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Oct 13, 2019

How to Design a Nursery That Reflects Joy and Style

Welcoming a baby in a perfectly designed nursery is a dream of many moms and dads, but it can be a bit daunting if you don’t know where to start. You want to create a space that is cozy and comfy, a place where your baby will enjoy growing up, and that can be difficult for those who don’t know much about interior design.

Nursery designing is what many parents look forward to while waiting for their little one to arrive. Welcoming a baby in a perfectly designed nursery is a dream of many moms and dads, but it can be a bit daunting if you don’t know where to start.

To help you out, we’re listing five tips on how you can design your nursery so that it reflects joy as well as style. Read on to get inspired.

Make a sketch of your future nursery

Planning out the perfect nursery for your little one can be quite overwhelming. Parents always strive for perfection and want to make their nursery the coziest little kingdom for welcoming their bundle of joy, which is why they should look for ways to simplify the whole process. Start off by making a plan for your baby’s nursery – think about the way you envision it and put your thoughts on paper.

Create a sketch of your nursery and consider the layout that would best fit the size of the room. You can choose to incorporate a theme into the design and use it as a base for everything else. However, don’t feel like your nursery has to have a theme. There are a lot of cute nursery designs online that don’t rely on themes, so be sure to browse around before making a decision.

Decide on the colour scheme you want to use

If you don’t like the idea of themes but certainly want your little one’s room to stand out and be visually appealing, you’ll need to set aside some time to learn about the basics of colour coordination. Ask yourself about the feel you’d like your nursery to have. Whether you want it to be exciting and playful or calm and toned-down, the general vibe of this space will determine the elements you choose to incorporate into its design.

While many parents choose the colour scheme based on their child’s gender, you can forego this traditional approach to nursery designs and go for something more gender-neutral. Whites, beiges, grays, and pastels provide the perfect backdrop for more colorful or patterned pieces. Using neutral colors as a base gives you a chance to have fun with the rest of the design, removing constraints and creating a sense of dynamism within a room.


Invest in quality, versatile furnishings

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Furnishings are probably the most important aspect of nursery design, which is why parents need to pay special attention when choosing them. Unlike paint, accessories, and rugs, furnishings are more expensive to swap out, so you need to think in advance and select furnishings that will grow with your child and accommodate their needs as they get older.
The basis of nursery design, a quality baby cot is a nursery essential you can use to center your design around. Choose a style that is easily blendable with the rest of the nursery, and look for versatile models that can be converted into toddler beds. Get a matching change table to complete your nursery set and choose the one that comes with a detachable topper so it can easily be converted into a dresser and help you get the most use out of your nursery purchase.

Create a comfy nook for nursing your baby

Now that you’ve created a nook where your little bundle of joy can catch some zzz’s in peace, you want to make sure you create a nook for yourself. Nursing nooks come in handy when the time comes for those late-night feedings, so be sure to design it in a way that feels comfortable yet chic at the same time. Get a chair that blends with the room’s style and color scheme – gliders and rocking chairs are good options because they can easily be integrated into other rooms as well. Floor and table lamps will ensure the room is well-lit at night, while area rugs will define the space and give it a comfy feel.

Add lots of textiles and layers to make it cozy

Aside from area rugs, your nursery will need some other decor elements that will make it feel comfy and cozy. Because babies sleep a lot, you need to make sure that the nursery is optimized for their daily naps. Adding a blackout curtain panel will ensure your little one gets restful sleep during the day while installing patterned roller blinds will lighten up your nursery design and add visual interest to the room. Knit blankets, patterned pillows, and various plush toys and decor items will bring up the coziness factor of the room and create a layered look, while lamps and wall sconces will provide soft lighting and create a pleasant atmosphere. Wallpapers are a great way to add a focal point to your nursery, but you can also add wall stickers or create gallery walls and achieve a similar effect.

With so many things to consider, designing the perfect nursery can be tricky. However, with the help of these five design tips, you can approach this challenge with confidence and plan out the perfect, cozy nursery for welcoming your tiny tot.

Author Bio: Lana Hawkins is a student of Architecture and a food lover from Sydney, Australia. She loves writing about interiors, but her speciality is landscape design. She is an author over at Smooth Decorator.

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