6 Ideas to Turn Your Baby’s Nursery into A Dreamy Sleep Sanctuary

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6 Ideas to Turn Your Baby’s Nursery into A Dreamy Sleep Sanctuary

We all know the importance of a good night’s sleep, and it’s safe to say that those who have a baby value their sleep more than ever before. However, if you’ve just recently welcomed your new bundle of joy into your family, you also probably know that in order for you to get some quality sleep – your baby needs to get it as well. With that in mind, here’s how you can turn your nursery into a true sanctuary where your baby will enjoy sleeping.

Limit the light sources

Babies sleep not just during the night but during the day as well, which means that you should have a way to control the lighting in the nursery. So, invest in some quality thick curtains, especially if the nursery is facing the sunny side of the house. At night, opt for soft-glow night lamps rather than strong overhead lights. This would provide you with just enough light to navigate your way around the room without disturbing the baby.

Keep it organized

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The last thing you want to do when checking on your baby is accidentally stepping on a squeaky toy or bump your toe into something. So, make sure everything in your nursery is well organized. You should be able to find your way around easily even in the dark. This way, you’re less likely to bump into something and wake your baby up. Also, in case you ever need to change your baby in a hurry or find anything in the room, it’ll be much easier if you keep everything in its place.

Pick comfortable furniture

One of the most important parts of a sleep sanctuary is a comfortable bed. Luckily, there are many comfortable and stylish cots on the market, so choosing one that would fit your baby’s needs should not be too difficult. Moreover, some cots can also be converted into toddler beds, so they can last you for some time. And, if you find a matching changing table, you can really bring the style of your nursery to the next level. 

Choose calming colours

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You probably already know that colours can affect our mood. Therefore, for your baby’s nursery, opt for calming colours that would soothe your baby and help them sleep better. Many people choose flashy and vibrant colours, thinking their baby would enjoy a more “cheerful” atmosphere. However, if you’re aiming for a sleep sanctuary, neutral, earthy, and cool colours are the way to go. 

Add some soothing sounds

You may be lucky to have a baby that can sleep through any kind of noise, but if you’re not, you’ll probably have to make the atmosphere a bit more soothing. You can do this by using a sound projector that would play relaxing sounds, which would help your baby sleep better. Or opt for those that play the sounds of nature, but you can also find those that can play different lullabies. 

Keep toys to a minimum

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Although you might be tempted to fill your toddler’s nursery with all kinds of large stuffed toys, try to resist that temptation. The thing is, your baby will eventually start associating toys with playing – and nursery is a room for sleeping, not being active. So, having too many toys in it can send mixed signals to your baby. If you really have no other room for your baby’s toys, make sure to at least put the toys away during the sleep time. 


When it comes to babies, it’s safe to say that the better your baby sleeps, the better you will sleep as well. You would both have much more energy when awake, and you’d be much less stressed out, which is extremely important during the first couple of months with your new bundle of joy. So, make sure to provide your baby with the best possible ambience for sleep, and you’re more likely to have a healthy and happy child


Chloe is a graduated journalist from Adelaide and a regular contributor to Smooth Decorator.

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