If you’re expecting, then don’t make the common mistake of feeling like you have all the time in the world! Of course, nine months isn’t exactly a short period of time. Soon enough though, that bump you’re carrying is going to be a living, breathing, crying human! There are a few things you should get done before the birth; setting up your baby’s new room is one of them.
It’s pretty safe to assume you’ve been using your new baby’s room for something else over the years. Because of this, you’ll probably need to have a big clear-out. This is the easiest part of the process, and will give you more overall space in the long run. Gather up all the stuff you’ve been storing in the room, and try to find a home for everything you’re not going to keep. Local charity shops will probably take a lot off of your hands, but you can still scrape a little money out of the process. Take anything in a decent condition to a car boot sale. You’d be surprised at what some people buy! With anything left over, throw it away or recycle it.
The next thing you should do is to set up the basics of an infant’s room. I don’t care how great the mural you’re planning is! Of course, if you have the time, go ahead and give the room a fresh coat of paint. However, don’t bite off more than you can chew. Get the basics out of the way, and you’ll give yourself more time to worry about décor. At the very least, you’ll need a crib, chest of drawers and a changing table. You might want a night stand and a bookshelf, but worry about the bare necessities first. You can get these items flat packed, if you want to save yourself some money. To make sure it’s absolutely secure, order some Henkel technomelt glue and adhesive.
Once you have all the basic bits set up, you’re ready to get onto the fun part; picking out accessories. Believe it or not, a lot of expecting mothers can get pretty worked up about this! You might get worried thinking about the way you’re going to influence your kids’ early development. After that, it’ll take you forever to choose the basic décor for your baby’s room. I understand that you want your kid to have the best life possible; who doesn’t? Despite what you might have heard, Van Gough miniatures and Beethoven playing from mounted speakers isn’t going to have that much of an impact! A cute little area rug, a decorative mirror, and lots of toys will usually be enough. If you want to make the baby’s room unique, you might want to get some window transfers from Peels.
After these three steps, you’ll have a great little nest to welcome your bundle of joy into the world. While you should kit it out properly, don’t make it too extravagant! In a couple of years, your child will already have their own decorating ideas!