Personally, I think the most straightforward way to decor a kid´s room is to do a “unisex” theme for your baby´s arrival.
Here is why: We have two rooms besides the main bedroom, one that is the closest to our room and the other one is down the hall. So for me, we will always keep the baby in a place which is closest to our room. Thus, whenever we decide to have a second child, our eldest will have to move to the room down the hall, and the baby will be as close to us as possible.
So my eldest child is a girl, my husband and I are thinking about a second child, and will probably start trying to conceive in the next couple of months, imagine we have a boy, should I spend all of the money I spent in decorating the baby´s room all over again?
I think not! That’s exactly why my daughter’s room is painted with mountains, and trees, and cloud, and monkeys, and giraffes and elephants; all of which are suitable for both boy and girl.
I would like to share with you what I found most comfortable to do during my complicated pregnancy to prepare my baby´s new room:
Choose a Unisex Theme:
If you do not feel like finding out your baby’s gender before they are born (yes in some cases that is still a thing), then this is a perfect match for you.
If you plan on using this room as a nursery every time a new baby arrives (like me), then also this is a perfect match for you. If you are not too inclined to “gender colors,” then this is also an ideal match for you!
Get Vinyl Decor Stickers:
If you do not have the time, experience, patience, creativity, etc. You can always buy pre-made stickers to put on the wall. They can be gorgeous!
We decorated our girl’s room with a simple background painting and then filled in the details with vinyl decorations, and I can tell you we did not spend more than $35 on them.
Get Family and Friends Support:
Pregnant women should not be in a closed space with fresh paint. So, ask your family and friends to help out; make a day out of it.
We invited all of my husband’s siblings and prepared all sorts of snacks we knew they liked, made them our famous barbecue ribs recipe, and bought beer for them. It was our unique way to thank them for helping with our daughter’s room decor.
Back to Basics:
What do you actually need in a nursery room? Like the real basics are: a comfortable feeding/nursing chair, a crib, a changing station, and a drawer or wardrobe; in my opinion that is pretty much it!
When the baby starts growing, you might want to start adding things little by little.
To start with, the first thing you might want to buy is a comfortable rug, and after a while a toy trunk or a kid´s bookshelf. However, something I would like you to know is that it is ok not to have everything purchased before they are born, maybe they won’t even need what you have bought with such despair and anticipation. Remember, not all kids need to have “magazine-like room.”
Hi, I´m Heidi and I am a Food Science and Technology Engineer with a Master´s Degree, but I am also a stay-at-home-mom. Up until very recently I worked for a multinational company, then I decided that I did not want to miss all the important milestones and quality time of my daughter, so I decided to become a freelancer. I love to do research, read and write articles about Food Benefits, and share my experiences and life-savior tips as a mom. Stay tuned to read parenting lessons, cooking tips, and much more.