Being a new parent is as rewarding as it is tiring. It is a lot of responsibility and only by preparing for it properly, you can ensure a comfortable life for you and your baby. As you already know, infants sleep a lot more compared to adults. While some parents prefer a separate room for their babies in the home decor, others share a room. Although sleeping in a separate bedroom might seem beneficial, it is always better to share a room with your infant. This is because it helps to reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). It may be rare but taking precautions never hurts. Mentioned below are a few bedroom interior designing tips that will help you to share a bedroom with your baby:
01 of 06 Create a separate zone for your baby
If you are sharing a bedroom with your infant, the first thing you should pay attention to is a separate baby zone in the bedroom. This zone should not be a part of your sleeping area. If you do not want to go through a lot of trouble, opt for options as simple as hanging a curtain between the spaces to separate the areas. This separate area can mimic the look of a nursery as well. By making your infant sleep in a separate space from an early age, you make the transition of moving your baby to a separate bedroom after some time easier.
02 of 06 Do not place the crib right next to the bed
Since your baby will be sleeping in the same room, you might consider placing the crib right next to the bed. Although it may seem like a great plan, it is not. If you place it next to your bed, you may feel tempted to check the crib time and again. This habit can disturb your baby’s sleep and hinder the sleeping schedule. Hence, keeping some distance between the crib and bed is necessary.
03 of 06 Your baby should not be out of your sight
Although you should not place the crib right next to the bed, it should not be placed too far from it either. The entire purpose of sharing a bedroom with your infant is to keep an eye on your baby. If you place it too far from the bed where you cannot see your baby clearly, there will be no point in sharing the bedroom. Hence, you should carefully place the crib at a distance from the bed where your baby is within your sight. This will allow you to keep an eye on your baby and take care of all its needs.
04 of 06 Invest in a white-noise machine
While noise can be irritating while sleeping, some sounds can actually help you to sleep better. A white noise device is designed to ensure a comfortable sleep by dimming all disturbing noises around. Various noises caused during traffic, cleaning the home or dishes, etc. can disturb your infant’s sleep. By using a white noise machine, you can suppress all these noises and create a quiet atmosphere perfect for your baby to sleep peacefully.
05 of 06 Always pay attention to lighting
Lighting plays a very crucial role in all home decor designs and hence, you should pay attention to it. Parents with infants in their homes should be more careful as the lighting can affect their babies as well apart from your bedroom decor. Always avoid bright lights in your bedroom when sharing it with your infant. If the sleeping area becomes too bright, your baby might face difficulty sleeping. Install lights near the sleeping area that give a soft glow. You can install a dimmer as well to control the level of brightness of the lights. However, if you have bright lights in your bedroom decor and cannot control the brightness, you can hang blackout curtains around the crib so that light cannot enter and the space stays dark. This will help your baby to enjoy a peaceful sleep. However, too much darkness can be a problem as you will be able to keep an eye on your baby. Hence, make sure that a small night lamp is on so that you can see everything clearly.
06 of 06 Add a rug to the bedroom
Adding a rug to your bedroom interior design is a great idea. It helps to add more textures and colours to the interiors. Rugs are available in many different shapes, sizes, and colours. You can accentuate your bedroom interior design by laying a well-designed rug on the floor. Further, it adds more comfort by cushioning the floor. This proves to be advantageous when you have an infant as well. This is because walking on the floor creates noise that can wake your baby up from sleep. People with squeaky wooden floors mostly experience this floor. By cushioning the floor, you will reduce the chance of any unwanted noise and ensure that the baby can sleep peacefully.