Planning the design of the baby’s nursery is an exciting activity for expecting parents, but often it can be time consuming with all the decisions that need to be made. When it comes to choosing a theme and decor to match, a nursery allows room for fun and creativity, but where should you begin when faced with endless nursery designs to choose from?
A good way to choose a theme for the nursery is to go with an idea that you have a connection with, perhaps a favourite hobby or a nursery rhyme. You’ll find that most themes, depending on the colour scheme you choose, can be tailored to either gender.
Need some inspiration?
For extra inspiration, check out what ideas the professionals have come up with and adapt some elements that you like into your own theme. If it’s a popular theme that you’re after, visit the kid’s section at a book store for current ideas. But remember, a nursery theme doesn’t necessarily mean you need to base it on a popular character. Themes can be built around simple and clean colour schemes, fabrics and patterns. Many moms opt for a set of baby bedding that they like and then use that as a base for the theme or colour scheme.
Build on the theme through accessories
A practical approach to creating a customisable nursery is to choose neutral furniture pieces and wall treatments and elaborate on the theme by adding accessories. Apply the theme throughout the nursery in your choice of accessories like bedding, rugs, lamps, mobiles, wall art and curtains – all of which are items that can be easily switched when it comes time to redecorating or refreshing the look of the decor.
No matter the style of baby nursery design you have chosen, be sure to pick a theme that appeals to you and creates a safe and cosy environment for your precious little one.