Decorating a baby's nursery is unlike decorating any other room in your house because, fundamentally, the resident of the room is unlike the other people who live in your house.
As a result, your decorating style has to take into account the fact that the person for whom you are decorating is more often you and your spouse (where applicable) and not necessarily the baby that will be sleeping and being in the nursery.
With that in mind, here are seven important considerations when decorating a baby's nursery in Southlake, TX.
1. Everything You Need In Reach Of The Changing Table
When you're changing a baby, it's quite important that everything you need be in reach at all times.
Your typical baby tends to be a bit wriggly, and it's too easy for a baby to go from being on the table to falling within even seconds of walking away from the table, save for the possibility of a restraining system.
Though it may seem excessive, having everything within reach is a good way to also make sure you have stock of disposable products as they will all be right there with you.
2. Not Too Bright
The color scheme may appeal to you but since you will be having a baby in the room you should bear in mind that the colors might be too bright.
Okay colors for a baby's nursery include white, black, gray, beige -- the more mute, the better when it comes to a baby's bedroom.
3. Decorate The Ceiling
The baby will be spending plenty of time on their back so it doesn't hurt to have some decorations on the ceiling as well.
This is in addition to possible mobiles hanging over their crib space, of course -- you don't need to get a Michelangelo to get up to your ceiling to paint a masterpiece, mind you.
It could even be something as simple as printed wall stickers that can go up on the ceiling and improve the look.
4. Washable Wall
The wall in the baby's nursery is prone to getting dirty, especially if you have a little baby boy that can spray all over the place (including the wall)
If you want to make life easier for yourself, make sure your wall is washable, either in the form of washable wallpaper (possibly an easier option) or glossy paint that tends to be more easy to wash.
Having a wall that's washable is so much better because you won't have to spend so much time scrubbing the wall to get it to be clean.
5. Dark Is Good
When it comes to getting sleep, keeping the nursery dark is a good thing, so you want to do everything you can to get it to be darker.
This can be chiefly in the form of getting blackout blinds for the windows and making sure that when you put the baby to nap or sleep that you use them.
6. Make It Personal
One of the nice things about decorating is that you can make it personal.
You can do this by putting up photographs of your family and loved ones on the wall as well as getting drawings and paintings that are meaningful to you.
7. Avoid Clutter
As much as it can be tempting to load up a baby's nursery with things, it is actually better to keep fewer things in the room.
This is because the more you have in the room, the more likely you are to possibly trip when you are putting the baby to bed or to nap.
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