Mommy Katie: How to Create Stylish Nursery for Your Little One

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

How to Create Stylish Nursery for Your Little One

Creating a beautiful and stylish nursery for your bundle of joy can be overwhelming, but it can be easily achieved as long as you have a plan and know what you want. They say that you should start decorating the nursery whenever you feel like it, but ideally, it should be done before your tummy gets too big so you won’t have too much of a hard time moving around the room!

Here are some ways on how you can create a stylish nursery for your little one.

1. Decide on a theme or colour palette.

The first step in designing a nursery is choosing a good theme. Some parents go for a traditional route and decorate the room with the alphabet, numbers and idyllic drawings. Others go for more contemporary and modern designs. Both can work, but make sure that you choose a good colour palette to go with your chosen theme. Red, yellow and blue are said to be visually stimulating while pastels are soothing, comforting and promote healthy sleep patterns. The flooring should also match the colour of your walls. It is recommended to use wood floors rather than wall-to-wall carpets because they are easier to clean and will not harbour dust. 

Just a few reminders: ensure you use toxic-free paint in the nursery to ensure the safety of your child. Look for paints that are low in VOCs (volatile organic compounds) and make sure that the room is well-ventilated. It is also better if you have the walls painted months before you give birth.

2. Choose stylish and functional furniture.

Baby furniture is usually the focal point in a nursery and will contribute to the overall aesthetic of the room. There are lots of stylish bassinettes, cribs and cots on the market that you can choose from, depending on what theme you are aiming for. For instance, if you want a breezy, simple but elegant bassinette to complement with a bold colour theme, you can opt for a Coco Bassinette like this one from Mother’s Choice.

If you want a sleek, modern and functional cot for your modern nursery theme, you can check out the Renaissance Cot of Bertini. 

Both items are available from Dorel.

In arranging the furniture inside the baby’s room, make sure that the heavy furniture is anchored to the wall and not placed too near to your baby’s crib. Place them away from the windows too so they will not block any natural light coming into the room.

3. Add personal decorations such as family photos and keepsakes.

Family photos and keepsakes add a personal touch to your baby’s nursery. The pictures will also help your child recognize the faces of your family members from an early age. You can hang personalised wall decorations with their names on it or even photos of you while you are pregnant with your child.

The baby’s nursery is a special place where your baby will spend most of their time and where some of your cherished memories with them will take place. It is important to make it look beautiful, stylish, comfortable and of course, safe.

The team at Dorel Australia provided with the content for this post.

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joanna garcia said...

Totally agree and thanks for the reminder of the VOC paint! we are going to do the nursery this month and need a great color scheme and love modern sleek designs!