Tips For Designing A Nursery
Getting ready for a new baby is an exciting time in everyone's life. While you may be wondering what's best for baby, you should also take into consideration what's best for you, too. Here are a couple tips for helping you keep your sanity while going over all the nursery details before baby's arrival.
The Convenience Of Gender-Neutral
Whether you're using the same nursery for multiple babies or don't want to find out the sex of your child until it's born, keeping the theme and colors gender neutral will save you time and money in the long run. Bluish purples and greens are easily decorated for each gender by using gender-oriented accent decor. If you choose a neutral-color wall or white wall, you can find wall decals to add color and design. They are easily removed after baby outgrows their nursery, and come in a variety of designs, both gendered and gender-neutral.
The Psychology Of Color
Not only are colors helpful for decorating, but knowing what colors help soothe baby and what colors irritate baby may mean the difference between a good nap and a bad one. It's suggested that colors like yellow upset baby, while red may be too stimulating. Babies seem to be more receptive to blues and purples. It helps that those colors are cooler, and associated with calmness. If you're planning on converting the nursery into your child's room later on, consider this while picking out colors. Choose colors you'll enjoy looking at for a few years, and colors that will grow with your baby into their childhood. If you're painting a mural or a decorative wall, consider the possible placement of a twin bed so that when your child is older the mural will still make sense within the room.
Furniture For Mommy (And Daddy)
If this is your first baby, you'll probably be spending a lot of time in their nursery. Make sure you have a comfortable place to sit while rocking baby. You can even choose a chair that will transition nicely into their "big kid" room. Also consider having extra pillows on hand to help support your arms so they're less likely to get tired while cradling your young one. Feeding can also take a toll on your arms, so consider a pillow that will help support your arms, or at least help prop them up in a comfortable position. It may be nice to have a footrest, too, although not necessary.
To save space, look for furniture that provides multiple benefits. Some baby furniture is designed to grow with baby, turning from a crib into a toddler bed, or even a bench for when they grow up. The top of a low dresser can also be a changing station with the addition of a changing pad. If you find a cute toy box while they're still too young to use it, utilize it for storage. It can hold extra diapers, cleaning supplies, sheet sets and more. These double-duty pieces are sure to save you time and money in the future.
Tiny Clothes In A Big Closet
Babies may seem small, but their clothes are going to take up a lot of space. To be able to fit all their cute outfits and clean creepers in the closet, set it up to make the most of the available space. You can tuck a dresser into the closet under the clothing rack since their clothes won't hang down so low. You can also add some adjustable tension rods underneath the existing rack to create tiers of clothing storage.
For the first few months, babies aren't supposed to sleep with a blanket or extra sheets. This means you're going to have to keep baby's room at a reasonable temperature throughout hot and cold months. Insulated curtains will not only help keep the temperature steady, but they can also help make the room darker for more peaceful naptimes. You can find them in a variety of colors and patterns to fit the room.
Welcoming baby doesn't have to be stressful. It may feel overwhelming with all of the information available. Just go with your gut and make adjustments along the way.
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