Preparing the nursery for the homecoming of your little bundle of joy is an exciting process. It’s a time to exercise your creativity and allow your nurturing instincts to shine through. But with so many different ways to decorate a nursery, it’s hard to know where to start. Although there are many different directions that your nursery room ideas can take, here are a few helpful hints for decorating your baby’s new room.
- Stick with soft, soothing colors.
- Devote a corner of the room to a cozy nursing spot.
- Make sure the changing area is well-organized.
- Have easily accessible bins for storing baby’s clothes, diapers, and toys.
- Fill the room with plush toys, blankets, and pillows made from easy knitting patterns.
- Display lots of happy photos of your new family!
A baby’s first knit blanket is so much more than just a cozy cover with which to sleep. As babies grow, they form an intense bond to their blanket, making it all the more special. There are so many beautiful knit blanket patterns that can not only help lull a baby to sleep, but set the tone for the entire nursery. Choose a blanket pattern that adds warmth and comfort to your baby’s room. Choose soothing colors that inspire you and classic patterns that you’ll enjoy seeing for years to come.
There are lots of charming ways to decorate the baby’s special space, but some of our favorite ideas include easy knitting projects used in creative ways. Soft knit accessories like the Garter Stitch Pouf or the Bamboozelle are always a good idea because they allow baby to crawl around without bumping into a hard side table or a metal waste-basket. If you have left-over yarn, try knitting up a few pairs of easy baby booties. Attach them to a long piece of twine and hang them over the changing table for a unique bunting idea. Making knit jar covers is a sweet way to store baby powder and other little baby knick-knacks.
Every baby needs a few little critters to keep her company while she sleeps and plays. Handmade knit animal patterns not only bring comfort to the baby, but give the nursery a dreamlike feel. A few stuffed animals can also help set the tone for the room. Try a jungle theme with Flo the Elephant or a friends of the forest nursery with the Bluebird and Ribbit Knit Frog. For a classic nursery room idea, go with the Garter Stitch Nursery Lamb.
A baby’s crib is another opportunity to get creative with unique decorating ideas. Hanging mobiles, precious knit pillow patterns, and other sweet baubles will keep her engaged and entertained while she is lulled to sleep. Keep baby cozy and cuddled with the knit Baby Snuggler and Knitted and Felted Flower Pillow. Try making your own DIY mobile with the Hanging Heart, Silver Star Ornament, or Blossoming Knitted Flowers. She’ll love how soft and fluffy all of these easy knitting patterns are, and you’ll love that you were able to create them for her.
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Do you have a baby to knit for this season?