Any new parent or pregnant mum will know the hardships of decorating your baby’s room, this is especially true for parents who choose not to find out what sex their baby is going to be. However, there are some key tips and things you need to consider when decorating, and today we’re listing them for you. It’s not hard to decorate, and we understand this. However, you want to make sure you do everything right so that when the baby arrives, they’re happy and safe in their room when the time comes for them to sleep there. We understand the first few months (even a year or so!) your baby isn’t going to be sleeping alone or even in their own space but it’s nice to feel prepared and ready for when that day arrives!
Let’s have a chat about the best practices for decorating your baby’s room and what you need to do to ensure you love it for the foreseeable. We wouldn’t want your baby brain taking over with some crazy and wonderful ideas so we’re just going to spill the tea first so you know what you should and shouldn’t do.
Keep it simple
While you may have the urge to do lots of crazy designs on the walls of your newborn’s room and space, keeping it simple is the best way to be. Why is this the case? Simply because you can always add things to a room but it’s not as easy to take a way, this is especially true when it’s paint on walls. Decorative elements can add something a little different to a babies room without the added commitment that paint and furnishings make. Beautiful Bambino have a beautiful range of Caramella decorative animals for sale right now and these would look perfect in any baby’s room, shop online for these before they sell out as they’re extremely popular!
Having a baby boy or girl? It can be very tempting to paint the walls blue or pink from the moment you find out. However, we’d recommend to halt on the colours and keep your baby’s room as neutral as possible. This is for a number of reasons but the main one is that your baby may be a boy during your scan but it may be when he’s born, he is a she which will mean you’re stuck with a bright blue room and lot’s of lovely girlie clothes from others! Neutral colours like pastel greens and yellows, even greys and nudes work really well for baby’s rooms. We would recommend looking on Pinterest as there is tons of beautiful baby inspiration on there to get you excited about decorating your little ones new space.
Only choose washable wallpaper
If you opt for wallpaper over paint, we’d always suggest making sure it’s washable and wipeable. There is nothing worse than your little precious baby having a poo explosion all over their changing station and the walls being the main place to be splashed, just to realise if you wipe the wallpaper, the stain remains. While we can laugh and joke about poo explosions and wipeable wallpaper, it’s definitely an essential for any parent out there who wants an easy life when it comes to your baby. Plus, when they’re older they may want to draw on the walls of their room as they approach the terrible toddler age and having the ability to wipe down the walls is a life changer.
Have a nappy changing station
You will be changing nappies hundreds of times a day, even if you’ve only got one baby! Newborns poo and wee a lot, they need constant looking after and a nappy changing station in their room is sure to make your life easier. Dedicate a corner of the room to nappy changers and have a station that is ready to go with wipes, nappies and nappy bags. You’ll feel a lot more prepared than you ever have before which is a huge bonus. Feeling as though you’re put together when you’re a new parent is a wonderful feeling, having a nappy changing station is sure to make you feel the best you have in years!
Hang a mobile
Give your new arrival something sweet and personal to coo over with a mobile hanging over their cot, what a beautiful sentiment for a little one. When talking of mobile’s we don’t mean the typical smartphone we’re all used to, a baby mobile is something that is attached to the ceiling or wall for a baby to look at and admire. DIY mobiles are beautiful if you want that added personal touch too.