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It’s time to design your perfect nursery. This is one of the most exciting times in your life. The pressure to make sure that it is complete and exactly what you dreamed about can be overwhelming.
You are not alone if you find yourself staring at a white room with no clue where to begin.
We have some tips below that will help you to design the perfect nursery and doesn’t have to break the bank.
Pick A Theme
It is essential before you begin gathering items for your nursery that you establish a theme. This decision should be the fun part of decorating.
Once you have your vision for the nursery, you may even want to create a Pinterest board or mood board for inspiration. You should also search online for reward coupons for your home decorating to help save you some money. (That cash will be better spent on the baby when he/she arrives.)
When your theme is decided, the rest should be much easier because the theme will help you pick the color you paint the walls, the color of the furniture you chose, and much more.
The crib will be the focal point of the nursery. Make sure that you pick a neutral color that will fit well with the theme that you chose.
Add a splash of color if you have gone neutral with the crib. Pay attention to the style of the crib as well. If this is your first child and you are considering more, spend some extra money to get a very well-made crib that will stand up to being passed down.
Your fitted sheet sets should be coordinated with the rest of the room. Don’t worry about excessive bedding and bumper padding. These items can be dangerous for your child anyway.
Pick out some endearing pictures to go on the wall. You can get creative with the color of the frames that you choose. There are several different styles of inexpensive frames that you can select. You can even get creative and paint them yourself if you are crafty. Here are some ideas.
- Try mixing up different styles and shapes of frames.
- Get creative and try a collage of family and friends to surround your child with happy faces of loved ones.
- Try to use some 3-D images on the walls to tie in the theme as well.
- This is a good example. If you have an aquarium theme, you might want to include some fish on the wall and maybe even paint some bubbles or murals for a fun touch.
Pay Attention to Lighting
Don’t be afraid to go with heavy curtains and shades. In fact, we would recommend it. Babies need lots of sleep, and it is hard to put your baby down for a nap when it is bright and sunny in the room. Babies think that bright lights equal fun and will strain to stay awake even when they are exhausted. And you know what this means, screaming and crying!
Do yourself a favor and make sure the room functions the way it’s supposed to and is conducive to sleeping.
Have fun when creating your dream nursery. If you want to go all out, do it. They are only little once, and this is your time to have fun with it.