Decorating a nursery for your new baby can be a fun and exciting experience. It will be the first place for your baby to dream, to experience, and to grow. Here are a few things to keep in mind:
Location. Calm surroundings are critical to a newborn's development. Avoid room's that are close to a busy street, where there could be more noise. Will the baby's room be on the same floor as your bedroom ? This makes it more convenient to monitor your baby. However, you can always opt for an audio or video monitor.
Time to decorate! Choosing a particular theme and design for your baby room depends on how much you want to spend, how much space you have, and whether it's a boy or a girl. To be safe, you can always go for gender-neutral colors such as greens, purples, and reds.
Choosing a theme. Now it's time to let your imagination run wild. To get some ideas, visit a few baby stores and check out different styles. They may even have example rooms set up that you can check out. Take a look at the following nursery themes to get a few ideas rolling.
Animals. This motif could include kittens, puppies, farm scenes, or teddy bears. This is a common theme that can easily be found in stores. You could purchase everything from the sheet and comforter set to coordinating wall hangings and wall paper.
Cartoon / TV Characters. The options are numerous here. Winnie the Pooh, Spiderman, Aladdin, Curious George, Snoopy, and Peter Pan are just a few examples. Also don't forget popular cable TV series such as Peppa Pig, Blues Clues, or the Backyardigans. The baby room motif will still be popular when baby graduates to the toddler years.
Noah's Ark. Besides cute pets and farm animals, this is a theme with plenty of designs to choose from. The biblical "two by two" motif -- with cute pairs of giraffes, lions, elephants and monkeys -- is also a very popular theme for twins! You can accessorize with animal pictures, a nursery lamp, bedding, and even a rocking chair.
Dolphins or other underwater scenes. This theme will add a cool, refreshing feeling to your new baby room. The cool colors will also be comforting for you baby. For decorating, you could use a Finding Nemo theme, sea-related wall hangings, sea shells, a border with waves, or even sea horses. (NOTE: Since fish are basically composed of ovals and triangle shapes, this theme is especially easy if you're handy with an artist's brush for do-it-yourself wall murals.)
Crayons. Remember how much fun crayons use to be. Introduce your child to a new and creative world with this theme. You could use accents in the shape of hand prints or stencil of your choice. Place these on the walls, window frames, closet door, or even the lamp shade. Looking for the perfect paint. Crayola has come out with paints with their colors made specifically for the baby's room.
Whichever design you choose, use inexpensive stain-repellent area rugs that can be easily replaced when you want to update the design. You'll want a room that your child can grow into. The most important thing to keep in mind with choosing a baby room theme is make sure that it is safe and comfortable. From there, the possibilities are endless. Best of luck!
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