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Essential elements of a Baby Nursery

Essential Elements of a Nursery/Kids Room Designing a nursery is one of the most exciting parts of becoming a parent! Choosing furniture and picking colors might not seem like a lot at first, but it means the world to the future parents who can’t wait for their newborn to arrive. Nevertheless, if you want your nursery to have that extra special feeling, you need to equip it with a few essentials. So here’s a quick guide to help you determine the essentials of a Baby Nursery.

Essential Elements of a Nursery/Kids Room

Designing a nursery is one of the most exciting parts of becoming a parent! Choosing furniture and picking colors might not seem like a lot at first, but it means the world to the future parents who can’t wait for their newborn to arrive. Nevertheless, if you want your nursery to have that extra special feeling, you need to equip it with a few essentials, so here’s a quick guide to some of the most important items you must not forget. Get a glimpse of the baby milestones you would experience soon.

A crib/bed

essential elements of a Baby Nursery


Understandably, you can’t have a proper nursery without a proper crib and a quality mattress, and this might ultimately be the most vital part of your newborn’s life. Though this is a big investment, you shouldn’t cut corners when purchasing a crib because the price often determines the quality and durability, which, in turn, strongly affect your child’s health and well-being. What you might want to do, however, is purchase a convertible crib that’s also a bed, thus covering the toddler years of your child as well. If not, you can easily turn a crib into a bed on your own and prevent your kid from having to change beds for the first five or six years of their life.

Colorful walls

essential elements of a Baby Nursery

Naturally, your baby’s new nursery has to be as colorful and stimulating as possible, and the best way to ensure that is by focusing on the walls. Instead of painting them in boring colors, opt for an intriguing wallpaper design that will not only help your children learn shapes and colors, but also sparkle their interest to discover more. Adding a nice little photo collage up there as well, together with a few framed images of your loved one’s favorite cartoon characters, will make them fall in love with the room even more.

Fresh air all day long

Keeping a nursery adequately ventilated and making sure your baby is breathing fresh air all day every day is essential. However, while that’s certainly easy to accomplish when the weather’s nice, what about rainy days and cold winter months? Fresh air is vital for a newborn’s health, which is why more and more parents search for an alternative solution to this problem and try to find the absolute best air purifier for allergies. Such a device keeps the nursery fresh all day long and, at the same time, saves your child from dangerous allergies. These can be quite a big health risk in young age and lead to other serious diseases, so keeping them at bay is of the utmost importance.

Storage solutions

essential elements of a Baby Nursery


First-time parents might not realize how much stuff a small child needs, but they’ll learn soon – just imagine all those creams, lotions, clothes, blankets, toys and pile of toys an enormous mountain of diapers! In order to store all of these things, you should reconsider your nursery’s storage options and find new and sustainable ideas. Start with a sizeable closet your child is going to be able to use in the years to come as well, and continue with a few shelves, baskets, hampers, bins and toy boxes – these will help you stay organized and also teach your child responsibility from the youngest age.

Apart from all of these things, there are a couple of more essentials you mustn’t forget when designing a nursery – a colorful wall-to-wall rug that’s both cozy and intriguing, subtle lights that has a tendency to soothe children to sleep, a rocking chair where you and your baby can spend some time together and bond, and, of course, a changing table that makes changing diapers much easier and less stressful for everyone.

 Thanks you Catherine, for this wonderful Guest Post!

Catherine is a passionate home design consultant from Melbourne. She loves making homes beautiful and buildings sustainable. She also like sharing her advice and knowledge with people. That is why she is also a regular contributor to the Smoothdecorator blog. Besides all this, she loves reading and enjoys a superhero movie from time to time.

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Quest to live the life surrounded with the charming little bundle's of joy. When they speak, I sing, When they smile, I rejoice , When they hug, I hold them never to lose, Such is my passion for these Gifts of God.

This love urged me to navigate separately from my Travel Blog & establish an "All-In-One" Blog for budding mothers. Mum's have multi-tasked this world ,with all her professional commitments , she still makes an extra effort to be a loving, caring and be an intellectual mommy! Cheers, for me too come from the same fraternity, post having a superb academics & close to 8 years of professional experience and blessed with a little one "who has indeed changed my life from Autumn to Spring";)

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  1. Thanks for your tips. I will bookmarked this for my future use. Am not yet pregnant 😀

  2. When we were expecting our daughter we were living in a very small flat so basically her crib was in the living room. Now she has her own room but nothing is really done because we will be going away next spring. Hopefully when we get back in a couple of years she will be excited to decorate her “nursery” room. I belive thought that fresh air and a lot of lights for a child rooms is important.

  3. These are some great ideas! We had a lot of pictures on the wall for our kids. We always had a rocking chair for nursing!

  4. What a lovely checklist of ideas and that cot looks so lovely and like the neutral colours too x

  5. jhilmildsaha says:

    Thats some really nice and useful tips.

  6. Such helpful tips! Will share this post with my Aunt for her lil one!

  7. Aww, this post brought back happy memories of when I was preparing my daughter’s nursery. She’s almost 16 now!

  8. You surely have put together nice ideas. My brother just had the new arrival of a cute boy. Hopefully he will take some tips from this post!

  9. What a beautiful space, nurseries aren’t really a thing here – maybe because people have large families so you generally start life in a Moses basket but I love how peaceful it looks

  10. henajose says:

    Its great setting up stuff for your new one. This post has added everything needful for setting up a nursery. Very helpful post for new moms.

