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Essential elements of a Baby Nursery

Essential Elements of a Nursery/Kids Room Designing a nursery is one of the most exciting parts of becoming a parent! Choosing furniture and picking colors might not seem like a lot at first, but it means the world to the future parents who can’t wait for their newborn to arrive. Nevertheless, if you want your nursery to have that extra special feeling, you need to equip it with a few essentials. So here’s a quick guide to help you determine the essentials of a Baby Nursery.

Essential Elements of a Nursery/Kids Room

Designing a nursery is one of the most exciting parts of becoming a parent! Choosing furniture and picking colors might not seem like a lot at first, but it means the world to the future parents who can’t wait for their newborn to arrive. Nevertheless, if you want your nursery to have that extra special feeling, you need to equip it with a few essentials, so here’s a quick guide to some of the most important items you must not forget. Get a glimpse of the baby milestones you would experience soon.

A crib/bed

essential elements of a Baby Nursery


Understandably, you can’t have a proper nursery without a proper crib and a quality mattress, and this might ultimately be the most vital part of your newborn’s life. Though this is a big investment, you shouldn’t cut corners when purchasing a crib because the price often determines the quality and durability, which, in turn, strongly affect your child’s health and well-being. What you might want to do, however, is purchase a convertible crib that’s also a bed, thus covering the toddler years of your child as well. If not, you can easily turn a crib into a bed on your own and prevent your kid from having to change beds for the first five or six years of their life.

Colorful walls

essential elements of a Baby Nursery

Naturally, your baby’s new nursery has to be as colorful and stimulating as possible, and the best way to ensure that is by focusing on the walls. Instead of painting them in boring colors, opt for an intriguing wallpaper design that will not only help your children learn shapes and colors, but also sparkle their interest to discover more. Adding a nice little photo collage up there as well, together with a few framed images of your loved one’s favorite cartoon characters, will make them fall in love with the room even more.

Fresh air all day long

Keeping a nursery adequately ventilated and making sure your baby is breathing fresh air all day every day is essential. However, while that’s certainly easy to accomplish when the weather’s nice, what about rainy days and cold winter months? Fresh air is vital for a newborn’s health, which is why more and more parents search for an alternative solution to this problem and try to find the absolute best air purifier for allergies. Such a device keeps the nursery fresh all day long and, at the same time, saves your child from dangerous allergies. These can be quite a big health risk in young age and lead to other serious diseases, so keeping them at bay is of the utmost importance.

Storage solutions

essential elements of a Baby Nursery


First-time parents might not realize how much stuff a small child needs, but they’ll learn soon – just imagine all those creams, lotions, clothes, blankets, toys and pile of toys an enormous mountain of diapers! In order to store all of these things, you should reconsider your nursery’s storage options and find new and sustainable ideas. Start with a sizeable closet your child is going to be able to use in the years to come as well, and continue with a few shelves, baskets, hampers, bins and toy boxes – these will help you stay organized and also teach your child responsibility from the youngest age.

Apart from all of these things, there are a couple of more essentials you mustn’t forget when designing a nursery – a colorful wall-to-wall rug that’s both cozy and intriguing, subtle lights that has a tendency to soothe children to sleep, a rocking chair where you and your baby can spend some time together and bond, and, of course, a changing table that makes changing diapers much easier and less stressful for everyone.

 Thanks you Catherine, for this wonderful Guest Post!

Catherine is a passionate home design consultant from Melbourne. She loves making homes beautiful and buildings sustainable. She also like sharing her advice and knowledge with people. That is why she is also a regular contributor to the Smoothdecorator blog. Besides all this, she loves reading and enjoys a superhero movie from time to time.

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  1. Familyearthtrek

    When we were expecting our daughter we were living in a very small flat so basically her crib was in the living room. Now she has her own room but nothing is really done because we will be going away next spring. Hopefully when we get back in a couple of years she will be excited to decorate her “nursery” room. I belive thought that fresh air and a lot of lights for a child rooms is important.

  2. henajose

    Its great setting up stuff for your new one. This post has added everything needful for setting up a nursery. Very helpful post for new moms.

  3. ohshesahotmess

    I always pictured that my children would gro up in a nursery. That tanked because they had to sleep with me! Tlhese are beautiful rooms

  4. Joline

    My niece who is just going to turn 3 this December has accumulated so much stuff it’s taken over my sister’s house lol! Storage and organization are key.

  5. Mama

    I never really had a nursery for my boys. They slept in my room until they were at least 18 months old and otherwise didn’t really spend any time in their room. I’m kind of sad about this because I did decorate for my first and made it a jungle theme, but he just never went in there until after I was pregnant with my youngest.

  6. Shubhada Bhide

    This is such an insightful post. You are right!! Designing a baby nursery room is so stressful. Choosing from the right color of the room and choosing the best stuff to our baby. But when we see our little baby, all the hard work, all the pain are all worth it.

  7. Trystwithvanillagirl

    Thanks for sharing this wonderful post will definitely share a word and your ideas about babies nursery with new mums and mums to be

  8. roadaviator

    INteresting post and wonderful read. Seriously difficult task to take care of baby nursery because the learning begins from this stage only.

  9. Jennifer L

    Oh what a wonderful wealth of resource! My friends are having a baby and they’re as you can imagine a bit overwhelmed on how to set up their nursery. Will be forwarding this to them.

  10. DrKLeeBanks

    Oh my, I did a double take at the first picture – it looks so much like my third granddaughter’s nursery! She’s now just over 10 months old and enjoys a well-equipped and adorably decorated nursery. My daughter is very creative and my son-in-law is quite the master DIYer, so Lillianna has a nursery worthy of being featured in a magazine or online!

  11. Catherine Collins

    Oh my God, guys! Thank you so much for the lovely comments! I am so glad you like the article and the tips! My heart is filled with joy! 🙂 I hope I can make you happy with some more useful tips in the future. Thank you so so much! ❤

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