Creating the perfect Nursery

Updated: Sep 1, 2021

When you first got pregnant, how long did it take before you started visualizing what your baby’s nursery was going to look like? Full disclaimer, I have not had children yet and I already have mine 90% planned out...(How crazy am I ?!?!)

Where to start?

Even knowing what I know, it is so easy to wrap myself up in pinterest and design something completely impracticable. Aesthetically pleasing is so fun to research and admire, however, what we NEED to build our nurseries around is safety and purpose.


Design your nursery around it's main purpose...sleep! I know it is hard but keep it simple to start...think cool, comfortable, dark and boring. This isn't forever, just for now!

Here’s how to do it:

  1. Cool: It may sound cold, but studies show that babies sleep best in a room that is kept between 65 and 70 degrees. Obviously, you should follow your baby’s lead on this, but a warm, comfortable sleep sack or onesie in a cool room will often lead to better sleep than no cover in a warm one.

  2. Dark: I’m talking pitch black. Some blackout curtains or blinds are a much better investment than a colorful mural. I’m a huge advocate of baby sleeping in the same place all the time, which means naps should be in the crib. You’ll find naps go down with a lot less fuss if there’s no light coming into the room.

  3. Boring: Music, soft light, pictures of Disney characters, swirling colors and little plastic fish, all of them seem like they should have a calming effect on a baby, but it’s just the opposite. These standard nursery accompaniments are distracting and stimulating. Blank walls and an easily accessible changing station, those are your best decorating choices when it comes to a baby’s bedroom. (Remember this is just temporary, there will be plenty of time for decorating once we have established the purpose of the nursery...sleep!)

  4. Comfortable: Babies sleep for nearly half the day, so a great mattress is a sound investment. It’s well worth your time to do some extensive research and spend the money that you have set aside for mobiles and stuffies, on the surface your baby is going to be spending the vast majority of their time on. Which brings me to my major point...

I know it’s probably a little bit of a tough pill to swallow for new parents, because we really do look forward to putting together a little baby themed paradise for our little ones. But bear in mind, this room serves a crucial function in your baby’s day-to-day life, and that’s to be a quiet, relaxing environment for them to get the extensive amount of sleep that their growing body's need.

There will be plenty of opportunity for them to design their rooms with extensive amounts of decor when they’re older.

Look what's around the corner!

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