During the months of your pregnancy, you will undoubtedly spend time thinking about and planning your baby nursery decor. For some people this can seem a little overwhelming, especially considering the cost that can be involved. These costs do not have to be prohibitive. In fact, your nursery can be decorated inexpensively, and yet be tasteful and appealing.
It is often recommended by the experts to put together a file of ideas for your nursery before you start. Into this should go your budget for the completed project and how much you are prepared to spend on different items, e.g. crib, curtains, bedding, etc., and then ideas as you come across them. These may be pictures you see in magazines or on the Internet. You may include fabric samples or paint samples from manufacturers. These will help you in deciding on such things as style, theme and colors for your nursery.
Having got to this point, you should have been able to decide now on what style of crib you want. It’s usually wise to choose your crib first, in whatever style you’ve chosen, as this is the center of attention in the room. The rest of the room grows from here.
Now choose your colors. Obviously this will be affected by whether or not you know the sex of the baby, but it doesn’t have to be a traditional blue/pink choice. There is a whole world of colors to choose from, but generally babies have been found to be rather more restful in nurseries in which the general coloring is not too bright and startling. That is not to say that you shouldn’t use bold colors at all. On the contrary, the baby nursery wall decor can include pictures, decals, motifs or full painted murals in which there may be some bold primary colors, which will stimulate their brains. Wallpaper can be useful as a choice of wall decor, but then, as with things like murals try to choose something which is going to be suitable for a number of years into your child’s elementary school years.
We come to adding the essential extra bits of furniture that a nursery needs. These include a changing table or compactum, a chest of drawers, a rocking chair or other suitable chair for feeding the baby. These furnishings are going to be changed at a later stage to that which will be more suitable for a toddler and then an older child.
Accessories these include the shelves, lamps, toy basket, photo frames, etc. Ideally try to have any accessories in a nursery unbreakable and washable.
Have fun finding just what you want for your baby nursery decor.