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5 Ideas for Creating the Perfect Nursery Room

05 Oct 2016

Tips & Advice

Having children is a huge responsibility to take up, with so many things to have to take note of and so many decisions to make, where does one even start?

From the months of pregnancy leading to the birth of your child, a lot remodelling of not just your lifestyle but also your home will have to be done. One of the biggest actions you’ll have to take as a parent-to-be would be creating a nursery, a safe place where your child and you can bond and rest at the same time.

In the midst of all the nerves and the hustle, it can be hard to focus on any one thing, so here are 5 ideas to help with creating the perfect nursery for your little bundle of joy.

Bed, Storage and Study by 9 Degree Construction Pte Ltd

Bed, Storage and Study by 9 Degree Construction Pte Ltd

1. Get creative with storage

While the minimalistic look is very much on trend right now, it is important to strike a balance between form and function. How you can achieve this while still having enough space is to get a little creative with your storage and furniture.

For most of us, living in a HDB apartment doesn’t leave one with much room or space to play around with. Hence think of practicality when designing the space and use multi-purpose storage items to help achieve your ideal room aesthetics while still being practical. For example, instead of buying a table to serve as your diaper changing station, you could look for a shelf of the right height and width instead. This way, not only do you have more storage space but it could make things more convenient too. Design the space to fit your needs.

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2. Get into the theme spirit

Picking a theme and sticking with it could help you out in the long run. It could make picking out staple items for the room a lot easier and will tend to give the room a more cohesive look. With the internet, it is so much easier to purchase thematic items as you no longer have to physically scour through stores but can find the items easily from the comforts of your bed. Worst case scenario? You could just have a little bonding DIY session with your partner.

Common themes for nurseries typically consists of colour schemes, most go with pastel and softer colours for a soothing effect. Although you should keep your baby in mind while picking the theme, don’t be afraid to take this time to do it your style. When your baby gets older he/she will tell you what they want, so take this opportunity to consider what makes you feel relaxed and at ease because you will probably be spending a lot of time in there as well.

As for paint shades, Kurt from 9 Creation suggests Aquarius Green which is soothing, easy to maintain and age-neutral.  With the demands of a new-born, most parents need a soothing environment more than anything. Plus points if it matches the rest of your home.


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3. Buy classic or adaptable furniture

Adaptability is key. Consider how long the nursery will last your baby, your child and probably even you will outgrow it and it’s décor in just a few years. Hence when decorating and buying furniture, look for items that can grow with your child and their tastes or be easily changed. Having wall decals are a fun and easy way to jazz up space, not only are they pocket-friendly but also easy to remove should there be a need to.

In terms of furniture, James from 9degree Design & Renovation Studio recommends that you buy functional furniture that grows with your child, a bed that serves as a storage platform for example, as opposed to children’s furniture like toy car beds that they will outgrow early. Keep this in mind and your wallet will thank you later.

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4. Baby-proof the room

This may seem like it is a no-say, after all you are creating a room specifically for your newborn. But amongst the chaos and the haze of exhaustion, you’ll be surprised how many parents overlook this.

Ensure that the sharp edges of all furniture are covered as Joo Chow from Luck Ann Construction and Renovation has advised, if you’re planning on letting your baby roam free in the nursery. Also make sure all wires and plugs are out of the babies way, especially from the cot.

Safety of the baby should be prioritised over the design of the nursery. You want to be able to be able to leave your baby in the nursery for a nap with a peace of mind.

Childproof Home by Starry Homestead Pte Ltd
Childproof Home by Starry Homestead Pte Ltd

5. Create a focal point

This is very relevant, whether or not you have a theme for the room. This can be easily achieved through a rug, a wall decal or even simply a pop of colour anywhere. This method could give the room a very well put together and polished look if done right. Plus it can be achieved for cheap as all it needs is one ‘loud’ item to draw attention to it.

Hopefully now that you’re armed with these ideas, you will find inspiration and motivation to get you through the initial phase of designing and picking items for the room! For other design ideas, check out 8 Décor Ideas For Your Kids’ Room. Good luck, you’ll need it!

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