Today, I’m pleased to bring you a guest post from Megan Gates on Nursery Room Decorating–something we’re getting ready to do again in our house!
Next decide where you want the baby’s furniture to be placed. The baby’s crib is the most important part of the nursery’s design. The best location would be to center the crib against the wall. If you have a smaller room, consider angling the crib to give you more space. Try not to place the crib near any windows to avoid drafts. Place the changing table closest to the crib for easy access to change those wet diapers. Look into purchasing a rocker or rocker recliner for more relaxed comfortable feedings. Walk around the room and try to envision yourself changing a diaper and handling a feeding. Does this layout and flow of the room work best for you?
Now it’s time to add accessories to make the nursery feel warm and comfortable. Decorate with soft lighting, shelving, and curtains to compliment the theme you chose. Always keeping in mind the baby’s safety by hanging shelving at appropriate heights and using safety brackets in the wall. Never hang shelving or other wall décor over the crib. Use soft lighting, it will be easier on you and the baby’s eyes for nighttime feedings and diaper changes. Use stuffed animals that compliment your bedding colors. Frame pictures of family members and or pieces of art that you love. Accent colors by adding the child’s name in block letters on the wall or shelving. Start a library for your child and add a painted bookshelf to the room. The nursery bedding you select should complement the color scheme chosen for the walls and flooring. Bedding is usually sold in sets and can include a comforter, bumper, dust ruffle, and sheet.