If you're skittish about putting together a room that feels cute and comfy for your baby (and for you!), there are several resources on the web to help you navigate through the design process. Even if the biggest change you're planning to make is a new coat of paint, you can virtually plan out your choices so that the end result is just what you envisioned. Here are some of the coolest tools we've found for planning a babe's boudoir:
The Fisher Price Room to Bloom tool is the best application for picking the perfect wall color and design. With four simple steps, you match a baby gear collection to a decorative wall look, select a Sherwin Williams paint color out of their preselected choices that complement your gear and then save and share your room before heading to the store to purchase your paint. Easy peasy lemon squeezy!
The Carousel Designs website is the best we've found for mixing and creating the perfect bedding set. So often parents hinge a baby's room design on the bumper/crib skirt/sheet/quilt selection—this tool will help you begin with just the look you want! Mix and match from Carousel Designs amazing selection of customizable bedding choices and view how they'll look on the crib color of your choice.You can also change the color of the floor, trim and walls to ensure a view that's accurate to your baby's room. We're big fans of this cool tool.
The Huggies Baby Room Decorator (available from the Huggies Australia site) is a great all-around tool for envisioning the complete layout of your baby's nursery. Unsure of how all that furniture will fit in your small space? You can enter the dimensions of the room you're decorating and add in components to move around the room to find the best arrangement. You can start with a template, or from scratch. For an expecting mama with a limited lifting capacity, this design site is a must-see!