A lot of parents get really into designing a nursery for their incoming newborns. This is good, because the way the nursery is designed and built will have a bigger effect on the first few years than you may think! Here are some essential tips for you.
Make sure you have the cash
While it doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg, many parents find themselves surprised at how much nurseries eventually end up costing. It’s important to ensure you have a good budget planned out for any sort of home renovation, and a nursery project is no exception.
If you think you might need to look into small personal loans to make sure the project is done perfectly, then you should do it. You don’t want to have to cut corners when it comes to this project. At the same time, your child will stop being a baby before you know it, so you don’t want to take out a big loan in order to create some ultra-elegant and convoluted room!
It’s worth remembering that your baby won’t exactly be offended by the aesthetics of the place! So it’s important that you pick a color scheme that you’re going to like. Just because you’re going to have a girl, it doesn’t mean you need to paint it pink! There’s no point trying to assign your kid a favorite color, so just pick one that you really like.
If you want to paint the room with some more wild and creative designs, this can also work well. Remember that the way you decorate the walls will more likely than not be exactly what the walls look like for a good few years, unless you’re willing to repaint the whole thing again. It’s best to ensure this step is completed sooner rather than later, because you don’t want paint fumes in the room when the baby is in there.
Lighting is more important than you think
Light levels affect your sleep from the cradle to the grave. Of course, we’re just concerned about the cradle here!
A lot of people forget to pay much attention to the lighting in the room. Your standard bulb placed in the center of the ceiling isn’t as effective as you may think. You want something you can control the brightness of. This allows you to keep dim lighting in the room in the moments leading up to bedtime. Dim lighting helps your brain wind down – this is true for adults and babies!
Your furniture choices
It’s true that you don’t have to consider too many furniture options when it comes to a baby’s nursery. But it might be more than you think. You’ve not only got to think about the crib, for example, but also the crib mattress! You’ve also got to consider the chairs you’ll use when rocking your baby, as well as your storage options.
You’ve also got to consider the placement of this furniture. The changing table, for example, should be close to the crib. This avoids you having to carry the baby across the room in such a scenario. Not exactly a great idea!