DIY Décor: How To Set Up The Nursery Of Your Dreams

DIY Décor: How To Set Up The Nursery Of Your Dreams

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You have probably started imagining how your little one’s nursery is going to look since the day you’ve found out that you are expecting. If browsing interior design magazines and being on Pinterest has your mind racing to come up with the cutest room possible, you’ll be glad to hear that there is no need to spend huge amounts of money in order to create the nursery of your dreams. While some items you will purchase, there are many DIY projects you can take on to achieve your goals. Plus, you are probably more than happy to put some love, time, and effort into this task. So, keep on reading for some tips and tricks when it comes to setting up a nursery for your newborn.

Create an interesting pattern on the walls

The first thing you could do is paint the walls in the nursery. While you could simply paint them all in one colour and call it a day, you could also make it a bit different by incorporating several shades into the design. For example, you can choose one wall and create a geometrical pattern on it that will give the room some dimension. All you need for this is paint, some tape to help you make the shapes, and some painting equipment that you surely already own. If you’re feeling extra motivated and creative, you can even paint a unique mural that your little one will surely appreciate when they grow up. From nature to space, the themes you could opt for abounding so get painting.

Upgrade the crib in a cute way

Awww so cute!!

If you and your partner are handy and good at woodworking, you can probably make a crib all on your own. However, it’s more likely that you will purchase one. If all of them look too basic and not up to your taste, don’t worry. All you have to think about is its safety and durability; everything else, you can take care of with some DIY skills. For instance, you can easily repaint it if you want it in a bold colour and can’t find one such to buy. Then, you can improve the railing and add some subtle colour to the crib if you don’t want it too bright. When you got the crib ready, don’t forget to get a good mattress and some quality cot sheets for your little one.

Make colourful shelves in various shapes

A project that is a bit less demanding than making a crib is creating shelves for the room. This is something you can do on your own, with no issues. What is more, seeing as how easy it is to buy precut pieces of wood, all you have to do is come up with a creative way to install them. Even if you can’t think of anything, don’t worry as the internet is full of helpful suggestions. For example, the simplest thing you could do is paint the shelves. You can go for a colour that matches the overall aesthetics of the room or pick one that will stand out when placed on the wall. If you want to do something a bit different, you can paint them in different shades of the same colour and arrange them so that they create an ombré effect. On the other hand, you don’t even have to purchase planks of wood. Look into what you have around the house that can be repurposed and put on the wall to serve as a shelf. You can surely find at least one thing that could be repainted and given a new life.

Be creative in terms of storage

You will surely shower your bundle of joy in clothes and toys, which is why you have to ensure there is enough storage for everything. Besides purchasing wardrobes and drawers, you can make some clever storage solutions by yourself. For example, if you have any wooden crates, they can easily be turned into toy boxes. Just add wheels to the bottom and a cushioned seat on top, and you got yourself a multifunctional and eye-catching chest for toys. Then, you can also make stylish storage baskets out of fabric. If you see a cute fabric that you are not sure how to incorporate into the nursery, why not try this? Whether you use it as a hamper or for storing toys, it’s up to you.

Spell out their name with yarn-wrapped letters

Regardless of whether you’ve decided on the name before birth or the baby has already arrived, a cute project would be putting their name on the wall. This is something that shouldn’t take too much of your time but can really personalize the space. Write the name on some cardboard or foam core, cut it out, apply glue, and wrap yarn tightly around it. You can make it in any colour you want and glue on additional details.

Track your baby’s growth with a cute chart

If you plan on turning the nursery into your child’s bedroom eventually, you can also add a cute growth chart that will help you measure how big your little one is actually getting. There are many approaches to this. For instance, you can paint it directly on the wall. Leave one stripe on the wall in a different colour and add measurements. You can measure them whenever you want and scribble down the date next to their height. On the other hand, you can get a rectangular piece of wood, sand it down and colour it in a hue of your choosing, and hang it on the wall. If the nursery has a theme, you can decorate the chart accordingly.

Provide your baby with a chic gym

Provide your baby with a chic gym

While you could spend a lot of money on a pre-made one, you could also look for a useful tutorial online when it comes to making your baby a wooden gym. Just by purchasing four pieces of wood and doing some drilling, sawing, and gluing, you can create something that will not cost a lot and will allow you to switch your baby’s toys whenever you want. Plus, making each toy will be a lot of fun as you can come up with various designs.

Add a cute rug to tie the room together

Finally, every room needs a nice rug that will tie everything together. Even though the range of options available online is so great, you can try your hand at making your own rug. The examples are far and wide. For instance, a felt ball rug is a unique approach you can take. Approximately a thousand two-centimetre felt balls can provide you with a rug that is around 70 cm in diameter. Similarly, you can make a pom-pom rug if you have plenty of wool lying around. It will be both super soft and one-of-a-kind.

Regardless of whether you are still expecting or if your family has already welcomed a new member, you can always turn to DIY projects to further improve and decorate the nursery of your dreams. Just a little creativity and craftiness can go a long way, so stay imaginative.


Part of the expertEasy writing team, Laura is from the UK and has a keen interest in Business, interior design and decor, home improvement and thriftiness in all things around the house and garden.

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