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Moms-to-be often feel a compelling urge to start primping up their home ready for their baby’s arrival, and I’m not just talking about the nursery. Nesting is a very real thing, and moms will often not feel quite comfortable in their own home until they have made it just right.
With that in mind, I’ve put together some great home decor tips that moms-to-be are sure to love.
Simplicity is key
When you’re expecting a baby, you’re basically waiting for a little timebomb to arrive and shake up your life forever. You won’t have bags of time to dedicate to tidying and chores, which is why, if you do plan to do a little decorating or primping, you should keep it as simple as possible.
Start by decluttering your home, removing anything that is unnecessary because, after all, that’s just more stuff you’re going to have to tidy up and keep clean. Once you’ve done that, think about simple changes like adding throws to the couches to change the color and style, and make it easier to keep the furniture clean, and adding more cushions so you and the baby can stay comfy.
Consider the practicalities
When it comes to pre-baby decor changes, one of the best things you can do is change things up so that they are more practical. For example, you could consider adding a threshold ramp to each entryway, which will make it easier for you to get the stroller in and out, or you could move the furniture around so that you have a clear pathway through the house in whatever direction.
Not only that, but you may want to move any breakables like glass lamps to a higher location because although it will be a while before baby is up and moving, it won’t be as long as you think, and if you can do it now, you won’t have to worry later.
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If you’re planning to go the whole hog and totally revamp one or more rooms, avoid wallpaper and go for paint. Why? Because babies can get messy and as they get older, their sticky fingers and sticky… well everything else can really ruin your walls. Paint is far easier to keep clean, so it may be more practical right now.
Choose a theme for the nursery
When it comes to decorating the nursery, it’s a really good idea to choose a theme because then you don’t have to agonize over every single decision. That doesn’t mean you have to choose a cartoon character to base the room around – choosing one or two key colors is usually a better idea as it will grow with your baby and then you can just pick things up that match that color palette without ever really having to think about it.
Enjoy the process
It may be tough if you’re stressed about getting everything ready, but try to enjoy this time. Making your home perfect for the baby can be so much fun, and leave you with some great memories, but only if you let yourself relax and have fun with it.