Perhaps the most entertaining room of your entire home and the one which holds the most potential for bright, colorful and ‘out there’ décor and design of them all is the nursery.
Whether your children are now growing older and you are looking to update the nursery to suit a slighter older child, or else are expecting a new arrival and you are designing a nursery for the first time, continue reading to learn of 5 fantastic ways to brighten your child’s nursery.
- Washable Wallpaper
The first component you should at least consider when redecorating your child’s nursery is that of changing the wallpaper to an incredibly more practical and surprisingly affordable washable kind.
As your child becomes older, mucky fingerprints and crayon marks will be easily wiped clean away, which means when you are choosing a style of washable wallpaper, be sure to choose something that is bright and eye-catching, yet still fits an older toddler and small child as well as a baby.
One of the most important elements of a child’s nursery, or indeed playroom, is ensuring there are enough different storage options to house not only toys and other accessories, but more practical items such as toiletries, diapers and other equipment for nursing and changing the baby.
Reputable, renowned and established suppliers of baby accessories and equipment, such as Crane Baby, have an incredibly wide range of products including bedding sets, nursing accessories, crib bedding sets and beautiful storage bins that are as practical as they are aesthetically impressive.
- Light Color Scheme
Especially if the nursery room is on the smaller side, but regardless of the general layout and style of the room, it is generally advisable to go with a lighter color palette, such as pastel blues, pinks, greens and even light yellows and oranges.
Light colors have been proven to be exceedingly beneficial in calming the mind, in both older adults as well as young children in the following ways, to name just a few:
- Mood boosting properties
- Soothing feelings of stress and anxiety
- Are more conducive to sleep, which is especially useful in a nursery setting
- Make the mind clearer and have been proven to reduce worrying thoughts
- Neutral Furniture
Naturally, you will no doubt want to ensure that the new nursery is not only suitable for a baby but will be relatively easy to adapt and change to suit them when they grow a little older.
Aside from the color scheme of the wallpaper and paint, one of the best ways to do this is to stick with neutral furniture, made from sustainable, durable and long-lasting wood or other manmade materials. Either way, a neutral color palette when it comes to the nursery furniture will be something you will be grateful for in the years to come.
- An Abundance Of Lighting Options
One of the main targets when designing a nursery is to plan for as many flexible options as possible in terms of both blocking sources of light when needed and conversely bringing in as much natural light as possible in the daytime when your baby is awake.
Window coverings are an absolute must, as well as lamps and lightbulbs and shades that can mimic nighttime when you are trying to train your baby to go to sleep on a schedule.
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