How to Decorate a Room for a Baby

No one really understands how quickly kids grow up until they become a parent. Those years seem to pass by in the blink of an eye, and soon your baby is starting their first day of pre-school and bringing home their artwork. Where did those years go?

When you decorate a room for a child, it is important to remember one important thing. Ideally, you want a room that will grow with your child with ease – from a baby to a toddler to a pre-schooler and beyond.

Here are some of our top decorating tips that will suit the whole family.

How to decorate a room for a baby
When you are browsing furniture for a baby’s room, take into account more than their immediate needs. Cribs which can convert into a toddler bed can save you having to upgrade unnecessarily. A bookshelf can easily house their stuffies, teddy bears and dolls as well as their books further down the track. Consider, also, a solid dresser that will last them well past the school entry age. Once you have the bare bones laid out, then you can add those unique features that make a house a home.

Prints and canvas art can add a personal touch to your little one’s room and help to complement the tone of the bedroom. Opt for something elegant like a floral name print or a woodland name print which will stand the test of time. Don’t be afraid of colour – a pop here and there will enhance the overall look.

How to decorate a room for a toddler
It is at this stage of their lives that the kids are starting to move about, and they become very curious. Toy boxes and storage boxes are a necessity at this age, and you can never have too many. Their toy collection will grow along with their curiosity, and you will need somewhere to house their ever-growing assortment of odds and ends. Adding a comfy chair or a bean bag will allow them to take a breather now and then. Being a toddler can be tiring stuff!

Plan a space to inspire their creativity. A table and chair set will allow them to draw, paint and craft to their heart’s content. After all, you may find out you have a little Sidney Nolan or Grace Crowley on your hands. Take the time to shop around for good quality lighting to encourage regular sleep patterns and habits.

How to decorate a room for a pre-schooler child
As the kids get older, they love to have more of a say in the colour and design of the room. They might want to pick out their own quilt covers and bedding sets. There is an incredible range of contemporary designs available, particularly in the way of personalised bedding. And, of course, don’t forget those snuggle sacks for sleepovers at grandma and grandpa’s house.

Adding more grown-up elements such as rugs and throws can give the room an inexpensive makeover. Make a space for them to showcase their artwork on a special wall. It is also useful to invest in a desk to help with their transition from a pre-schooler to the bigger grades.