Our baby's nursery.
Something I am just so excited to start putting together.
On a budget.
Hello DIY projects!
Comfy, clean, cozy, cute, and cheap nursery...here we come!
Does our baby need a special nursery? Honestly...no! He or she will have spend the first 6 to 8 months of his or her little life in a room of cribs, shared with all the other little babies who are waiting on mommies and daddies. Moving from an orphanage to a home will be an adjustment in itself for our little one.
So are we making a special nursery? Yes :-) What can I say, I am a victim of the "first-time-parent" syndrome! I want the cute little room with the bright colors and bows. But, I refuse to pay big bucks for it.
This little project is going to help me get through the waiting.
We are designing a gender neutral nursery, since we don't know yet if we will be referred a boy or a girl. Once we receive the referral, I can always tweak the room by adding a pink throw pillow here...
...or a red truck there.
Another key factor: the nursery will be doubling as a guest room...kinda. Our house only has 2 bedrooms, so we will be keeping a double bed in the nursery. But we won't actually have our guests entertain an infant roommate when they come to stay! My husband and I will stay in the nursery/guest room while the guests enjoy our quiet bedroom. Happy baby, happy parents, happy guests.
Some nursery tips I have received so far:
- Don't overspend on bedding. The baby is just going to cover it will drool and other bodily discharges.
- Sneak as much storage into the room as possible.
- Keep it simple and practical. Cute accessories will need to be moved as soon as our darling bean is walking and simply require more dusting (which I am told I will not have time to do, hehe).
- Decorate for yourself. Babies aren't picky! Don't pick a nursery theme that you will have to change when the baby becomes a toddler. When you walk in the room for a 2 am feeding, it should be decorated in a way that will make you smile.
What tips would you add to my list?