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Planning your Nursery Decoration

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Planning how to decorate a nursery is fun, but there are some basics that you should know before you get started. The first step is to decide where the essential furniture will be located in the room. This area usually encompasses the entire floor and ceiling in most rooms, so a good way to begin is by considering the shape of the bedroom. What would you like your decor to do, and how? This will give you a starting point for your nursery decorating project.

In many cases, this will include establishing where you would like the baby changing table, and the baby’s cot. These are the fundamental things to get right, making it as easy as possible to tend to your child. Especially when it’s dark and you’re trying to change the baby as a quickly and efficiently as possible, so you can get some well earned rest!

modern look nursery decoration design

There are many different styles and themes available, from classic black and white to ultra modern and everything in between. Generally, for a nursery, people tend to go for bright and cheerful colours. Perhaps a pale blue or pink, depending whether you are decorating for a boy or girl baby. If you want a more traditional look, consider using a wood changing table made of oak or pine. These can still be hand crafted with high quality materials, and can often have beautiful carvings and accents. However, if you prefer something a bit more contemporary, you might find that a plastic topped changing table is just what you are looking for, for easy of cleaning.

Nursery decorating themes can include animals, nursery rhymes, fairies, flowers and clocks. There are even collections of books on certain themes, or magazines with cute character covers. Most people use these themes for their children’s bedding, and a themed crib may be perfect for your child’s room. You can choose fabrics that match or colors that are in the theme.

Some common items used in a nursery are a crib, changing table, rocking chair, toy chest, window blinds or curtains, a mobile, and wall hangings. You can find these in a variety of styles and colours from many well know high street stores. Some of them are painted, while others are made of felt, velvet or even quilted. If money is an issue, you might even consider making your own nursery decorations. Heading to Pinterest for some inspiration is always a good idea.

You can find all of the materials you need to make your own cribs and rocking chairs online. With a little planning, it’s quite easy to create a beautiful baby nursery on a budget. Even the most inexpensive items, such as fabric, wallpaper or throw pillows, can add a special touch to your room. If you decide to purchase fabric for your new son or daughter, why not choose something she will love as she grows through her younger years. Perhaps some velour with a polka dot pattern, or a checkered pattern with her name or monograms on it.

Getting your nursery decor right isn’t too much of a challenge, but planning at the start is always a big help to help the process along and get the final look you want. If you choose to use a nanny agency, it’s essential that furnishings and baby changing equipment are well placed and easy to find without searching. The nanny will need access to clean baby clothes, nappies and baby wipes for most of the day and night.

Above all, choose a design that isn’t too focused on a newborn baby, as the decor is often required to last until your baby is a toddler, or even older.

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