Decorating a New Nursery

Decorating a nursery can be one of the most exciting ways to prepare for the arrival of your little one. Once you see the crib, the rocking chair, the change table and the closet full of adorable little outfits actually in place, reality will sink in about what is to come. When it comes to decorating a new nursery it can be fairly easy to get overwhelmed. You may feel like you have too much stuff in such a small space or you may feel like the room is too bare. Whatever the case, avoid classic nursery decoration mistakes by keeping the following pointers in mind.

Designing your Nursery

Condo rooms tend to be on the small size so unless you are willing to swap the master bedroom for the nursery, you will probably be working with limited space. One of the biggest blunders when it comes to nursery decoration is over-cluttering. It is important that you stick to a certain theme when choosing your accessories and furniture items.

Most nurseries will have a crib, a rocking chair, a change table, a dresser or closet to store clothing and a laundry basket. You may also want some shelving units to keep baby bottles, diapers and creams as well as a bookcase for books, toys and other items. You may also choose to include a diaper bag, a toy box, a mobile for the crib or a treasure chest to store blankets. This is all dependent on what items you have, what items you want to buy and what space you are working with, including cleaning wooden floors.

Decorating your nursery allows you to get creative with colors and themes. If you know you are having a girl then you might want to stick to pink and girly themes, such as Disney Princesses, Dora the Explorer or floral. If you are having a little boy, then blues, greens, Thomas the Train Engine, cars and tracks are all excellent ideas. Unisex colors, such as greens, yellows and oranges look nice in all nurseries. There are several excellent unisex themes to consider as well such as farm animals, stars, zoo animals, Winnie the Pooh, the Wiggles and In the Night Garden.

Nursery Organization

You will find a wide range of accessories in all different themes and colors. Think about the bedding, the wall decal, the lamp, the mobile and the area rug when matching your accessories to your theme. It can get fairly easy to get carried away with buying accessories for your nursery, especially when everything is just so cute and teeny tiny; however, think about what you will actually need. You will have plenty of time to blow the budget as your little one grows up. Stick to what you need rather than what you want. As long as the baby has a place to eat, sleep, rock and poop, he will be happy.

Consider convenience when decorating a nursery and finding the right place for each piece of furniture. You will want to have direct access to the crib for those middle of the night cries (that will most certainly happen) and you don't want to be bumping furniture or searching for diapers in the dark. Make sure everything has its place and that it is easy to reach at all hours of the day and night. A little organization can go a long way when it comes to decorating a nursery and preparing yourself for what's to come. After all, a beautifully decorated and organized nursery provides a stress free place for baby to sleep and grow and a relaxing atmosphere for Mommy to watch him do so.

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