Baby on Board

For a lot of newlywed homebuyers and families who are expecting new additions to their lot, having the perfect nursery is a must! Here are a few things to consider for those who are expecting:

Location

The location of the nursery is very important. Choose a room that’s close to your own to avoid making noise and easy access during odd hours of the night. Consider the natural temperature of the room, and the amount of light that can go in when developing the overall design and theme of the nursery.

 Overall Style

If your home has an overall style, make sure to incorporate it in the nursery. If you have a traditional, eclectic, or edgy décor style, make sure the nursery reflects your overall home style, so it doesn’t feel out of place.

 Mood Board

Search the Internet and collect pictures and even videos of nurseries and interior design styles that you like. Have variety for options. Discover what others have done that you like, and might work for your own nursery. Put a theme together through the pictures that you find.

 Simplicity

It is easy to over-decorate specially when you find many things you like. Remember to pick key items that can be points of interest in the room. Have child-friendly items, not necessarily childish. Choose a colour palette that will make it easy for you to redecorate if needed.

Calm

Choose colours and a setup that is calming and peaceful. There will be many hectic times that come with having a baby/babies. It is very important that the mom can feel calm and relaxed in the room despite perhaps being physically busy with her tasks.

Adaptability

Choose décor that is not permanent. Wall decals and stickers are a lot easier to change than full wallpaper. Think about how long the nursery might last your kid, until they develop their own taste and might want to change the décor around.

Safety

Make sure electrical wirings are safely hidden away from the baby especially as they grow more active and curious about their environment. Make sure any heaters are safe and childproof.

Key Furniture

Most people think it’s easier to pick a paint colour for the room then match the furniture after, but the opposite is actually true. Pick key furniture you like first, then match paint colours that complement the furniture.

Functionality

Decide the exact uses of the nursery and place your furniture accordingly. Have designated areas for specific tasks. Determining these will make the design process a lot easier.

Think Outside the Box

Just because certain furniture or design is not listed under the ‘children section’ doesn’t mean you can’t use it for your nursery. Part of the design challenge is using things you may not initially think of using and making it work for yourself. Check your local art store for some DIY ideas.

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Consult with Jackie Connolly at Parsons Interiors 905.271.4224 or email at info@parsonsinteriors.com to start developing your dream nursery. 

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