Remember back in September when Leslie Segrete was kind enough to share some of her motherhood experiences and thoughts on parenting? Well, now she is back to lend some knowledge in her supreme area of expertise! Leslie has put together 5 of the most important tips you should consider when designing your nursery. Take a look at the pictures below (ADORABLE!) The proof is in the pudding – if you need some advice on how to decorate your nursery, Leslie is certainly the guru to get it from!
1. Plan a room that your child can grow with. Choose furnishings that can adapt to the future needs of your child. We chose a changing table that is surrounded by two tower type bookcases that create overhead storage as well. As Henry grows, the changing table can slide out and accommodate a desk for art projects and homework. The crib can grow into a twin bed as well so we made smart choices that are both durable and stylish to always work with our child’s changing life.
2. Don’t make the space overly baby. You can have a lot of fun with color and accent colors to create a space that will stimulate baby but not drive you crazy. Look into removable wall decals to create fun vistas and details on your child’s wall that will inspire and entertain your little one.
3. Choose paints for the space that are low or no VOC (volatile organic compounds) which can give off gas over a lengthy period of time and cause a series of respiratory heath issues, especially in small children. Same goes for finishes on furnishing and carpeting. If you are having new carpet installed have the installer air the piece of carpeting gout in their warehouse for as many days as they possibly will allow to off gas outside of your home.
4. Plan the layout of the nursery very carefully. You want a space that flows well and is also safe for you and your child. Do not place the crib near a window where the baby might be able to climb and accidentally fall. Think of this space as the next version of the kitchen triangle. Be sure to create ease in movements for you as you go from rocker to changing table to crib.
5. Choose a non traditional paint color for the room. We went with a slate gray for our son’s room and it really works very well. Just because you are having a boy doesn’t mean the room has to be baby blue.
Hopefully you found these tips helpful – I know I will definitely refer back to this great advice when I am decorating a nursery in the future.
As Leslie Segrete would say – Have A Super Fun Time Decorating Your Nursery!