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I decided to redecorate the nursery. My daughters have outgrown the crib and we bought them some simple transition beds. They felt so mature!

I have just entered the fifth month of my third pregnancy, but I couldn’t wait any longer, so I decided to take care of the baby’s room and add chic decor and delicate details. I wanted it to be very cute, charming and elegant, but above all, I wanted it to be stylish. When I expected my first daughter, I didn’t pay much attention to these details. First of all, I did not have enough time to devote myself to decorating children’s rooms because I was all confused and frightened by the arrival of my first born.

Now, together with my daughters, who are very serious about this endeavour, I’m just a few steps away from realising one of the most beautiful wishes from my childhood.

The colour scheme

In order to bring a lot of elegance and style to the room, I painted it in delicate pastel shade that is on a green-grey side. The room has lots of windows and is very airy, which is very important in children’s rooms. We put up long curtains in bright shades from floor to ceiling. Curtains and carpets provide a sense of warmth and are a must if you want a warm and cozy little room for your child.

Furniture must be made of natural materials

Regarding furniture for nursery, you need a crib (or cot), changing table, wardrobe cabinet and a cabinet for linens, blankets and towels. An armchair would be nice, too, but it should match with the colour of the nursery. I reupholstered mine. It would be best that the furniture is white and of natural materials, but a delicate wooden structure would be good, too. Carefully choose the crib. It is important that it is sufficiently away from the doors, windows and radiator. When selecting a crib, think about functionality, safety and comfort. For a more stylish crib, I picked one with open sides that would give my child feeling of freedom as well as safety.

Details and decoration in the nursery

Do not go overboard with toys in order to protect the baby against dust. Framed drawings of various motifs can be placed above the chest of drawers. Choose a motif that you like – a car, a flower, princess, an animal, etc. I chose a honey pot and when my baby gets older, I’m thinking of framing some of my little one’s first clothes.

I want a mirror with a big frame, but I will save that for later, when my daughters and I definitely decide where the crib is going to be placed. Interesting pillows (made of organic cotton and hypoallergenic fibre fill) resting on the armchair will make the room comfortable and interesting. Furthermore, a soft cheap rug in the center of the room will make the crawling easier, not to mention adding a touch of elegance and warmth.

The ideal temperature for sleeping and changing the baby

It is important not to warm up your baby too much. We all know that the baby should not be cold, but overly warming up is not a good idea. Be sure to maintain a temperature of around 22 degrees in the baby’s room.  An odorless humidifier is also a great idea to keep the air from drying out.

I’m so excited and the whole project has been something lovely for me to work on with my other little girls while we wait for Baby No. 3 to arrive. My advice to all future mothers out there is to put time and effort into this little nursery project because you will not regret it. Your baby will feel the peace, unity and harmony that prevails in such a beautiful and elegant room.

Did you spend a lot of time putting your baby’s nursery together? Share with us below.

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  • For the first 7 months of his life my son had his cot crammed in the doorway of the spare bedroom with all the other junk. We had to buy a house to give him his own room. I loved decorating that though.

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  • I never bothered with decorating a nursery. We had a room for baby but thought it was a waste of money decorating it for a baby

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  • You also need to ensure you don’t allow the air to get too damp.
    Some say the nursery have very really bright colours.
    The nursery is where your baby sleeps so it needs to be a calm colour scheme.
    Peerhaps have a bright toy attached to/above the change table to keep baby amused.

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  • We slowly put the nursery together as the months progressed.


    • We did not spend a lot of money on the nursery – we knew there would be bigger expenses to come!

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  • I found that less is more, we didn’t go overboard, just kept in nice, fresh and simple.

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  • We never had the money to kit out a nursery. And really didn’t want to waste our time. They’re only babies for a short time. Before you know it you gave to redecorate again…and again et al

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  • Would loved to have had a nursery for my children, even with the last 2 we still did not have the room. My older three had to share with others. My oldest we moved a lot and so therefore he never had his own room until he was 2 years old then his little brother was born. My grand daughter even did not really have her room done special as the landlord would not allow any shelves in the room.

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  • The anticipation, the excitement, the unknown. I loved preparing my baby’s Nursery in a mix of soft pastel colours. And once he was born, we were able to add personal touches.

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  • We never had the money to decorate the bedrooms or our house in general.
    I brought some furniture what I bought well before my marriage and we still use it now years later.

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  • You know I would have loved to have had a nursery. Reality is that most people can’t afford it, and baby ends up sharing with you for quite some time.

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  • that is so adorable. It all makes sense when you read these things… happy that you are loving it. Cheers!

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