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Babies grow fast, and with time they like to experiment and explore things. Their visual and motor skills develop more rapidly if you create a perfect environment for them in their room. There are many ways to transform your baby’s nursery into a child’s room. Come up with judicious renovating and add up some color to the room. Involve your kid in the process as much as possible and make it a fun experience for them. Create fun, functional, and practical; add an accessory that can help them learn fast.

Here are eight ideas that can help you to transform a nursery into a child’s room:

Declutter

The room requirements are different; many things in the nursery are just for decoration. Your child needs a comfortable space to play and enjoy, sort out all the stuff and decide if they are useful and practical for the new room. Make a checklist about what to keep. When we go down the list, there are a few things that nurseries usually have:

  • Changing table
  • Storage baskets
  • Dresser clothes
  • Hamper and many other things

You can containerize all the unnecessary stuff or use your vertical space to store these things. Sometimes the decluttering process gets challenging because of insufficient space. When you find it hard to keep all the items in your house, try selling them online, or organize a garage sale.

There are various other options to meet your space issues; ask your friends or family if you can borrow their extra space for storage. Otherwise, you can search for some local storage unit agencies. If you live in Washington, you will find suitable storage units there. These temporary storage units are very efficient. One of them is bonney lake self storage that offers up to eight storage sizes to meet your storage needs. Never let storage issues intervene with any of your house renovation or room transformation steps.

Bed And Bedding

Eventually, you have to replace the crib with a bed or replace the higher rail kit with a lower one. There are convertible crib beds that allow you to transform a crib into a bed when your baby grows; this is a good option if you do not want to buy a new mattress and a bed. For your child’s safety, never compromise on the quality of the bed and cribs. Floor bedding is also a good option as it takes up less space, especially if you are handling a small space.

Keep It Simple

Adopt a minimalist way of decorating your child’s room. Keeping it simple creates more space in the room. Children like to play and run around the room; leave plenty of open floor space for all the fun your child plans to have.

Create A Safe And Kid-Friendly Space

Consider your child’s height when you put things in their room. Avoid placing heavy and sharp objects in the room. Once you are sure about the room’s safety, you will be at ease when your child is playing alone in the room. Take care of the electric sockets and remove any wire with potential danger.

Update The Art Section

Suppose your child is drawing, painting, or doing any art, display it on the wall to appreciate their efforts. You can keep some drawings from the nursery as a sweet reminder of your baby’s early age. Also, try to buy colors that are toxic-free.

Change The Curtains

Now the curtain selection is tricky and exciting; you have to choose a curtain that adds up the room’s ambiance and looks artistic. But at the same time, you have to pick a fabric that can block the light during the day when your child falls asleep. You can add a double-layered curtain with one dark and one light tone.

Add Colors To The Room

Paint the walls and add patterns to the room. Make it visually beautiful; it’s not just about decorating your child’s room. It’s more about allowing them to learn through observation. If you are not comfortable with painting the walls, then use wallpaper for an accent wall.

Flexible Closet Ideas And Book Corner

Here are a few tips for organizing kid’s bedroom. If there is a built-in closet in the room, you can easily organize the clothes and look for portable dressing shelves. It allows you to use space efficiently and provides a safer environment for your child. Mobile shelving is also very cost-effective. Keeping their wardrobe organized is a challenge, but it’s doable; train them to dress up independently. Make it a cozy, friendly place for your kid, even if it’s a small corner in the room. Make it a habit to buy new books every month. A child’s holistic development gets more decisive in the early years when all the senses are observing at a much higher frequency. Kiddos love some alone time, and their book corner is the best go-to place.

Final Words

It looks like a swift transition when you think about your pregnancy announcement to your delivery date and moving from nursery days to preparing your child’s first room. Babies grow fast, and they become more eager to learn and play; while decorating their place, make sure you leave plenty of space for learning. If you are dealing with a small space, go for floor bedding and add colors to the room. Experiment with colors, shapes, and patterns; repurpose all the room’s existing elements if you do not feel like replacing them. Curtains, bedding, clothing section, dressing section, and reading area are focus areas. Whatever changes you make never compromise your child’s safety and leave lots of space for fun and learning.

Designing a nursery can be very challenging, because you want to make the space as fantastic as it can be for your child. In this endeavor, many parents get overwhelmed in the sea of “cute” and “adorable” designs, so much so, they often forget that this is a room where the baby will grow to be a toddler and the toddler to become a school child. That’s why I love to keep things on the simpler side. However, that doesn’t mean that I never add anything special in the nursery that makes it sufficiently different from any other room I’d design. In most cases, that is a touch of elegance that elevates the baby’s room just enough to make it stand out. Here’s how you can do the same.

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Keep the colors low-key

This is always my tip for designing the perfect nursery, regardless of the style you choose, because, even though it is important to stimulate the baby’s sight and mind with colors and shapes, this shouldn’t be overwhelming, especially in the room where they sleep. That’s why it is always better to decide on one or two colors. Of course, you can use different tones of the same color to showcase shapes or diversity. For an elegant nursery, you can opt for neutrals like grey, beige and white, as well for pastels like soft pink or dusty rose. A variation on Pantone’s color of the year 2018 – ultra-violet – also makes sense.

