It is exciting to get your nursery ready for your new addition to the family. Everyone is always so excited to get toys and clothes for the new baby to use when they come home. The best thing is turning that spare room in your house into the most gorgeous nursery for your new child to call their home for the early stages of their life. But what do you need to make the perfect nursery?
The first thing you’ll want to do is paint your room to freshen it up and ensure that all the paint fumes have left the room in time for the baby’s arrival. I would personally choose to paint a nursery yellow, blue, or green colours and use the pastel versions of them so that you can put any colour toys and accessories inside the room at it will match. A lot of people have even started to paint their room plain white and then add various wall decals later that match the baby’s personality so that they are not moving their child into a room that they are no longer like the colour. Also, you can commission people to create wall art for your child when you decide what you would like closer to the time, and you do not have to worry about colour clashes because your room has already been painted white. However, it is all personal preference, and everyone is different.
This is an important element of any baby room, and the best nursing stations are those that are easy to get to but are also concealed. Have a station with a baby matt on top and multiple drawers down the sides to put things like wipes, baby powder, nappies, and all the other vital cleaning equipment, ensures that you are always organised and ready for when that toilet emergency arises! Also, not having everything on display means that your room looks cleaner and more organised, and you don’t have to constantly be thinking about nappies when you are in the room. It is also important to have a small bin beside the station to put the dirty nappies into and change this every day or so.
This is essential for any nursery because you don’t want all the toys and essential items all over the floor ready for you to trip over and injure yourself. Having lots of cupboards and drawers on a side of the room means that you can put objects into those places and keep everything clean and tidy to avoid any incidents. Babies come with a lot of stuff so you should never underestimate how much room you need in the nursery. A good idea would be to have a separate toy box so when your child gets older and becomes a toddler, they can have access to their own toys and learn how to put them away properly as they go.
You don’t want to have any harsh lighting in the room because your baby’s eyes are new and therefore, they are extremely sensitive to light. Having a night light or lampshades that shelter around the bulb so that your child can always sleep when they want to and they are not getting aggressive lighting in their eyes. Another thing that might also help is a dimmer switch, hooking up a light system that changes the intensity of the light means that when the baby is not in the room you can turn the light up and clean all the areas of the room, it is also perfect to suit your child as they grow up.
Before you welcome your baby into your nursery, you will need to baby-proof everything! So, putting soft padding on hard edges, brackets on cupboard doors so they can’t get inside and hurt themselves on the doors. Also putting brackets on shelves so that they cannot fall off the wall and possibly fall onto your child and injure them. Leave no stone unturned because when it comes to your child you can never be too careful.
There are so many more things you can do with your nursery and lots of fun designs so have a look online and use websites like Pinterest because you will never know where inspiration will appear.