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We are showing you how to design a nursery in 10 steps. That's right, follow this foolproof plan and create a well designed nursery for your baby.
A little bundle of joy is on the way and so it's time to design the nursery, you've always dreamed of. A nursery where baby will be comfortable and safe in, a nursery where you can feel relaxed and comfortable as you feed her and a nursery where your new family will make those cherished memories.
When designing the baby's nursery there's a lot to do and many things to consider. Not only do you need to pick the colors, plan the layout but you also need to carefully select the right nursery furniture. This baby nursery design guide will walk you through all the necessary steps to achieve a well designed baby nursery.
10 STEPS TO DESIGNING A NURSERY
It's a great starting point and a lot of fun. Whether online or on a piece of paper put together colors, textures and things that are important to you such as clippings of beautiful rooms you admire, pictures of furniture and everything and anything you would like to see incorporated in your nursery design project.
After you put your mood board together consisting of all your favorite preferences, sit back and get a real feel for what styles, colors, textures, themes are predominantly featured in your mood board. Those design elements are what should form the basis for your nursery design. Do you prefer modern pieces of furniture or are you drawn to classic timeless pieces? Are you drawn to bold colors or would you rather stick with a more muted color palette.
Your mood board will help answer some of these questions and give you some perspective as you start your nursery design project.
You can also take this simple Nursery Style Quiz to help you define and understand your style preferences. It will only take 2 minutes and at the end you'll be given personalized design ideas.
Next up, it's time to do some measuring. Grab your tape measure along with a note book and head over to the room which will be used as your baby's nursery. You will need to measure the perimeter of the room and mark all the doorways, closets, etc in your plan.
A good floor plan is essential to helping you figure out the right sizes of furniture you should purchase and the best placement for the crib, dresser and so forth.
Pick a color scheme for your nursery design project. By now you should have a better idea on what colors speak to you and what direction you want to go with. Are you thinking of some beautiful neutral colors or are you leaning towards a gender specific color scheme? Do you have a piece of art that you treasure and must be incorporated in to your nursery design project ?If so, you need to pick a color scheme around it. Otherwise, use the mood board as your inspiration and pick your colors.
There are some wonderful online tools that make the process of picking colors easier and fun. One of our favorite tools is the Benjamin Moore Clip it tool.
Look for the perfect crib for your baby. The baby will spend a lot of time in the crib so it's essential that you pick a crib that's comfortable, safe and stylish.
5.Changing table or Dresser
Decide if you want to go with a changing table or a dresser. Dressers when paired with a changing topper gives you so much more storage and the baby can also continue to use the dresser as she transitions to a kids room. Pick one that you think will work for your baby's needs.
Yet another extremely important pick is the nursery chair. You will spend so much time sitting on this chair as you rock, feed and cuddle your baby. Look for a chair that's both comfortable and stylish. Having an ottoman or pouffe would allow you to put your feet up and to position yourself in the best ergonomic position. Also, make sure to choose an end table to keep by the chair.
Now that you've picked the must-have furniture pieces, you can start looking for a rug, curtains and bedding. Textiles are an essential element of design and choosing the correct textiles will transform your baby's nursery from so-so to gorgeous. Textiles you choose for the nursery should be practical and durable.
Don't let the lighting for the nursery be an after thought. Mixing light sources at different levels will create a flattering ambiance in the nursery. Make sure you get dimmer switches to go along with whatever light fixtures you may choose.
You'll be surprised at all the little things your baby will start to accumulate, so have a plan to keep the nursery clutter free and organized. Storage bins, baskets, shelves and bookcases are great storage options and will help you keep messes at bay.
It's time to put the finishing touches in the nursery. Look around for special things that you may have collected over time or shop for pieces that inspire you. Make your baby's nursery unique by getting an handmade mobile or a custom painting.
Bring something unexpected into the nursery and make the nursery truly special. Read this post to find out how you can make your baby's nursery unique.
By following this Nursery Design Guide: 10 Steps to a Well Designed Nursery, you will be able to design a nursery that's perfect for your baby and your family's needs.