Designing your Baby’s Nursery Need Not Be a Shakespearean Production


Whether you are a first time parent or not, the decisions that come along with the choice of having a baby are myriad. While it can be daunting, these are also the most exciting times of your lives. Amongst all the decisions you will need to take and the tasks and projects that will need to be done before the baby arrives, setting up your baby’s nursery is, perhaps, going to be the most fun, the most exciting, and the most creative project.

As a millennial parent, you already possess that one, all-important trait—an untrammeled, creative mind with a vast store of information available to you. All you have to do is take some time to reflect on what you would like and then, well… go for it!

Space, Theme, and Colors and Finishes:

Choosing a space for your baby’s nursery is not necessarily a straightforward task. Choose an area that is baby-proofed and has plenty of natural light and ventilation. Make sure the room is capable of accommodating the essential furniture units, as well as plenty of storage.


Once you have decided on your space, your next decision will be to decide on a theme. Your theme can be just about anything—traditional, southern, modern with a touch of the traditional, European, fantasy, anything that takes your fancy. By the way, no theme is also fine too, but remember to go with something that suits your own taste and personality. After all, you will be using this nursery as much as your baby.


Colors are perhaps the single most influencing factor in creating the nursery’s ambience. Colors can make your nursery energetic and vibrant or calm and peaceful; deep and secretive or open and airy. Again, this is a personal, subjective choice. Go with your heart. The only thing to remember is to try and limit the number of colors in your final palette to three or four. Work more with shades, tones, and harmonies. Too many colors can become noisy and confusing.


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