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for Decorating a Stylish Baby Nursery
There’s only one week left
before my due-date…HELP!
By Whitney Wingerd, Mommies with Style
there’s a baby on the way? Congratulations! It’s
an exciting time… and the idea of designing a
baby’s nursery can be thrilling and daunting at
the same time.
been there myself fairly recently, I thought I’d
share a few words of advice I wish someone had passed
along before we got started:
First things first – a theme
Pick a theme and stick with it. There are about a
zillion nursery ideas out there. And it’s easy
to start with one idea and get caught up by all the other
cute items out there. You need to be consistent
once you make your decision.
A theme can be something as simple as stripes, to something
as intricate as a jungle where your baby’s bedding
matches a detailed mural you have commissioned on one wall
in the room.
Can’t think of an idea? Look through some of
your favorite children’s books growing up. Ask
an older sibling if you already have a child – kids
can be creative!
step - colors
you have your theme – pick a color, or colors,
and make sure you stick with that palette as you pick
out your baby’s bedding and window treatments. Select
two-three colors at the most, with varying shades of
each color if need be.
and simplicity are the answers to designing a classy
most stylish nurseries are the ones that don’t
look like the parents tried too hard.
may feel the need to pay attention to details before
the baby’s born. You may see cute little
knick-knacks for the walls, for the top of your baby’s
dresser and more. I say this loudly – RESIST
Once your baby comes, the nursery is going to be so cluttered
with diapers, dirty laundry and other items that seem to
just fill the room. No matter how organized you are,
having a baby turns your world upside-down and throws a
lot of mess into that mix that even the most organized
Mom can’t keep up with.
sate your need to get crazy – use the walls
aware of the hazards in the baby’s room-to-be and plan
for the future baby-proofing you’ll have to do.
The nicest nurseries I’ve seen to date have
been the ones where the parents have really put thought
and time into their walls.
I’ve had several friends put chair rails into their
baby’s rooms- and then two-toned the walls – often
times the same color, just different shades. (i.e. Bright
blue up top, pale blue below) Another friend measured
foot-wide stripes and has pale yellow/bright yellow going
around her baby’s room and the result is a rich yet
If you feel the need to get creative – I say do it
on the walls, but as I said earlier, keep overall-room
simplicity in mind as you do so.
Above all else - safety
To conclude, safety should always be on your mind. Although
it may seem crazy to think that you have to start protecting
a kick in your belly – time flies. Soon enough
that kick will be running around your house looking to
put his or her sticky fingers in every electrical outlet