The key to a beautiful nursery is to stick to a color palette and keep things peacefully simple. It can be easy to go overboard (HA – what a great pun!) on a nautical nursery and overwhelm the room with lighthouses, boats, animals, stripes, ropes, and everything ocean related. This is not what you want. Think clean lines and sweet, comfortable pieces. Choose your accents wisely.
A few staples all nurseries should have:
A place to store clothing: A good closet setup or a dresser.
A place for baby to sleep (even if it goes unused for the first 2 years): You can do a crib, a sweetly laid out floor bed, or even full mattress that baby will use as he grows.
A great chair: You will spend so many hours in this chair. Really, really, really make sure you love it. It will be passed from child to child. You will feed your baby, rock your baby, probably fall asleep yourself in it. Continue reading