Creating a Nursery? Here are Some Dos and Don'ts to Keep in Mind For Safety and Comfort

ECOS 04/15/2024
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Designing and setting up a nursery is a highly anticipated process for many couples. There are so many creative choices that need to be made, and thoughts that need to be considered. But before you start your planning process, it's important to know the best strategies to design and decorate with success while keeping your infant as safe and comfortable as possible each and every day. Here are just a few dos and don'ts to keep in mind to plan the safest and most comfortable nursery for your baby.

DO: Choose the right theme/color palette Before you purchase any actual materials for your new nursery, it's important to consider the style, theme, and/or color palette you'll be using. Though it's certainly acceptable to reflect your own preferences, it's helpful to make a general decision before stepping foot into a painting or home improvement store. Otherwise, you'll just get overwhelmed.

DON'T: Paint before choosing textiles Making this small error can have some disastrous results. It's always best to choose all of your textiles prior to doing any painting.

"There is nothing worse than finally finding the perfect curtains or the baby bedding of your dreams only to discover the color scheme clashes with your paint job. Given the astounding array of available paint colors and the prevalence of color-match technology, it's definitely easier to choose your textiles first and then buy paint to match," writes Kitty Lascurain on The Spruce.

DO: Use proper paint for the nursery Obviously, your baby will spend a significant amount of time in the nursery. With this in mind, it's important to consider the health effects of all painting products. According to Sweden’s Dampness in Buildings and Health study, among children with multiple allergic symptoms, PGE-exposure nearly doubled the likelihood of developing allergic sensitivities to other allergens. But using baby safe paint for cribs and other low VOC paints can minimize these health risks.

DON'T: Forget the ceiling! Finally, don't forget that you have the creative freedom to decorate the nursery ceiling any way you choose. Why not give your little one a beautiful scene to fall asleep to and awaken by painting an elegant landscape or other design?

With these tips, you'll be on your way to creating the nursery you've always dreamed of. For more information about baby safe paint for cribs, contact Ecos Paints.

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