Baby nursery decorating can seem very overwhelming at first. It almost seems like the last thing you’d want to have to worry about, especially before giving birth. But once that baby is born, he (or she!) will be spending a great deal of time in the nursery room, so it needs to be every bit as nurturing as the food, water, clothing, and loving attention as you will be lavishing on your baby.
But decorating your baby nursery to make it nurturing doesn’t mean that it can’t be stylish too. In fact, all sorts of designer items are available these days that make the nurturing nursery of your dreams a potential reality.
To start and assist with your nursery design process, write down your own ideas and lists of questions you have. Keep a dedicated folder for your ideas and questions and, when you feel ready, take them to local baby specialty stores and department stores to ask for more input. Just make sure to give yourself at least few months before the baby is born to make these decoration planning trips, since it becomes much harder to exert yourself in your final trimester.
Also remember: decorating your baby nursery can be as simple or complicated as you want to make it. With complexity often comes cost, so create a budget ahead of time and do your level best to stick to it. After all, once the baby is born you will have countless other costs related to his or her care.
If you are going to splurge, do so first on the items your baby will use and depend on the most everyday-like a good-quality crib and other furniture. Quality can easily cost extra money, but it’s a very worthwhile investment for your baby’s safety, comfort and happiness.
Whatever your ultimate decoration decisions, I think you’ll be thankful that you started planning early. And heck, you can even have more fun in the baby nursery decorating process by going shopping with other soon-to-be moms!