How to Decorate a Nursery

A nursery is a special comfort zone for a newborn baby and it has to be designed in accordance with numerous different and individual elements. Personal choices of parents are vital because they’re the ones who are in charge of everything. Decoration starts with the basics – every family has to take care about the space and budget limitations. Some parents like to keep things slow and take care of them as they follow, while others prefer to organize a massive baby shopping and buy everything at once. After all, designing a nursery for a girl or for a boy is a different venture. Parents need to make a decision whether they want to make everything general or gender related.

Every newborn baby should be placed in a beautifully decorated room. Sadly, owning a nursery isn’t a privilege of every family in the world. Poverty and unemployment issues made everything complicated, so it’s obvious that we need to stop taking things for granted. Some families live in small apartments without the possibility for designing a specialized baby room. On the other hand, we have people who are so rich and powerful, so they have no idea what to do with all that money at their disposal. Having this in mind, we’ve arranged a list of suggestions which might be useful when it comes to nursery decoration for parents all over the world.

    • Make sure that you make precise calculation with space requirements. You need to know what you’re dealing with in order to create an appropriate setting for a room. Paint the walls with bright colors if you’re forced to convert a confined space into a nursery. A small room must be equipped with a bassinette or a crib, a changing table and a drawer. Those are the basic elements, so it’s important to make enough room for these things. Everything else is not as important as the previously stated items. On the other hand, you’re free to buy whatever you like if you’re relieved from space limitation issues.


    • Budget limitations. This is quite similar with the first advice. You need to distribute your money in accordance to the overall budget. You shouldn’t buy auxiliary things in baby shopping, because it’s vital to buy necessary items at the very beginning. Try to use the money in the best possible way and incorporate something new whenever you’re in a position to make a new purchase.


    • Choose a style. This is an individual item during the process of designing a nursery. Some parents like to decorate a room in accordance with a contemporary style, while other like to keep it traditional and simple.


  • Gender related design or a neutral decoration. A nursery can be decorated in accordance with the gender of a child, while it’s quite common to keep things general. Gender related shopping is precise and a bit over-the-top when it comes to a color palette (everything in pink or blue). Parents can make a decision to keep the gender of their baby as a surprise until the delivery date. In such case, it’s good to buy yellow or green curtains and clothing.


Peter is a senior writer, editor and guest commentator, for Shout Agency, an award winning social media agency, specializing in Search Engine and Social Media Optimisation services.

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