How to get started decorating a nursery room
Photographer Justine Milton
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Choose a broad theme
It's easier to stick to a very broad theme. For example a safari theme is easier than elephants. Your baby won't care what the nursery looks so this is your one chance to get cutesy. Having a theme will also help narrow things down.
Textiles and furniture first
It is much easier to match the walls to your essentials than find products to match your wall. Buying soft textiles and furniture first will also help with visualizing the rest of the space.
Less is more. Have a designated changing table and necessities at arms length from the changing table.
Babies spend most of their time on their backs. Add some beautiful decals to the ceiling to go the extra mile.
For crib mobiles: materials such as felt and crochet are excellent because they are light and washable and often times you can cut the strings and use as toys.
They will help mimic nighttime and help your baby sleep longer. Consider UV blocking blinds.
While beautiful light fixtures can be the ultimate statement piece, this study found that the risk of SIDS can be reduced by 72% by installing a ceiling fan. Even in cold climates, it allows for air circulation.
Leave space for growth
A lot of parents choose to sleep with their babies until they are 6 months to a year old. Leave some room to replace the crib with a toddler bed without having to drastically change the room