Congratulations on your new baby! Chances are that you’re eagerly awaiting their arrival, and with that excitement also comes plenty of to-dos. One of the most important is preparing your little one’s nursery. Although many babies don’t sleep in their own room until a few months after they’re born, it’s vital that you create a space for them.
They’ll need their own room for all of their diaper changes, clothing, and don’t forget all of those toys! It won’t be long until you’ll need to hire a house cleaning service because you’ve got too much stuff you know what to do with! Creating a comfortable and practical space for all of your baby’s belongings is essential.
Therefore, here are some of the best tips for decorating your baby’s room.
Choose The Right Room
First of all, location is everything when it comes to where your baby sleeps. Putting them in a room that’s near a lot of the household action could disrupt their slumber. Instead, put them in a quiet room, preferably removed as much as possible from the rest of the house.
In addition to location, you should also consider practicalities like ventilation and warmth. Any squeaky doors or loud floorboards should be taken care of before the baby arrives. The last thing you want is to wake them up moments after finally getting them to bed!
Look For Inspiration
Chances are you’ve never decorated a baby room before, so it’s natural to feel like you’re in new territory. Look for inspiration on websites like Pinterest, where you can create a collection of things that you like.
Sometimes it helps to start a collection so that you have somewhere to start. Getting your ideas gathered in one place will help when you go to the furniture store!
Keep It Simple
Don’t worry about overly complicated designs for your baby’s room. Just focus on the basics for now. Choose a few main furniture pieces and accent pieces. Remember, even though you may be excited about filling the room with baby decor from ceiling to floor, it may not be practical.
As your baby gets older, they’ll start standing up in their crib and curiously gravitating towards anything they can reach. It can be a safety hazard placing decorations within arms reach of where they sleep.
Even though interior design magazines may be full of fuzzy and cozy rugs, they aren’t always best for your baby’s room. The dust and mites that collect on carpets can flare up allergies and even aggravate asthma.
You’re better off using laminate flooring or stone tiles. Once your baby is older, you can consider placing a rubber floor mat for playtime.