From Classic to Creative: A Baby Nursery Style Guide
Written In Collaboration With Lauren
If you’re expecting a new baby to join the family sometime soon, you’re probably doing all you can to ensure that your home is prepared for its new arrival. One of the most important aspects of getting your home ready is creating the perfect nursery space that not only looks good but also offers you ultimate efficiency and ease…something we all know that new parents could do with.
If you’re struggling to decide on how to build the perfect nursery, this is the article for you. Today, we look into our ultimate baby nursery style guide to help ensure that your space is ready for your little one. Read on to find out more!
Nail Down The Essentials
When it comes to any baby nursery, you can expect to need some basic essentials that will form the foundations of your perfectly planned space. These essentials include:
Baby Bassinet – A baby bassinet is definitely something that should be on the top of your priority list. A bassinet is a portable item that you can use not only in your nursery but also in other rooms of the home. A bassinet is a perfect space for your newborn to sleep or rest in comfortably.
Nursing Station – Nursing is tricky business, so doing anything that alleviates the stress of feeding a crying baby is always recommended. Creating a nursing station by investing in a quality armchair (or nursing chair), change table, nursing pillow, and an end table with storage will help you keep all your nursing items organized and in one place.
Storage Items – Never underestimate how much storage you’re going to need when you introduce your little one to the home. We highly recommend purchasing some sturdy nursery boxes or shelving units that will give you ample space to store items such as nappies, clothing, bed linens, books, and anything else you may need to help tend to your baby.
Choose A Colour Theme
Now that you’ve acquired all the basics you’ll need for your nursery, it’s time to play around with a little creativity. Although there is no need to stick to one single concept, figuring out the overall aesthetic and mood that you’re going for can be very helpful.
When it comes to choosing the perfect color scheme, we always suggest thinking out of the box. Pink themes for girls and blue for boys are classic choices but have also become somewhat obsolete in the last ten years. Parents all over the world are now exploring beyond pinks and blues, with many even ignoring societal gender norms in 2021. If you need some help with choosing colors, this article is here to save the day.
To Theme Or Not To Theme?
When it comes to selecting a certain theme for your nursery, the options are endless. Of course, you could just forgo a theme altogether, but for those who want to really go all out, we highly recommend doing some research online and looking into various ideas and options that you can pull inspiration from. Some popular themes include:
- Princess themed nurseries for girls
- Enchanted Forest themed nurseries for girls
- Pirate/Sea themed nurseries for boys
- Rainbow themed nurseries for boys and girls
- Safari/Animal themed nurseries for boys and girls
- Ocean themed nurseries for boys and girls
Be Picky With Lighting
When picking the best lighting for your nursery, always consider both practicality and your baby’s needs. We highly recommend installing a dimmer on any intense overhead lighting fixtures as this may upset or irritate your baby’s sensitive eyes.
This is especially important if you have lights located directly over the crib. It’s also a good idea to find a small accent lamp that will illuminate the room and offer a cozy, story-time glow.
Lastly, don’t forget the nightlight. Nightlights are perfect options for nurseries as they provide safety and comfort for your baby, especially during those 3 am feedings. There are tons of options available online in various shapes, forms, and styles, so finding the perfect one to fit your nursery theme should be a piece of cake!
Nightlights provide both safety and comfort, especially during late-night feedings. They can also be downright adorable!
Accessorize, Accessorize, Accessorize!
Lastly, no nursery is complete without its accessories. There are so many amazing ideas out there that anything your mind can conceive is possible. Start off with crucial accessory items such as the perfect window treatment — are you looking for curtains or simply a block-out blind that will do the job?
Other items such as your laundry hamper are essentials that can also add to the overall look and feel of the room. Lastly, decorate with as many adorable toys, mobiles, stuffed animals, and teddy bears as your heart desires to really put those finishing touches on your baby’s brand new nursery!
Designing the perfect nursery for your brand new baby doesn’t always have to be a stressful event. With a little planning and creativity, you’re sure to find the entire process something that can double up as a fun activity for you and your family members in preparation for your little one. All the best!