How do you design your babies room so it is as beautiful as functional. Treat the design of your child’s room like the ABC’s, it is a process and has to be in a particular order.
First, take into consideration the functional needs that your babies room requires. Next, consider the aesthetics. These two elements will fight with each other and there will have to be a give and take of form verses function throughout your design process!
Steps as follows: 1. Write down the important functions you will need in the room. 2. Measure your room. 3. Take before photos of your room and include all walls and angles. 4. Tape the furniture layout on the floor of the items like the crib, rocking chair, changing table and daybed. 5. Then, gather inspirational images or just pin the ones I am posting.
Remember that a new mom will be very tired and to me there are few musts haves that a room needs with a newborn.
One of the must haves is a safe and secure changing station. Make sure the changing table’s height is at your stance level that is safe for the baby when changing diapers and clothing.
Never turn your back to reach for anything without your hand on the child, so make sure there is room for everything you need to do this task.
Two, a rocking chair or daybed to lay and nurse the baby. If you can have both, that would be perfect and when you have grandma stay overnight to help, she has a place to sleep. This will be so worth your investment with all those exhausting nights of taking care of your baby.
Another functional element to consider is black out drapes that will help your baby know that it is time to sleep.
As for the aesthetic part of decorating your babies room, make sure to bring all your inspiration photos with you when you shop.
Try not to purchase anything, until you have all the items picked out and then lay them out on a table and study them.
When laying out all your images of furniture, pillows, rugs, see if where your items are placed brings aesthetic balance to that room. Ask yourself if there too many or two few patterns on one side of the room? These are questions the interior designer ask’s of themselves on all their projects.
When you feel good about your choices, then start to make all your purchases.
Just so you know when you attempt to design, that it is not as easy as it looks and that is normal for even the professional interior designer.
But, with the time and effort you put into your project, it will all pay off and you might be surprised at just how beautiful your room turned out! It might even look like a professional designer did it! Feel free to subscribe to our helpful newsletters!
Good luck, best wishes and congratulations on the most amazing journey and blessing I think that any human being can experience with the birth of a child!