How to Create the Perfect Nursery

June 19, 2018

One of the reasons people consider building a custom home is that their family is growing and they need more space or a space that is designed to their needs and tastes. Growing families often need to consider what to include in a nursery. The perfect nursery will look different for each family, but every nursery will share some common considerations. Here’s how to create the perfect nursery:

1. Sketch Out Ideas

You probably have some ideas of what you want in your nursery, even if you don’t know exactly what the full room will look like. A good way to start figuring it out is to get your ideas out on paper. You can brainstorm and sketch out ideas beforehand to get your thoughts in order.

Then, when you meet with your custom home designer, they will have a better idea of what else to bring up for consideration and what you want out of the room. Building around a theme is also a great way to focus and direct your ideas while also providing solid design direction. This also ensures the finished room will feel cohesive.

2. Focus on Storage

Another tip for how to create the perfect nursery is to focus on storage. There are a lot of things that need to be in a nursery, so you want to make sure you create a space for everything to avoid any extra stress or clutter. Knowing what needs to be there and what you want to be there will help you determine what storage will be provided by furniture pieces, like a changing table with cabinets and an ottoman with built-in storage. It will also help you figure out what storage to build into the room, like a closet or built-in shelving.

3. Plan for Comfort

Your baby will be growing up in this room and you’ll be spending a lot of time in it, so it’s important to make sure it’s comfortable. Soft rugs and blankets are accessories that help increase comfort. Starting off with warmer, muted tones on the walls and throughout the decor can help create a more calming and soothing atmosphere. This also allows you to create a space you and your baby will love spending time in.

4. Consider the Future

When designing a nursery, consider that your child will likely live in this room for many years. Think about how their needs will change as they grow and design accordingly. Taking in some tips for how to design flex rooms can help you plan a nursery that can grow with your child.

For example, a built-in closet used for storage when they were younger can easily transform into a closet to store their clothes when they get older. A designated play area can easily transform into a reading or study area. A changing table can be exchanged for a dresser or toy box without drastically affecting the available space of the room.

Multi-functional furniture can be a big help in making transitions much easier. Instead of switching out a changing table for a dresser, you can get a removable changing tray that fits over a dresser. Once you no longer need a changing table, you can remove the tray and continue to use the dresser. A crib that transforms into a toddler bed is another great example of multi-functional furniture that is a perfect fit for a nursery.

If your family might be growing soon and you’re considering a custom home, contact Custom Home Group at 717-284-4090. Our experienced team and design/build process will ensure all of your questions are answered, the process is easy from start to finish, and that you get the home you want when construction is finished.