Today, we're sharing a simplified 10-step process for designing a stellar nursery for your little one. By adhering to this easy-to-follow guide, you'll be able to create a beautifully designed nursery that caters to all your baby's needs.
Designing a nursery can be an exciting and rewarding experience for new parents, but it can also be overwhelming with so many decisions to make. From choosing a color scheme to selecting furniture and decor, there are a lot of elements to consider when creating a safe and comfortable space for your little one. That's why we've broken down the process into 10 easy steps to guide you through the design process. By following these steps, you can create a beautiful and functional nursery that both you and your baby will love. So, let's get started!
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.
Have you looked at our Nursery Lookbook? We've got hundreds of nursery designs to help you create the look in your home easily. Here are a few designs.