Decorating for a baby nursery is an exciting and special time for new moms and dads. However, it can feel overwhelming and a little daunting, too. Below are a few ideas that should help the creative juices start to flow.
Nursery Ideas for Boys
Some new moms and dads love the idea of creating a room that is gender specific for their baby. Little boys’ rooms can be fun for both parents to decorate. Color palates that work well in boys’ rooms tend fall on the blue or green side of the color spectrum. Many moms and dads also choose to decorate their little boys’ rooms with pictures and decals representing sports equipment like footballs, baseballs and hockey sticks. Some simply choose to hang a baseball bat on the wall or decorate shelves with baseballs or soccer balls. Many parents choose a gender specific décor to let others know the sex of their child without needing to ask. Other parents choose to include gender specific decorations in the room of the opposite gender.
Nursery Ideas for Girls
Non-Gender Specific Nursery Ideas
Many parents choose to learn the sex of their babies before birth, but many complete the healthy pregnancy without finding out the sex, so a non-gender specific room works perfectly in these cases. Many parents opt for neutral tones of yellow, brown and cream for a warm touch to a room that doesn’t display the sex of the child. Many parents are now opting for non-gender specific newborn rooms because they don’t want their child to believe in stereotypes from an early age. Themed nurseries are perfect for non-gender specific rooms because instead of highlighting the baby’s sex, they create a curious environment for baby to feel entertained and loved.
Themed Nursery Ideas
Customized Wall Hangings
Crib Decoration Ideas
Window Treatments for Nurseries
Window treatments not only pull a room together, they can allow in as little or as much light as baby needs. Parents can buy lacy curtains to complement a shabby chic room, they can buy animal curtains to complement a jungle themed room and they can even buy curtains that complement practically any color scheme. When purchasing curtains, parents should choose a combination of window treatments that allow different amounts of light into the room. They can buy white curtains that allow light in but still allow some privacy, and they can buy blackout curtains that help baby sleep when going down for a nap.
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