Nurseries You’re Going to Love
A new baby typically requires a bit of rearranging—sleep schedules, of course, but also your living space. Creating a nursery is a labor of love (so to speak) for most parents-to-be. With so many options available today, your nursery can go from basic to “adorable” in no time.
Starting with a theme or central design idea will help narrow your scope and provide direction. Popular choices include ABCs, animals and aquatic themes, but you can choose what appeals to you the most – from rowdy cowboys, a pink and cream Shabby Chic-inspired look or baby’s initials.
A soothing color palette (think pastels) will create a harmonious space and is anything but boring. Add fun with pops of color or pattern. Today’s baby rooms incorporate an entire spectrum of color – coral, hot pink, lavender or even navy.
Consider furniture that does double duty
Repurpose an existing dresser to make an adorable changing table. The drawers are excellent for storing diapers and other baby supplies. Added bonus—the dresser can transition with baby as he or she grows. Additionally, many of today’s cribs can be converted to toddler beds later.
Invest in a comfortable chair
You’ll be spending a lot of time with your baby, and comfort is essential—for the baby and for you. Find a comfy glider or rocker that you can sit in for prolonged periods of time. Or consider a cozy tufted or oversized chair.
Light up the night
For convenience and safety during late night feedings, install a dimmer for your light or make sure you have a useful night light. Night lights come in all shapes and sizes, and many match bedding and décor.
Small space solutions
Organization is key. Take advantage of the space you have. Turn a few baskets on their sides, and hang them from the wall or place in a bookcase to create storage for books, toys and clothes. Hide diapers, blankets or burp cloths in a narrow plastic tub under the crib.
Add a second clothing bar to the closet
Even tiny baby and toddler clothes take up space. A second rack for storage gives you extra room for your baby’s pint-sized wardrobe.
Opt for easy, no-fuss options
If space is at a premium, don’t purchase a permanent changing table that your baby will outgrow. Select a fold-up changing table that can be put away when not in use or even a travel version.
If your growing family is looking for a new home with more room for baby, our New Home Specialists would love to help you find just the right home for you.