A new baby is a very exciting adventure, from the moment the stick shows you the two pink lines. Your mind will crowd full of plans and things you must buy and what it’ll be like to be a parent. The biggest thing that you’ll think about is the nursery. If you don’t have the space in the home for a nursery, you need to make a decision as to whether you plan to move to have the extra space or not.
You can do many clever interior tweaks to fit a nursery into your home. Thankfully, your baby will be sleeping in your room for the first six months, so a nursery is really mostly put together for show before then. The cot, for example, won’t be used for a while but the changing table will be – multiple times! The nursery is the first room your baby will have, you need to make it a good one and the tips we have for you are going to absolutely change the game for your nursery:
You’re standing in the empty spare bedroom and the walls are the first place you should start unless you plan to lay down new carpet or laminate flooring like this. Murals are hugely popular with nurseries, but you should really consider what you need to do before you add a mural. Fill any holes and cracks, sand them down and give the whole room a lick of paint. It’ll breathe life into the room and make it look fresh.
If your nursery is going to be a converted loft space, you have a lot of work on your hands to make it safe and ready to be a nursery. Start by calling in Terminix to ensure there are no termites in the wood and check for rotting beams. You can’t renovate a space that’s falling apart, and it’s in the interest of your house value to renovate carefully. Work from bottom to top on the flooring, installing plasterboard walls to cover exposed wooden beams can make the whole room look smooth and bright.
Some spare rooms and loft spaces can be an awkward shape, meaning that you’re trying to put together a nursery without the right measurements for furniture. Instead of cursing it, maximise! That L-shaped room has a gorgeous alcove that can be converted into a space purely for sleep. Use space saving ideas like changing mats on top of clothing chests so you don’t need to purchase a separate unit.
Once you’ve got the room itself decorated and furnished, you get to add the finishing touches. Install child safe locks on the windows and hang blackout blinds to ensure you don’t have a problem with incoming light.
The changes you make for a spare room or a loft conversion for a nursery can make all the difference as to whether you have just another spare room, or a warm and bright baby room to be proud of.