  11. These are great tips. Would love to incorporate a few with a little tweak on my kids room! They are 18 and 5!

  12. ohshesahotmess says:

    I always pictured that my children would gro up in a nursery. That tanked because they had to sleep with me! Tlhese are beautiful rooms

  13. Wonderful tips! I love the concept of having a nursery that your baby can pretty much grow with.

  14. Thanks for sharing.. Will surely share the same owgh my friends who are parents

  15. Joline says:

    My niece who is just going to turn 3 this December has accumulated so much stuff it’s taken over my sister’s house lol! Storage and organization are key.

  16. I definitely agree that colourful walls are a must and I love the idea of using an air purifier. That way you can protect against allergies and make the air more cleaner!

  17. Oh your dresser is beautiful! I have three boys so our nursery decor was always more rugged, but I loved the girly, pretty nursery furniture!

  18. I love that you mentioned fresh air this couldn’t be more true! Love it.

  19. Oh these photos are so cute! I love the giant elephant! I think the walls shouldn’t be too bright and I like paler colours. It’s easier to adapt for when the kid grows up or if you want to move out and sell the house!

  20. Storage space is an absolute MUST! It never ceases to amaze me how much you can accumulate with children.

  21. I never really had a nursery for my boys. They slept in my room until they were at least 18 months old and otherwise didn’t really spend any time in their room. I’m kind of sad about this because I did decorate for my first and made it a jungle theme, but he just never went in there until after I was pregnant with my youngest.

  22. Shreemayee Chattopadhyay says:

    These are very useful tips for the new moms.

  23. My best friend this super magical harry potter themed nursery for her daughter! Complete with all the necessities you talk about here!

  24. Thanks for wonderful tips for mom to be

  25. Very useful tips for Maintaining baby nursery room. Fresh air and sufficient light arrangement is very important in kids room. Your ideas are helpful for many moms.

  26. Love the ideas for decorating nursery kids room

  27. This is an awesome post.. first time parents will definitely be benefitted a lot! ?

  28. You have put together such great tips. This should help a lot of new parents.

  29. Lovely post on all the requirements of a new parent.

  30. Thanks for lovely post, very informative and I loved ur guest post blogger tips

  31. This is such an insightful post. You are right!! Designing a baby nursery room is so stressful. Choosing from the right color of the room and choosing the best stuff to our baby. But when we see our little baby, all the hard work, all the pain are all worth it.

  32. Sheetal Dorby says:

    This is so Informative and important tips AF. I loved how you have explained this

  33. worldofmakeupmagique says:

    These are such wonderful ideas… my mommy friends would love it

  34. Nisha Malik says:

    A very helpful pot for all the new mommies. it is important to take saftey measures into account while planning a nursery.

  35. These are some amazing tips. Would be so helpful for new moms. Would share it.

  36. Trystwithvanillagirl says:

    Thanks for sharing this wonderful post will definitely share a word and your ideas about babies nursery with new mums and mums to be

  37. Need to bookmark these tips for future . Thanks for sharing

  38. You practically covered everything that would constitute a lovely kids room or nursery. We too have planned our son’s room in this way only.

  39. These are wonderful tips on planning a lovely and comfortable nursery…

  40. I love how catherine has penned down the list. She has explained all points very clearly! pretty cool.

  41. Loved the tips .Crib and cots need to be chosen carefully

  42. I wish I had seen a post like this before my baby was born. This is awesome ?? some great ideas out here.

  43. What wonderful inspiration for new moms. I will definitely be sharing this with my girlfriend who just had a baby xoxo

  44. Some nice ideas. I’m sure your baby really appreciates it! Thanks for sharing.

  45. Very well explained and detailed tips. Thank you for sharing. Spacing and comfort is biggest challenge for designing the nursery.

  46. We researched for months before setting up the nursery with a cot, a mattress and wall decals. She hasn’t slept in her room not once for 16months,lol.

  47. I dont have a separate room for my baby yet . But whenever I am going to have one these tips will

  48. Very well written blog. There are so many things one needs to take care of such as color theme, utility racks, beds, study table and space for toys.

  49. This is an awesome post including simple yet helpful tips for baby nursary. Thanks for sharing!

  50. Lovely tips, I had made a cute nursery for my son, but he has never stayed there- think he hates it secretly!!

  51. roadaviator says:

    INteresting post and wonderful read. Seriously difficult task to take care of baby nursery because the learning begins from this stage only.

  52. jmsterb says:

    This would be so helpful for anyone having a kid soon. I love the shelf.

  53. Oh what a wonderful wealth of resource! My friends are having a baby and they’re as you can imagine a bit overwhelmed on how to set up their nursery. Will be forwarding this to them.

  54. Oh my, I did a double take at the first picture – it looks so much like my third granddaughter’s nursery! She’s now just over 10 months old and enjoys a well-equipped and adorably decorated nursery. My daughter is very creative and my son-in-law is quite the master DIYer, so Lillianna has a nursery worthy of being featured in a magazine or online!

  55. Loved the tour into your nursery.

  56. I’m a decorator and now so familiar with baby rooms any more so tips of this area are more than welcome for me. A room should be functinal and look good as well.

  57. What a beautiful nursery! I wish we could have painted my son’s walls, but we’re renting. So we put up some wall decals instead 🙂

  58. These are great tips for first time moms or moms who are about to have another child and want to do something a little different. Looks beautiful.

  59. Catherine Collins says:

    Oh my God, guys! Thank you so much for the lovely comments! I am so glad you like the article and the tips! My heart is filled with joy! ? I hope I can make you happy with some more useful tips in the future. Thank you so so much! ❤

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