Designing and decorating your home is an overwhelming experience. Especially after you get to see the stunning result. But another overwhelming experience is when you’re about to have your first child and it feels like you are designing your home all over again. Considering all the new things that you now have to look into. A part of it is the designing and decorating process of your child’s nursery. Its interior designing process can seem a little daunting if you don’t know where to begin. But hey! It doesn’t have to be so. This is supposed to be the time when you unleash your inner child and just have fun along the way. We’re here to make sure that everything happens perfectly. Our list of dos and don’ts and a simple set of tips and tricks would help you through this path and make it all the more fun.
A Kick-off to Interior Designing
The first step to designing your child’s nursery is to decide which kind of feel are you going for? Playful and bright? Calm and soothing? Once you decide on this, you need to choose the function you want it to serve. Would you be using the nursery just for the purpose of sleeping and changing? Or will it become your child’s play area as well?
Our personal recommendation would be to give it a playful and vibrant feel and to use it as a multi-purpose room i.e. for sleeping, changing, and playing. You’ll be utilizing all the space available, to the best of its ability in this way.
Fun Nursery Themes
Now that you are done deciding what exactly you’d want to do with the room, you’ve set the foundation for interior designing of your baby’s nursery. The next step is to decide the theme that you’d want to follow. Usually, a fun-colored or cartoon-based theme is followed. But don’t feel restricted due to the norms that are being followed. The nursery theme that you choose can have a major influence on your child. It will be a big player in how and what you’d want them to feel. Some of the things to keep in mind when deciding the theme are:
- Choosing a gender-neutral theme
- Baby animal themes are a good option
- Rainbows, stars, butterflies and, airplanes give the room a playful mood
First things first; cover the basics! A crib for your little one to sleep and rest in, a changing table or mat, or you can just get a crib that is a 2 in 1. Wondering if such a crib exists? Well, there are cribs with a lower dresser to store your baby’s essentials and a pullable changing table. If you can get your hands on one of these, your life would definitely become easy.
Also, don’t forget to add a chair to your nursery. It’s essential for all those late-night and unexpected feed sessions, rocking your little one to sleep or just to read them a story. It’s also good to have for when you just want to sit and relax while your kid plays with their toys. Keep in mind that you don’t have to get anything fancy, just keep your focus on getting a soft cushioned chair or sofa, anything that best suits your comfort. This is going to be a key place for most of your parent-baby bonding sessions. It is an important part of the interior designing map that you layout for your child’s nursery.
Lots and Lots of Storage
You think you’re the one who needs a lot of wardrobe space? Wait till you see your little one’s wardrobe needs. The tinniest people need the most stuff. Toys, diapers, towels, bibs, onesies, socks, sweaters, extra milk bottles, and whatnot. You’re going to need tons of space to store all of this. Being a part of the interior designing industry, we know what that’s like. We have a few standing wardrobes in our collection, such as Amada, which can be transformed into a fitted wardrobe as well and customized as per your requirements. It has tons of internal storage along with racks on the outside, to store your little one’s toys, storybooks, and more. Pull-out boxes can also be easily added to this wardrobe’s racks. This wardrobe can be used for multiple purposes. It will add on to the interior designing sketch that you have in mind for your little one’s room.
Suggestions for creating additional storage are to:
- Add wall shelves
- Use portable hanging shelves instead of hangers in the wardrobe
- Make use of open bin storage boxes
Since most of the functional areas have been covered, we can now focus on the décor of your baby’s nursery. We’ve discussed the type of themes you can choose. For colors yet again, try opting gender-neutral ones such as pastel yellow, grey, and peach. But when talking about the flooring of this area, it is preferable to make use of rugs instead. They help add a lot of personality to the area. Somethings to be kept in mind when choosing the rug for your child’s nursery are:
- Opt for a plush wool or shag rug if you have a wooden floor
- Choose short pile shag rugs
- Choose rugs that are easy to clean e.g. wool rugs
Do add curtains to the room. They will help your child and even you, sleep better during the day. When choosing curtains make sure:
- They have an in-built blackout liner
- You choose roman shades or tailored panels
- You don’t choose a light color
We all know which item is the star of your child’s nursery. The crib! But what makes it stand out, even more, is the bedding that you choose for it. Both of these combined are meant to be the focus of the room. Since the crib needs to fit well with the rest of the interior (which is always a safe option), the bedding should be along the same lines too. Animal-themed or star-themed beddings look adorable and can fit in with any room’s interior. Just make sure that you:
- Invest in fitted sheets for the crib
- Choose soft feeling beddings
- Choose beddings made of 100% cotton
On top of all the points discussed, the interior designing and décor of a baby’s nursery are all about doing what you think would make you and your little one feel happy. Fill your space with things that arouse joy and the end product will always turn out to be beautiful and full of love. At the end of the day, that’s what you want to achieve. To make your baby feel loved.