Shortly after receiving the news that your first little one is on the way, it’s time to get to work on a cozy space in which they can spend their first few years growing, learning, and playing. Your home’s nursery isn’t just a space to stow a chic crib and some adorable stuffed animals—it’s a space where you really come into your own as a parent, where you learn more about your baby each day. Channel that excitement over your prospective bundle of joy into these tips for designing your first nursery to create a space where you can cherish your child’s first years.
Go for Calming Colors
Too vibrant of colors tend to overstimulate babies, which can cause them to become upset and may interfere with their sleep. Greens, yellows, pinks, and blues with cool undertones, as well as any neutral colors, make suitable fits in nurseries.
Establish a Focal Point
Just as you would with your bedroom and most other rooms in the house, create a focal point in the nursery. It’s commonplace to utilize the crib as a focal point, but you can feel free to experiment with configuring wall art, a colorful recliner, decorative window treatments, or other eye-capturing pieces as alternative focal points.
Be Sure To Baby-Proof the Space
Avoid stressing over whether your nursery is safe by babyproofing it ahead of time. Safety tips for designing your first nursery include buffering sharp corners with foam pads, ridding the space of any choking hazards, and covering any electrical outlets, all of which you should do before the arrival of your first child. You’ll also want to double-check your fire and carbon monoxide alarms to ensure the safety of your entire home.
Don’t Forget a Diaper Station
Mastering the art of the diaper is an experience best paired with a complete diaper station. When your baby inevitably makes a mess, having a separate space for diaper duty will help keep things neat and sanitary.
Quinn’s Mercantile doubles as a home décor store and baby gift shop, making us the perfect stop for all your nursery needs. With our selection of unique nursey adornments, you can coordinate a space that feels both personal and chic.