Designing Your Home Nursery in 8 Steps
Designing a nursery room for a new baby is fun and exciting – especially for first-time parents. But it can also be overwhelming with so many choices and the many different options now available for nursery and children’s furniture. Browsing baby magazines and clicking through adorable nursery images on Pinterest is a great way to get inspiration for your own baby’s bedroom. But when its finally time to choose your own unique décor and purchase your baby furniture there’s a couple of important things to remember – you want to be sure you’re choosing the best baby products you can afford, and you’re only buying the things you really need to make a comfortable and relaxing space for you and your baby.
Creating a beautiful home nursery is easy once you focus on the essentials. GummyBabies has everything you need to design and create a unique and welcoming space for your newborn. Best of all, we have advice on how to choose the perfect furniture, and ways to add your own special touch to make sure your baby grows up in a cozy, safe space.
What Baby Products are Essential for a Home Nursery?
New parents always wonder what furniture is essential for baby’s nursery. The good news is, when it comes to designing the perfect home nursery, simple is best. All baby needs is a safe and snuggly place to sleep, and nursery décor that is soothing while offering plenty of fun and colourful images to capture their attention. Parents, on the other hand, are a little more high maintenance. It’s important that baby’s bedroom is a comfortable space for Mum or Dad to spend time together with their newborn. Those long, sleepless nights and sore backs are a reality! A comfortable nursing chair and change table are definitely some of the most important purchases you’ll make for your home nursery. Then it’s time to add the finishing touches with storage, a book shelf, and all those little things that will turn your spare room into a special nursery for your newborn baby.
The 8 Easy Steps for Creating the Perfect Home Nursery with GummyBabies
1. Cot and Mattress
The best place to start when designing a nursery is baby’s bed. A safe baby cot and comfortable mattress will help both you and your baby sleep well at night. Neutral colours, like a natural timber finish or classic white, always look fabulous in a nursery. Baby’s mattress should be easy to clean, and gentle on their delicate skin. Make sure to choose a cot and mattress combo that meets the Australian safety standards. When arranging your baby’s room, position the cot away from the window. Bright sunlight at naptime, changes in temperature on cold nights, and flapping curtains are guaranteed to make for a cranky baby!
2. Change Table and Change Pad
Choosing a practical and user-friendly change table is essential. The most important things to consider when choosing a baby change table are an ergonomic design and plenty of storage space. The best way to make sure change time goes smoothly is to have everything you need on hand. Therefore, a change table with storage drawers for nappies, wipes, creams, and baby clothes will make for a stress-free change time. A removable change pad is great for added flexibility and for cleaning up after messy incidents.
3. Nursing Chair
Don’t underestimate the importance of a comfortable nursing chair! This is the one piece of baby furniture that may well save your sanity. A quality nursing chair positioned close to baby’s cot ensures you have a comfortable place to feed baby and rest together at hug time. Using a nursing chair right from the start helps to create a familiar routine for baby. You’ll use it for years to come for story time and to help soothe a restless toddler back to sleep. There’s a good chance you’ll end up spending more than just a few long nights in your nursing chair, so investing in a recliner is a wise decision.
4. Book Shelf
No baby bedroom is complete without a good collection of baby books. Family and friends will love to buy books as a gift for your newborn, so having a book shelf to display them is essential. Right from the start, your baby will love listening to the sound of your voice. And story-time is an easy way for close family to bond with a new baby. Wall-mounted display shelves are great for keepsakes or special books you’d like to put on display. A durable, pocket-style baby bookshelf is a wonderful child-friendly alternative that looks great and will make books more accessible as baby grows up.
5. Nursery Rug
A soft, cotton floor rug is a gorgeous way to add a splash of colour to baby’s bedroom. The fun range of styles and cute themes available at GummyBabies makes a baby rug a practical and fun way to make your baby’s bedroom unique. A floor rug looks fabulous placed in front of the cot, but you’ll also find that a soft, cotton baby rug helps to create a special space in the nursery for baby to safely play.
6. Play Mat or Baby Rocker
You want to keep your nursery feeling as spacious and uncluttered as possible. Plan ahead for when baby is ready for tummy time or starting to crawl – you’ll want a corner where you can place a fun playmat and some safe, interactive toys to encourage baby to explore their environment. Even as a newborn, your baby will enjoy time in a baby rocker. Choose a rocker that comes with a safety harness and fun hanging toys to entertain a playful baby.
7. Wall Decals
Choosing a cute decoration for the nursery walls is a heap of fun. Wall decals are a great way to add some colour without having to re-decorate the whole room. Self-adhesive and removable wall decals will let you enhance baby’s décor to reflect their personality as they grow. Fun shapes and eye-catching decoration also helps to create a stimulating environment to capture baby’s interest.
8. Personalise Baby’s Nursery
The final step in creating a great space for you to share with your baby is choosing that one item to make it distinctive and individual. GummyBabies has a fun range of nursery decorations that will make it easy to create a unique baby nursery. You might choose a cute Lanky Cat plush teddy to be your baby’s first best friend, a stylish nightlight to watch over baby at night, or a playful doorstop for the nursery door (the last thing you want to happen during nap time is the nursery door slamming from a sudden draft).
Most importantly, have fun creating the perfect nursery for your baby! There’s nothing more special than time spent together in a comfy room designed from the heart.