These days with Pinterest, all social media platforms, and television shows dedicated to renovating your home, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed when you’re trying to figure out what you want to do in your home. Add the pressure of creating the perfect nursery for your soon-to-be-born baby, and it can feel downright stressful. If you’ve got a taste for the finer things in life, you want to, of course, make your baby’s new bedroom as lux as possible but still a cozy and sweet space to make beautiful memories with one another.
Whether this is your first baby or your fifth and you’re conceiving later in life, there are many things to consider. There are also so many more products on the market for high-end baby decor than in years past. It’s an entire market and beast of its own. So, let’s get inspired together on ways to curate the perfectly lux yet calming environment for your bundle of joy!
What’s In A Theme?
What’s in a name? What’s the theme? Everything! You’ve indeed picked out your liquid prenatal vitamins by now and maybe even your baby’s name, but have you chosen the theme of the nursery? This is your first step towards curating the space. Popular themes for nurseries can range from a gender-neutral woodland or minimalist theme to full-on rainbows and unicorns if you’re having a girl. So, whether you want to work with an interior designer or go your own way using ideas you find online, make sure you come up with a theme sooner than later so you have time to prepare, especially if you plan on putting custom pieces in the nursery – which really elevate the space. For example, if you know your baby’s name already, having a neon sign custom-made to go over their crib is a trend that will never go out of style. You could also have your crib custom-built, but be careful here as cribs have to meet rigorous safety standards.
Less Is More
If the theme you chose was minimalist, you already know how true the saying “less is more” can often be. But, no matter what direction you decide to go in, remember that less really is more before you bring the baby home. The reality is that you will be given a lot of things at your baby shower that you may want to include in the nursery. Also, with late-night feedings and sometimes erratic sleep schedules, the less you have to maneuver around in the baby’s room, the better. So start small, and you can decide to build from there after the baby comes if you so choose.
Quality Over Quantity, Always
Who doesn’t love to save money when they can? But the reality is, many of the pieces you end up putting in your nursery could very well become heirloom pieces for your child’s future children or be used somewhere else in your home later on. If you’re going lux in the nursery, it goes without saying, you want quality, well-built nursery furniture, and linens. Additionally, you want your newborn baby sleeping on the most quality and natural textiles they can as it is, so spend money in this arena; it’s an investment that pays off in heirloom furniture and, more importantly, the health and safety of your child.
Consider Hiring A Designer
While a beautiful experience, being pregnant can be challenging sometimes and downright exhausting a lot of the time. Between prenatal yoga classes, studying up on childbirth or attending birthing classes, and overall making sure that you’re staying as healthy as possible for you and your baby, you may not have the time or energy to devote to outfitting a room in your home into a nursery. That’s what designers are there for! To make our lives easier. So, ask friends whose home-style you admire, or maybe you already know and trust a designer, to come in and make your fantasy nursery a reality. They also have connections to muralists that create a magical art piece for your nursery that you may have trouble sourcing. It’s great to take all those details off of your plate so you can focus on yourself and your pregnancy.
Enjoy the ride, the baby will be here before you know it, and the years fly by quickly! This nursery will soon transition into your child’s “big kid” room, and you’ll be decorating all over again. Apply these same steps to that transition when the time comes. Congratulations, Mom and Dad!