Nursery Design Ideas
How to Future-Proof Your Children's Room
Decorating your children's room is exciting and overwhelming at the same time. With so many adorable options to choose from, it can be challenging to put everything together. But, parents should try to restrain themselves from buying every cute thing that crosses their path. Ideally, you'll want to decorate the room with intention, so the nursery you build grows with your baby as they become a toddler and later on as a teenager.
Instead of investing money every other year in different furniture, rugs, and even paint, creating a transitional bedroom that grows with them is best. Keep these tips in mind to future-proof your child's bedroom using Walmart furniture.
How to Transition from Nursery to a Kid's Bedroom
When designing your baby's nursery room, remember that in the blink of an eye, they'll outgrow that room. Keeping this in mind, when planning the design of the nursery room, will help you save plenty of money and time in the future.
Consider the Paint Color
It's easy to choose traditional nursery colors like blues or pinks when planning a nursery. However, paint can be expensive and time-consuming. Choosing a color that won't transition as your baby becomes a kid is one of the biggest mistakes you can make when future-proofing their bedroom. Instead, opt for neutral colors that will grow with your baby.
You can still infuse toddler elements using wall decals and art wall. Those are easily removable or swappable once your toddler becomes a kid. For example, some popular neutrals that stand out from the Colormix® Color Forecast 2020 by Sherwin-Williams include:
Invest in Flexible Furniture
When designing your baby's room, the most valuable furniture piece will be the crib. Invest in a flexible crib that can transition as your child becomes a toddler, a kid, and even a pre-teen. As our designer, Heather Wise, recommends, "convertible cribs are great for transitioning from baby to a toddler bed to a headboard for a kid’s room. This allows parents to extend the life of the piece of furniture, which is ideal since it can be a more expensive piece of furniture."
As your child grows older, transitional or flexible furniture will continue to be your greatest investment. For example, when searching for Walmart kid's beds, starting with a convertible crib that can then expand to a toddler daybed, and eventually, a full-size bed with frame is a smart investment. Resist the urge to buy the fun children’s bed in car shapes or princess themes and choose a transitional style instead. For example, this Walmart kid’s bed, Dream On Me Elora Toddler Bed can easily adjust to your baby as they grow into a small child.
Skip the traditional changing table and opt for a dresser with room for a changing tap on top. This way, you won't have to change the changing table in a few years. Swapping the changing pad for a "big-kid" piece is a much easier trade. Before you notice, you'll see that looking at convertible furniture options is always the best idea. A Walmart white dresser like the Mainstays Classic 4 Drawer Dresser is the perfect choice to add a changing tap on top.
Have Fun with Accessories
The best way to future-proof your children's bedroom is by injecting vibes into the room with accessories. You can start by adding mirrors, stuffed animals, pictures, and other accessories that have a baby vibe, then a toddler's style, and so on. As your child grows, it will be less intimidating than changing furniture, paint, and choosing a whole new theme for the room. While you maintain the backbones of the bedroom that will be there for the long-haul.