Preparing and decorating a baby room is an exciting process. It is that one time you can indulge into buying cute ornaments and accessories that you cannot as an adult. Painting walls in appropriate colours and buying a cot are some of the no brainers when it comes to decorating, however here are a few tips and hacks that are bound to be useful when decorating the room.
Looking after a baby is difficult, your full attention is required at all times. When organizing furniture in the baby room close proximity is of prime importance. The cot, changing table and cupboard should be in close distance to each other, so that you are able to grab whatever you need while still watching the baby.
Washable paint or wallpaper
If this room is going to be the one the baby grows up in, scribbled and messy walls are going to become a norm. Using a paint that allows you to wash off markers and any sort of stain is highly recommended. This not only makes your life easier but keeps the room looking tidy at all times.
Pick a theme
As much as a planned room adds aesthetics to the room. It also helps when knowing what exactly to buy, so you don’t unnecessarily spend on items that won’t match the colour schemes you are going for. Having a theme helps to decide ornaments such as lava lamps and toys such as jellycat bunnies that are cute accessories to make the room look cosy and warm.
Consider going green and sustainable
Sustainable and reusable products are now commonly available, that can be catered to decorating a baby room. Purchasing non-chemical-based paints and wallpapers or toys made from recycled products.
Purchasing products from small businesses are a great way to show support and promote new business ventures. There are a plethora of new and small businesses opening into the baby product market that have affordable and unique items.
Get creative with storage space
One of the key factors of organizing a baby room is to avoid clutter as much as possible. Instead of buying big, cumbersome pieces of furniture instead go in for small furniture. Drawers can be used for storing items such as clothes and bedding and abstract room decorations.
This helps you and the baby to move around freely, giving the room space to grow over the years and leaving it airy and well ventilated. Investing in a comfortable chair for feeding is important and can be found in various styles and materials.
Don’t neglect windows
While it is important to have a breezy room, make sure there is a black out option where a room can be darkened and is reasonably sound proof. This will help the baby sleep and prevent the heat during hot summer days.
There is a lot that can be done with a baby’s room. However, it is important to understand that this is a period of many changes and therefore furniture and accessories bought should be able to adapt to the changes.