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If you have a little one on the way, chances are, you have all sorts of things you need to do before they get here. Becoming a parent, or getting ready to bring another child into your family, is never going to be an easy task, but being prepared and getting as much done in advance can really help. One area that many parents struggle with is creating a nursery for their baby. A nursery will provide them with a space of their own, where they can sleep, where you can store their belongings and where they can eventually play and transform the space into a bedroom. But where should you get started when bringing this space to life? Here are a few options that you might want to take into consideration.
Do you have a room that can be transformed into a nursery? Do you have a large room that can be split into two with a dividing wall? Do you have a loft space that can be converted through a loft conversion? There are multiple options here that can work, or you can ultimately move home into a bigger living space to accommodate your new arrival. Just be prepared for construction work, plastering from Expert plasterers, electrical rewiring, potential plumbing and other collaborative projects if you do decide to create a space from scratch.
Chances are, you have a colour scheme or theme in mind for your baby’s room. You can get this started before filling the room with any items, furniture or belongings. This is a blank canvas and much easier to work with than a room that is already full. Lay down coverings on the floor or anything else that you don’t want to splash with paint. Then use high quality, kid friendly paints in the tones that you want. You may also want to paint skirting boards, coving, door frames, doors and window frames too.
What kind of light do you want in this room? Natural light tends to be good for the day, but during the evenings, you may want to make sure that you have something calmer and less harsh in place than the main bedroom light. Consider having a dimmer switch installed, or you may want to main light to be complemented by lamps and night lights for your little one.
What kind of floor do you want in this space? At the end of the day, only you can decide what’s best. Some parents opt for easy to clean, hard floors, as there tend to be spills and accidents in spaces where babies spend time. Some parents prefer soft carpet for when the baby is older and learning to crawl.
There’s no right or wrong way to go about creating an at home nursery for your little one. But hopefully, some of the information above will help you to lay the foundations of the space.