In honor of the birth of my new niece, Felicity, please enjoy today’s guest post on designing a nursery!
When you have a baby on the way, you may want to start making preparations as soon as possible. This may be even more important if you know you will need to be rather careful with your budget. Rather than spending as much as you have on your new baby, you may want to consider buying certain items second-hand, or accepting donations from friends or family. When it comes to decorating your baby’s nursery, you may also want to think about how to keep costs as low as possible. This can free up money to be spent on other necessities that may need to be bought brand-new, such as car seats.
Having professional photos taken while you are pregnant can be nice, but it can also result in a high cost. Instead, it could be a good idea to create some modern photo prints for your baby’s room using photos that you or your loved ones have taken. Likewise, if you have printouts of any scans you have had, these could also be scanned onto your computer and then uploaded. The end result can be a number of beautiful canvas prints that can adorn not only your baby’s nursery, but also other rooms of the home as well. You may want to consider hanging them fairly high up as, while your baby may not be able to reach them immediately, you may not want them becoming a hazard in years to come.
Paint the walls
Painting the walls yourself can be significantly cheaper than hiring a decorator, especially if you have undertaken such a task before. You may want to consider colors that will allow
your baby to relax and sleep peacefully, without stimulating their mind. Should you not know the sex of your baby, you may want to stick to neutral tones, such as pale yellows and pastel greens. For those who have a talent for art, this could also allow you to create a mural feature wall within the room, featuring characters or designs that a child may love. Even if you don’t have a natural inclination for art, you could still adorn the walls with geometric shapes, or even the alphabet, to make the space look more creative.
Make your own decorations
There may be a number of decorations you would like to see within your baby’s nursery. While some may need to be bought, others could be created. You may be able to find step- by-step instructions on how to make your own mobile to hang above your baby’s crib, using materials that are either cheap or likely to already be found in your home. When doing so, it can be important to ensure that everything is properly secured, and that your baby won’t be able to reach or pull on these decorations.
Designing your baby’s nursery doesn’t need to involve a high budget. You may be able to create a space that exudes warmth and love while keeping those costs low.