Planning Your Baby Room Design: Creating the Best Nursery Layout
You should plan out your baby room design before you begin to purchase the baby nursery furniture for the room. Consider drawing a scale version of your room plan before you begin to buy anything. This will help you determine if the furniture you have in mind will work well in the your nursery space.
Baby Crib Placement
Deciding where you should place your baby’s crib is the most important part of the baby room design. Make sure it is away from windows. The crib can be placed in several positions depending on your room size. Putting one long side against the wall is an option. If your room is big enough, you can put one of the ends to the wall so that you can access either side of the crib. This will also use less wall space. If you are working with a small space, consider angling the crib in a corner to save some space. For round cribs, a corner or the center of the room (if you have a large room) work the best.
The Changing Table or Dresser Placement
Where the changing table and/or dresser should go is also important to the baby room design plan. You may want to place them by electrical outlets so you can plug in lamps, wipes warmers, tabletop nightlights, and other items. Locating the changing table near the closet or dresser(if you don’t have a changing table/dresser combo) will make dressing time flow better.
Bookcases can add great storage to a room. If you are working with limited space, choose a taller one verses a shorter wider one. This will best utilize the space you have to work with.
Toy Box Location
Toy boxes take up the least amount of space so place them in whatever space you have left. If you place the toy box
, or any piece of furniture your baby might climb on in front of the window, make sure that the window is tightly secured so that the baby or small children can not open it and fall out. This happened to my mom when she was a baby. Luckily, it was the first story and she landed on the grass!
Other things to take into consideration in your baby room design:
* If you have a mural on one wall, it will need to be considered in your baby room design. Try to avoid putting furniture on that wall so that you don’t block it. If this can’t be avoided, put the smallest and shortest pieces you can on that wall to avoid blocking as much of the
*Try to keep furniture pieces, especially the crib and changing table, away from heating and cooling devices such as air ducts and radiators. This will prevent the baby from possibly getting burned (by a hot radiator), from having them chilled by cold air conditioning during the summer months, and from having heat blowing directly on them during the winter months which may cause their delicate skin to dry out.
*Make sure cords from window treatments are secured up high to avoid a potential choking hazard.
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