If you are expecting a baby then you are probably starting to think about decorating the nursery. Baby nurseries should be warm, happy places filled with color and light. There should feel good in the room for both the baby and yourself as you will be spending a lot of your time in there.
When thinking about designing a nursery, look for designs that will last. Remember that your baby will be a toddler before you know it so designing the nursery to suit an older child it is a good idea. A well designed nursery can last until the child is well into school age and beyond with the room only requiring minor conversions.
Baby nurseries change rapidly as children age. Convertible furniture is not only a great way to deal with this change; it will also save you money. Cribs that convert into a toddler’s bed and then eventually into a double bed will suit your child until he or she is a teenager. Another money saver is the purchase of a baby change table that converts into a dresser for storage once your baby has outgrown diapers.
If you are thinking of using bold, dramatic colors rather than the traditional pastels, then don’t overdo it. Bolder colors are better suited as trims around skirting boards and window frames rather than dominating the entire room. Choose the lighter colors for walls and ceilings and a nice colorful area rug for the floor. Your nursery should be cozy, warm and inviting – you don’t want anything too dramatic.
The walls can be decorated with wall art and posters of Disney characters or a favorite theme such as Winnie the Pooh, Looney Tunes, Thomas the Tank Engine or Fairies and Teddy Bears. There is a wide range of appropriate wall art available.
Area rugs and curtains can be in contrasting colors or in the same theme as your nursery bedding. The choices are endless and limited only by your imagination and budget.
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