Bringing a baby into this world and the loving embrace of your family is one of life’s greatest blessings, and we’re all excited for you and this new chapter you have turned in the book of life. Along with the never-ending joy of waking up at 3AM every night to feed your little bundle of joy and lull them back to sleep, you also have to prepare everything well-before the munchkin arrives.
This means that you’re in for one heck of a decorating project, transforming the guest room in your home into a nursery equipped with everything a modern mom (and dad) could need. The importance of functionality notwithstanding, there is also a need to create an enchanting setting with colors and decor that will portray a dreamy nursery you and the baby will love. Let’s dig in.
Going neutral with pastel accents
Choosing a neutral foundation for the walls and ceiling is always a great idea, as it gives you the unimpeded freedom to decorate and accentuate to your liking. After all, everything goes great with white and off-white hues.
What’s more, you can easily complement such a backdrop with quirky pastels in the corners, on the windowsills, on the floor, and everywhere in between. That said, a neutral foundation is not your only option, as a modern nursery design can truly come to life with a backdrop that tells an enchanting story.
Creating a fairytale-like backdrop
Painting the walls in interesting scenes and patters is another great idea that never fails to bewilder, enchant, and amuse the observer, no matter how young the baby or how tired the parent might be. If you’re not skillful with a paintbrush – no problem. There are plenty of professional and amateur artists that would relish the opportunity to bring a fairytale-like setting to life. You can also simplify the entire process and paint the wall in a solid hue, such as aqua blue, and then add some creative decals to achieve a similar effect.
Complementing the furniture with photos
Every nursery needs three essential features: a crib, a changing area, and a nursing nook. But that doesn’t mean that the decorating should stop there. Quite the contrary, this is your opportunity to enrich the space with beautiful accents such as family photos.
Picture frames look amazing when overlooking the crib or the changing table, gracing the wall and bringing in a beautiful motif imbued with love and happiness. One great aesthetic idea is to keep the frames identical in design, but different in size to give the room a clean yet creative look.
Setting a theme the baby will love
Of course, there is no rule that forbids you from decorating the room in a specific theme, so all of you Star Wars fans, fire away! Even if the force is not strong within you, there are plenty of interesting design themes to choose from.
You can start by choosing an overarching theme that will allow you to decorate and complement the setting accordingly. So, for instance, the nursery could enjoy a detailed space theme, boasting stars, planets and galaxies on the walls and the ceiling. On the other hand, you can choose to bring nature in and decorate with paintings of trees, animals, whole valleys even – the possibilities are endless; just let your imagination run free.
Bringing functionality and aesthetics together
Lastly, it can be pretty easy to get caught up in all the decorating and forget about the importance of functionality. The nursery needs to be a place of comfort in every sense of the word, so you need to find the best layout that offers capaciousness and maneuverability.
To that end, consider placing the crib next to the wall at the door, then move to the second wall where the changing table and shelves will be, and then introduce a nursing nook in the corner and a reading area in the far corner of the room. Be sure to leave plenty of space in the middle of the room for playing and don’t forget to baby-proof the floor with a fluffy area rug.
Designing a dreamy nursery for the whole family to enjoy is an easy and rewarding task you and your partner can take on together over the weekend. So, let this simple guide help you decorate and arrange a dreamy nursery your baby will love.