If you’re expecting a new addition to your family in 2022, it’s a good idea to set up your child’s bedroom as soon as possible—even if it’s only temporary at first. With these decoration tips, you may easily tweak items as the child develops. These 6 recommendations can help you create a cute nursery that is comfortable and welcoming without breaking the budget.
Choose the Colour Scheme
Consider your child’s personality before choosing a color scheme, as colors can influence mood. For example, bright, energizing colors like yellow can help children wake up and feel more alert. Cool colors like blue and green have a calming effect.
Opt for neutral shades that won’t clash with your child’s personality as they grow up.
Select Comfortable Furniture
When you’re just starting out, it can be hard to justify splurging on luxurious furniture—but don’t think you have to choose drab, uncomfortable pieces to set up your child’s bedroom. Opt for pieces that are simple and neutral so they won’t go out of style quickly; and they shouldn’t put too much pressure on your budget, either.
How to identify comfortable furniture
- Know the material used. For example, velvet is softer than genuine leather
- Check out the quality. Normalize going into a ho and sitting on a chair, couch so that you feel before you buy.
- The Price. With the rate of scams in 2021, most people are selling furniture for less, when it’s deteriorating, then claiming it’s saving. BEWARE.
- The warranty and guarantee. While a furniture warranty doesn’t directly show if the furniture is comfortable, it can help you to know if you can return it, exchange it or make the supplier repair it.
Opt for Quality Over Quantity
Quality trumps quantity every time. That doesn’t mean you have to break your budget to set up a child’s bedroom—but it does mean that you shouldn’t skimp on quality and depend on cheap, flimsy items.
One of the biggest mistakes parents make when decorating their child’s room is going all out with cheap, flashy items. While you want to be mindful of your budget, a good rule of thumb is to spend more on quality furniture and accessories than you do on quantity. This doesn’t just mean furnishings that cost R10000 instead of R5000 but thinking more holistically about how those items will contribute to your child’s sense of comfort and character in their bedroom space over time.
Don’t Forget Lighting
One of your most important considerations when setting up a child’s bedroom is lighting. Lighting can either make or break a room and it should be something you consider from beginning to end (not just at night).
Sunlight will always be free, so set up your room so that it can get sunlight at least four hours a day. A big, bright window with lots of natural light makes for a very inviting space. Be sure to use curtains or shades so that you control how much sun enters the room.
Include Shelving Units
One of the easiest ways to make a newborn’s bedroom look bigger is to fill it with as much storage as possible. Shelving units give you extra space for books, toys, or even clothes. Also, adding shelves lets you display some pictures or décor items easily and without taking up too much room or making it look clumsy. And if you want to get a little fancy with your design, try painting your shelving units to match your wall color.
Add Some Artwork
Buy some colorful prints or an original painting to hang over your child’s bed. Artwork like murals and beautiful landscape paintings not only make a child’s room look better, but also improve concentration and sleep. If you don’t have enough money to buy something new, check out DIYs for artwork You might find just what you’re looking for!