Babies don’t keep, and neither does their nursery. Just as fast as your child is growing, keep in mind they are also outgrowing their current bedroom. From their crib to the nursery themed artwork on the wall, your child’s room will need updates along with their different stages in life. So to help keep you from updating your child’s bedroom every year, here are some ideas to keep in mind from the start when designing their room.
- Purchase a crib that converts into a toddler bed. Majority of cribs out there offer this feature. A convertible crib will grow with your child from infant to toddler and some into teen years. So instead of buying a regular crib that your child will quickly learn to climb out of, we suggest doing your research on all of the great convertible ones out there! One of our favorite (and local) kids furniture stores is Cozy Kids Furniture located in Afton Ridge. They have a huge selection of children’s furniture at great prices and top notch quality!
- Buy furniture that will grow with your child. When you are designing your babies nursery, you might think that a full sized dresser is not necessary. However, keep in mind that a full sized dresser is more likely to be used in a toddler/young child/teenager’s room later on, not a half sized dresser. You will also want to make sure that if you purchase a dresser that comes with a changer topper, that the topper can easily be removed.
- Keep the pricey furniture pieces neutral. If you are going to splurge on an expensive dresser, you will want to make sure it is a neutral color and style. Your babies nursery design might look great with a navy blue dresser, but when they grow up is navy going to be a color that they want in their new grown up room?
- Customize their room with items that can easily be replaced. Add character to their nursery by using easy to replace items like pillows, inexpensive artwork, a rug, etc. Keep the big pieces of furniture neutral while letting their little personalities shine through with all of the “extra” stuff. It is even fun to let your child choose some of these smaller items.