RISMEDIA, May 6, 2010—Preparing for the arrival of a new baby takes a lot of planning. Creating a healthy and safe living space will help baby grow and thrive. Recommend some of these design ideas from Lowe’s.
The First Steps
Choose eco-friendly solid wood flooring such as natural bamboo and clean it with a biodegradable cleaner. Add softness to a hard floor with a washable natural fiber rug or mat. Use a vacuum with a HEPA filter on wood floors and rugs.
Cordless cellular shades such as Levolor let in filtered natural light while providing a cord-free window covering that is easy to use and safer for babies and small children. Add simple natural fiber curtain panels to help filter light and add style and warmth.
Design a well-planned lighting scheme: a three-bulb floor lamp offers adjustable lighting options. Add a lamp dimmer switch near a cozy chair for adjustable lighting to encourage sleepy moods. Overhead lighting is perfect for playtime and cleanup, and remember to add a plug-in nightlight for keeping nighttime rituals safe.
Proper ventilation and clean air are vital to making your baby’s room a healthy and comfortable place. An air purifier improves indoor air quality by removing allergens such as dust, mold, pollen, and animal dander. The Idylis brand of air purifiers and humidifiers were designed to blend seamlessly in any room in your home.
This mother chose Olympic Premium zero-VOC paint that’s safer for you and the environment. It dries with no lingering odor.
An Idylis air purifier helps remove as much as 99.9% of airborne particles and allergens.
Wood flooring, such as bamboo, can be easier to keep clean than carpet.
Source: Lowe’s Creative Ideas for Home and Garden.
For more information, visit www.lowes.com.