Designing A Baby Girl’s Nursery

Jacqui a young pregnant mother reached out for my help with designing her baby girl’s arrival in a few months.

The first thing I asked of Jacqui, was to give me her preferences because a baby’s nursery does not necessarily have to be a traditional, pastel-coloured room. This is a room Jacqui has to feel right for her baby and this is definitely one area I cannot impose on 😀

To my delight, she came back to me saying that she wanted the nursery to be girlie and to have the colour pink dominate the room.

  • So what do I have to keep in mind as I start sketching, researching and creating my mood board? Furniture placement is first on the list. Considering furniture placement and safety as the baby starts getting mobile, leaving a substantial area of the room without furniture for the baby to have ample space to move around and play.
  • Look for a crib which fits the room but can also work as a ‘Next to Me’ [Image 1]. This type of crib is designed to allow the parent to sleep next to her baby without sharing the same bed, as recommended by the baby experts.
  • A piece of furniture which can double up as a nappy changer is of utmost importance.
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  • Adding a dimmer to lighting allows adjusting the mood of the room as needed
  • When sourcing fabrics I kept in mind, washable fabrics and rugs that can be easily cleaned.
  • Being I had a free hand with pink, I went big on that colour but I added Grey hues because it works so well with pink hues and makes the room look modern but classic.
  • I included pattern in the window Roman Blind and the area rug.
  • Adding the modern rocking horse to the nursery was the cherry on the cake.

Some of my favourite tips would be to include :

  • Letters on the wall
  • Adults tend to spend time in baby’s nursery getting baby to sleep or watching over the baby. Incorporate comfortable seating like an armchair.
  • Open storage to display your baby’s favourite keepsakes.
  • Paint the door of the wardrobe/s in contrasting coloured stripes to liven up the room.

Adding some of these fresh, modern nursery ideas in your baby’s nursery, will create a beautiful and serene space where baby and parents can spend many happy hours together.

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by Beatrice

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