Setting up a nursery at home is an exciting project for parents-to-be. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you create a comfortable and functional space for you and your little one.

1  Choose the right space

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Select a room in your home that is well-ventilated, relatively quiet, receives some natural light, and is easily accessible from the main areas of the house. You can also opt to combine the master bedroom with the nursery, especially if you have limited space.

2  Plan the layout

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Consider the layout of the room and where you want to place key items such as the crib, changing table, and other storage furniture. It’s time to bring out your handy-dandy tape measure just to be sure! Don’t forget to allot extra space to make sure there is enough floor area to freely and comfortably move around in.

3  Choose the best hue

Add a touch of personality to the nursery by decorating the walls with paint, murals, wall decals, or artwork. Choose soothing hues and patterns that can promote a calm and peaceful atmosphere.

Check out the articles below for some nursery color ideas:

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4  Select the proper furniture

Babies are very fragile. Choose furniture items that meet safety standards and have rounded or padded edges to prevent accidents. Aside from a crib, a dressing table, and a storage unit, invest in comfortable seating for mom and dad as well. You’ll be feeding, cuddling, and soothing your baby all day! Whether you pick a rocking chair or a cushy sofa, make sure that it’s something that’s easy to clean and has the proper support.

5  Organize baby supplies

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Set up a designated area for storing diapers, wipes, clothing, and other baby essentials. Consider clear, lidded containers to keep everything clean, tidy, and within reach. On the same vein, establish a routine for cleaning and organizing the nursery to keep it clutter-free and germ-free. Regularly wash the beddings, sanitize toys, and vacuum the floors to maintain a clean and healthy environment for you and your baby.

6  Add soft lighting

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Install soft, adjustable lighting in the nursery to create a warm, cozy atmosphere during nighttime feedings and diaper changes. Consider using a dimmer switch or a simple nightlight with a warm glow.

7  Ensure safety

Last, but not the least, baby-proof the nursery (if not the entire house) by securing furniture to the walls, covering electrical outlets, hiding wires, removing any small objects that could pose as a choking hazard, and padding out any rough and pointy furniture.

Some Final Notes

By following these general steps, you can create a safe, comfortable, and inviting nursery that both you and your baby will love spending time in. Do you have any other questions on paints or colors? Send us an email at We’re always happy to help. Also, don’t forget to subscribe to the blog for weekly short and sweet paint and DIY inspirations sent straight to your email.


Inah is an avid overplanner with a manic desire to organize everything. She dedicates most of her time and attention to her two chunky dogs, Prince and Peanut. If there's a bit of extra time on hand, she will spring clean her entire house.

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