As you decide on the basics you’ll need for the room, create a picture of what the room will look like (this step can be done in tandem with step 3). I have found that the best way to visualise the room is to create a design board. For that, you can draw the room, or use computer based programme (keynote, powerpoint, paint).
I’d recommend starting with the big items like the crib and any other furniture you’ll be using, but if there’s another design element that’s more important, you can start with that instead. Plop those items in and then look for the gaps. As more and more items are added, the gaps will become increasingly evident. Do you need toy storage? Would you like to add a second rug to warm the space up? Could you use an ottoman that serves as both a foot stool and seating?
Once you have placed the furniture, start thinking about what colours to use. If you aren’t planning to re-decorate next few years, then think what design and colours your 2-3-year-old would like. Babies love focused colours that they could concentrate on. Don’t use too many colours, concentrate on few and maybe use more neutral tones as bedroom should first be relaxing.
It is easier to change textile and wall art than it is to repaint walls and furniture. There are tons of different carpets, curtains, wall art and bedding. In addition, these interior design elements aren’t necessary from the beginning, so you have more time to make these decisions.