Looking for ideas to set up baby's room? You and your baby will spend a lot of time in this space, so shouldn't it be a space that you'll love? Here we'll share clever ways to set up baby's room and next-level nursery organizing tips to help you set up a baby room that's stylish yet still functional.
All you need are a few nursery essentials and nursery organization ideas to make the baby's room a space that's stylish and practical. In addition to covering the nursery essentials, we've also rounded up our best nursery organization tips.
Knowing where to start when setting up a baby's room can be the hardest part, but luck is at hand. Below are 20 ways to set up a baby's room.
20 ways TO SET UP BABY'S ROOM
1. IDENTIFY A ROOM TO BE CONVERTED INTO BABY'S ROOM
The first thing to do is choose an available room or create some space to convert into the baby's nursery. If you are lucky to have options- consider the size, location, and built-in storage.
2. CHOOSE A DESIGN STYLE & COLOR PALETTE and THEME
3. PICK THE NURSERY FURNITURE
The good news is that a baby's room doesn't require a lot of furniture. The essential nursery furniture includes a crib, dresser/ changing table, nursery chair, and side table.
4.MAP THE FLOOR PLAN
Once you've picked the nursery furniture, but before you purchase anything, take time to map the floor plan and find a nursery layout that optimizes the square footage while creating three zones- sleeping, diapering, and feeding.
5.DETERMINE HOW TO DECORATE THE NURSERY WALLS
From painting to wood details and wallpaper-the options are endless when deciding how to decorate the nursery walls.
6.PICK NURSERY LIGHTING, RUG, DECOR AND ACCESSORIES
Ultimately the nursery lighting, rug, decor, and accessories complete the design and ups the style factor in the baby's room.
7.ADD WINDOW TREATMENTS
A nursery is a place for restful sleep and needs window treatments to block light and sound from interfering with the baby's sleep. Choose nursery blackout curtains that does just that. Check out our top picks here.
8. CREATE A SAFE SLEEP ZONE
Creating a safe sleep zone is the most important task. Place the crib away from windows and heat sources. Choose a crib that meets current crib safety standards. Keep pillows and blankets out of the crib. Look at our top picks here.
9. SET UP AN EFFICIENT DIAPERING STATION
The baby's room needs a diapering station that makes diaper duty easier. Add a nursery dresser or changing table, changing basket or pad, diaper caddy, and organizers to contain all the diapering essentials.
10. ORGANIZE THE NURSERY DRESSER
When you set up the baby's room, nursery dresser organization should be a priority. Add drawer organizers, dividers, and labels to organize the baby's clothes and diapering essentials. Read this post for our best dresser organizing tips.
11.INCORPORATE ADDITIONAL DIAPER STATION STORAGE
You can never have too much storage. Add extra storage to the wall above the dresser or next to the dresser for diapering essentials.
12.CREATE A NURSING NOOK
Add a comfortable nursery chair, ottoman and side table to create a nursing station you wouldn't mind sitting at for hours each day. Read this post to decorate a nursing nook that's cozy and functional.
13.ORGANIZE THE NURSERY CLOSET
When setting up the baby's room don't underestimate the importance of organizing the nursery closet. You'll save yourself a lot of time and energy by adding baskets, closet organizers, dividers, and labels and getting it organized.
14. ADD BOOK STORAGE
Incorporate book storage solutions into the baby room to store and organize the baby's first collection of books. Use wall shelves, racks, or a book caddy.
15. INCORPORATE TOY STORAGE
Keep baby's toys organized and the nursery clutter-free with toy storage solutions such as baskets, totes, and toy organizers.
16.FIND STORAGE FOR SWADDLES AND BLANKETS
Don't overlook nursery storage for swaddles and blankets. Add a rolling cart, ladder, or baskets to store these items neatly.
17. ADD A BABY MONITOR
A baby monitor is a nursery must-have that gives you peace of mind when the baby's sleeping.
18. BRING IN A SOUND MACHINE
Create a soothing environment in the nursery with the addition of a sound machine capable of blocking out unwanted noise so your baby's sleep doesn't get interrupted.
19. CONSIDER GETTING A HUMIDIFIER
When setting up the baby's room, invest in a humidifier for the baby's room. Adding a humidifier, especially in the winter, can help the baby breathe easier while keeping the baby's skin from drying out.
20. COMPLETE WITH SWEET DETAILS
Finally, personalize the baby's room with little touches and sweet details to speak to your aesthetic. Add some pretty throw pillows, a blanket, a family heirloom, and photos to give the space a comforting vibe.