If you need to know how to convert a room into a nursery, congratulations are definitely in-order and the good news is, you don’t have to be an experienced interior designer to make it look and function great. If you’ve done something like removing a kitchen island for a remodel, then relax because this will be a cinch. All you need is a simple color scheme and to keep in mind two things: less is more and function trumps style. Although you’ll want it to be stunning, its aesthetics won’t matter during those midnight feedings or when you’re trying to locate this or that at 3 in-the-morning.
How to Convert a Room into a Nursery
Many new parents start their journey with a pack-in-play or crib in their master bedroom. Eventually, the absolute need for convenience isn’t a big issue and it’s time for baby to have his or her own room. Typically, it’s a spare room or a guest room that’s transformed into a nursery. The room doesn’t have to be large, just big enough to accommodate some simple furniture and basic necessities within easy reach.
The trickiest thing about decorating a baby’s room is that it won’t be a baby’s room for long – before you know it, a troublesome toddler will be in there, swiftly followed by an opinionated child, then a hulking great teenager. It’s nice to splurge on some special things for your newborn, but there are ways of decorating to make sure you don’t have to do it all again before they’re out of nappies. —MSN.com
If you are in the midst of gutting a house for rehabilitation, you’ll have the advantage of starting with a completely blank slate. However, if the room is currently used for another purpose, do yourself a favor and empty it out completely. Leave nothing behind and you’ll be able to imagine it more easily rather than having to “rearrange” things in your mind. Here are some simple steps to follow for how to convert a room into a nursery:
- Measure and plan. There’s no use in trying to hammer a square peg into a round hole, but unfortunately, this becomes a stubborn reality for many new parents. Measure the room so you know precisely how much space is available and that will help you plan what furniture will fit without cramping the space.
- Paint the walls. Next, paint the walls for a fresh look. You can use pink, yellow, green, and blue for a girl or blue and green for a boy. If you want the space to grow with her or him, paint it with one or two neutral colors. Stay away from red and black because these stir upsetting and/or negative emotions.
- Furnish the nursery. When the paint is dry, furnish the nursery. Take into consideration things such as function (how easy it is to maneuver) and also sunlight. You need the space to provide unobstructed traffic flow and also to provide the most used necessities in an instant.
- Store necessities. In an easily accessible place, put all your baby necessities such as wipes, diapers, towels, bottle warmer, and more. Put like items together and try to space what you store so you don’t have to move one thing to get to another.
- Decorate the nursery. Now, all that’s left to do is to decorate and baby-proof the room. Here again, you should keep it simple so there’s not much to clean up or put back. This also keeps things from being obscured.
When you’ve emptied out the room, pile all the junk together and phone 800-433-1094 or visit AAA Rousse Services and we’ll come by and haul it all away. If you are updating your home to include a new nursery, you can also contact us to schedule construction and remodeling debris removal.