Congratulations. You simply found out you’re having a boy. So you’re going to paint the nursery blue and fill it with nursery prints in little boy themes. If the sonogram informs you it’s a woman, pink is so as and so can be hearts and flowers and girly ruffles. There’s nothing wrong with the original nursery. Most of us grew up included and they served us well.
Nevertheless now that individuals know ahead of time the gender of our kids, we have the full time, if not the amount of money, to produce their rooms fantastic. It doesn’t really have a lot of money; all it will take is a little imagination. Have a go through the rest of your home. What colors perhaps you have chosen for the rooms you live in? If your walls are white, well, shame on you. Where’s your sense of adventure. Maybe it’s your son or daughter who’ll lead the way. Choose a color you want – mint green – mango – raspberry sorbet. Any of these would look good on the walls and paint stores will soon be happy to combine the color of your choice. If the notion of a silly color terrifies you, just remember, it’s only paint. In the event that you absolutely hate it, you are able to paint it once again – or rather your husband can do it. Besides, it’ll keep him occupied during those last few weeks when all you want is some peace and quiet.
There’s still too much to be said for white baby furniture. All things considered, a bright crib can be dressed up with colorful crib sheets and bumper pads. And crisp white can look awesome against those beautifully painted walls. The selection of sheets and pillows and bumper pads and changing table pads are unlimited. Go on the net and just browse. What does your loved ones like to complete? Are you a family group of bike riders? Hikers? Sailors? There’s something to suit every form of recreation in the sale of nursery linens.
Think about the walls. Think about a piece of art depicting boats? Yes, I said art. Who stated that art is just for grownups. Art and art photography are actually affordable, thanks again to the internet. Rather than a lame illustration, pick a bold sailing photo or perhaps a beautifully painted seascape. In a bright frame to contrast with the mint green or raspberry sorbet walls, that painting or photograph will light the room.
If you really want animals for the walls of the nursery wall art, great. Find some beautifully painted or photographed animals and frame those prints to provide your son or daughter a view of nature. Realistic paintings or photographs stimulate the senses and we all know babies take advantage of stimulation.
Anything you choose for the baby’s room, remember that babies grow into toddlers all too soon. A room that’s decorated for a child, rather than simply a child, is less likely to need redecorating a year or two down the road. And that’s the best thing because everything you don’t want to listen to from your three-year-old is “Mommy, I need a large boy room.” Make his nursery a space they can enjoy for a long time and everyone will soon be happy.
Carol Knopf holds degrees in journalism and law and spent over 20 years in the legal and corporate worlds. In 2004, she was forced to leave work after being diagnosed with a life-threatening lung disease.