If you’re in the midst of expecting a baby, then chances are you’re probably thinking about how you’ll decorate your baby’s nursery. If you’ve never had a baby before it can be baffling trying to figure out what to put on the wall, what kind of furniture to look for, and what kind of budget you’ll need for it all.
The great news is that there are plenty of people who have decorated nurseries before you, and you can learn from their experiences. Here is a list of some of the most practical tips for decorating your new baby’s nursery.
The most practical step is finding inspiration for your overall look and feel of the room. Not all baby nurseries are expected to be pink with traditional baby decor. Take a look at a few different design ideas on places like Pinterest and get a feel for what you like the most. Save a few different ideas and put them together as reference.
Go For Soft Colors
It’s recommended to go with a softer color palette. Babies are very sensitive to contrasting colors, and the brighter, more dissimilar colors that you choose, the more stimulating it may be for their eyes. You may want to opt for plush toys to suit the soft colour palette of your baby nursery. Visit Koch & Co for quality decor pieces to adorn around the room. Nurturing colors that calm your baby to a sleepy state are the kind that you want to go for. Think neutrals like beige, or pastels. The idea is to feel tranquil in a baby nursery— not energized.
As much as you might not want to think about it now, the truth is that your baby won’t be a baby forever. Eventually, your baby is going to turn into a child, and that child is going to turn into a teenager— with opinions. Make sure that the room is equipped to change with the age of your child. Even though their baby-themed decor may be sweet now, it may not be appropriate when they’re 10 years old.
You may be thinking of aesthetics initially, however, you want to always keep safety at the forefront of your mind. Always think about how dangerous something is before putting it in your baby’s room. Make sure that any bed you choose meets safety standards, and position it away from anything that the baby could hurt themselves with. Even a seemingly innocent picture on the wall could fall and hit your baby’s head.
Don’t Forget The Ceiling
Babies spend the first few months of their lives on their backs. Don’t forget to decorate the ceiling as well as the walls. Adding a mural, or a hanging mobile over your baby’s bed can keep them entertained and comforted with something engaging to look at.