Today we have another installment of amazing nursery design tips for the ever fabulous ladies over at Serena & Lily. They are offering up some great tips and who couldn’t use some help when tackling the daunting task of putting together the perfect nursery? If you missed the first run of nursery design tips, check them out. And even better, the fab ladies are going to help one lucky reader get a jump start on a new nursery or a redesign of an existing nursery by offering an incredible giveaway so read up on their great tips, see the details for the giveaway below and enjoy!
Tips on how to incorporate the most important elements into your nursery design
Functionality is key, so keep these four words in mind: Sleep, Change, Feed and Store. Approach all of these items as: functionality first, but with design as a priority too. Falling in love with pieces and blending eclectic looks with gorgeous textures is what my nursery style is all about. I love choosing a bumper and crib skirt that can go with a lot of different colors and patterns. There’s no easier way to update your crib than by simply switching out the fitted sheet. To maximize space, turn your dresser into a changing table by simply adding a changing topper. And be sure to set it up so that you have easy access to all the essentials. A cozy glider is a nursery essential. It’s the spot where you’ll spend the most time with your baby, so it should be comfortable. To put the fun in functional, go with colorful storage bins sized for books, toys, laundry and other piles that need a place to go.
How to find a crib you love
Looking for the perfect crib before you know what style you’re going for can be daunting. So my first suggestion would be to figure out the look you want for the nursery. Is it vintage, modern, classic or bohemian? From there, you can figure out what type of crib will work best given the style you’re going for. Classic cribs have minimal embellishments and traditional lines. Vintage cribs are often made of iron with distressed painted finishes. Modern cribs have a simple linear design with minimal detailing. I also love an out-of-the-ordinary paint finish. Semi-gloss wall paint can turn a classic crib into a major style statement.
Tips on how to design a room for toddler and baby to share
Look for coordinating bedding that comes in crib and twin sizes. It doesn’t have to match exactly, but the colors and patterns should definitely work together. You could also think about adding a sham to your toddler’s bed that’s in the same pattern as the crib bumper. It’s a simple way to pull one pattern throughout a room. Storage is essential for shared rooms, so be sure you have plenty of bins to corral the toys and books for both children. Be smart with furniture as your space is limited. Choose a trundle bed for your toddler; it’s perfect for sleepovers or as extra storage.
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