How to Decorate a Nursery in the Condo


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One of the most joyous occasions for a family is the addition of new members. Bringing a baby into the condo is more fun with a new nursery to complete the welcome salute. Unlikely though it may seem, it’s possible to create a space for your precious bundle of joy even within a single bedroom setting.

Crafting a great nursery is all about maximizing the allotted space. This can easily be achieved with the right pieces and organizers that will help you keep track of all infant essentials. Let’s not forget personality: a nursery is all about the whimsical décor and colourful accents. Once you’ve got everything in place, here are some things you can do to keep your little one all smiles:

Ceiling Treatment

playroomWhen pressed for space, using the ceiling for decoration can add a lot to the cute vibe of the nursery. Hang a cute pendulum light or mobile in a location just above the crib to amuse your young one between naps. You can also purchase a set of glow-in-the-dark stick-ons to create a mini-galaxy and give the illusion of sleeping under the night sky.

Likewise, a ceiling fan can serve as a fitting accent and double as a way to keep baby cool on hot days.

Hang a cute pendulum light or mobile in a location just above the crib to amuse your young one between naps.

Dual-purpose Storage

baby storageWith the many options on the market nowadays, it’s easy to find containers that are both fun and functional. Keepsake trunks in fun shapes and finishes can be used to store young ones’ clothes and toys. You can also purchase a plain white set of drawers and have them painted with colourful patterns. A DIY design can also be accomplished with amusing decals. Beds can also be outfitted with built-in drawers and closets to save on space. Transitional furniture is also something to consider if you plan on staying in a single place for prolonged periods of time.

Beds can also be outfitted with built-in drawers and closets to save on space.

Wall Art

wall decorsAll four corners of the nursery can offer ample space for decoration. Hanging family photographs on the walls is a simple way to bring personality to the area. Commemorative milestones like bronze foot casts or a framed sonogram film also serve as heart-warming additions. Fanciful fairy tale wall murals are readily available at bookstores and specialty shops and can be easily applied and removed as needed. Having one specially painted can also serve as a touching statement to celebrate your family’s new arrival.

Hanging family photographs on the walls is a simple way to bring personality to the area. 

Subdued Hues

baby paint colorsBright colors should be kept out of the running until babies are much older. Newborns respond better to light pastel hues that do not strain the eyes and can minimize confusion as they grow. Baby blues, pinks, and yellows, among others, make good color options for a nursery. You can use one overall shade for the entire nursery, create a pattern with contrasting colors, or come up with some unique artwork to complete the tender ambiance.

Baby blues, pinks, and yellows, among others, make good color options for a nursery.

Easy Clean

tables chairs and carpetWhen designing your nursery, it’s important to keep in mind that things can and will get messy at one point or another. Rubberized matting is a good way to keep crawling and playing areas sanitized for baby’s use. Carpets also work great at protecting your flooring from spit-up and goo. Pick baby furniture that does not require more than a good rubdown to keep it dust and grime-free. You can also treat the walls with dirt-resistant paint to keep the room looking great for long periods of time.

Pick baby furniture that does not require more than a good rubdown to keep it dust and grime-free. 

Safety First

socket coversThis is, perhaps, the most important consideration when decorating a nursery. Remove all immediate hazards such as chemicals and small objects that can pose potential choking hazards. Socket covers will also come in handy to prevent little fingers from poking where they shouldn’t. Wrap padding around sharp corners to prevent painful bumps and bruises when your young one starts to get a little more active. A portable baby gate will also help keep toddlers from reaching areas around the condo that haven’t been baby-proofed.

A portable baby gate will also help keep toddlers from reaching areas around the condo that haven’t been baby-proofed.

Adults Too

baby room with arm chairWhile the nursery is primarily for the newest member of your family, you’ll want to create a little nook in the room just for you. This makes it easier for you stay in as required with minimal discomfort. Some suggest a day bed or a pullout that can also serve as a couch when not in use. If space isn’t enough, a comfy reclining armchair will work just as well. Clipping a baby monitor to the crib or leaving it atop a nearby drawer can alert you to any emergencies in the nursery.

Clipping a baby monitor to the crib or leaving it atop a nearby drawer can alert you to any emergencies in the nursery.

It’s important to keep in mind that modifications to your nursery can change at a moment’s notice. As your baby grows, new necessities can appear in the blink of an eye. Making the most out of the space with a carefully planned layout and dual-purpose features is the best way to ensure that all the members of your family coexist in maximum comfort and satisfaction.

Andrew Lauchengco

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Andrew is the current Marketing Communications Associate of Megaworld at the Fort focusing on brand development, content management, project execution, and digital marketing. He is a graduate of the University of Santo Tomas with a bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Development, and earned his post-graduate diploma in Industrial Relations at the University of the Philippines, Diliman. Andrew is also an active musician in the local independent scene and is a martial arts enthusiast.

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