When your nursery is also your bedroom: Sharing your master bedroom with your baby

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Parent and baby shared room decorating ideas?

rmk-kid-11-482.jpgIt's becoming more common: parents sharing their master bedroom with their newborn baby, sometimes for months at a time.  If you are like me, you don't want to have a crib just sitting at the end of your bed.  You need to have all the bells and whistles that you can find in a nursery, but still maintain your own bedroom space. 

The key to sharing your bedroom with your new baby is color and separation.  Color, because you can coordinate what you already have
with your choice of nursery layette.  Separation is key, as you both need your own personal space while sharing a room.

Choose a color for your room that will work well with your choice of nursery color.  Whether that be pink, blue, yellow, or green, choose a neutral color that will work well with your accent color.  Use that color for your baby bedding, storage, or wall hangings.

The most important part of sharing a room is creating a dedicated space for both yourself and your newborn.  A quick and easy way to separate your bedroom is through the use of area rugs.  Choose a baby-themed area rug for your infant such as the Blue Toys rug and place it in your baby's sleeping area.  At the same time, choose a neutral toned rug for your part of the room, perhaps something contemporary and luxurious such as a shag area rug.

Yet another way to define your space is to purchase a room divider.  Room dividers come in a variety of styles and colors, including those made with real materials such as seagrass or bamboo.  A room divider will give you some sense of privacy when sharing your room.

Room sharing is a wonderful way to bond with your newborn, and you have the added bonus of having your little one only an arm reach away when he or she wakes in the night.  Enjoy your new baby, and your newly defined master bedroom.

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