Are you excited to welcome your new baby? Most parents would have bought a few baby accessories to prepare for the baby’s arrival and may have a separate room ready for the child. If parents feel overwhelmed with the numerous design choices out there, have a glance through this list to cover the basics of a nursery room and have a peace of mind!
Here’s what you need for a good nursery or baby room!
1. Storage for clothes and toys
Children come with lots of things so it’s best to prepare some storage space early. Get good cupboards with drawers to store items such as diapers, baby clothes and toys. Since baby clothes are small, the wardrobe can fit two expandable rods to hang up all of their tiny clothes and onesies. When they are grown up, one of the rods can be removed to accommodate larger sized clothing.
2. Bookcase for kids
This can be shelved for way later but it’s good to mark out a space for the future. There may be a lot of kids books in the future so prepare a low bookshelf to place all of their reading materials. The bookshelves should be at a toddler’s height so the kids can reach for the books themselves when they are older.
3. Bring out a soft rug
A soft rug not only dampens the sound but provide a cushion for tummy time and while lying down to play. Parents can layer the rug with a blanket or firm mattress when the baby is awake and ready to play.
4. Drag in a comfy chair
Parents may need one or two comfortable chairs in the nursery to sit on while nursing or feeding the baby. If it’s a rocking chair, it can help lull the baby to sleep as you rock back and forth. It’ll also be good to have a chair with armrests to rest tired arms and add some pillows to support the back.
5. Put up blackout curtains
The baby may need to sleep during the day so invest in blackout curtains in the nursery. The darkness will help your baby sleep comfortably. For a less bulky look, opt for roman shades or short tailored panels.
6. Start with colours
If preparing a nursery is still overwhelming, start by picking a colour theme and go from there. Soft and pastel colours work best for the nursery to create a calming environment. Wallpapers are also good for decorating a section of the wall if you want to keep the walls in its original colour. Another tip is to play around with Sims to design a room for the baby and toddler. Keeping things simple is still the best!
Check out more nursery and toddler room ideas here.
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