Decorating your newborn’s room is one of the things you can go overboard with. Don’t get me wrong, it should be nice and reflect a baby’s point of view but don’t over do it. This article will give you some decorating tips and other ideas to consider when getting started on the nursery.
Parents decorate based on different things. Just because you’re expecting a girl doesn’t mean you’ll be forced to decorate based on a “Pink Princess” theme. Same thing goes for a boy. Your theme can be based on a number of things.
Here are some movie based themes:
The Lion King
Winnie the Pooh
Some character and toy based themes:
Dora the explorer
Bob the Builder
If you prefer to steer clear of movies, characters and toy based themes don’t worry. Here are some fun ideas that your little bundle of joy will grow to love.
Sports (basketball, football, racing, baseball, etc)
Animals (cats, dogs, butterflies, ladybugs, etc.)
Fun shapes and patterns
Keep in mind that the theme you select should be common enough to find easily. It will be very frustrating to have a theme that’s not complete because it’s too difficult to find in stores. Consider something like Winnie the Pooh or Mickey Mouse. These characters are available in most baby stores. We recommend you keep it simple and fun.
There are many more to chose from. The possibilities are unlimited. No matter what theme you choose, your little one will need some furniture. Here are the basic pieces for you to build your theme around.
With these basic pieces of furniture out of the way, you can add some more accessories as you see fit. Some accessories are to make the baby more comfortable but most of these accessories are to provide parents with a better sense of security and comfort. For example, the baby monitor is to be in tune with how your baby is doing while in his or her crib or bassinet. The ottoman and rocking chair are added comfort. No matter the item they all serve a purpose and will add that special touch that you are looking for. Here are come of my favorite accessory pieces:
When decorating your babies nursery, keep in mind that children grow fast. As they get older they will need their living space to grow and change as they do. Understandably there are some pieces that you cannot go with our, but try to make your best attempt to choose accessories that can be removed, updated or replaced easily.