Decorating your baby’s room tests your sense of creativity, especially when you’re doing it yourself. Having everything put together neatly and perfectly requires some level of creativity and hard work .
It can be an overwhelming task too and it is not something you can finish up in a day. But as soon as you get all your baby nursery essentials ready, you are set to go. If you don’t have all essentials yet, you can start decorating as you get them. Having everything at arms reach just makes decorating easy and less time consuming.
1. First and foremost, you want to decide on the theme of your baby’s room. You can decide to do a neutral themed room or be gender specific, depending on what you like and what you sense your baby will like as well.
2. Thereafter, pick your color palette. This is essential because you don’t want to pick a color that is too loud. Most times, it is preferable to pick soft colors; white, grey, baby pink, blue and other soft colors.
3. As soon as you’re done picking your theme and color palette, start decorating. Put your baby crib in place, set the furniture appropriately. Don’t forget to place your rocking chair in a comfortable place too, you will spend ample time there rocking them to sleep and relax.
4. Ensure you allow for much light in the room but don’t place your baby’s crib somewhere that receives direct sunlight. Also, don’t be afraid of the dark, use any form of light as your night light which will help you navigate the room properly when you go in to change your baby at night.
5. If you are working with a small space, don’t put in so much stuff to avoid clutters. Go for the essentials in its minimal form. And everything does’t have to stay in the room, like toys.
6. In picking materials for your baby’s room, think comfort. Go for fiber materials, good pillows, mattress and a washable wall. This will make cleaning easy for you and help the baby comfortable in their room too.
7. As you decorate and arrange, ensure everything you need for changing and dressing is at arm’s reach for you, so you don’t have to go back and forth while changing them or dressing them up.
8. When choosing your air purifiers, scent candles and the likes, ensure you go for the ones with mild fragrance and not harsh fragrance. You baby is still very small and tender and you want to avoid anything that will spark up some form of allergy or reactions.
9. Ensure there is enough storage in the room to keep things, rather than letting them lie around on the floor. Get enough storage baskets or drawers/dressers with enough compartments.
10. Finally, when decorating your room, think of the future too, so when your baby outgrows the crib and it is time to place a proper bed in the room, there will be enough space.