Nov 30 2009

5 Tips for Decorating a Baby Nursery for New Parents

Published by at 2:17 pm under Interior Design & Decorating,Kid's Room

Baby NurseryMany new parents quickly start thinking about how they are going to decorate the baby’s nursery. Decorating a baby nursery is certainly a lot of fun, but there are some essential things that new parents need to keep in mind concerning the decorating process.

1. Keep Safety in Mind at All Times
When decorating your baby’s nursery, it’s important that you keep the baby’s safety in mind at all times. What this means is that you may have to sacrifice any design elements that could potentially be unsafe for your baby. Important factors to consider include: no small pieces that could create choking hazards, no strangling hazards, no items containing toxic chemicals, and no uncovered electrical outlets.

2. Set a Budget and Stick to It
Your baby’s nursery is a decorating project where it is not at all difficult to go way over your budget. These days, there are plenty of cute baby items that are available and you can get lured in rather easily. Therefore, be sure that you create a reasonable budget for the room beforehand and then stick to it. If your budget is limited, you want to spend the bulk of the money you have on a quality crib and furniture rather than other décor items.

3. You Don’t Have to Choose a Theme
Many new parents insist on choosing a theme for their baby’s nursery. A nursery’s décor can look just as nice without a theme as it does with one. By keeping the room simple with some great furniture and nice paint colors, you can create a wonderful nursery for your child. Then later, as your baby gets older, it will be easier to change the room according to what he or she wants. Don’t let other’s convince you that a theme is necessary, as in truth it is only one of your decorating options.

4. Use Your Creativity and Talents
Some of the best baby nurseries have been create by parents who have channeled their creativity and talents into a completely unique nursery design. If you can draw or paint, for instance, you can design your own mural for the nursery wall. Sewers and knitters can also create items to complement the nursery’s décor. Many new parents find that they like the nursery so much better when they have contributed their own talents and designs to the décor of the room.

5. Make Sure the Nursery Is Functional and Practical
In terms of the functionality of a baby nursery, some new parents have to learn the hard way. Although you might want an aesthetically pleasing nursery, it needs to be practical above all else. The key to a functional and practical room is to find furniture and baby items that you will actually use. So if that rocking chair is not comfortable, even though it might look really cute in the corner, chances are that you’re probably not going to use it and you will have wasted your money.

One thing that most new parents look forward to is decorating the nursery. With a little help from these suggestions, you’ll be able to create the best possible baby nursery for your little one.

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