Baby Steps To Style: A Decor Guide To Feathering Your Nest For The New Arrival

Last updated on September 19th, 2023

A positive pregnancy test can turn your world upside down. The very idea that there is life growing inside you is overwhelming. Protective instincts kick in and much like the birds on the branch outside your window, you start planning your nursery to make your baby feel safe and secure.

However, going overboard with furniture and accessories can be counter-productive. Not only will you end up buying too much, but also buying the wrong things. To help you think this through we have some tips as guidelines. Let’s go!

Step 1: Decide on the Location

The location of the nursery is the first consideration. You may not have much choice on this if you have a small space. However, make sure it is near your bedroom for easy access. Plenty of fresh air and ventilation are other considerations. While a small room can suffice, make sure it isn’t a dinghy corner in your home.

Step 2: Pick Your Theme

Random shopping for baby furniture is not going to give you the look you want. Before you begin, think of a suitable theme. This can be farm or forest animals or seasonal themes. Once you have that in place, you can start thinking about the paintwork and the flooring.

Step 3: Flooring, Paint, and Light Fixtures

Blue for boys and pink for girls is dated. You can pick any shade you want; however; beige, pastel green, and gray are popular options. The flooring comes next. While a carpet sounds like a good idea as it will mask the sound of footsteps, it is a dust magnet. And seriously, do you want to vacuum the rug when the baby has just dropped off? Wood or vinyl will do nicely. A night lamp is a must apart from a table lamp and some ambiance lighting.

Step 4: The Furniture

You want to shower your baby with the best. We get it. However, your baby will grow out of most of the stuff in a year or two. So, stick to the essentials. A changing table, a cot and storage chests should suffice. And yes, don’t forget a comfortable feed chair and a foot rug.

Step 5: Baby-Proof the Room

Your baby will be taking its first steps before you know it. Well, not exactly. Time slows down when you have a cranky baby on your hands! However, once it finds its feet, a crying baby in the crib is a picnic in comparison. Therefore, safety issues need to be considered. Child-proof the room with barricades, drawer locks, and switch guards.

Dos and Don’ts of Baby Room Décor

While we have covered the essentials, here are some dos and don’ts you may want to look at:

  • Toxins in paint can be harmful to you and your baby, even when you are expecting. So, opt for zero VOC paint.

  • If you want to add a rug, area rugs are best as they can be cleaned regularly.

  • Small toys and other items can be a choking hazard so keep them away from the baby.

  • Keep allowance for extra storage. Also, make sure to buy wipes and diapers in bulk so you don’t run out when you need them most.

  • A small cupboard apart from your chest is a good idea as your baby will need more storage for their games and toys as they grow up.

  • Stuffed toys are safe and a charming addition to the decor. However, they collect a lot of dust and can cause allergies. Limit your collection and make sure to give them a spin in the washing machine once a month.

Our Thoughts

Nurturing a baby into adulthood is a huge responsibility that starts in the crib. A proper environment and stimulation will arouse the child’s curiosity and thirst for learning. These decor tips should point you in the right direction. If all fails, knock on our door. will guide you to a beautiful tomorrow.