Whether you have space to spare, or you need to get creative in a small home, try these ideas for room decor, storage, organization and other pre-baby preparation essentials.
You can have months or weeks until your new baby arrives, but you have to think every detail and every need before you go to the hospital.
From wallpaper design to nursery furniture ideas, there are plenty of nursery decorating tips suitable for every budget. And when your little one gets a bit older, you can easily transfer the room into a kid’s room.
1. Paint a colorful wall
It’s always the most calming color vibes that parents choose for the new baby’s rooms. However, don’t be afraid of the bright colors, use them on one of the walls to make a focus point that even your little one will be happy to see. You can stimulate your baby’s senses with bright painted walls in primary colors – red, yellow and blue. You can also create a focus wall with brightly colored wallpaper.
2. Storage, lots and lots of storage
Babies come with lots of small detail things like nappies, wipes, lots of outfits, toys and many others. You have to keep everything in its own place with plenty of built-in storage in your newborn’s room. Wide drawers are perfect for storing your supply of nappies and cotton wool pads, wipes. However, be careful about using drawers because your fingers can get caught when in a hurry, instead you can consider to have a fabric box slotted into a shelf. That will be safer than a drawer.
3. Put shelves on the walls
You can put shelves on the walls and you can use them for any idea you like. You can display books, teddies or dolls on a set of shelves lined up horizontally on one of the walls. That is a great way of keeping toys or books off the floor, yet still to hand when your child wants to get one to play. Be sure to clean them as often as you can.
4. Choose basic items
Be sure that you choose very basic items for furniture in your newborn baby’s room. A bed, a wardrobe and plenty of storage will be enough for the new baby at the beginning. Later on you can choose other items as you need them. Also choose neutral colors for the furniture because they go with any other thing. You can still keep some of them as your baby grows up and becomes a sweet toddler.
5. Use stickers on the wall
Wall stickers are a cheap and easy way to lighten a baby’s room. There are hundreds of designs available, from Disney characters to cars and animals, even fairies to Barbies. All of which can be easily applied to any wall without any problem. Why not create an interactive wall map? Perfect as your child grows and learns.
6. Get a comfy chair and a changing table
Consider a rocking chair or glider. The movement will help lull you both to sleep. Look for a fabric that cleans easily and holds up to a lot of use. Did we mention you’ll be sitting here a lot? And there will be spit up, poop, etc. to deal with.
First and foremost, you’ll need somewhere to actually change your baby. You have two options here, a freestanding changing table or a changing pad that can be added on top of a dresser. Either will work, it’s really all about space.
7. Play with patterns
If you want to add interest to your baby’s room, but want to avoid a strong theme for the first years, you can choose a calm toning colour with shades of the same color. Here you can also choose neutral color furniture to make this look go further.