You're expecting a baby, and you've probably been looking at nursery decor samples for weeks. You want the room to be safe, functional, and stylish. You want your baby to grow up in a beautiful space that will bring joy to everyone who sees it. And you want that room to last as long as possible—even after your child's first birthday party! Even if you're on a tight budget, there are ways to ensure your little one gets all the comforts of home while still keeping costs low. Here are Home Options' tips for creating the perfect space:
Choose a color scheme that will be safe and soothing.
When choosing a color scheme for your baby's room, the first thing to consider is safety. Baby-proofing your home can be expensive and time-consuming, so you want to make sure that the paint you choose doesn't rub off on any of the toys or furniture in the playroom. Also, avoid using bright colors like red or orange because these may be too stimulating for a baby's developing sight. Instead, choose a gender-neutral palette with calming shades of green or blue as well as taupe and gray if you're looking for something more modern. White is also not recommended since it tends to reflect light and could cause eyestrain if used throughout the room.
Please don't forget about the lighting! Fluorescent bulbs give off too much UV radiation, which is harmful to infants' eyesight, plus they don't provide adequate warmth (they have an unpleasant "cool" feeling). Incandescent bulbs are preferable since they emit fewer UV rays but still provide enough warmth—plus, they come in all kinds of beautiful shapes, like twinkly stars!
Choose a theme depending on gender.
You should start by deciding on a theme, depending on the gender of your baby. For a boy, you can consider more masculine and adventurous themes, like planes, globes, or navy-themed wall art and accessories. Your other option would be a hot air balloon theme for a stylish look. If you have a girl, you can go for Rainbow, Princess, and Alice in Wonderland themes, as well as Pastel Party designs with flowers and butterflies all over the place to give her room an elegant feel.
Make sure there is ample room for a crib and a changing table.
The changing table is where you'll feed your child, change diapers, and give them their first bath. Make sure there is ample room for a crib and a changing table. The space between the two should be at least 6 feet, but open enough that you can move around quickly while tending to your baby.
If you are using a dresser as the changing station, ensure it has safety features such as an anti-tip device or strap to keep the child from falling over as they age. It should also be outfitted with soft padding on top so that if they do topple over, they don't hurt themselves too severely (or at all). If possible, keep this kind of furniture away from windows or other glass objects; babies aren't always great at keeping their heads up when looking out windows!
The crib should be in a corner so that it can't be bumped into from any direction. It should also be away from windows or other glass objects; babies aren't always great at keeping their heads up when looking out windows! If you want to add some fun touches to your nursery, consider getting some wall decals or stickers for them.
Choose fun furniture pieces that the baby can grow into.
As you start getting your nursery ready, choosing furniture that will grow with your child is essential. You want something that can be used for many years, and that can be used in a variety of ways as the baby grows up.
Gender-neutral furniture is easy on the eyes and won't clash with any future decor changes you might make down the road. Make sure it's sturdy enough for climbing, crawling, jumping, and crashing down (which babies do!). You also want it to be easy to clean: these tiny people eat everything they touch—including their toys! This doesn't mean you should go small; large pieces allow kids plenty of room for exploration while keeping them safe from harm.
Plus, this may sound silly, but I promise it isn't—if there are sharp corners or edges on furniture pieces like dressers or bureaus, then they should be rounded off, so little ones don't hurt themselves accidentally while playing around them (or when Mommy trips over them).
Make sure your nursery has plenty of storage space.
The best way to ensure this is by keeping all the toys, books, and clothes in baskets and bins. So that it can be easily moved out of the way when you're playing with your baby. This also makes it easy to clean up after playtime so you can start a new game immediately!
The most important thing is to keep all those toys out of reach of your little one as they grow older. Once they start walking, there's no telling what they might get into if given free access to everything. Even worse, some toys could be poisonous or otherwise dangerous for children who aren't old enough to understand what's safe for them yet (which is why we recommend giving them only age-appropriate toys).
Decorate with items that can easily be replaced as the baby grows older.
The furniture you choose for the nursery should be durable and safe for your baby. It doesn't have to match the room's decor, but it should blend in with it to look like part of the design.
Your baby will grow quickly, so don't choose furniture that is too big or heavy for him or her. For example, if you buy an armoire, ensure there's no glass on any doors because babies can get hurt by this type of item. Instead, look at bookshelves or cabinets with glass inserts instead of doors because they're safer and easier to clean up after spills or accidents happen (and they will).
Your baby's room should be functional, stylish, and safe.
Decide where the crib and changing table will be. It should be somewhere that can also accommodate a rocking chair or glider, as well as your own seating during feedings.
The next step in designing a nursery is choosing a theme. You'll want to choose one that reflects your baby's gender in some way, but it doesn't have to be ultra-specific. If you opt for something less traditional (like ruffles or polka dots), try to balance out the look with neutral furniture pieces like bookcases and dressers so they won't clash with other parts of the room later on down the road when the baby becomes more mature and able to use them independently without assistance from parents or caregivers anymore - which could happen sooner than later depending how fast children grow up these days!
When choosing furniture pieces for children's rooms, it's essential not only because they're safe enough for small bodies such as ours but also because they're fun too! Plus, there's no need to worry about replacing them often since most things can last through several generations if they're designed well enough - especially ones made out of wood rather than plastic/rubber materials which tend to break easily over time when washed repeatedly by hand every week during hot summer months (or worse yet continuously year round due climate changes).
Babies grow up so fast, and it's hard to keep up with their changing tastes. One minute they are playing in their cribs, and the next, they want to be out on the floor with their toys. This can become stressful if you don't have enough storage or space in your nursery, but there are some great solutions out there that will work perfectly for any situation!
So when you choose a residential home option in the Philippines, Lumina Homes offers spacious home models where you can easily set up a room for your baby.