24 May 2022

How to arrange and decorate the baby's room?

The baby's arrival is approaching, and it's time to create a cozy and secure environment where they can feel as comfortable as they did in their mom's womb. But how to arrange and decorate baby's room?

  • First, avoid clutter by limiting the number of pieces of furniture in the room.
  • Think about how you'll have to move in the room and make it as functional and practical as possible. It needs to have everything you'll need for a baby, yet be a place where everyone feels good.
  • Baby room essentials include: the crib where your baby will sleep until they're three or four, a changing table to organize toiletries and primary care products, and a dresser for the clothes.
  • The layout must be harmonious and secure with the changing table close to the dresser, so you can easily reach your baby's clothes without taking your eyes off them. The crib should also be placed away from the heater, to prevent overheating, and away from the A/C to avoid direct blow, for example.
  • Then, imagine the decoration of the room to create a cozy, soft environment, created both for everyday convenience and to spark your baby’s development and growth.
  • You can choose to arrange the space according to a theme or a color, depending on your tastes, the layout of the room, and the gender of your baby.
  • It is advisable to use neutral shades for the walls, such as old pink, pearl gray, or pastel tones, to avoid overstimulation during resting times.
  • These tones can be enhanced with simple and playful details and accessories, such as a nightlight or mobile, stickers, a rug, and bed linen.
  • The lighting is also a detail not to be neglected when decorating the room. Regardless of the choice of wall or ceiling lamps, avoid bright lights which are aggressive to a baby’s eyes.
  • Regardless of what design or decoration you select for your future baby's room, optimize safety and hygiene of the space.
  • To limit the risk of allergies, prefer wooden floor or tiles to carpeting, where dust mites love to settle. You can opt for a playful and washable carpet on top.
  • Make sure that the furniture you buy or are given meets US safety standards.
  • The arrival of a baby requires some spending. If you are on a budget yet, managing to anticipate the expenses, the design, and decoration of your baby's room will be a real pleasure!

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Decoration, furniture... The essentials for the baby's room


With only a few weeks to go, it's time to create a cozy bubble for your baby. Here are a few tips on creating a soothing, peaceful, and safe environment where your baby can sleep and grow well.

  • First, depending on your budget and the size of the future room, think about buying the first pieces of furniture: the crib, the changing table and the dresser are among the essentials.
  • If space allows, add a comfy chair to hold and rock baby.
  • When it comes to decorating, choose soft tones to create a peaceful and playful atmosphere: animal, nature, marine or graphic themes… It's up to you to use different accessories.
  • Think about your baby's safety every step of the way: avoid carpeting causing allergies and prone to dust mites.

Tips for spending less when baby arrives


Between decorating the room, diapers, or clothes, the bill can quickly get higher before the baby's arrival. Anticipate yourself to these expenses so that this moment remains a moment of pure happiness!

  • While some purchases are essential to prepare for the arrival of a baby, like diapers or food, there are still some tips to control expenses.
  • Opt for a birth registry, which has become more and more common in recent years and which allows relatives to buy useful gifts for future parents.
  • Sort out what's useful and what's not: do you really need that state-of-the-art sterilizer or is the one that fits in the microwave enough?
  • Renting an infant crib from the maternity ward or drugstores also helps you watch your budget.

The different types of cribs


If your baby is about to arrive in this world, it's time to buy them a cozy nest. Here's a quick overview of the models on the market.

  • To ensure the safety of your little one, choose a bed with bars.
  • You can also opt for an evolving bed, which will follow your baby as they grow.
  • If you want to breastfeed, you can have your baby sleep in your room with a side-sleeping bed or cradle during the first months.
  • Around the age of 2 to 3 years, the bars become dangerous.
  • In the case of an evolving bed, you can simply remove them.
  • If you chose a bed with bars, exchange it for a cabin bed, a playful model appreciated by children.

Bedding: the essentials for welcoming baby


Soon, your baby will give you the rhythm of their little cries and tender smiles. Are you ready to welcome them? Zoom on the essentials in terms of bed linen.

  • You've been dreaming about your baby's room since you found out you were pregnant!
  • To create a personalized universe, choose coordinated bedding.
  • To keep your baby warm, don't forget a sleeping bag or sleeping sack.
  • Also, choose a mattress cover that matches the room's decor.

What accessories for the arrival of baby?


Your baby is coming soon and you're not at the top of your game. Here's a little list of accessories that could help you in your preparations.

  • Among the essentials, plan for :
  • A bed: crib, cot or carrycot at first.
  • Appropriate bedding.
  • A cupboard to store their little things.
  • A car seat for newborns.
  • A stroller or a travel system.
  • A changing bag.
  • A changing table.

A small bathtub.
A few newborn toys as well as one or several binkies.
And finally, a real little collection of cute clothes, so that your baby is nicely dressed from the very first hours of their life!