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5 Tips on How to Create the Perfect Nursery for Your Newborn

When should I start preparing my nursery? Ok mama, now that you had your baby shower and you maybe know the gender, it is time to create a perfect heaven for your new bundle of joy. What is the most important item in a nursery? Putting together a nursery can be an overwhelming task, but the trick is to find a theme that you like. When in doubt, the best thing theme to opt for is a gender-neutral theme. This will be useful because you will be able to redecorate the room easily as your child continues to grow. With that said, here are 5 tips on how you can create a perfect nursery for your newborn.

Choosing the crib

newborn nursery cribs
Photo courtesy of Nathalie Mukendi

crib is the most essential item when creating a nursery. With so many choices available, it can be tricky to choose the most suitable crib. A convertible crib is an ideal choice. It is an economically sound decision as you will not have to purchase several beds but just convert as they grow. Many brands have cribs with a full headboard that can be converted into a full a bed.

Recliner or rocker

Nursery Reclining Glider
Swivel Reclining Glider. Photo courtesy of Wayfair

Investing in a comfortable rocker or recliner is an important part of the nursery. The nursery is a place where you will spend a lot of time after the birth of your baby, nursing, changing diapers and rocking your baby to sleep. Rockers are great because they also serve as a beautiful piece of furniture in any room. So, choose one which can easily be blended in your living room, study, or the master bedroom.

Changing table dresser

nursery changing dresser
Monarch Hill Poppy Changing Table Dresser. Photo courtesy of Wayfair

Purchasing a dresser or changing table are both versatile options to consider for a nursery. Most parents tend to go with a dresser for the storage elements and simply buy a changing pad which they place on top of the dresser. If you choose to go the changing table route, invest in one that has drawers or shelves for a smoother transition once your baby no longer uses diapers and becomes a toddler.

Wall decor

baby room Wall decor
Donkey, Llama, Goat, Sheep by Eli Halpin – Print on Canvas. Photo courtesy of Wayfair

If you want to elevate your baby’s nursery style, having an accent wall is the great versatile option. Ways to decorate it, are to paint or adding a cute wallpaper. Whilst you can never go wrong with cool paste colors – adding a touch of vivid hues can create a modern edge. According to your preference, ensure that it can easily be adapted as your child grows or if you have a new baby.


perfect nursery Lighting
Cloud Ceiling Mount Light Acrylic Cartoon LED Flush Light. Photo courtesy of Litfad

Lighting is an important element when creating and designing the nursery. Soft lighting is always preferrable for your little one’s eyes. Invest in a lamp that you can re-use in another part of the house. On top of that, adding dimmers as additional light is especially useful for late nights diaper changes, nursing and for checking up on your bundle of joy during sleep time.

Remember to have fun while creating that little haven for your baby, make it safe and comfortable for them and practical for you. Here are few links were to buy nursery essentials. 

Buy Buy Baby 




Restoration Hardware 




Crate and Barrel 

Pottery Barn Kids 

West Elm 

This content is in association with Babies Are Beautiful. 


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