How to Optimize Your Nursery For Sleep

5 tips to set your nursery for sleep success.

Article & Photo courtesy of Well Rounded NY

Every parent wants to create an Instagram-worthy nursery, one that’s always clear of clutter and has no bad angles. While most new parents spend some time considering color schemes or themes, we often lose sight of the fact that the primary purpose of this room is for our baby to S-L-E-E-P (hopefully, often and for long periods of time). So, without further ado, here are five tips to optimize your little one’s sleep environment–no matter if you’re leaning towards modern Scandi or traditional nautical.

1. Create a cozy cave. Babies snooze best in dark sleep environments. Heavy-duty blackout curtains will do the trick, ensuring maximum darkness for naps and overnight. Pottery Barn Kids offers stylish options or you can opt for a blackout liner to enhance your existing curtains. In a pinch, simply affix thick garbage bags to the window with masking tape–not the most stylish solution but nonetheless effective.

2. Consider noise. City-dwellers or those living in homes where noise travels easily should consider investing in a white noise machine...