10 Tips for Setting Up a Nursery
by Nadia Carriere
| Posted 3 years ago
Decide on a theme
Decide whether you’d like a boy/girl theme or something more gender-neutral, like this Skip Hop bedding
– if you pick the latter, it's easier if/when you do decide to have another child.
When painting, safety comes first!
Keep the colors calming and pleasant and don't forget to check for lead in all paints &mdash they should be water-based, low-odor and free from VOCs for the safety of you and your child. The Natura line
from Benjamin Moore is a safe bet.
A firm mattress is a must!
When shopping for a crib, make sure it meets the highest safety standards and be sure to buy a firm, quality mattress
Pick the softest bedding
Baby bedding should be super soft – especially the sheets. Jersey cotton sheets, like these from Carter’s
are a fabulous option, as they stay warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
Invest in furniture that will grow with your child.
Instead of spending money on a standard change table, consider pieces like this 360° table
. It can easily transform into regular household furniture when your baby grows out of diapers.
Organize your baby’s clothing in a dresser.
All of those adorable baby outfits have to go somewhere and you'll run out of closet space quickly, so do yourself a favor and invest in a dresser! (And why not customize the knobs
with baby photos while you’re at it?)
Gliders are a parents best friend.
A comfortable, sturdy glider, like this one from Dutailier
is a nursery must-have that will come in handy during midnight feedings and when you’re reading stories to your child.
Stay safe and cover those outlet plugs!
Add a little light with a night light.
To save yourself from bumps and bruises, invest in a nightlight, like this rechargeable one
from Bed Bath and Beyond.
Keep it simple.
Don't sweat the small stuff when decorating your nursery. Less is more and you can always add pieces of furniture, knicks-knacks and art such as this chic vintage piece
later on as your child grows.