Friday, September 8, 2017

Mistakes To Avoid When Decorating A Nursery

One of the most exciting parts of expecting a new child is decorating the nursery. This is a rite of passage that all couples look forward to doing together. However, there are some common mistakes that expecting parents make when they're decorating a nursery. To ensure that you don't end up with a nursery that you're not completely happy with, here are the mistakes to avoid when decorating a nursery.

Choosing Style Over Comfort

Everyone dreams of having a chic, sophisticated nursery that looks like it could be featured in a fancy decor magazine. However, it's important to remember that comfort is really important when it comes to a nursery. When you have a new baby, the last thing you want is a nursery that's hard, sterile or uncomfortable. For example, you'll be a lot happier that you went with plush animal mats instead of a firm, trendy rug.

Spending Too Much Money

Of course there are some items that you'll want to invest in or splurge on, but it's important to remember that caring for a new baby is a messy undertaking. There's no point in spending a fortune on a designer blanket or changing table slipcover only for it to be stained the first week that your baby is home from the hospital. Look for items that are on sale or reach out to family members to see if they have any old items they're not using. You'll be grateful that you didn't spend a fortune should the item ever be damaged.

Decorating A Nursery That's Too Juvenile

When you're decorating a nursery, you're absolutely trying to create a space that's suitable to a tiny infant. However, it's important to remember that your baby is eventually going to grow. Someday, you might need to redo the room to create a space that's suited for a child or adolescent. When selecting wall colors or window treatments, choose items that can easily grow with the child.

If you avoid these common mistakes, you'll have a wonderful time decorating your baby's nursery. This is an exciting time and picking out items for your nursery should be fun, not stressful.

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