Sep 09 2010

Tips and Ideas for Decorating Your Baby’s Room

Published by at 12:04 pm under Interior Design & Decorating

When you are expecting a baby, you want the nursery to be perfect.  Your desire is to create a room that is soft and cuddly as well as relaxing for your baby.  Whether you are expecting a boy or girl, the nursery will be the place where you will spend much of your time rocking and soothing your child in the wee hours of the night.  This article describes how you can decorate your baby’s nursery using colors that are attractive to you and soothing to your baby.

Decide on the Color Scheme

 

Many parents love to decorate the nursery in bright primary colors.  Bright reds, blues, greens and yellows are a great way to make the room look cheerful; these colors are also useful in attracting the attention of your baby as his eyes begin to focus.  Soft, pastel colors are fine as well, and may be a bit more relaxing to the baby when nap time comes.  Soft blue, cream and pastel peach are good colors to consider.

Of course, you can always stick to the pink or blue theme depending on the sex of your baby.  Either of these colors can be combined with sand, cream and white shades to keep the space from being overwhelmed by a single color.

Furnishings

 

The crib, changing table, dresser and other furniture can be anything you choose.  If you decide on the bold, primary colors, you may want furnishings that are white to contrast with all of the bright accessories in the room.  Should you choose pastel pink, blue or even a light aqua, furnishings may be chosen in a darker wood to contrast with the light shades you use to decorate.  Pine or natural finished furnishings work well with any color scheme.

Creative Painting Makes a World of Difference

 

There are literally hundreds of things you can do with a little paint!  When it comes to the nursery, you can really get creative.  Many new parents feel that painting soft clouds on the ceiling adds a relaxing touch to the room.  Consider painting playful murals on a wall as well.  This can be something as simple as a few alphabet blocks, or something more intricate like Disney characters.  Just use your imagination!

If your baby is a boy, there are all sorts of options for accessorizing the room.  Sports themes, cars and trucks, fire engines, and tractors work well.  For girls, think about a princess theme, ballerina, or a fairy tale character such as a mermaid.  Of course, teddy bears are perfect for either.

Many people do not want to know the gender of their baby before it is born – they enjoy the surprise.  This is not a problem when it comes to decorating the nursery, simply stick to neutral colors and themes such as Winnie the Pooh, or even a beach theme decorated in soft blue and sand colors.  Keep in mind that your baby won’t remain a baby for long, so you may want to choose a theme that still work when they are two or three years old to keep you from having to update the décor too soon.

Use these tips and ideas when decorating your baby’s room, and include a few of your own creative ideas.  You will have a nursery that is perfect, just like your little one.

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