Decorating A Baby
Nursery: A Few Essentials by Michael Holland
You're expecting a child and suddenly
you need to find the time and the budget for decorating a baby
nursery. However, before unleashing your credit cards, there are a
few essentials you should take into consideration when decorating a
baby nursery before you get into grander themes and strategies.
Consider the following decorating
elements to avoid having to redecorate in a year or two:
A Pleasing Color Scheme
This should be your first
consideration when decorating a baby nursery. Pale yellows, lilacs,
or cream colors are a good foundation and will be suitable for both
boys and girls, infants and toddlers.
If you are determined to go with
pinks and blues, you can make the look more flexible by keeping the
colors pale, and then adding accent colors in bright primary colors.
You can find a large assortment of
stick-on borders that are easy to remove and change as your baby
grows. Look at borders with blues, yellows, lavender, and sage or
grass greens. Then pick up the border colors in your baby linens,
lamps, curtains, mobiles, and dressers.
You can paint an existing dresser in
one of the border colors, and then easily repaint it when your child
decides he or she has a favorite color. You can also decorate
dresses with stickers or hand paint designs on the wood.
A Sturdy Rocking Chair
If you are decorating a baby nursery,
you absolutely must include a rocking chair. You will find this item
to be a sanity saver as your baby finally falls asleep in your arms.
And you may even drift off yourself if the rocker is sufficiently
Either make or buy soft, deep seat
cushions and pillows for your back in one of the colors on the
walls' border. Try a print fabric with an accent color for the seat
cushion, and blue or lavender solid fabrics for the back rest
A High Quality Crib
In decorating a baby nursery, the
most crucial element is the crib. Do not cut corners in terms of
your budget on this piece. The crib must be of the best quality you
can afford and certifiably safe for infants.
Cribs come in a multitude of styles,
colors, and materials. Remember that you don't have to match the
rest of your furniture to your crib. You can still have a clean
white crib with a pale pine or oak dresser. Mix up plastics and
woods, patterns and solid to design the most flexible plan for
decorating a baby nursery.
Use your baby linens to change the
look of the room when decorating a baby nursery. Sew or buy a number
of washable duvets so you can change them often and wash them
easily. Stock up on some plain white fitted crib sheets for
those times when you know you'll be tossing them out. It's better
than throwing away a beautiful patterned sheet that matches a number
of elements in the nursery.
These are the fundamentals to get you
started on decorating a baby nursery. After you have your color
scheme and basic furnishings, you can move on to the fun, incredibly
cute design elements available for decorating baby nurseries.