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Preparing For A Baby: The Functional Items And Nursery

If you have got a new addition on the way, you are probably incredibly excited. I know that I was with each of my pregnancies, I just couldn’t wait to meet my little bundles. The way that I kept myself busy was by designing their nurseries and making sure I had exactly what we needed. It was a lot of fun and an amazing distraction. While there are a lot of beautiful nursery designs to choose from, if you don’t find out the sex before the birth, it can be hard to design a suitable nursery or pick out essential items However, it isn’t impossible, if you know what you are doing, you can create a beautiful gender neutral nursery and be completely prepared with all you need for their arrival. I wanted to share with you some of the ways you can prepare and what you actually need. I hope it helps you to feel better prepared for your little one’s arrival.

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Choose a neutral color scheme for the nursery

When it comes to designing a gender neutral nursery, the key is to choose a gender neutral color scheme. Don’t make the mistake of thinking that a gender neutral color scheme has to be plain and boring, because it doesn’t.Grey and white, lemon and cream, navy blue and white, and pastel blue or green and white, are a few color scheme ideas that could work well. You can use these colors to create a stylish space that is suitable for a baby of either sex. This way, you don’t have the panic of creating a room that perhaps may outgrow your little one as they get bigger. I find that too much blue for a boy and too much pink for a girl, could mean that as they get older and more interested in different things that you might end up needing to decorate again. Keeping things neutral also helps you for if you decide to have another baby, as you again don’t have that pressure to change things.

Choosing matching furniture

When it comes to choosing furniture for your baby’s nursery, choosing matching pieces is a good idea. If you want to use the furniture to pull the room together, opting for a matching cot, changing unit and baby wardrobe, is a great idea. You can find lots of awesome furniture pieces online for your little one’s nursery. When it comes to choosing furniture for your baby’s nursery, it can sometimes feel impossible to get it right. However, if you opt for a set of furniture, you will find that no matter what style of furniture you choose, it will bring your nursery design together, again this tends to be a style that will work well for other babies in the future.

The baby stroller and baby seat

There are other essential items that you need to prepare for your baby’s arrival, of course, while they don’t necessarily fit in the nursery they are still items that are very functional. You may be getting confused over the best baby strollers and car seats, and there is always a lot of choice out there. You can again, opt for something gender neutral with these purchases so they can be used time and time again. The best advice is to head to the stores and physically see them and try them out. Read reviews online and ask for recommendations. You will know when the right combination of stroller and travel system is right for you and your family.

Use accessories to add color

Your best bet for creating an awesome gender neutral nursery is bringing in color using accessories. Sometimes, adding just one or two colorful accessories, such as a bright rug and a couple of colorful pillows, can be all you need to jazz up the space. The best thing about adding color with accessories is that if the co lour you choose doesn’t suit your baby, you can easily change them.

Don’t forget the wall art

If you have opted for plain nursery walls, to brighten them up, adding wall art is a great idea. If you have a look online, you should be able to find some cute wall art that will look great in your nursery. When it comes to designing a gender neutral nursery and purchasing those functional items, it can sometimes be hard to know where to start. However, if you follow the recommendations above, you can feel better prepared for your future arrival.

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