Looking back to when my daughter was born, I remember spending hours scouring pics online, looking at products and baby room decorating ideas to decide how I was going to decorate the nursery.
I remember being 6 months pregnant and bursting into tears (thanks crazy hormones!) to my husband because we hadn’t started on her room just yet.
I wanted it done! And I know a lot of other Moms are the same way.
We painted my daughter’s room a beautiful shade of green, because I hoped that she’d have a sibling one day and they would end up sharing for a while. I loved the colour, I loved everything about it. When we sold our house, the only thing that made me sad was saying goodbye to my kid’s beautiful bedroom – and all the amazing memories and milestones that went along with it.
1) Choose a style that’s unique to baby! If you give yourself a focus, it’s much easier to create a cohesive design. You could start with some fun wall art as an inspiration and use that to determine your colour scheme. Or pick some bedding you love and build the room around that. These Disney Baby Crib bedding sets are lots of fun, with neutral colours and patterns to draw from.
2) Create a nifty-nursing station. Set up a table near a comfy chair, and keep it stocked with necessary supplies like baby-safe hand sanitizer, nursing pads, nipple cream, burp cloths and paper towels. Receiving blankets like these are always great to have on hand – they can be used as burp cloths, coverlets, and to keep your baby warm.
3) Get creative with storage. With a new baby occupying a room, storage may be limited, so get creative. Add a cute bed skirt to your crib which allows you to hide boxes or supplies. Or buy a multi-bin organizer, so you can store books, toys, and clothes in one convenient location.
4) Set the mood with lighting. The nursery should be a soothing space where your baby can fall asleep easily. Try putting your overhead light on a dimmer, or buying some small accent lamps to minimize harsh lighting. These baby night lights are another great way to provide safety and comfort – especially during late-night feedings.
5) Leave Room to Grow – because they will! Remember that your baby won’t be a baby forever. It’s helpful to choose decorations that are easy to update or change as your baby grows up, so your baby’s room can grow up too. Wall Decals are detachable, reusable and they won’t harm your walls – you can remove or replace them if you’d like a change.
Do you have any advice for new parents setting up a nursery? Share them in the comments below!
Hi! I'm Lori, I love being a mother. Becoming a parent basically means unleashing your inner superhuman. While it may seem like rocket science, everything can be learned in time. It may not be the most glorious job you can perfect overnight, but it’s the most rewarding job of all time.