1. Choose a design scheme that will grow with your child
This is a very key tip. Furnishing and decorating a nursery is pricey. It is smart to choose a design scheme that will potentially last your child for a solid number of years. That way, you won't find the need to redecorate after only a couple years.
2. Keep it simple
Overdecorating is definitely a thing. Try not to include decor in the nursery that does not actually serve a purpose. I advise choosing one decor item to focus on and keep everything else pretty simple. As you can see, my big focus item is the rug of dreams!
3. Don't sacrifice safety for design
Many nursery designs you see on the interwebs include features that wouldn't be safe for an actual nursery. For example, as cute as it is to have patterned crib bumpers, pillows, and stuffed animals in a crib, these items pose a serious hazard to a sleeping baby (read more about baby safe sleeping here). As such, keep these cute decor items out of the crib. You don't have to remove them from the nursery entirely, just find another cute place to display/store them such as a bookcase, dresser, or glider. I will be sure to point out the safety features I've incorporated into the baby's nursery design.
I hope you'll follow along with my exciting new project! Do you have a nursery decorating question of your own? Let me know!