Decorating your new baby’s nursery is such an exciting experience. You and your new bundle will be spending a great deal of time in the nursery, so you want it to be welcoming and fun. There are a few things to keep in mind when decorating the nursery so it is a calming, restful place to relax and sleep. Here are a few tips to help you in choosing the right nursery décor for your home.
Colors Babies See
When babies are born, the only colors they can see are black, white, and gray. As their sight develops, the first color they recognize is red. However, this doesn’t mean you should decorate your child’s room in all red. Red can be an overwhelming color for your little one when that is the only color he sees. Instead, choose softer colors like blues, greens, and pinks because these colors are the next to follow suit as your baby’s sight develops. These are good thoughts to keep in mind when choosing the baby bedding too.
Instill an Early Love of Reading
To fill a large wall in the nursery and instill a love of reading from an early age, frame pages from your favorite children’s books and place them over the crib. These pictures are fun and interactive as your baby grows and learns to read. Pages from a Dr. Seuss book make great framed artwork because they are colorful and the characters are fun.
A Room that Grows with your Child
Redecorating as your baby grows may not be something you want to do. To make the nursery décor grow with your child, choose patterns and colors that work when your child is a baby and beyond. A great way to do this is by painting the walls a solid color and adding wallpaper borders or a large graphic in a generic design. These details add a lot of style in a quick and easy way, so you don’t have to redecorate so soon.
Your baby’s nursery will be used for many things: sleeping, relaxing, playing, etc. Controlling the lighting by installing a dimmer switch will allow you to create different moods for different reasons. When it’s time to relax and unwind, low lighting can help your child calm down and fall asleep. No nursery décor is complete without some sort of soft, gentle lighting to help lull your little one into dreamland.
These are just a few suggestions to help you with decorating your new baby’s nursery. Be sure to check out our complete line of nursery décor including name plaques, wall décor, window treatments, and more at www.HarperGraceBaby.com.