Your bundle of joy will bring so much fun and love into your home, they’ll also bring a new routine for the whole family, and in those first few weeks and months; you patterns will revolve around theirs. It’s important for every family member’s wellbeing that your baby gets into a sleeping routine as soon as possible so that everyone else can function, and they’re not exhausted (the whole time). There will be night feeds and crying to get used to, so a warm, comfortable nursery environment for your little one, and you, will play an important part in settling them down and making sure that everyone gets enough food and rest.
Decorating, and gathering items together for your child’s nursery is also an exciting part of the pregnancy process. Nesting and creating a little haven for you and baby to retreat to is the perfect way to help you get ready for their arrival, and ensure that you have all you need for the day you bring them back home. It’s also a great chance to make the most of choosing the decor and style in their room before they are old enough to start making those decisions themselves (which always comes around too quickly). There are a mixture of things you’ll need to invest in or source, but focusing on a calm and cosy environment will help you create your dream nursery for your newborn. The following are some ideas, inspiration, and advice for those who are about to decorate and fill their new baby’s nursery interior so that they have somewhere comfortable when they arrive.
The first piece of furniture you’ll probably invest in is a cot or crib for your baby; there are a plethora of options available, so you’ll find something to suit every style and budget. You’ll need to have a cot mattress, so check out sites like WeDoBeds so that you have a better idea of what’s out here. You might want to invest in a couple of mattress (accidents will happen) or a cot that can extend into a small bed as your child grows; this is a great way to be thrifty from the get-go. You’ll probably be feeding and settling your baby quite a lot in their nursery space, especially for the first year. Therefore, it’s worth finding a comfortable chair for yourself to get cosy in; pop in a warn corner of the room so that it’s a restful and calm area for both yourself and baby. Soft rugs and quilts will help section off spaces where you can put your growing baby down as you pop something away in their room, or play with some sensory toys together, so consider what you can put where.
As well as a light in the room that’s bright enough for a nappy change or getting your baby dressed, you’ll need to have some warm, low-lighting options in the nursery too. Nightlights that plug into the wall, bedside lights, and even soft, musical lamps, will all help to soothe your little one as they drift off. You’ll need to be able to see around the room during night feeds without disturbing them too much, so a soft lighting option on for the majority of the night is a great option for all. The calmer the nursery, the more relaxed both you and your little one will be, so start thinking about your options as soon as possible.