Baby Bedrooms: How to Decorate a Baby Nursery
Congratulations on your pregnancy! Now it’s time to get down to business and decorate that baby nursery! While you might not do much other than diaper changes in there for the first few weeks or months, a soothing space where you can go to feed them, read to them, and let them play as they get older is important.
Read on to learn some tips for how to organize the baby nursery and what kinds of decor work in a baby’s room.
You Don’t Have to Pick a Theme
There are certainly plenty of nursery themes out there, but you don’t have to stick to a theme. If you love a certain color, for example, you can use that to coordinate the nursery. Or, find a piece you love, whether that’s a decor item, crib, dresser, or print and use that as your inspiration.
Incorporate Pieces From Those Who Love Them
Small touches, such as pictures of grandparents or other families who have passed away, personalized decor from relatives, or books that were yours as a child are nice touches for the room. You might be surprised at how many things older relatives have kept from your childhood or your partner’s that they can pass on to you.
Choose Colors and Things That Will Make You Happy
Yes, this is the baby nursery, but babies don’t care what their room looks like. They are more concerned with things like eating. You might spend a lot of time in there, nursing, rocking the baby to sleep, or even just sitting and playing with them.
Use the little bit of time where they don’t have opinions and choose a color and theme that YOU love. They’re not babies for long, so take advantage of the time where they don’t demand certain decor and you can have fun with it.
This is especially important if it took you a long time to get pregnant or if you suffered from infertility. Celebrate this time and enjoy the decorating process.
Organize, Organize, Organize
One of the best tips for how to decorate a baby nursery is to make sure it is organized and you can find what you need. You don’t want to be fumbling around for diapers and wipes at 2:00 a.m. You also don’t want to not have clothes and socks easily accessible when you have a squirmy baby on the changing table.
Use organizing baskets or bins, labels, and drawer dividers to make your life easier.
Choose Items That Can Transition Into Toddler-Hood
Babies outgrow items at an alarming rate, so choosing items that can transition into toddlerhood is smart. Pick a crib that can transition into a toddler bed and then a full bed. Skip the changing table, as those are only needed for a few years. Instead, get a dresser that you can set up as a changing table. Even your decor can be selected to transition into toddler years if it isn’t too babyish.
Create a Soothing Baby Nursery That You Love
Let’s face it. The baby nursery is for you, not your baby. They don’t care about the colors or decor, so pick things you love while you still can!
Keep these tips in mind as you start decorating and most importantly, have fun planning and decorating the nursery!
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