One of the greatest pleasures of being a ‘new parent to be’ is designing your baby’s nursery. There is a wide variety of choices to choose from; antique, traditional, and modern. Although as a caveat, it should be suggested that no one uses an antique crib as they might have obvious and not so obvious dangers. Modern cribs are much safer, and a new crib gives parents peace of mind and baby a nice cozy nest to sleep in.
Whatever style of furniture you may decide on you will want to give some thought to your walls and window treatments when decorating as well. First off what colors are you going to use for your walls – are they going to be bright and bold or sweet and pastel. While thinking about the walls you may want to decide on some kind of cute border or maybe even having a mural added.
If a mural is to be added think about furniture placement first and then see where it will best fit. If you are artistic you could attempt to do this yourself but if you are not, a trip to your local baby furniture store could probably provide you with some names of people that do murals.
A craft store may even have stencils that could make this an easy do it yourself project. Murals are not just a modern aspect either – you could just as easily incorporate Beatrix Potter on to your child’s wall as Thomas the Tank Engine. Children’s books often times have simple drawings that if you practice a few times you can duplicate. Murals and borders can add such a decorative touch and really make a room stand out. Window treatments are always a problem because you have extremely limited choices.
Curtains and drapes for nurseries are hard to come by in stores, online, or by catalog. If you are handy and even if you are not, there are patterns you can get to help you make your own. Making curtains are probably one of the easiest sewing projects to tackle. You may find a wonderful fabric at a sewing store or you can always use printed bedding sheets. Using sheets is usually ideal because you can have a really decorative look. If you had a lamp stand in the room you could easily also make a matching slipcover for that also.
So much time is spent on buying the furniture and accessories, but equal time should be spent on how best to show everything off. Decorating a baby’s room can be one way for mom to really connect with her little one as she prepares for their arrival.