Every nursery starts off as a blank canvas. It's up to the parents-to-be to transform it into their style of choice, whether thats a traditional pastel-painted nursery, or a contemporary retreat; the process can be easy with these guidelines.
1. Measure up and Create a Furniture Plan
The most important starting point is to figure out how much space you actually have to play with, that way you can draw up a budget and have a list of specific items you want to fit in this space and budget.
2. Determine a Style
One of the questions you can ask yourself is 'how do you want the room to feel?' Maybe its dreamy and serene? Or maybe you're after a more electric and bold look and feel? This question can help you pinpoint the style and the rooms 'point of view' and once thats done you can choose all furniture pieces to align with this vision. Take this vision and create a mood board to bring all your thoughts together and make sure you stay on track.
3. Create three areas
One of the winning formulas I've always used is to divide the room in to three separate areas. You could have the sleeping area, the reading area and the changing area. When you do this you create a room thats not just used for sleeping, it also helps you focus on really completing each area so you are left with a room full of styled walls and floors with lots of layers to it.
4. Add a Rug
You may ask how a rug has made itself in to a bold bulletpoint and thats because it can be one of the most important features in a room. Rugs create warmth, bring in texture, bring dividing elements together or can be a main feature.
The last element should always be lighting. It is important in nurseries to have very soft lighting as well as a few lighting options. You could have a beautiful feature light hanging from the ceiling, a floor lamp next to a nursing chair and a table lamp next to a reading corner. Lighting creates mood, softens rooms and adds to the layering of the room.