Pregnancy is, for most people, a lovely time of plan-making and dream-shaping. . This is when the urge to prepare everything for the arrival of the new family member becomes almost irresistible. Of course, the main part of these preparations is often related to the living arrangements. You need to literally making room in your life to accommodate a much expected bundle of joy. This is why reserving a room for the baby and providing it with furniture and all the necessary things is a priority. So let’s talk about baby nursery design ideas!
The addition of a baby to the family is quite an event and a story in itself. As such, many expecting parents want to make the most out of preparing the nursery. Maintaining a theme for the room is one of the classic ways to ensure that. By choosing a theme as a golden lining of the whole space, the room of will really tell a story.
Some of the most popular themes in baby nursery designs are nature, classic cartoons, cute urban landscape inspired décor and, of course, plainly random cute shapes and abstract animals. Following this trend will surely get you a cute and sparkly baby room. But to ensure a result both beautiful and functional, you need help and inspiration from the loveliest baby nursery design ideas the current trends can offer. Here’s a sum-up of the nicest ideas our experts have for you on the subject.
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1. The Fairy Tale Baby Nursery Design
The association between childhood and fairytales is very obvious. You may even think it a bit dull if it’s to be used yet again in a room decorating idea. To paraphrase a famous movie character, it might be just as groundbreaking as florals for spring in a fashion shoot. But take a second glance at this. Perhaps there’s a reason fairytale motifs go so well with all things children-related. A decorating theme inspired by one of them might not be such a bad idea.
Especially considering the highly elegant spins which interior designers took on the whole idea in the last years. It’s really less corny than you would imagine once you look into it. Therefore, just in case you still harbor some prejudice towards the idea, it’s about time to leave it behind.
Think about it, even though you probably haven’t for a while. Also, get ready to think about it quite a bit more in the upcoming part of your new life! What’s your favorite fairytale or character? What part of a fairytale do you think would be most comforting for your baby? If you come up with an answer, there you go. You may have just decided on a theme for decorating your baby’s nursery.
The first place the theme will be most visible in will be the walls. It’s a good idea to paint them directly in the colors, and with the characters, you plan to represent. As for the rest of the room, the remaining objects should employ the theme’s colors. They should also hint little details of the theme to harmoniously match the walls.
For example, if you were using an Ariel theme, the rest of the room should display mostly lapis and white furniture. Maybe some seashell details. You can add a few red dots here and there, but only a small amount.
Another nice thing to consider to give the baby’s future room a touch of a fairytale is this. Don’t choose any theme of a classic story. Transform the room to hint only the atmosphere of one. As if it’s the room of a little prince or princess. How cute is that?
2. Functionality Is Key in Your Baby Nursery Design
Keep this in mind when thinking of your baby nursery design. Do not get carried away with it, or at least not so much that you forget the pragmatics of the room. Of course, the crib is still the focal point of the room. It defines early on the outcome. Still, don’t forget to think beyond it as well. Consider the fact that the primary purpose of that space will be to ensure a comfortable resting place for your baby. Later on, it will be a playtime space as well. , It also has a few entertaining details here and there. Examples include dangling objects or fairy lights to give the baby something pleasant to look at.
Also, consider the fact that the room will have to accommodate your needs as well. This means it will have to allow you to change diapers and feed your baby comfortably. The requirements for all these include some of the following:
- a comfortable armchair for feeding,
- a rocking chair for the sleepless nights ahead,
- a changing table in which you can securely place the baby
- many boxes or other storage options. They make sure you keep all the things you need on hand well organized.
Therefore, also take into account these imperatives when you decide on one of the many baby nursery design ideas. For example, observe how functional and still pretty the furniture in the picture above is. The top is a changing table, while the bottom is full of little shelves and drawers for storage. Other similar multi-purpose furniture pieces or twists are available from most home decorating hubs.
Think about other aspects of making everything as practical as possible. For example, make sure everything in the room is washable. It’s unbelievable how fast things get dirty when you’re caring for a baby. And by everything we mean everything, even the paint on the walls should be washable with a damp cloth. It may be the best investment you’ll ever make. This way every small scale disaster will be fixable.
3. Stop the Pastel. Go Modern
If you feel bold and enjoy edgy trends, then take a look at some less traditional baby nursery designs. Surely, a baby’s room is not the place one should start with too innovative or shocking features. However, you can arrange something a little less common than most nurseries without making it not baby suitable or appropriate.
The easiest such trick achievable with the least effort is a change in the overall color theme. Most baby rooms avoid strong colors and keep things in the pastel area. This area allows for beautiful and tasteful results. Still, why shouldn’t you try something a touch more different or dramatic?
Your main concerns are probably related to what is relaxing enough for the baby. However, rest assured, the pink-and-blue convention is nothing more than a convention. You can make a room comforting and relaxing with other color combinations as well.
Why not try a classy duo of the following: dark red and pastel yellow, bright green and light pink, dark blue and light lavender, mahogany and light orange, or even red and black. Yes, even red and black could be made suitable for an edgy but still suitable baby nursery, just as in the picture below. The innovative look can give a confidently elegant vibe to the new room with very little effort. Many designers advise the creative paint trick as the fastest and cheapest way to dramatically change a room’s look from plain to bright and interesting.
Last and not least, don’t forget about adding a few personal details to the room you’re preparing for the baby. You want to make sure it still feels like home and that it has enough warmth for you. Perhaps consider some cute, small printed and framed, randomly arranged family photos on a clear wall of the room? This way it will not only be homier, but the baby will also have the faces of familiar people to look at.
The room can also accommodate a personal heirloom item of your extended family or a furniture item from one of the parents’ own nursery? This way you can not only add a touch of vintage chic but also make the whole setting even more intimately connected to the baby’s background story.
Think about our suggestions for baby nursery design ideas and pick a little of each until you reach the combination that suits your tastes and needs best. This way the baby’s future shelter will be truly the best you can provide him or her with.