Congratulations! You are expecting your little bundle of joy. Surely, you are excited to decorate the nursery, and if you are feeling stuck, here are some of the cutest nursery decor ideas.
Nursery Decor Idea #1: Experiment with pattern
A child’s room should not be dull, nor neutral. The room should represent inspiration for imagination, as well as a safe place for children to play and develop. So, instead of painting the room all in one colour, try to incorporate a little pattern into the room. A great and easy way to do so is by adding bold wallpaper.
If you are not a fan of wallpapering the walls, you can always opt for stencilling, or making geometric patterns with some painter’s tape, then painting it in different colours.
Nursery Decor Idea #2: Accent colour
When talking about colour, if you do prefer neutral colour for all the basic pieces, such as the crib, the changing table, and other big pieces of furniture, you can always add fun pieces with accents. Accents can be anything from a throw pillow to a night light or just framed pieces of art. You can also add colour with area rugs or a nursing chair.
Of course, adding colourful baby blankets is maybe the easiest way to add a pop of colour to your space. When having accent colours, try not to have more than two. It may make the space seem cluttered and messy.
Nursery Decor Idea #3: Add a daybed
Style should never trump functionality. Adding a daybed in your nursery, should space allow it, will turn out to be the most versatile piece of furniture in the room. It can be a visitor’s resting area, or a bed for the exhausted parent whose turn it is to soothe the crying baby. As time goes by, it can even be the transitional bed for the baby turned toddler.
Nursery Decor Idea #4: Experiment with large pieces of art
Having large, blank walls can make the space seem unfinished. At the same time, having a large number of small, colourful art pieces can make the space seem cluttered. So, if you are a more minimal type of person, having a few large pieces of art on the walls may be the perfect solution for you. Even if you do not want colourful pieces of art, you can always opt for textured pieces.
Art is not only paintings. It can be wall siding, woven art, tapestry, or even functional things like plush toys. Get creative, play with the room and see where it gets you.
Nursery Decor Idea #5: Storage as decor
Always important in any nursery is – storage. And if you are like me, you will have a thousand different bins for all the little things babies need. So why not take a chance and make it pretty. Wicker baskets are the easiest to incorporate in any style or colour palette. They can serve both as a catch-all to hide clutter, and as a functioning piece of decor to store onesies, burp cloths, diapers, or any other item baby needs.
If you are not a fan of wicker baskets, there are plenty of others to choose from, ranging from colour and size.
Try avoiding more than two open shelves in the nursery, since styling will come last once the baby comes, and you will end up with a constant mess.
Nursery Decor Idea #6: Dresser as a changing table
Converting a dresser to a changing table is a game-changer. Instead of spending lots of money on a piece of furniture that you will only use for a short period of time and being stuck with limited choice, invest in a dresser or set of drawers that you really love, and can picture in your child’s room for many years to come.
You can even buy the most basic one and change out the knobs to make it a bit more elevated, and fit your personal style.
With these tips, you can start preparing for the arrival of your little one. However you decorate their new room, do it with plenty of love and warmth, and they will love it for many years to come.
Have you decided to keep the baby’s gender a surprise? Check out this collection of creative gender neutral nurseries here on LifeAsMama.com.
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Jasmine Anderson is a Sydney-based lifestyle blogger and a toddler mom. She loves to spend quality time with her family, go thrifting, and spend just a little bit too much time on the internet. Twitter