Congratulations! In just a few months, you'll be bringing home a new baby. There's plenty to do before the baby arrives and you might find yourself feeling overwhelmed by every project you have to finish. But getting the nursery ready shouldn't be stressful. In fact, it can be one of the most fun baby-prep things you do. Here are a few tips to make things easier so you can enjoy the fun parts of decorating the baby's room and then move on to caring for yourself and your new baby.
1) Keep It Safe
Safety should always be your number one concern when decorating a baby's room. All your decorations, furniture, and other choices must be safe for the baby. Make sure the crib conforms to modern safety standards, anchor furniture to the wall, and keep mobiles well out of reach. Check out this link (click here) for a complete baby safety checklist.
2) Pick The Right Location
If you have options, a quiet room fairly close to your bedroom is ideal for a nursery. You want a location that's out of the way of normal foot traffic so baby won't be disturbed while sleeping, yet is still easy for you to access. If the room is typically cold, make sure the heating system is up to keeping it warm. If the room is usually warm, make sure it gets enough air movement to keep baby from overheating.
3) Choose A Theme
Picking a theme doesn't have to mean you go all-out and cover everything in jungle print or pretty princess decorations. The nursery can be elaborate of course, but choosing a theme is also helpful if you want something simple. Think of it as a guide for your decorating journey. Choosing a theme helps you narrow down color and decoration options and pull together a room where all the decorating choices compliment each other.
4) Prioritize Organization
Clutter is the last thing you want in a nursery, especially if you have a small room. You'll have enough on your plate taking care of the new baby without tripping over cute floor decorations or searching through boxes of clothing for a clean onesie. Place essentials like the crib, dresser, changing table, and rocking chair first. Once the basics are in place, you'll know how much room you have left for other decorations.
5) Make Decorations Adaptable
It's a good idea to plan on redecorating the nursery in the future. If the baby's going to stay in this room as they grow up, you'll want to update the decorations as they grow. To save money, choose a versatile color on the walls (such as neutral tones or a relaxing blue or green) and then just change the decorations around. For example, wall decals (like the ones from Bugs-n-Blooms) are a much more versatile option than wallpaper. They're easy to install and peel off without damaging the walls when you want to redecorate.
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