Interior Design Tips to Help You Prepare Your Newborn’s Nursery

When a baby first comes into this world, they spend the majority of their early life in their new nursery. While it may be a nondescript room in your house as of right now, in a few short months this room will be bustling with activity.

So it only makes sense that you should invest in some great interior design for your nursery to make those sleepless nights and cranky days worth it, right? To help give you some inspiration, here are interior design tips and tricks that can help you prepare for your newborn’s nursery.

Make sure everything is near the changing table

You’ll soon have an energetic baby to soothe on the changing table, so you’ll need easy access to everything you may need. This means keeping all of your supplies within arm’s reach of the changing table: think diapers, wipes, ointment, burp cloths, a hamper, garbage, fresh clothes, and a pacifier. The easiest way to do this is to buy a changing table with a few shelves underneath so you can safely keep an arm on your baby while you duck down to grab what you need.

Invest in adaptability

Your baby’s nursery will one day turn into their bedroom, so you’ll want to purchase furniture that adapts to your baby’s ever-changing needs. This means investing in a crib that can turn into a toddler bed, a changing table that can transform into additional storage, and a rocking chair (or armchair) that can be used as a place to read before bedtime. If you splurge on one thing for the nursery, make sure it’s furniture, because it’ll give you the most bang for your buck over the next several years.

When it comes to furniture, it is also a good idea to pick out your furniture before you start decorating. This way, you’ll have your basic items and can pick out other decor to match.

Create a different way to show off memories

You don’t have to settle for framed photographs to show off your family pictures. You can always choose a canvas print instead. This option is much more versatile and hardy than glass framed photos, and they’re less of a safety danger in case they fall off the wall.

Choose tranquil colors

Once your child grows up, they’ll have more of a say in what their room will look like, so take advantage of this time and decorate how you’d like. Choose tranquil and soft colors that make you feel relaxed and soothed like a gray, light green, or a pastel purple. Don’t forget that you have to feel at ease in the nursery as well — plus, these colors are easiest to match with.

Think of the room’s layout for both night and day

Your interior decor choices need to be practical for both night and day, so make conscious decisions about that. This means choosing light fixtures that can dim, a comfy chair that you may be able to fall asleep on, and blackout curtains for naptime. You can even make any light into a nightlight by simply finding a nightlight bulb at your local hardware store.

Install washable wallpaper

Yes, washable wallpaper does exist! You never know what can happen, and you’ll thank yourself when you’re cleaning up little messes every single day. There are some great patterns and textures you can choose from when you go this route.

When you use these interior decorating tips, you’ll soon have a beautiful, cosy, and peaceful nursery on your hands. So have fun decorating, and enjoy this time with your newborn!

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