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A picture perfect nursery

Planning a nursery has got to be the most exciting part of being a parent. From selecting a theme to sourcing the right materials, every aspect is great fun and filled with love and anticipation from the parents-to-be.

Whatever your style maybe, Star Lifestyle has put together the details every parent needs before planning a nest for the new member!

Firstly, select the right room. Pick the one in the house that has plenty of natural light and air flowing in. Natural light is the key to a child's mental growth and development, not to mention health. Make sure the room does not overheat or is damp either.

Next, choose a theme for the room. The Internet is a great source for ideas, like Pinterest. Create an idea book that will keep the elements you like in one place, making the designing process easy and fun. There is a wide variety of colour options to choose from, with plenty of choices should you want to stand out from the crowd.

White, lemon, sage, brown, orange are great colours for the nursery. One tip is to choose a soft shade that is soothing for the newborn as well as the parents. Anything too bright or deep may overly stimulate the baby.

The design elements are next. While painting the room, make sure the paint is child-friendly as ordinary ones release toxic fumes. Cute stickers and decals are available in various themes that make the walls come alive.

Another important aspect is the furniture. A nursery requires a crib, a changing station, a chest of drawers to hold the newborn's essentials, a comfy seat for nursing and a diaper bin.

Most of these items are available in stores specialising in children's items. Alternately, getting custom furniture made is also an option. Furniture stores in Mirpur are perfect for this purpose.

Once all these issues have been sorted, it is time for the finishing touches.

Bedding for the crib is essential. Choose organic, cotton fabric to keep your child cool and comfy. A mosquito net is a necessity. Crib bumpers and rail guards are important for safety as well. A small table lamp will softly illuminate the room, soothing the baby and facilitating a good night's sleep. A crib mobile that plays soft, soothing melodies will keep the baby entertained.

Other items, such a basket for used clothes, a diaper stacker, are optional. Sweet personal touches such as small photo frames and toys will make your nursery a special place for you and your baby to bond.

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