How to Decorate Your Nursery as a First Time Mom

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Guest Post Edna Thomson

Being a mum for the first time is both charming and challenging. There are so many things you need to learn as you go. One of the first things that you have to think about as a mother is the nursery. This is the room where your small one will spend most of the time during his or her first years.

Here are some tips on how to decorate your nursery to make it appealing to both you and your baby.

Safety First

Style is important but safety is key. This should be your focal point when it comes to decorating your nursery. Here are some basics to start with.

  • For example, make sure to place your baby's crib in a corner and away from cords, lamps, heaters and – this one is crucial – windows.
  • Steer clear of poisonous plants.
  • Be aware of choking hazards. Keep all small items out of reach.
  • Cover all outlets with plastic plugs or child-resistant covers.
  • Mattresses are important, too. Opt for one with antibacterial protection. Keep the room clean and clutter-free. Find more information on baby safety online.

Avoid Trendy Themes

When it comes to the design of your nursery, choose something that is never likely to go out of style.  Avoid trendy themes that will go out of date. No matter how cute the trends are today, in just a year they will be replaced by another trend.  The best way to go is to choose an adaptable design so that you can change the décor styles from time to time. If you need help choosing you could hire professionals like BuildingServices Paddington

To make sure you are getting the most out of the furniture, invest in a convertible crib. As your baby is growing, you can transform the crib into a toddler bed with rails so that your small one doesn't fall out of bed; a bench; a double or a single bed, a daybed.

Buy Furniture Before Painting

It is a common mistake for first-time parents to paint the room before they buy furniture. However, in time you will find that it is less difficult to match the furniture with the paint, not the other way around.

Select cozy and comfortable furniture pieces. The basic things you need are a crib, changing table, armchair and dresser.

Then when you are done selecting furniture, move on to choosing color patterns. You want to create a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere for your baby. Work with tranquil, soft shades and stick to warm colors that are nurturing and calming.

Last but not least, don't forget that you should like the style of the nursery. Your baby may be too small to notice the difference between tier curtains and panels, so decorate with your tastes in mind.

The logic behind this idea is that your small one will be happy only if you are happy.

So, it's not a sin to ignore what your mother-in-law has to say about the design of the nursery and anyone else who wants to meddle with you. (Sorry, all mothers-in-law. It's nothing personal.)


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