How to design the perfect Baby Nursery

Valentina's Nursery

Five simple steps to design the perfect Baby Nursery

When we found out we were having a baby girl I got really excited! After having 2 boys, a girl was my dream come true. This time around I could design the baby girl nursery I have always wanted! Here you will find my 5 steps to design the perfect baby nursery. Don’t you worry, most of it you can do yourself if you are into DIY or you can simply transform an existent room into your baby’s nursery. Your new princess or prince charming’s castle can be achieved with a few minor changes.

I may or may not have gone a little overboard with this Reno-project but don’t blame this Mamma. In a household full of boys, having a girl was beyond belief and my imagination and creativity went out for a stroll. Ha!

TIP #1. FIGURE OUT WHAT YOU WANT AND WHAT YOU CAN AFFORD

With Social Media out there, Pinterest boards and all the magazine perfect pictures on Instagram, your wishing list might be a little to high to reach. That’s OK! A little inspiration never hurt anybody! You can still create something really pretty and dreamy without trying too hard. For us, a few things led to the major Reno we embarked in but for you, it could be a little different and might not need too much investment. So assess, plan and execute!.


TIP #2. PAINT YOUR WALLS

One of the easiest things to do on your own without hiring a professional, is to paint your walls. It will give your room a fresh appearance and will make everything look well put together and cohesive. If you have a particular small room and big furniture, go with neutral colors. This way anything you pick for your nursery will be complemented by the color of your walls.

Floating shelves
Paint color is BEHR Rose Pearl N170-2. Floating shelves add a focal point in baby’s room.

Example of some neutrals good to work with are Polar Bear, Silky White, Bit Of Sugar and Blanca Peak by Behr Paint.

Baby's nursery

TIP #3. ADD AN ACCENT WALL

This is where I spent the most on and what really makes the room stand out the way it does. So, have fun with this! Assess your budget and see if you can do something like this because the wow factor is beyond discussion. However if you are unable too, then you can make a wall an accent wall by painting it with a different color. This will add enough character to your room. I decided to go with a Peonies wallpaper I fell in love with since day 1!.

For Baby V’s nursery I went with the Peonie Isla Walpaper from Loomwell Homegoods. You may check their website to find more Wallpaper inspiration.

Pro tip

The best advice I can give you here is to go with real wallpaper, like the ones made out of fabric threads. Vinyls, in my opinion are not worth your time and work. I did it and wasted my money. I was upset and sad, to say the least.

TIP #4. ADD THE MUST-ITEMS FOR YOUR BABY NURSERY

I always recommend to think about what is really needed before gathering all of your baby essentials and furniture. I say this because, you do not need to have a room full of bulky furniture for it to be functional. And certainly you don’t need to break the bank either.

The one thing that you definitely need and will most likely grow with your baby is a dresser. Make sure is one with plenty of storage. I like those with a wide top so you can mount or place a changing table or pad over it. Also a crib, a rocking chair or recliner and some shelving for either books or your baby essentials are some of the items worth getting. Don’t forget the diaper pail and a laundry basket.

Everything else is nice to have but not a must. So if you want to stay within your budget be smart when spending it. Trust me, I have 3 kids and most of my items I saved so I could use later on for them.

As I Always say, think about functionality when buying furniture. Does it serve a purpose? If so, then it is worth getting.

Safavieh Chandelier
Photo by @alittlestoryphotography. Safavieh Chandelier
Gold Accent Mirror
Photo by @alittlestoryphotography. Gold Accent Mirror
Photo by @alittlestoryphotography. Pottery Barn black out curtains.
Photo by @alittlestoryphotography. Pottery Barn black out curtains.

TIP #5. CREATE A MOOD BOARD

Mood boards are my favorite thing to do before updating any given space because they help me visualize my designs. In order for me to be successful at designing any room, I have to go through this process.

First gather all of the items you wish to have or get and place them in a picture Collage. This way you can easily swap any item and still be assured that you are keeping the room’s theme on point. Always remember to look for harmony and cohesiveness in your space.

Lastly, If you follow this guidance you could have the perfect Nursery for your baby. It could look exactly like you have always dreamed of. But if you are still struggling and can’t seem to figure it out, go to My Contact tab and leave me a message and I will be more than happy to help.

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I hope you find this article helpful as it is what I did to have the perfect nursery for our baby! And don’t forget to check my Home Decor tips.





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