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Whether you are currently pregnant and are full to the brim with excitement around the impending arrival of your bundle of baby joy, or else have already welcomed your child into the world and are looking to design or improve your at-home nursery room, then you have come to the right place.

Here, for your reading pleasure and of course information, are some top tips and pieces of advice when planning and designing your nursery room. 

Combine Practicality With Aesthetics

Naturally, one of the most wonderful elements when choosing how to design and decorate your new nursery room is choosing wall art, bedding, crib shapes and styles and generally making the room as adorably cute as possible. 

However, it is also important to imagine the room as having separate compartments or areas; a changing area, a sleeping area, a nursing area and of course a playtime area. 

Additionally, remember the ideal room placement for a nursery is to be as close to your own bedroom as possible and even more ideally, to not be directly looking over a busy road or walkway. 

Spend Time Choosing Essentials

Obviously, here is a never-ending myriad of different furniture options, artwork and of course toys, games and mobiles you can choose to add into the nursery, but when it comes to essential items, such as the crib, the changing mat and even adequately thick curtains, it is worth being more organized and less spontaneous.

When building and preparing the new crib, for example, not only should the crib itself be made from a soft, durable and easily-wipeable material, it is strongly advisable to invest in quality Crane Baby’s crib sheets made from breathable cotton sateen. Not only are such crib sheets incredibly hard-wearing, but they come in a range of different color themes, patterns and styles as well. 

Consider Colors Carefully

Colors play an incredibly integral role in calming and relaxing people of all ages, from older adults to young babies and toddlers, so when painting and decorating the nursery, keep in mind the kinds of colors that will make your child feel relaxed and ready for sleep. 

Soft shades of pale and baby blue, for example, are renowned for lowering feelings of anxiety and even aggression and have been proven to help soothe behavioral problems in toddlers who are prone to the odd tantrum or two. 

Safety First!

Lastly, but perhaps most importantly, when planning, designing and decorating your new nursery room, it is absolutely essential that you spend time intricately and thoroughly checking that every single different element is as safe and baby-proofed as feasibly possible.

Significant components of a nursery that are most crucial to check for safety and security for your new baby include the following:

  1. Keep toiletries and changing products entirely out of reach
  2. Ensure the changing table has at least a two-inch guardrail across each side
  3. Keep all smaller objects, even baby-safe toys, out of the crib
  4. Never use pacifiers or clothing attached with thin cords
  5. Ensure there is absolutely no gap between the crib and the mattress

By Erica Buteau

Change Agent. Daydream Believer. Maker. Creative. Likes love, peace and Jeeping. Dislikes winter, paper cuts and war. She/Her/Hers.

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