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Add elaborate furniture pieces

If you think that a nursery has no use of designer furniture pieces, you are wrong. First of all, they will enrich the space with an understated elegance. Also, a comfy upholstered armchair or sofa will serve the mother while putting the baby to sleep or reading a goodnight story. Well-designed bespoke ottomans and a full-height wardrobe add another dash of style and ample storage room.

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Go all out with the crib

The crib is the centerpiece of the nursery, and as such, it should be chosen to reflect everything you want to say about the room’s style. In this case, it has to be pure elegance. Depending on the rest of the design, you can decide for eye-catching carved wood, simplistic metallic rails, pure white, dusty pink or a neutral tone. Also, you can enhance the elegance with a crib canopy and a luxurious mobile (simplistic with metallic or pastel details).

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Add a point of interest

Did you know that babies love looking in the mirror? And did you know that that is useful for their social and emotional development? Now you already have two reasons to introduce mirrors into the nursery. Here’s the third one: beautiful designer mirrors (especially ones with silver or brass frames) can add splendor to the nursery and serve as a glamorous point of interest.

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Say it with lights

Lighting plays a huge role in every room. For the nursery, it is essential to install light fixtures with dimmers, so that you can adapt the lighting to the ongoing activity (e.g. napping and playing). Also, for the noblesse feel, you can install one especially elegant ceiling fixture, such as a crystal chandelier, brass chandelier, aged silver chandelier and any type of glam vintage fixture.

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Glamccessorize

Finally, accessories make all the difference in the world when it comes to designing a high-end room. It is no different with the nursery. When considering accessories to use in the nursery, think about creating balance between elegance and child-friendliness. You want your baby to have enough toys, but you also want to neutralize their presence with metallic items (e.g. golden, copper, rose gold, silver or aged silver lamps, candlesticks and vases). Make sure to keep the toys well-organized and displayed on shelves or stored in storage units. You can also display some artwork on the wall or use appropriate wall-stickers (e.g. gold dots on white background, glow in the dark stickers, 3D brick stickers, etc.).

Elegance is defined as “dignified gracefulness or restrained beauty of style”. Isn’t that something you would like for your baby’s nursery? If your answer is ‘yes’, these tips will be helpful for your design efforts.

Expecting a baby is one of the most joyous moments in anyone’s life, and decorating the nursery is equally exciting. However, all modern nurseries seem to resemble each other and they all include the same items – from a princess-themed wallpaper for girls to a Cars-inspired crib for boys. So, why don’t you start thinking outside the box for a moment and do something unusual for your newborn to make them feel really special and appreciated? If you’re willing to do something like that, but are unsure what, here are a couple of ideas that might help you achieve your goal and make your nursery seem like it was designed by a professional interior decorator.

 

Seating arrangement

This is something most parents forget because their main focus is on the baby, not themselves, but the seating arrangement is crucial for everyone involved. Feeding your baby, holding it in your hands and cradling it to sleep is definitely exhausting, which is why the nursery has to include a spot where the parents can relax and take a break. Mothers love a comfortable rocking chair where they can feed the baby, while fathers usually prefer a comfy sofa or an armchair, so don’t forget to find room for these things as well.

 

The right color

Back in the day, painting a nursery was easy – get a bucket of pink color for the girls and blue for the boys, and you’re good to go! Today, things aren’t that simple, not because pink and blue have gone out of style, but because parents don’t mind including other color choices as well. Anything from beige, gray, lime green, yellow and even white will do, as long as the walls are painted with care and precision. Keep in mind that personalizing the space in accordance with your own taste makes much more sense than blindly following the trends – after all, that’s going to give your nursery the personal touch it needs.

 

Toys, toys, toys!

No nursery is complete without the baby’s personal belongings, including the toys that should surround it from early on. A room with no baby’s favorite toys looks rather sad, grim and dull, so remember to add a few – nevertheless, try not to go overboard and cover the crib with dozens of stuffed animals. As soon as your baby starts walking and being active, you should adapt to this transition and start introducing more advanced and complex toys that will make them more active and independent. This is an important step in your child’s development, and something you definitely shouldn’t skip, so inspire your loved ones and encourage them to think for themselves more than before.

 

Storage space

Although they’re quite small and seem more than easy to handle, babies require a ton of products and equipment on a daily basis – not to mention a pile of diapers and clean clothes. All of these items need to be by your side at all times, so keeping them close-by is a must. A practical vanity is the best way to keep all of your baby’s possessions at one spot, but it’s also perfect for organizing storage space. These vanities can be quite spacious, yet don’t take too much room in a nursery that’s probably not that big anyway, so they’re perfect.

 

Art pieces and photos

Just because you’re decorating a nursery doesn’t mean you shouldn’t add some class to it. Being surrounded by lots of different colors can be a positive influence on your toddler’s mental and physical development, so explore classic and contemporary art pieces which you can incorporate into their nursery and hang a few on the walls. Also, since you’ve probably started taking photos of your baby the second it arrived from the delivery room, feel free to develop some of them as well. Pick colorful and playful frames and scatter them all around the room, following the development of your children from the earliest days of their lives.

 

Designing and decorating a nursery is the best way to prepare for the arrival of your little bundle of joy. Once you complete the process, sit back, relax and celebrate this new beginning in your life.