Guest post contributed by Neal Rochester, on behalf of Walls Need Love. Neal is an interior design enthusiast and graphic designer. In his spare time, he designs nursery wall decals and vinyl wall art for kids bedrooms.
Once you have brought in the basic furniture necessary in a nursery, it is time to add some essentials that personalize the room. These small details can play a major role in setting the mood in your baby's nursery.
1: Lighting is always an important factor in a room's decor.
Some type of chandelier can make a beautiful addition to a nursery, and does not have to cost an exorbitant amount of money. Many babies tend to enjoy their bright, shimmering lights. It doesn't need to be so large that it becomes excessive or overpowering for the room; a miniature chandelier will often be sufficient. For a more inexpensive option, you could add multicolored pendants to an existing light or some mini pendant lights to the room as a way to bring in a burst of color. Remember, the color scheme of a nursery does not always have to be soft pastels.
2: Babies are intrigued by items that are colorful and that move.
Instead of placing an ordinary baby-themed mobile on the side of your baby's crib, add a decorative, modern ceiling-mount mobile to the room. This type of room accessory can still be used throughout a variety of room makeovers as your baby grows up and his or her interests change.
3: Every nursery needs a comfortable chair.
A glider rocker with an ottoman can be a preferable alternative to an ordinary chair, or even a traditional rocking chair. Gliders are extremely comfortable for whenever your baby needs attention in the middle of the night or simply for when you want a peaceful moment to sit and hold your baby. If you prefer a rocker rather than a glider, consider choosing a unique contemporary design to add interest to the nursery decor. The nursery should have the most comfortable seat in the house.
4: Storage space is also essential in a nursery.
An armoire is an easy way to boost the storage space the room offers. You can choose an armoire in a color that complements your nursery theme, one that has unique kid-friendly art on its front or simply one with a classic wood stain. Most armoires offer a combination of cabinet and drawer storage, with the bonus that they allow you to conceal all of their contents simply by closing their doors. This ensures that your nursery always looks neat, organized and uncluttered.
5: You should also decorate the walls of the nursery in a way that personalizes the room.
One easy way to do this is to hang over-sized letters to spell out your baby's name on the wall. Wall words can be used to express a sentiment straight from your heart, and are available in nearly any theme you could imagine. They are easy to put on and easy to remove, causing no damage to your walls. As time passes, you can change the wall stickers and words to whatever is more appropriate for your child as they grow.
Setting up a nursery should be a fun experience. There is no rule that says you have to stick with any specific color scheme or decorating style. When adding the essentials to your nursery, choose items that make your baby's room functional and convenient while still creating a fun, positive environment.
What tips and ideas do you have about designing nurseries?