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Designing and decorating a nursery is one of the most beautiful interior design jobs that you can undertake. It means that you are expecting a baby and that you are about to enter a new, beautiful phase of your life. It needs to be said, however, that turning a room into a gentle and cozy nursery may be more complex than you’d think and that is why you need to keep a few things in mind when doing it.

1. Controlling the light
Babies and small children are very-light dependent so to say as the amount of light is one of the first things they start noticing, whether consciously or not. For instance, you cannot expect your newborn to sleep peacefully under a blinking and buzzing neon light above their crib. You need to ensure that your nursery gets enough light during the day but that you can also regulate the amount of light that you let enter the room. When it comes to artificial light, you should consider a dimmer that will allow you to, once again, control how much light your nursery is getting.

2. Choosing the furniture

One of the most exciting and wonderful things that you will do when designing your nursery is choosing the furniture. We all know what you will need in your nursery and we will not bother you with that. One thing that some people forget is the chair for the mother (or the father) which is always needed in the nursery. These days, you can go with all kinds of furniture for your nursery, from the more traditional wooden to all kinds of new durable and clean materials. Make sure to consider your budget and make sure that you shop around.

3. Decorating the walls

There is nothing more depressing than a nursery that looks like a room in an old-school hospital with drab, boring walls and ceiling that are merely performing a function. You will want to add life to the walls but you will also try and not turn it into a circus. You can paint the walls with some fun and exciting designs; you can include decorative plastering work to the top of the walls if you wish; you can even have a mural painted on the walls or the ceiling. You can find plenty of ideas for this online but you can always come up with your own design.

4. Adding the little touches
Once you have done pretty much everything that you feel is necessary and aesthetically beneficial for your nursery, it is time to start thinking about the little details that will really bring your new nursery to life. For example, you can order to have the baby’s blanket or towels monogrammed with their initials. You can also add toys that will go with the design of your nursery and that can later become your child’s first toys. You can also add a small table for the parents, a design table that will be as beautiful as it is functional.

The final addition to your nursery, of course, will be your baby and the moment you actually bring your baby home and into the nursery will be one that you will remember for the rest of your life. That is a guarantee.

Author: James Burbank is a freelance interior designer and enthusiast who lives and breathes interior decoration and design. He is always glad to learn more and to share his expertise with others.