Here are some top tips to consider when decorating your little one’s nursery.
Decorating a nursery can be one of the most exciting things to do in preparation for a new arrival, whether it’s your first or your fifth. However, making so many decisions can often become overwhelming, from choosing décor to selecting the perfect wall colour. Our friends over at J R Decal have helped us out with their top tips for creating your dream nursery:
Your inspiration should be the existing home décor
Chances are your taste won’t vary widely when it comes to creating your nursery. Take a look around your home and observe the interior trends you tend to lean towards. Then, take to Google and see if any of these design movements translate into nurseries – Pinterest is also a great place to look for inspiration.
Have a think about baby-friendly colours
Nurturing greens and neutral blues are known to work well when it comes to babies, complemented by colours that are considered tranquil and calm. A matte or dull finish – rather than something reflective – will provide a relaxing feel to the room and surroundings. Saying this, babies can only see in black and white until around five months, so accessories in contrasting shades during the first few months is a popular option.
Think long term
Growing up is inevitable – your baby certainly won’t be a baby forever! With this in mind, look to the future when considering your nursery design. Think of the size of the furniture and how it could accommodate your baby as they grow – adaptable décor will make it easier to redecorate in the future. For instance, you can decorate the walls with easy-to-remove cartoon character stickers, so that when the child grows removing them will not prove too difficult. If you plan well, that same room could serve that child until they leave home for good.
Keep things simple
With so many themes, decors, and colours to work with, you might end up over-decorating your baby’s nursery room. Keeping furniture, themes and general decorations simple reduces the need to redecorate every year, saving you some cash in the process!
Always consider storage
Storage is one of the most important factors to consider in your baby’s bedroom. storage is an important factor. Here are five features you might want to include:
– Add a cot drawer: An under-cot drawer will ensure that linens are always kept to hand.
– Make use of a laundry basket: As well as a place for storing dirty clothes, laundry baskets can double up as a great place to store toys.
– Include larger bookshelves: Store books, toys, photos and trinkets on a bookshelf – arranged well and this can be an eye-catching feature.
– Keepsake boxes: A place to store precious memories – from photos and health records to toys and clothes – a keepsake box is something to be treasured for years to come.
J R Decal has a wide range of vinyl decals and mural wall stickers for all over your home – including the nursery – whatever your personal style. From cute animal characters to sport teams, each is self-adhesive and easy for you to apply yourself.