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Tips for Designing the Perfect Nursery for You and the Baby

Planning to decorate your baby’s nursery but not sure where to start? Preparing a nursery for a newborn is such an exciting time! Keep reading for setup and decorating ideas that will help you get your newborns space ready just in time for their arrival!

One of the most important things you can do in creating your space, is to design a nursery that you love and can relax in. The layout for your nursery depends on the size of the room and how you want to incorporate your own personal style.

When you’re thinking about the layout of your room, consider how you’ll fit in the furniture so its not too crowded. Remember this is the place your new family will experience many new moments together, such as diaper changes and story times. Below you will find furniture ideas and options that will help transform your room for the baby.

The Crib

Your baby’s crib is a great starting point, because most of the activity in a nursery will be centered around it. This should also be your investment piece in the room. Especially, if this is your first child and are planning to have more. The Pottery Barn Weston Crib is elegant and eye-catching. It has two roomy drawers for additional storage and nursery organization. Another great crib is the Stokke Convertible Sleepi Crib and Todler. This crib begins as a full-sized crib, however it converts to a stationary toddler bed when you remove the wheels and the side panel. Both of these cribs are gender neutral.

The Changing Table

You have to main choices when it comes to changing tables. A freestanding changing table or a changing pad that can be added on top of a dresser. If you’re limited on space, then the changing top is an excellent option. Target’s Simmons Kids Monterey Changing Table is under $300 and available in rustic white or grey. An option for a freestanding changing table is the Little Seeds Monarch Hill Ivy Changing Table. This table is only $117 and leaves you the option to add storage bins or toys below.

The Nursery Chair

It’s a good idea to have a comfortable place to rock your baby. You can choose from a rocker, swivel rockers or a glider. A reminder that the movement will help sooth you both to sleep. The Merced Glider and Ottoman has extra thick cushioning for comfort and I love its sleek design. Another great item is the the Baby Relax Tufted Rocking Chair. Its neutral, chic, elegant and comfortable. You can also consider a small bookcase next to the chair for bedtime stories.

Color Scheme and Decor

Once you have your furniture it’s time to start thinking of a color scheme. A rug or throw blankets are a great place to start. If you have wood flooring the Enzo Rug is the perfect neutral plush item. You can also find a nursery bedding set that you love and select paint colors based on that.

Happy Decorating! Don’t forget to check out our home goods guide to find other items for the house on sale!

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