For Your Baby And You
Having a new baby can be so exciting. And coming up with a few nursery decorating ideas that will make baby and you more comfortable, safer and calmer needs to start way before baby arrives. Obviously, there are many things to keep in mind when you’re decorating the nursery, and here are a few ideas to help you make this the “sanctuary” it should be.
First of all, always keep color in mind when you design. There are many great color combinations you can choose that are appropriate for early stage babies. Usually it is best to go with colors that are soft instead of colors that are too bright, since bright colors may be a little overwhelming for a brand new baby. Basically, your nursery decorating ideas should start here:
• White is clean and works in all rooms. Off-white, a warmer approach, or beige is more calming than stark white.
• Blue, especially the lighter shades, promotes relaxation and (are you listening?) sleep. It’s often linked to healing and meditation.
• Yellow, on the other hand, is associated with energy. Its said that yellow brings light to our lives and helps us seethings more clearly. Pale yellow doesn’t interfere with sleep.
• Red is active and is sometimes the color of passion and power. Bright red is too overpowering for nursery walls, but in small accents, red can combat lethargy.
• Pink is the color of love. But be careful, its for both love of self and love for others. There’s a big difference between pastel pink and hot pink.
• Purple in softer shades can promote reassurance, but it also can be stimulating. Associated with royalty, if you like purple, think lavender in your nursery … its reported to soothe babies.
• Green brings in nature and represents serenity and growth. It also has the potential to both calm and revitalize. Adding green to your nursery is an excellent way to connect with nature.
• Orange is lively and happy. Maybe not good for the walls in a room for sleep, but it makes an excellent accent color.
Your nursery decorating ideas might include a theme for baby and you. Themes are great and they promote curiosity as baby grows. You don’t have to be gender specific (pink for girls, blue for boys) or evenbaby specific. In other words, your nursery doesn’t need little fluffy bunnies or duckies.
Of course, Mickey Mouse, Animé, Sponge Bob Square Pants or any other decor is fine. Perhaps you have a secret desire to be simply going back to your own childhood. That’s okay, because it only adds another layer of bonding. Once you have a theme in mind, choosing accessories will be so much easier.
So, what’s the first and foremost thing to consider in your nursery decorating ideas? Safety. Colors are good. Interesting objects are good. Comfort is really good. But, keep “safety” as your thought umbrella. It should cover everything else. And, in case you didn’t know, safety can be designed in so many fun and creative ways!.
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