A child’s state of mind is strongly influenced by the ambiance and the appearance of the surrounding space. Most often when living in a rented home we’re confronted with space issues so when the little one comes we have to make do with what we have. You’ll probably have to say goodbye to your home office and transform the room into a comfortable nursery fit for a newborn.
If you want a happy child, one of the first things you can do is redecorate and turn the place into a warm, bright and peaceful hideaway. Cartoon themes or home décor inspired by the magical realms of fairytales are the easiest way to create a friendly and appealing environment. Use themed wallpaper, stickers or wall decals to breathe life into your kid’s favorite heroes.
Another way to let the magic of childhood into a room is to use cheerful and refreshing elements like sheer or satin drapery. Bedding and linen in pastel shades of blue, lavender, green or pink can instantly brighten any interior. Give the flooring a whole new look with some soft throw rugs; kids grow quickly and your little bundle of joy will be exploring the floorboards soon enough.
As to pieces of furniture, I’d say you need to be practical. Pick durable and versatile items that you’ll be able to use for longer periods of time: a crib that can easily be converted into a toddler bed; a changing table with drawers underneath or some adjustable shelving that will help you maximize space; a comfortable rocker that will make your baby feeding sessions much easier; or wicker hampers where you’ll be able to hide all the toys and paraphernalia later on.
To personalize the room and make it feel cozy you can use wall-cling decorations which are affordable and easy to remove as the baby gets older. Hang the baby’s name on the wall in colorful letters; bring in a nice tall lamp for comfy lighting and a few children’s books to make evenings interesting; and some jolly wall art which you can paint yourself to add positive energy and feeling to the décor.