15 Ideas for Your Baby's Nursery
Welcome Baby Home With Color, Cute Wallpaper, Fun Details and Comfy Furniture
Have a baby on the way? First of all, congratulations! Secondly, have you started thinking nursery? Decorating a nursery is a fun and exciting way to prepare for baby, plus it gives you the green light to re-do a room that right now may be full of fishing gear and video games. As you begin to get your thoughts together on furnishings and design direction, here are 15 ideas for welcoming your baby home in comfort and style.
Kids Rooms: I'm a Big Boy Now
Kids Rooms: I'm a Big Boy Now
Wallpaper up to the chair rail. Give the baby’s room dimension and texture by adding wallpaper up to the picture rail. For a fresh feel, use two different wallpapers that complement each other in scale. Don’t have a chair rail in the room? Adding one is a fairly easy project that you can do yourself with a few simple tools.
Find a very, very comfy chair. Let’s be honest: You’ll be spending a lot of time in this chair. Hunt around for a chair that’s both comfortable for you as well as a stylish complement to your nursery’s décor. Test them out before purchasing: you want it to conform correctly to your body for maximum comfort. Get this nursery's look.
Consider a vintage look. For an eclectic flair to the nursery, find a crib that reflects a vintage style. This doesn’t mean hunting flea markets for an actual antique. Federal safety guidelines for cribs didn’t go into effect until 1973, so be sure to look for a newly constructed crib with a vintage appearance instead.
Paint the walls dark. To create a cozy, warm atmosphere for your baby, paint the walls a dark color. This look works best in rooms with adequate sunlight; it may feel slightly stuffy otherwise.
Accessorize with whimsical artwork. The nursery is a room where you can have a little fun. Keep it lighthearted with playful artwork and knickknacks.
Add built-in shelving. Consider yourself lucky if the baby room already comes with built-in shelving; otherwise, you may want to think about adding it. Babies come with a lot of gear: built-in shelving will help you keep it organized.
Consider a mini wardrobe. First of all, this thing is adorable. But from a functional standpoint, it’s yet another place for storage, especially if the closet is small or already packed.
Mirror the closet door. Smaller rooms in the home often become nurseries; adding mirrors to the space will help it feel larger. If the closet doesn’t work, hang one elsewhere on the wall. Plus, it’s so cute to watch babies react to their own reflection.
Add a vibrant color. Introduce your baby to a world of exciting color by painting a piece of furniture a bold shade. The lively twist will give the room a focal point.
Consider a rounded crib. An oval crib tends to take up less room than a traditional rectangular one, so if the nursery is tight, this could be a great space saver.
Think about placing the crib in the center of the room. Stumped on your nursery’s layout? Maybe the crib will work best if you center it in the room. Just be sure there is ample room to move around the crib so the space doesn’t feel cramped.
Look for a graphic, colorful rug. Yes, this rug is fun, playful and a great complement to this feminine space. However, the real reason you’ll want to find a patterned rug is to easily hide the inevitable stains. It’s no secret: Babies are messy!