Baby-Friendly Home Décor Tips

Baby room decoratingIt seems like so many aspects of our life have to change when you have children. Your lifestyle, your habits and your budget are just a few… And it turns out; your home is going to need a bit of a revamp too! 

We all want the best for our children, and when it comes to décor, you need to create a stimulating environment for a child. In practical terms, this means introducing plenty of colours, different textures, and visual elements around your home.


Colours and Textures 

Creating a stimulating and safe environment for your child will also mean an environment that is less stressful for you. It may mean it’s time to pack away those beige colour schemes, or invest in some protective covers to keep the light-coloured fabrics light and stain free.

Primary colours, such as red, blue and yellow are great for stimulating your baby’s senses, but not everybody wants to live in a Disney-coloured home. You can consider introducing stimulating colours into areas where your baby will spend most of their time, without having to re-decorate the whole home. 

Primary colours are also important in the baby’s bedroom. You want to provide a stimulating environment that your child will enjoy and want to spend time in as this will go a long way to making bedtimes easier if the child is happy in the room. 

Textures are important for your child’s development as they learn about their sense of touch. The materials you choose as baby-friendly materials should also be washable, durable materials like plastic. Durable and child-friendly products will also make your life less stressful as you have no need to worry about the mess and can worry more about enjoying your time with your child. 

Babies just adore exploring their surroundings with their senses, so make sure that there is plenty of stimulation in their immediate environment. Just remember that any changes are temporary and you will be able to return to a more grownup home decor scheme at some stage in the near future. 


Keeping baby safe

Baby-proofing is one of the first things you are warned about when you are having a baby, and for good reason. Once the baby starts moving around, their natural instinct is to explore the environment. Your baby’s sense of touch is one of the vital tools they use to discover and your baby will want to touch everything in sight. Everything that is brought into your home must be assessed in terms of safety for your baby. This means sharp edges; dangerous paints or chemical treatments need to be kept away from the child.

There are a number of handy gadgets that can help in baby-proofing your home. Child-proof locks for cupboards and doors will help to keep your baby out of cupboards and rooms that contain products or items that can hurt your child. Baby-gates that block the doorways into rooms will help to stop your baby from going into rooms where your child may be in danger.

Your baby won’t be moving around in the early months so there is no danger of them getting into areas and things they should not be. However, once they start crawling or shuffling around anything low down is going to be within reach. It is a good idea to go on your hands and knees and see what you can see at their level. Things like appliance cables and tablecloths can be grabbed onto when your little one is trying to manoeuvre around, and the appliance or items on the table can fall down. Plug-point holes, like all holes, are a great temptation for little fingers, and any plugs near the ground need to be covered. There are specifically designed plug covers available from baby stores and hardware stores that cannot be pulled out by little fingers. 

Spend a bit of time shopping around online for various child friendly décor items and spoil your baby with a tactile and visual environment to grow up in. Keep the area safe and stimulating so that your child can explore and enjoy the environment. Don’t worry about the changes, any changes are temporary and you will be able to return to a more grownup home décor scheme at some stage in the near future.


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