Where do you start when creating your baby nursery?
Well lets get started!
- Bare. Start with a blank canvas, that way the posibilities are endless.
- Inspiration. Find that one item that you love and use that for motivation and creativity.
- Color Awareness. Take the colors from your inspiration and go with it. We recommend Valspar+ Paint, it is the first paint certified by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America to be asthma and allergy friendly.
- Pick out the Crib. Your crib should be your focal point. You are most likely going to be spending the most on the crib, which is perfectly all right. Cribs now days have options, they may last longer than just infant and toddler years with the choice to convert the crib to a full bed or queen bed (Baby’s Dream Exclusive). If you plan on using a relative or friends crib make sure it meets all government Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) testing and standards. Baby's Dream offers a variety of crib styles and finishes that meet CPSC and JPMA testing and standards. Check out our cribs by clicking here.
- Bold Bedding. Have FUN! When your crib is your focal point you want your bedding to fit just right with the style of your crib. I suggest custom bedding, this way you can truly have what you want! Check out Pine Creek Bedding for custom bedding designs plus more.
- Sitting Pretty & Practical. A glider and ottoman are necessary for a nursery. Most new parents think of a glider after bringing baby home. You are going to want a comfy chair to relax in while feeding baby at 4 a.m. or reading their favorite bedtime story.
- Changing Station. Nowadays dressers are the practical way to go, with the ability to store more items in closed drawers instead of open shelves. Dressers should between 36 and 42 inches tall, and at least 33 inches long and 22 deep. Take some measurements of the room and how high your windows are. This way you will have a better idea of what size dresser will optimize your nursery space.
- Art Deco. Use items that can be framed. Such as photographs, fabric, dried and pressed flowers, mirrors, quotes, etc.