If you’re trying for a baby, you’ve probably already been envisioning the perfect nursery before you even get your positive pregnancy test. I know that’s how I was; I would spend hours online trying to find the perfect pieces to go in our soon-to-be baby’s room. Now that I’ve done this a few times, I’ve learned some tips that might help you as you start planning your little love’s nursery.
- Find Your Inspiration- Whether it’s a painting, a piece of furniture, or a wall decal, find something you truly love and design your nursery from there. For example, I found this crib bedding from etsy and I instantly fell in love with it. That’s what inspired my color choices and basically everything else in the room. Once you find your inspirational piece, you’re well on your way! Bonus- you’re guaranteed to love the room because it’s been inspired by something you love!!
- Don’t Limit Yourself- Babies ‘R Us and Buy Buy Baby are great, but you have the whole world at your fingertips! Go online and look at different Etsy shops, The Land of Nod, Pottery Barn Kids, All Modern, etc. There are so many great finds and you’ll feel like you’re designing a unique nursery that 100 kids in your town don’t already have.
- Be Brave- Don’t be afraid to add a bright pop of color! Ok, you can be afraid; But get over it. Anyone who’s seen Miles’ nursery always comments on how much they love the teal ceiling. I was a little hesitant about it at first, but I knew I was doing gray walls so I had to add color somewhere. All that was left was the ceiling! And you know what? I LOVE it!
- Save Your Leftover Paint- You don’t know when you may need it. One challenge I found was, it’s very difficult to find the same shade of teal. Seriously. SO difficult. I ended up buying a cheap black mirror from Walmart and painted it teal with the leftover paint from the ceiling. Perfect match!
- Invest in a Good Chair- Sure they’re expensive, but you’ll be glad you splurged when you’re up for nighttime feedings. I also recommend choosing a solid, neutral color rather than something bright or patterned. This way, if you have more children, you’ll be able to reuse it in another nursery. You think chairs are expensive? Look up reupholstery costs.
- Go Cordless- You’ll want to buy cordless blinds for the windows. This eliminates the chance of baby reaching for them, or heaven forbid, getting tangled in them.
- Anchor All Furniture- I know it’s not something you’re thinking about now, and it doesn’t have to be done immediately, but eventually your little baby will be an adventurous toddler. If you anchor all the big pieces of furniture to the wall, you can rest easy knowing your child is safe.
Below are some photos of my son’s little slice of heaven 🙂