How To Organise Your Nursery Ideas
While designing your baby's new room is an exciting time for every new parent, converting your nursery ideas into real world results is often a different story.
Although considered to be one of the most rewarding journeys we can choose from life, sharing your home with a child can be a rollercoaster of emotions, noises and messes - and that’s before they even learn how to walk.
As a parent, it’s your job to ultimately ensure that your baby has a safe place to grow and absorb the world under your care, and more often than not, your nursery is ground zero with where these experiences all start.
For soon to be mums and dads, it’s easy to get caught up with the aesthetics when designing this special room, and quickly become overwhelmed with a medley of nursery ideas. To help get yourself organised and ensure that your vision matches the finished product, the good news is that there are plenty of ways to stay focused during the process.
Why You Need A Mood Board For Your Nursery Ideas
Despite there being no promises that your baby or small child will actually sleep there for the majority of the time, a nursery should be the most special of spaces, where little imaginations are nurtured, and sweet dreams are created. It also needs to be practical, so your little one can sleep, play and grow peacefully and happily.
You might have a thousand nursery ideas of what you want this room to look like, but either get overwhelmed with the many concepts and options and don't know how to organise them, or simply lack the inspiration required to craft a space from scratch.
Thankfully, creating a mood board offers a solution. While many people are familiar with the concept of a vision board, which is more or less a collage style form of inspiration used to stick to your goals, a mood board is more of a planning tool deployed in the early stages of conceptual interior design.
Some soon to be parents like the idea of going old school and cutting out photos from magazines, swatches of fabric, or paint samples, and sticking them to a corkboard or canvas. For others, going digital via a Pinterest board is much more convenient. Whichever option you prefer, be sure to cover the following factors when curating your nursery ideas.
Pick A Palette - While soft, restful colours are traditionally perfect for nurseries, don’t make the mistake of thinking that your only options are blue or pink. For parents who aren’t sure of the gender of their upcoming arrival or simply want a design that’s a little different, consider colour themes that are earthy, and embrace browns, yellows and greens.
Don’t Forget Storage - Although they initially arrive quite small, many parents tend to forget just how much stuff is required to keep a baby safe, happy and healthy. As such, don’t forget to factor in storage solutions with your grand nursery ideas. While it’s advised to put safety first and avoid any shelving that they can one day tug on, be sure to utilise the space under the crib.
Furniture Comes First - Once you have an idea of colours and styles, be sure to select your key pieces of furniture and use these as your starting point for the nursery layout. You’ll need a cot or bassinet, a changing table, a set of drawers, and a feeding chair, but try not to over clutter the nursery as your baby will eventually need more space as they grow.
Make It Personal - Finding the perfect finishing touches for your little peanut’s space will be the satisfying conclusion to your nursery decorating journey, but remember that a baby doesn’t care about what types of decor you add to their room - they care about you, their parents. Therefore, consider adding photos or personal mementos that are special to your family.
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