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The day you find out you’re having twins is one of the most exciting days of your life. But with the excitement can come a scrambling of panic. One newborn requires a lot of time and preparation, but two is a different story. A lot of these preparation concerns may come to rest on the nursery. Fortunately, these nursery design tips for twins will help you to create a space built for two.
You Don’t Need Doubles of Everything…
…but you will want doubles of some things. Two babies mean two cribs, and you will want to be sure that you have enough space that the cribs can be separated from each other. This will ensure that, as your little ones get old enough to explore, they won’t try to climb into each other’s cribs. You may also want to consider putting two nursery chairs in the space. With two babies, it’s more likely that there will be two people in a room rocking a baby at the same time. Otherwise, you don’t need to buy two changing tables.
Focus on Practicality
As much as we love picking out colors and themes, when it comes to nursery design for twins, practicality is essential. You need to have a space that is easy to navigate. Is everything you need within arm’s reach of the changing table? Is it cumbersome to move a baby from the changing station to the crib again? You will also want to ensure that there is ample storage for double the baby essentials, from diapers to baby clothes.
Along with being able to navigate the space, make sure that the space is easy to clean. For example, washable wallpaper and flooring that can be cleaned easily will be lifesavers later. Also, remember to invest in diaper disposal bins to keep the nursery smelling fresh.
Pick a “Look”
Now that we’ve gotten the practical out of the way, here comes the fun part. When it comes to designing any room, you may have a hundred ideas running through your head. For the sake of having a cohesive design, you will want to pick one “look” for your nursery. Many people go immediately to a theme such as the circus, safari, or ocean. If you don’t want a theme, consider selecting a single emotion or sentiment you want the room to convey such as happy, calm, or down-to-earth. From there, you can focus on a color scheme for a simple, harmonious look.
Just because you’re focusing on one look doesn’t mean that you can’t represent two little personalities, though. Creative name or initial placards are easy to incorporate into any design. And choosing neutral colors with different pops of color is a simple way to represent two children in one space. This trick works especially well if you have a boy and girl twin.