Designing Your First Nursery
For first time parents, designing a nursery usually lands somewhere between thrilling and overwhelming. Preparing to welcome your new family member is a special and memorable time for most mom’s and dad’s-to be.
At Batch, we’ve been tiptoeing towards the debut of our first nursery concept. We figured that our Spring Collection – in shades of so many pink hues – was the perfect time to crystallize a few concepts for a sweet space to bring a new baby home in style.
Here are some tips that we’d love to pass along!
Select a neutral color palette
Picking the right color for your nursery may seem like rocket science, but never to fear, there’s a whole plethora of color options you can go with.
We love using creams, whites and grays as a base for a nursery. This color gradient provides you with the freedom to accessorize the room with colorful lighting, furnishings and decor. Neutral colors create a relaxing atmosphere, and that’s so important to keep in mind when decorating your nursery.
Choose the right textiles
When picking your textiles, make sure to go with cotton – it’s super durable, allows the skin to breath, absorbs moisture, and is machine wash friendly. Have fun with your textiles and choose things that have deeper colors or vivid patterns.
Incorporate fun and colorful art
When picking art, make sure it brings a sense of joy. Since this is an oasis for you and your baby, it’s important it’s filled with happiness and delight at every turn.
We integrated Smooth Hills Weaving handmade pastel rainbow fiber arch to make a colorful statement above the crib. You can even make a gallery wall to serve as the focal point of your nursery with Wee Wild Ones watercolor animals. Because who wouldn't want elephants, zebras, giraffes and penguins to inspire your infant?
Do create a comfortable nursing environment
Nursing can be hard, and you want to make sure both you and the baby feel comfortable during this vital bonding time. Depending on how big your room is, pick an armchair or small sofa from Capsule Home, that you and your baby can sit on together during nursing times. If you’re comfortable and at ease, your baby will be too! Plus, having something plush place to perch will make those late night feeding sessions less tiring.
You can also place a cute wicker basket next to your armchair or sofa that includes everything you need while nursing – like blankets, nursing pillow, hand sanitizer, nursing pads, burp cloths and paper towels.
Dress up your windows
Make sure you install blackout curtains or heavy blinds in your nursery to prevent the room from getting too hot and to help your baby sleep longer and more comfortably.
Use soft lighting
Purchase small accent lamps or install a dimmer for your overhead lighting in the nursery to help minimize harsh lighting in the room. Don’t forget to get a nightlight for safety and comfort during late-night feedings.
Don’t neglect your floors
Properly dressing your floors with some beautiful accent rugs to tie the entire room together. While everything in your nursery is new, we love the look of mixing a vintage rug from Revival Rugs to make the room feel one-of-a-kind.
Don’t wait until the last minute to decorate your nursery
Start your nursery project early so you aren’t scrambling at the last minute to get everything together! The last few months of your pregnancy will be crazy – from last minute planning, doctors appointments and baby showers – so the sooner you have the basics for your nursery, the easier things will be on you during those last few months.
The most important thing to remember when creating this space is to design a nursery that makes you smile, relax and enjoy. After all, you’re going to be spending a lot of time in the room with your baby so it should be a sanctuary you both love.