Top Tips On How To Make Your Nursery More Like A Home For The Kids

By Swindon Link - 23 August 2021

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Designing a nursery doesn’t have to be so complicated. Sure, it can feel overwhelming when you’re getting started. However, once you master the basics, the whole process becomes a breeze.

You don’t have to worry too much about your budget. Having a bigger budget does extend your options, but it is not a necessity. There are plenty of nursery decoration ideas that can be implemented without breaking the bank.

In this review, I have compiled several nursery decoration tips to simplify the process for you. Most of these tips are also pretty affordable. But they will leave you with a gorgeous nursery.


1. Start Your Decoration Early

It’s easy to assume that you still have plenty of time in your hands and put off the nursery decoration project. That’s never a good idea. Many first-time parents make this mistake only to end up with an extensive to-do list at the last minute. Worse still, your enthusiastic baby could be among the 73 percent of babies that are delivered before the due date. Don’t let the baby arrive and find the nursery is still not ready.

To avoid this, start building your baby’s home as early as possible. Do it yourself or hire a contractor. Then focus your energy on some of the other stuff like your childbirth classes.

2. Prioritize Safety

Create your decoration plan with safety in mind. If you want a bookshelf in the nursery, know where you’ll place it. The nightstand should be secured and safe from the kid’s hands. The same thing applies to virtually all items coming into the baby’s home.

You want super sturdy materials that won’t topple over and hurt your baby. Watch out for other minor decorations as well. Your wallpapers, paintings, and other items should remain secured on the wall at all times.

Make sure the cot used in the room is also safe. Similarly, invest in safe bed linens and mattresses. These items are not just the perfect addition to your nursery from a beauty and functionality point of view but also for comfort and safety. And that’s exactly what the newest family member deserves.

3. Don’t Ignore Your Comfort

Yes, it’s the baby’s room, but you are a big part of the baby’s life. In fact, once the baby arrives, you’ll find yourself spending lots of time in the nursery. So you want to make it super cozy for you too.

First, you’ll need the popular rocking chair. Shop around and try different models to get the perfect fit for you and your partner. Second, you’ll need some blankets. Ones that work for both you and the baby.

4. Go With Soft Tranquil Colors

The nursery won’t be a baby home forever. Your baby will grow older and change almost everything in it. But, until that happens, you’re the one responsible for the design and decor. So, create something that is soothing to the baby and you.

Go for colors and decor that create a mood of calm and relaxation. You can also try to match it with the rest of your home decor if that’s possible.

5. Go Minimalist

Don’t overwhelm yourself trying to incorporate all the designs you’ve seen on Pinterest. Not only is this expensive, but it can also make your nursery look too busy. You don’t want that.

Instead, take a minimalist approach. Neutral bed linens, two or so pieces of art, simple lighting, and some adorable pieces of furniture will go a long way.


6. Add A Plant Or Two

Plants breathe life into a room. Both figuratively and literally. They’ll make your nursery look like a home. It also enhances the mood. The best part? It’s one of the cheapest decorations to add to your nursery. 

But that doesn’t mean you should overdo it. Two or so plants are more than enough. And place them strategically with safety in mind.

7. Get A Baby Monitor

Do not overlook the importance of surveillance. The seemingly simple system will give you much-needed peace of mind. Plus, the gadgets are pretty affordable.

You can go for an audio-only system if you’re working on a limited budget. But a video surveillance system is highly recommended. You’ll always be able to keep an eye on your baby, especially when they grow older and become more adventurous when no one is in the room. It’s even better if you can find a smart baby monitor.

8. Seek Help

The truth is some parents won’t be able to get the job done by themselves. And that’s okay. So if you can’t design the nursery yourself, get some help. 

Look for designers that specialize in nurseries and share your expectations with them. They can also help you out with choosing colors, wallpapers, and whatnot. These designers can be pretty costly at times, but they’ll save you tons of effort and time. So the investment is usually worth it.

Those are some of the top tips on how to create a nursery and make it look like a kid’s home. It’s not a comprehensive list, but it does cover the basics. 

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