Article at a Glance:
- How to eliminate the stress of designing your baby’s room while remaining budget friendly
- The best time to buy your textiles is after your select your the wall colors and decorations to make it easy to match colors
- Most changing tables don’t match the crib – this is about function over design
- Always stock up on the baby supplies you know you will need like diapers, wipes and creams
Welcoming a new baby into your life is going to be a challenge whether it is your first or fifth. You might have all the experience and know-how of raising a baby, after all, but adding on another branch of responsibility can be difficult. That is why you need your home to support you as much as you can because let’s be honest; you do not create a nursery based on your infant’s opinions. You create it because you think it is cute, and because you need space to put your baby to sleep, to nurse the new family member, and of course to change them.
Nurseries are entirely up to the parents, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t add design features that will last your child into their preteens. By following this guide, you can create the perfect baby’s room and make your money stretch further.
Designing your baby’s room can be incredibly stressful, so don’t leave it till the last minute when you are in the third trimester and could be going into labor at any moment. Instead, start early and work slowly. Empty the room that will be the nursery as soon as you find out you’re pregnant, spend time finding the best furniture and toys for your budget, and generally just take your time so you can have a beautiful baby room with little stress.
Work from Textiles Onwards
It is very easy to get a specific color at any hardware store, but it is difficult to find and match textiles to said color. That is unless you work the other way around! Wait until you have the expensive textiles like a mattress, baby blanket, and curtains all picked out, then choose a great wall color that will endure throughout your baby’s life.
Tip: When choosing paint, opt for one that is stain resistant and washes easily. Babies will get messy!
Make it Functional
The primary use of a baby’s room isn’t to impress your infant or even your friends and family, but to give you all the tools you need to care for your baby and help them grow. As such, when you are designing your baby’s room, you should prioritize function. If at the end of the day, your crib doesn’t match your changing station, it doesn’t matter so long as your baby is well cared for and everything is organized.
Stock it Up
What’s a baby room without everything you need to care for your new infant on hand? When you are designing your baby’s room, making sure you stock up beforehand on the essentials can help you immensly, especially if you are a new parent. Chances are you won’t be a master at potty situations and changing diapers right from the start. So, stock up in bulk beforehand, and then commit to a diapers subscription to keep them coming without accidentally running out and needing to run to the store while your child sits in a tub with your partner.
By designing your baby room with the future in mind, you can improve the design elements and function of every choice you make. For example, adopting a hand-me-down crib can save you a lot of money and even start up a beautiful tradition in your family. Just remember to follow this guide along with any budget-friendly options you might want to integrate, so that design, function, and love can come together to help your new baby grow.
At the end of the day, don’t feel bad if you end up designing your baby’s room and then they don’t want to sleep in there! Regardless of the