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Twin Nursery Decorating – 5 Ideas for Decorating for Twins

JUNE 15, 2017
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Decorist – 5 Ideas for Decorating for Twins

You’re pregnant!  With twins!  Wait… TWINS?!?!  Talk about news that generates a euphoric yet somewhat complicated emotional reaction… having twins is something that a lot of people simply don’t understand, as it can change quite a bit with regards to your decorating projects that need to be done before your little one/ones arrive.  Decorating for twins may seem like a daunting task, but it can be done with some planning and focus.  Twin nursery decorating requires many of the same priorities as other nursery decorating, and Decorist would like to present you with 5 ideas for decorating for twins for you to consider as you prepare for your big day.

Gender Considerations

All expecting parents grapple with the question of whether or not to learn the gender of a child before he or she is born.  Like all things, that question is more complicated with twins, but not necessarily for twin nursery decorating.  That’s because if you find out the genders before they arrive, you can plan accordingly.  If you do not, you can still decorate simply by using neutral colors and making whatever adjustments you see fit after they are born.

Don’t Fret Over the Crib

A lot of expecting parents of twins tend to run out and buy two cribs as well, as they assume that their babies are going to need to sleep separately.  That’s not necessarily the case either, as these little ones have just spent months sharing a womb, so in many cases they’ll sleep better – at least initially – in one crib as long as there is room. Decorating for twins does not necessarily mean you need two beds.

Don’t Double-Up On Everything

Most people assume that if you’re having twins, you’ll need two of everything.  That’s not necessarily the case, particularly when it comes to decorating for twins.  For instance, you don’t really need two changing tables.  Unless you have four arms, you won’t be able to change them both at the same time.  You also don’t necessarily need two dressers, as that’s just going to take up a lot of room in the nursery.

Don’t Skimp On Laundry Supplies

Nearly every nursery has some sort of laundry receptacle, as people don’t generally have the time or the interest in walking every piece of dirty baby laundry to the washing machine.  However, your twin nursery decorating should include at least a large hamper or basket for the twins’ laundry, as you will be going through twice as many clothes as new parents of a singleton.  

Don’t Forget the Timing

Every expecting parent wants to have the nursery finished before the baby or babies arrive.  If you’re expecting twins, you almost certainly already know that twins tend to come earlier than singletons.  As such, your twin nursery decorating should be done early as well, as that way you can rest easy that everything will be ready to go when they arrive on the scene.

Overall, decorating for twins can be a fun project.  If you would like more specific help, please feel free to contact the team at Decorist at any time.

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