Sometimes it’s difficult to maintain a chic look in your home once the baby arrives. You get so caught up in baby-proofing that you neglect the style and visual appeal of your space. However, it’s possible to create a perfect balance between trendy home décor and baby-inspired comforts.
With these simple organizational and décor ideas, your home will be a comfortable and chic haven.
Make the nursery comfy and stylish.
The nursery offers more design opportunities than you might think. While you can go with a classic pink or blue décor, there are other options that you can consider. Modern nursery designs are playful and plentiful, enabling you to create a stunning and stimulating environment for your little one. After removing all the hidden dangers, you can move on to organization and décor.
You should go with a subtle color scheme that will create an ambiance of peacefulness. Introducing pops of color every now and then will give visual stimulation and interest to the space. For example, suspender curtains and an area rug can be used as colorful accent details.
The nursery should have an open, functional design so that you can easily move around with your baby. A cosy, safe crib can be used as the focal point placed against an empty wall. When choosing the crib, make sure that it meets all the safety standards and requirements.
When it comes to the furniture, you can go with a lovely, but classic design that will last for years. A comfortable armchair will be the spot where you’ll nurse your baby. Later on, it can be used for your child’s reading nook.
Another important element is a changing table with plenty of drawers. You can even use a beautiful dresser with a changing board so that your child can use it when they grow up.
Keep the master bedroom chic and cozy.
The master bedroom is your and your partner’s personal space, so you shouldn’t go overboard with baby items. Adding a few essentials will be just enough.
It’s important that you maintain the atmosphere of romance and privacy, so avoid cluttering it with baby gear. However, you should still make sure that the room is comfortable and safe for those nights and days when your baby will be by your side.
Make sure to remove all hazards, but keep decorations and general ambiance to your taste. Embracing minimalism in your bedroom will keep it clutter-free, open and chic, so this style might be just the perfect solution.
Maintain the style of the master bathroom.
Apart from your bedroom, the master bathroom is another area that shouldn’t be buried in baby equipment. Instead, you should create a spa-like ambiance where you’ll be able to unwind and spend time pampering yourself.
In resort-inspired bathrooms, elegant and modern small baths are typically the focal point that set the tone of sophistication and simplicity. You can add a freestanding tub where you can soak into a soothing bubble bath after a sleepless night. You should also keep the bathroom clutter-free and neatly organized to create a relaxing atmosphere. Nonetheless, baby-proofing the master bathroom is still important, especially if you share it with your child.
To maintain a chic ambiance, you can introduce a stylish cubby storage for the baby supplies and gear. Keeping the baby equipment in a separate storage will keep your bathroom organized and stylish.
Create an open living room.
The living room is one of the rooms where you’ll spend a lot of time with your baby, so you need to create open, chic and family-friendly space. Going with small, round side tables might be a better solution than using a coffee table because you’ll have more free space. You can even rearrange the furniture to find a more open and functional layout.
When it comes to the furniture, you can go with a multifunctional sofa and armchairs with soft, clean lines that feature stain-resistant materials. Not only will they create a contemporary look, but they will also be baby-friendly. If you need more storage, you can go with open shelves placed a bit higher so that your baby can’t reach them.
Another possible solution is adding a bookshelf with drawers and doors for those items that should be kept locked and out of sight. Finally, keep the decorations to a minimum—just a few impactful pieces will be enough to give character to your living room.
Reinvent your kitchen.
The most important step is baby-proofing the kitchen and eliminating safety hazards. Afterwards, you can reinvent your kitchen and add several new details, but you don’t have to go with drastic changes. Most importantly, you need to have plenty of storage for new baby equipment and supplies.
If you have a pantry, you can stock it up with all the necessary groceries and ingredients that you need the most. If you don’t, adding several additional cabinets or a lovely cupboard will provide you with some extra space. You can even display adorable baby dishes and cups if you want to create a playful, family look. However, make sure to keep the surfaces clean and clear of clutter.
Preparing your home for your new family member doesn’t mean that you have to forget all about style. Instead, you should aim for a balanced look that has a chic, comfortable and homey appeal.