The baby is now on the way, and there are many thing to plan before the arrival of our little new member to our family. One of the most exciting tasks is to design the nursery for the new arrival. Decorating the nursery it is a lot of fun and has to be planned in a way that will be functional and beautiful according to our taste, budget and style we have chosen for the baby's first room. As this is a broad subject, this post will be divided into sections on different weeks to address the different areas of the baby's room. As a designer, one of the things I enjoy the most is decorating and this is a subject I really love!
There are so many cribs styles on the market place, from very elaborate designs cribs to a simple straight lines, they can be made out of wood , metal or acrylic. All depends on the style and budget you have in mind. One of the cribs I really believe is a great option if you are on a budget or if you are expecting your second or third baby and have 2 babies sleeping in a crib , a good option are the ones that convert into a toddler bed or a full size bed. They are great! that crib will be use many years ahead.
I love Iron cribs. As a designer of baby traditional clothes, I love the nostalgic look of the iron cribs. However, as much as I love the real antique iron cribs I would never select an old crib for my baby. Years ago there were not safety regulations for baby furniture, and Iron cribs were painted with lead paint. In an Antique shop, you can find beautiful one of a kind iron cribs. This antique cribs have been re painted with paint that does not contain lead, however on corners of the cribs still could have little spots with the original paint , babies tend to poke the rails and corners, he could swallow a chip that may contain lead .The lead chip can lead to brain damage. If you love this look, I would suggest to buy a brand new crib that meet the US Consumer Safety Commission.( CPSC).
On wooden cribs the selection is extensive , You can find crib designs from simple lines to a carve, ornate , oval, round, dark wood or painted white or even in colors . I particular like the white cribs, I think they go with everything and make the baby room visually lighter. In the market place there are so many styles and prices to chose from, we can buy a very stylist wood crib or a simple one. I really believe if you are on a budget, you can get a very simple inexpensive crib that still would look very nice.
If your style is modern and glamorous , at the same time you like modern straight lines, acrylic cribs are a great option. One of the choices you might find is a transparent crib. The big feature is you can see your baby from any angle of the room . They are not inexpensive, they start on the mid $600.00 and they go to almost $4,000.00 as the one Kanye West and Kim Kardashian bought for their baby. Another celebrity who chose this style of crib for their baby was Beyonce and Jay-Z .