Planning for the arrival of a baby is one of the most exciting times in a new parent’s life. From carefully choosing each little outfit to stocking up on diapers, bottles, and wipes, each step of the process is new, interesting, and full of anticipation. When planning your new baby’s nursery, there are so many things to consider, especially if you’re having a custom nursery built in your new home. When designing a custom home nursery, it’s not just about colour schemes and cute cribs, it’s also about lighting, storage, and functionality. When planning your custom nursery, here’s what the experts at Omega Homes say you should consider as key features of the room.
Choose A Cohesive Aesthetic
At Omega Homes, we’re not strict believers in the rule that you must choose either blue or pink when it comes to nursery themes. There are so many beautiful colour and aesthetic combinations that can really make your nursery feel special to your baby and your home. While there’s no need to stick to one flat colour, just like the rest of your home, it’s important that your custom home nursery follows certain guidelines to make all of your items match. For example, if you’re going for a jungle theme, try to follow rich natural colours, animal decor, and woven textiles. In a jungle theme, there isn’t a lot of room for pastels or racecars.
One of the best perks of designing your own custom nursery from the ground up is that you get to choose the architectural layout down to the window placements. For custom home nurseries, big, beautiful windows with plenty of natural light will keep the room looking and feeling clean and open and will encourage them to wake up with the sun. Plus, as your child grows, your custom home nursery will transform into a beautiful, well-lit bedroom. Tip: for those tricky nights when the baby just won’t go to sleep, it’s important to have custom-fitted black-out curtains on hand to cover up the windows!
Don’t Over Stimulate
When shopping for a new baby, it can be tempting to buy everything you see. It can also be tempting to be absorbed into bright, beautiful colours that can really only be used in a small child’s room. While there’s nothing wrong with decor and colourful walls and floors, try to keep it tasteful and soft when decorating your custom home nursery as not to overstimulate your little one. Try pastels, neutrals, and warm shades for the walls, and a few, but not too many knick-knacks and decor items. White window frames, baseboards, and doors are a great way to give a cohesive and muted look to a bright and colourful room if need be!
Try An Accent Wall
Looking for a way to spice up baby’s room without making it overstimulating? Try an accent wall! An accent wall is a great way to tie your custom home nursery’s aesthetic to the rest of the home without going overboard on colours or patterns. By choosing an accent wall, you’re giving your baby’s room that little extra bit of flair that is not traditional to a regular nursery while also not overpowering your baby’s room or your baby’s senses. For a beautiful accent wall, try custom patterned wallpaper of flowers, birds, or even a beloved childhood book character to make the room trendy while also making it appropriate decor for a child.
Never Enough Storage
Planning for a baby’s arrival means planning for the arrival of clothing, diapers, toys, bibs, stuffed animals, and more. When designing your custom home nursery, it’s important that you consider how much storage space babies really do need. Plan on having an abundance of shelving, hangers, and closet space, and even consider certain hidden storage areas like storage benches and reading nooks. However much storage space you’ve estimated, it may be smart to raise that amount by around 15-20%. While babies themselves are very small, all of the things they need to live prosperously take up an abundance of space.
Make The Space Comfortable For You
It’s not just the baby who’s going to be spending lots of time in their nursery, it’s you as well! Feeding, cleaning, playing, and putting the baby to sleep all take place in the baby’s room, so it’s important that it’s a space that can be comfortable for both the baby and yourself. Invest in comfortable seating, lighting, and even carpeting for your baby’s room, as you’ll be sitting in the chairs to feed the baby, reading to the baby under the room’s lighting, and sitting on the floor to play with the baby. Every part of your baby’s nursery should be accessible and enjoyable to not just the baby, but to you as you raise them!
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