Being pregnant with your first child brings about a myriad of emotions and can be overwhelming at times. You are constantly divided between making sure you’ve done the necessary preparation for the day the baby finally arrives. A big part of this preparation is designing your baby’s room to be able to accommodate all of the baby’s and your needs while ensuring your little one is safe and comfortable at all times! So, here are some great tips to help you decorate your baby’s room in a fun but functional way:
When thinking of design ideas for your baby’s room, make sure you opt for furniture items that are functional and kid-friendly while being aesthetic. Remind yourself that babies grow quickly and with them so do their needs. So, in order to have a room that accommodates their changing needs, stick to a transitional theme and pick the furniture accordingly. Adding a functional set of shelves is a great way of creating space, while allowing you to modify its usage as time passes. You can use both open and concealed shelves in order to maximize on the storage potential of the room. After all, where are all those toys going to go!
Once you have picked out the basic furniture like the baby crib, changing station, shelves, etc, get started on baby-proofing the furniture and the room to ensure your baby is safe at all times. You can secure the shelves by bolting them to the wall, and same goes for the crib and changing station to ensure you’re not worried about furniture toppling over when your baby is learning how to crawl or when he/she seeks support while learning to walk.
- Playroom Accessories
After picking out the basic room furniture, you will have a better idea of the space available for other décor essentials like play gyms, playpens as well as other decor items like seating arrangements, play mats and carpets. These days there are a variety of child-friendly and natural products to choose from such as cowhide rugs and cushions and toys & mats made from recyclable plastics that ensure your baby only comes in contact with products that are organic, eco-friendly and free of toxins and chemicals.
- Something for Grown-ups
Don’t forget that apart from your baby, you will also be spending quite a lot of time in the nursery, especially in the early days. So, be sure to make provision for furniture and accessories that can accommodate you whenever the baby requires additional supervision. It could be a cozy sofa that could double as a bed when necessary or a beautiful rocking chair that you can use when nursing your baby.
And there you have it, all the essentials for a perfect nursery. All you need to do is plan the room and the layout in advance, so you can design and decorate the room to meet your current needs while having the option of quick redecoration to accommodate the baby’s future needs!
Mom, innovator, entrepreneur, and designer are some of the titles Kura Perkins goes by. Polarity is a word she loves as she joyfully juggles four businesses across multiple countries and three kids! Kura founded her first brand ‘Art Hide’ while on tour working as a PR specialist. She now handles marketing and communications for her various businesses and regularly writes and contributes to various platforms educating people about the beauty and benefits of cowhides, home wares, entrepreneurialism and all things related! When she’s not working or writing, she can be found relaxing at the beach with her husband and her three beautiful daughters.