Designing Your Dream Nursery

It’s time to design your nursery, which is kind of like a rite of passage as a Mama-to-be! Selecting your dream stroller is fun – but designing a space to bring home baby really does take the cake. At Snuggle Bugz, we can help you with confidently choosing the right crib, mattress, and glider for your nursery—but, when it comes to fashion and design, we went to the pro’s.

So, we approached the talented team from Canadian owned and operated, Anewall to dig in on all things cute and modern nursery aesthetic. Owners, Sydney and Richelle are entrepreneurs [and moms] who design and create meticulously crafted wallpaper murals for your home – and in this case, nursery or playroom. You may have noticed the Medina Mural in our Snuggle Bugz studio space and YES, we sourced it from Anewall.

Read on to get all your interior design questions answered for designing a space for the smallest but sweetest member of your fam, baby. P.S. it’s pronounced “a-new-wall” – knew that would bug you if we didn’t make it clear.

Q&A WITH ANEWALL

Snuggle Bugz: There are so many options and sources for nursery inspiration available these days [Pinterest, Instagram, and more] – where should we begin when creating a mood board, or choosing a vibe or a theme for our nursery? 
Best advice we can give is don’t overwhelm yourself! There’s no need to go looking for inspiration on every social media platform or blog on the internet. If you’re an Instagram user, stay on Instagram. If you’re a Pinterest user, stay on Pinterest. Look for similarities in rooms and designs that you’ve saved or liked. If you find yourself drawn to a certain type of style we would start there.
- Anewall
"Best advice we can give is don’t overwhelm yourself! There’s no need to go looking for inspiration on every social media platform or blog on the internet. If you’re an Instagram user, stay on Instagram. If you’re a Pinterest user, stay on Pinterest. Look for similarities in rooms and designs that you’ve saved or liked. If you find yourself drawn to a certain type of style we would start there."
- Anewall

Snuggle Bugz: Trends come and go. [Bunnies, Bears, BoHo, etc.]  Any tips or tricks for choosing a nursery theme or colour palate that can grow with baby?
Great question! There are a few different ways to go about this, but we recommend just stay true to you and your design style.

If you’re wanting this nursery to grow with your baby, start with fresh white walls. Some people fear white walls but trust us, they go with anything and can grow with baby! You can decorate with mirrors, art prints and wallpaper!

For wallpaper, choose what you’re drawn to as an adult. Perhaps choosing an illustrated animal design over a cartoon animal for example. That way the design can transfer over into a school-aged child’s room as well.

If you are a minimalist, choose something simple, abstract or neutral. This will still make a huge impact in the space without being bright and colourful, or too busy. Again, this will easily grow with baby.

You can also choose to design your nursery based on the rest of your home décor and tie it all together!
- Anewall
"Great question! There are a few different ways to go about this, but we recommend just stay true to you and your design style.

If you’re wanting this nursery to grow with your baby, start with fresh white walls. Some people fear white walls but trust us, they go with anything and can grow with baby! You can decorate with mirrors, art prints and wallpaper!

For wallpaper, choose what you’re drawn to as an adult. Perhaps choosing an illustrated animal design over a cartoon animal for example. That way the design can transfer over into a school-aged child’s room as well.

If you are a minimalist, choose something simple, abstract or neutral. This will still make a huge impact in the space without being bright and colourful, or too busy. Again, this will easily grow with baby.

You can also choose to design your nursery based on the rest of your home décor and tie it all together!"

- Anewall

Snuggle Bugz: What is the key to creating a space that also has some maturity to it for the parents who spend a lot of time in that room. 
Love this – we spend so much time in our nurseries at home! Our favourite way to keep a nursery “mature” is investing in a really beautiful glider or rocker for yourself [SB: pssst – check out our sister company, Nestled, for an amazing selection of gliders!]. We spend so much time in ours, reading, nursing, rocking etc. Secondly, book and toy management is key for creating a space of calm and clarity. If you have the space, keep books stored neatly on a bookshelf or hanging shelf. We also decorate with a lot of baskets to keep toys neatly stored. This just helps keep the room clutter free and creates a space that parents enjoy being in.
- Anewall
"Love this – we spend so much time in our nurseries at home! Our favourite way to keep a nursery “mature” is investing in a really beautiful glider or rocker for yourself [SB: pssst – check out our sister company, Nestled, for an amazing selection of gliders!]. We spend so much time in ours, reading, nursing, rocking etc. Secondly, book and toy management is key for creating a space of calm and clarity. If you have the space, keep books stored neatly on a bookshelf or hanging shelf. We also decorate with a lot of baskets to keep toys neatly stored. This just helps keep the room clutter free and creates a space that parents enjoy being in."
- Anewall

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Snuggle Bugz: We couldn’t agree with you more than investing in a cozy glider – it's a great idea as you really do spend so much time using it. We also recommend investing in a good quality crib mattress.

In your opinion, on the design side of things where should you splurge and where should you save? [lighting, rug, mirror, art, etc.] 
As we said up above, splurge on a cozy glider! It’s our number one used item in both of our nurseries.

Rugs are also where we’d spend our money – you spend a lot of time on the floor with your little one so it may as well be cozy and plush! We also choose to splurge on furniture. A good quality dresser or changing table with lots of drawer space is a must for us, or a solid convertible crib that can be changed into a toddler bed down the road.

Lastly, if you’re choosing to decorate with wallpaper choose a good quality paper. At Anewall, our products are PVC-free, eco-friendly, recycled and inks are latex-free. These things are so important for the air your baby is breathing day in and day out, so make sure you’re choosing a good quality product.

We choose to save on smaller décor pieces like table lamps, art prints, and mirrors. Anything that you may want to switch out down the road!
- Anewall
"As we said up above, splurge on a cozy glider! It’s our number one used item in both of our nurseries.

Rugs are also where we’d spend our money – you spend a lot of time on the floor with your little one so it may as well be cozy and plush! We also choose to splurge on furniture. A good quality dresser or changing table with lots of drawer space is a must for us, or a solid convertible crib that can be changed into a toddler bed down the road.

Lastly, if you’re choosing to decorate with wallpaper choose a good quality paper. At Anewall, our products are PVC-free, eco-friendly, recycled and inks are latex-free. These things are so important for the air your baby is breathing day in and day out, so make sure you’re choosing a good quality product.

We choose to save on smaller décor pieces like table lamps, art prints, and mirrors. Anything that you may want to switch out down the road!"

- Anewall

Snuggle Bugz: We suggest a timeline for packing your hospital bag, getting your car seat, your glider, and crib — but when should you start thinking about ordering a wallpaper for a feature wall in your nursery?
We would suggest ordering a wallpaper 2-3 months before baby is due to arrive. At Anewall, we aim to have your wallpaper in your hands 3 weeks after ordering. This will give you lots of time have it installed or “do it yourself” before baby comes! We suggest moving furniture into the room after installing if possible. A crib in the room is still fine, it’s easy enough to move around as the install is happening.
- Anewall
"We would suggest ordering a wallpaper 2-3 months before baby is due to arrive. At Anewall, we aim to have your wallpaper in your hands 3 weeks after ordering. This will give you lots of time have it installed or “do it yourself” before baby comes! We suggest moving furniture into the room after installing if possible. A crib in the room is still fine, it’s easy enough to move around as the install is happening."
- Anewall

Happy Decorating!

We hope you enjoyed these tips from Anewall, and are so excited for you as you embark on this new journey.

Designing a nursery should be fun which is why we're here to help every step of the way. Make sure you check out Nestled.ca for all of your nursery furniture needs.

Happy shopping!

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