Congratulations on your new arrival! You must be excited getting everything prepared for your new baby. Decorating the nursery is one of the best parts of being able to welcome your baby into their new life at home. However, if this is your first baby, you may be wondering what to do.
After all, chances are you probably didn’t take baby nursery decorating classes in college.
Fear not, however. Decorating your baby’s nursery doesn’t have to be overwhelming. By knowing the right tips, you’ll create a beautiful nursery design that you and your baby will both love.
Choose a Theme
It’s great fun decorating your baby’s room in a theme. Consider choosing a theme that’s appropriate for a baby and can easily be changed as they get older. Some parents choose to go with an animal theme or even a sport. Try to think of different ideas that may work with your family’s interests.
You can hang memories that are cohesive with your theme, and you may even find bedding that goes along with your theme. Have fun coming up with different ideas, and go for it!
Go With The Right Color Palette
The color scheme of a room can completely transform the way that you feel in it. Choose colors that will make your baby feel calm and sleepy. Bright colors that are too loud or even colors that are too dark can give off the wrong sort of feeling.
Most people go with a light and neutral color palette that can evolve with your child’s age. Choosing a wallpaper that may not be appropriate in five years down the road for your child may not be the right choice.
Decorate The Ceiling
Babies spend a lot of time laying down. In fact, for the first few months of their lives, they spend almost all of their time lying down. It’s important that you give them something to look at when they lay on their backs.
Decorate this ceiling by adding lights, paints, or hanging mobiles. In turn, you’ll not only entertain your baby but also stimulate their brains.
Don’t Forget a Chair
Far too many parents forget the importance of a chair in the nursery. Whether your baby is breastfed or bottle-fed, a chair is necessary for those nighttime feedings.
Ideally, you should keep a small table next to your chair in the nursery so that you can keep everything you need close by. Whether it’s nursing pads, bibs, or extra pacifiers, having a table of things at your reach is incredibly helpful during late-night feedings.
Even when they are older and no longer feed at night, you can use the chair for reading bedtime stories.