture and accessories you can put in the nursery, it will become overwhelming. You want everything to be perfect and cute. Ideally, you should focus on one piece of furniture or art in the room so there isn’t clutter. You’ll also want to make sure the room can adapt as the child grows.
As your baby and child grows, they might want different things. With that knowledge, it might not be the best idea to paint characters on the wall or use character related wallpaper. Instead, you can use wall stickers that can easily be removed if your child doesn’t like it.
Start With Key Pieces
It’s easy to start a nursery by choosing colors, but the smart thing to do is to pick furniture first. It will be easier to match paint colors to furniture and fabrics as well.
Use Calm Colors
It is important to choose soft and tranquil colors for the room. Although your baby really won’t know the difference, it will help keep you calm which is also very important, especially with a fussy baby at 3 a.m.
Outside the Box Décor
If something isn’t specifically for the nursery, it doesn’t mean you can’t use it. It’s all about how you use it that counts. If you want a couch in your nursery then put one it. You can use anything in your nursery. It’s yours to do what you wish until your child can tell you what they want.