Decorating the baby’s room is perhaps the most fun thing you can do. Nine months of anticipation and time to think about what that little creature will look like, what he or she needs, and how it will look best in the room. Of course, there are a few things to keep in mind while decorating. With this Ideabook we help you a little bit to get this special room in order for that very special family member. With these simple steps, you can set up your baby quickly, practically, and beautifully and you will have all the more time to enjoy that little one. Before we begin, visit for more information about the tools you need to use.
Where is the baby room
It is important to think carefully about where the baby’s room will be. Not that you always have a choice. Sometimes there is only one room left and the baby will have to settle for that. If you can choose, it is useful to choose a room close to your own bedroom. Chances are you’ll still need to get out often at night to feed, put the pacifier back in the mouth, or relieve some other discomfort for the baby. Then it is handy if your child is nearby and you don’t have to go through the whole house. If the baby’s room is close to your own bedroom, you can also hear the baby better, if you don’t want to rely entirely on the baby monitor. A comforting thought.
What furniture do you need?
Of course, there are a few basics that cannot be missing in the baby room. The baby needs somewhere to sleep so start with a crib. Once your child is slightly older, you can switch to a bed that he or she cannot climb out of. And it’s always nice to hang a mobile above the bed. You also need a cupboard space to store all the nice children’s clothes, but also diapers and toys. Closet space can optionally be combined with the chest of drawers, which we will discuss in more detail later. Then it’s nice to put a nice chair in the baby’s room. There you can feed the baby the last time before going to sleep, or read a story when he or she is a little older.
Chest of drawers
Then the dresser. Definitely one of the most important pieces of furniture in a baby’s room. You can use this to change diapers and dress the baby. You can also set up the bath here if your baby is taking a bath. When purchasing a chest of drawers, carefully consider how high it should be. Check how tall you are and at what height you like to ‘work’. If the commode is too high, you can’t reach it properly, if the commode is too low, your back can hurt. Make sure that there is always enough space in the changing table to store diapers, cleaning cloths, and other baby supplies such as hydrophilic diapers. It is also advisable to hang an (open) cupboard above the changing table, out of the reach of the little one, where you can put things such as buttocks cream, baby oil, and things such as nail clippers and a thermometer so that you always have this at hand.
Choosing the right mattress is very important. A good night’s sleep is crucial for a child and so is a good children’s mattress. For a child it is even more important than for an adult; for example, babies sleep more than 20 hours a day. A good mattress should ventilate well and it should not get too hot. A children’s mattress should also not be soft, due to the risk of suffocation, but it should certainly not be hard. In addition, a children’s mattress must be resilient and provide good support and, of course, be free from harmful substances.
With or without plants
Plants have a purifying effect. They filter the air, making it cleaner and healthier. So: yes, there are plants in the nursery. And in addition to the purifying effect, it also looks very nice and gives the room a natural look. It goes without saying that you should not put down poisonous plants, so check what you buy carefully. Plants with the most purifying effect are ivy, grass lily, spoon plant, and aglaonema. Always place the plants somewhere that your baby cannot reach and where they cannot be knocked over quickly.
Try to think long term
The last thing you want is to work in your newborn’s room. So make sure everything is ready on time. Also, try to think long-term. So that you don’t have to get back to work after a few months. Think about what your child needs in the short and somewhat longer term. Provide plenty of closet space, plenty of room to play, and consider a crib that can grow with your child.