Baby Nursery Decor: Tips and Tricks You Need to Remember
Many hazards aren’t as obvious as one might think when working on baby nursery decor in an apartment or home for a new little one. There are many tips and tricks that can be employed when making a space for your newborn.
Many hazards aren’t as obvious as one might think when planning baby nursery decor in an NYC apartment. There are many tips and tricks that can be employed when making a space for your newborn. However, the most important one is to be safe.
One of the very best things you can do for your baby (aside from giving them lots of love and care) is to provide him or her with a safe and healthy environment, which means taking a hard look at where you live.
First off, make sure you clean the air in the baby’s room. To do this, remove any old carpet, look for signs of mold, and check for bugs, dust, and other pollutants that might affect your child’s breathing.
Another very important item to consider is the crib. Believe it or not, there are standards when it comes to cribs. Be sure that any crib you choose meets the current safety standards before making a purchase. Check that the slats aren’t more than 2-3/8 inches apart — this will prevent the baby from getting his or her head stuck between them. Be aware that some models have designs cut into the end panels that cause a similar threat, and be on the lookout for anything that may snag clothing and cause a strangulation hazard. Once installed, it’s also a good idea to check screws and bolts every so often to be sure nothing has come loose over time.
For more tips on safety visit:
- Environmental Protection Agency Children’s Health Protection Website
- Healthy Child Healthy World
- Safe Kids USA
Once you have moved on from safety, it’s time to decorate.
Decorations and Style
If you have the ability and space, try to choose a quiet room that is close to your bedroom. Think of all the times you will be getting up during the night. Also, make sure you incorporate the style of your house in the baby nursery decor. A traditionally styled nursery may not match well with a contemporary home decor. Be sure the design is not singular and that it reflects your own personal style and how you’ve decorated the rest of your home. Here are some additional tips:
- Pick a color that you feel comfortable with that will grow with your child. You don’t want to paint the space a bright pink and then picture your daughter at the age 18 living in the room. So think about the long term and choose a paint that is durable and comes with both the primer and color together. It will save time and last longer.
- Select the key pieces of furniture first. You want to pick a crib, changing table, rocking chair, and all the other large pieces of furniture that will be the main focuses of the room. A lot of your style ideas might come from a couch or chair you like. Pick these first, arrange them in the room, and then style around them.
- Think outside of the box. A piece that may not be designed for nursery use could still meet your needs. This concept can also apply to wallpaper, fabric, and wall stickers. Choose items and colors that you love. Think about painting a chalk board on the wall or having some fun art made by a friend’s kid. Sometimes it’s better to just have fun with it.