Designing the perfect room for your new baby
If you’re planning on increasing your family, or you’re already expecting a new arrival, then it’s high time to start planning your family house around it. Whilst your thoughts might be revolving around diapers and baby food, there are a few other things that also need to be taken into consideration.
Part of the excitement around new families is the fact that you can tailor your house accordingly. What better way to mentally prepare yourself for your valuable new package than to prepare the perfect room for your new baby? It might seem like a simple choice between pink paint and blue paint, but when you delve a little deeper you’ll realize there are a few other more difficult decisions to make in order to feel that you’ve done your utmost to welcome the new baby into your family home.
So check out our five tips in how to design the perfect new baby room:
Often the parents’ first concern for the new baby room, and it’s completely understandable why. Take the measures necessary to ensure everything is super safe – cover the plug sockets, soften up every corner, and make sure the cot is perfectly situated.
2. Room set-up
It’s going to get manic in there, regardless of all your perfectly laid out plans, so take a moment and think about the room set-up. The cot shouldn’t be close to the door; you don’t want to wake your precious angel when checking on them. The changing table should be close to the closet so you can quickly change the outfits with minimal fuss. A little thought here will set you up for an easier year one.
If you have safety covered, and you have a good idea about how you want the room layout to be, now you have to select your furniture. Again, have an idea about the essentials and try to avoid impulse purchases. There are a million and one accessories available for the discerning parent, and believe us, they’re not all necessary. One thing is for sure, secure all furniture to the walls; before long the baby will be a rug-rat and that means pulling furniture to the ground! Fitted window shutters add a wonderful amount of light to the room too – something every baby loves.
4. Color scheme
The choice isn’t simply between pink and blue. You want colors that complement both your house, and also yourselves. You want them to be soothing, calm pastels; colors that allow the baby to be comforted yet stimulated. Basic images of flowers, sea life and animals are a great education tool.
Your furniture is secured, safety has been adhered to, and your color scheme is beautiful. Now all that remains is to adorn the room with a few additional bits and bobs. A baby monitor should be top of the shopping list, followed by a quality trash can and, of course, all the baby changing paraphernalia should be on hand.
And that’s that. Stick to your five points and your room will be ready for the most demanding of new additions.