How to Plan the Perfect Nursery Room

How to Plan the Perfect Nursery Room
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    Important things to know about planning a nursery room:

    choose the right crib for the shape of your room, you can't go wrong with a rocking chair, good wood is natural wood, night lights and table lights are ideal, and a neutral color for the room works best.

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One of the things that many parents consider in the run up to the impending birth, is how the nursery room should look and function. This is the room where the baby and mom will spend most of their early days together, so it is important that the room is functional yet comfortable.

Below we have a few ideas on how to plan the perfect nursery room so that the time spent in there is an enjoyable one.

The crib

This is probably the first piece of equipment that many soon to be parents buy. But with such a wide variety to choose from, what is the right one? Well there is no right or wrong here; it all depends upon the shape and size of the room and personal choice.

Cribs can be round or square, have drop sides or can even convert into toddler beds. The choice is up to you. It just needs to fit the shape of your room and budget.

The nursing/rocking chair

No matter how you plan to feed your baby, you will need a comfortable chair in which to sit. Make sure that it is padded and that you have easy access to warm blankets. A rocking chair is a good choice as the rocking motion is very soothing for baby.

Storage

Storage is really important when it comes to planning your nursery. You will need storage for baby clothes, diapers, blankets and sheets etc. One option is to buy a regular storage unit and paint it to match your chosen color scheme, or alternatively stained and natural wood is also a good option. This is usually best placed next to your changing station.

The changing station

There will need to be a place where you can change your baby’s diaper. A changing station is perfect, as it is the correct height, includes a padded changing mat and some storage space. If budget is tight, then you can always make your own by converting an unused table. The website ApartmentTherapy.com has a wonderful article about ways in which to make alternative changing tables.

Lighting

Lighting is very important. You need to have enough light to see what you are doing in the early hours of the morning, but not too much as to wake the baby. Good lighting for a nursery are night lights and table lights, that give a soft glow to the room. There are many beautiful designs in the market, especially dedicated to the nursery room.

Accessories

This is really the fun bit, where you can truly personalize your nursery room. You can hang mobiles from the crib and ceiling, add colored stencils to the walls and add patterned curtains and soft toys. Just have fun and make the space your own.

Color choice

Many parents to be choose a neutral color choice so that the room can be accessorized with colorful objects. It also is a safer bet, just in case you have been told the wrong sex of your baby. Neutral colors such as lemons and creams also give a clean feel to the room and a bare canvas on which to put your mark.

We hope that you have found these tips useful. If you have, then please do consider sharing with your friends on social media, and especially those who are soon to be parents. It’s always good to share and exchange ideas. Have fun planning and decorating your perfect nursery room!

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