Designing a nursery for your baby is an exciting time. But it can also be really daunting.
Here are some tips to get you started
If you’re lucky enough to have a choice when it comes to where you put your nursery, try and choose a room that offers some natural light, good air flow and peace and quiet.
There is nothing worse than finally getting your baby to sleep only to have them wake the second the T.V. goes on for some time out.
While it’s true that there are no hard and fast rules when it comes to colour choice, you may rethink the bright red when you’ve got an overstimulated baby on your hands. There’s a reason people tend to choose pastels for nurseries; it’s because they are calming.
If pink and blue are not your thing, you can always go for a neutral tone like white, bone or grey. Head to your local Bunnings store and pick up some sample pots. Remember that you can always ask for the paint to be half strength or even quarter strength so if there’s a tone that you love, don’t rule it out just because it might be a bit bright. Adding small touches of colour or metallics will also make the room pop while still keeping the overall tone peaceful.
Choose a neutral canvas.
Babies grow quickly and so too do their tastes. My son went from bunnies and bears to Thomas and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in the blink of an eye. All of a sudden, the room that I painstakingly put together for him was a bit ‘babyish’.