The decoration of the baby’s room is one of the aspects that a future mother usually enjoys the most. There are many useful ideas to decorate your child’s room in a creative and functional way.
Decorating your baby’s room will be one of the most stimulating experiences of pregnancy. However, for some future mothers it may represent another concern if they allow themselves to be carried away by beliefs that have nothing to do with facilitating the care of a newborn.
There are two variables that are essential to start this task. The first thing is to know how much space you have and what the budget is. And the second, to be clear about what we are going to use the room for. The latter is not as obvious as it seems.
And it is that the decoration of the room will vary depending on whether you plan for the baby to sleep in your room or if you have decided on co-sleeping. In the first case, you necessarily require a crib. In the second, it is an expense that you can save.
Let’s go to your baby’s room!
If you are already clear about the space, the budget and the utility that you will give to your baby’s room, here we leave you 5 recommendations to awaken your creativity. And in no case do we lose sight of the functionality and comfort you need to care for your newborn.
1. The crib
A crib should offer safety and comfort, both for the baby and for those who take responsibility for caring for them. The crib you select for your baby’s room should have:
- Wheels to move the crib easily.
- Two or more positions to adapt the crib as the baby grows.
- Multifunctionality, that is, it can be converted into a bed once the baby grows.
Another option is that you decide on a co-sleeping crib to put next to your bed. In this case, for the baby’s room you can select the bed that will be used later, or put a mattress flush with the floor. In this way, the baby can move easily, without the risk of falling.
2. Other furniture
You can decide on a changing table. There will be no shortage of people who will tell you that you can change your baby in bed. Indeed, it is so. The difference is that if you opt for a wall changer that you can adapt to your height, your back will thank you.
If your option is not co-sleeping, it is good that you include a rocking chair, a sofa or an extra bed while the baby gets used to sleeping alone. If you don’t have a lot of space it can be complicated, but you need an additional piece of furniture to rest at night, while the little one stops crying and goes back to sleep.
As much as possible, don’t include more furniture than necessary. Avoid filling the room with useless objects and spending too much. It is important that you have space to move and easily access the things you need to care for your baby.
Baskets and trunks are always useful. Also, you can use boxes that you decorate with the motif of the room. They will help you organize the baby’s lingerie and toys. In no time, your little one will have more toys than you imagine, and you can teach them to put them away very early.
A chest of drawers with several drawers is essential to keep your baby’s clothes on hand. Also, diaper organizers are very functional to have these within reach.
4. Motifs and colors
Beyond the classic blue or pink, the basic recommendation is that you select color combinations that take advantage of the amount of light available in the room. Important: keep in mind that colors affect mood and emotions, even in babies.
Also, you can make the room “grow” with your baby. By this we mean that you select motifs and colors that are easy to change or adapt when your child knows what he likes the most and can then decide. It will save you from having to change the room.
5. The walls
When you have a small room for your baby’s room, you have to use the walls. Shelves and coat racks are great allies. Stuffed animals, diapers, baskets, books, they can go on shelves. You can even place them within reach of your child so that he can take the toys by himself. Having a wall or placing a blackboard for your child to paint, in addition to being useful and decorative, will help him to awaken his creativity. Blackboards are an extraordinary educational and recreational resource in a child’s room.
You can start by leaving a wall so your baby can intervene with colored paints, and when he grows up you can transform it into a blackboard.
Do not leave the decoration of your baby’s room for the last weeks of pregnancy. Work early. Prevent the newborn from reaching a room that still smells like fresh paint.
Also, don’t let the responsibility of decorating your little one’s room lead you to experience the so-called nest syndrome. It is a situation that affects many mothers in late pregnancy.
It also doesn’t make sense for you to start organizing the room too far in advance. Overcome the discomfort of the first trimester of pregnancy, take advantage of the tranquility of the second trimester to decide what your baby’s room will be like.
In addition to awakening creativity, preparing your child’s room is a very pleasant activity that will allow you to advance in the connection with your child, so take advantage of it and have fun!
Your baby’s room is the first place where he will interact with the world. Ask yourself then: What is the message you want to convey to him? Give your child the opportunity to have a room where he can enjoy, play and learn.