Whether you are pregnant and trying to get the baby’s room ready ahead of time or your baby is already a year old and you want to finally do the room up nice – it is never too late to decorate your baby’s bedroom. Well that is of course until your baby is no longer a baby then you will need to decorate your child’s bedroom, or your teenagers’ bedroom, etc. Here are some tips for getting started decorating your baby’s bedroom:
Choosing colors for the baby room might be easy for you depending on whether you are having a boy or girl – many people like to stick with the traditional ‘blue for boy’ and ‘pink for girl’ colors. But you cannot just decorate a room with pink and pink alone or just blue – you need some neutral colors and or accent colors to really make a room special and well-decorated. Here are some tips for choosing your baby’s bedroom colors:
- Pick your neutral color first – this is a very important color, why? Because most furniture are neutral colors and furniture like chairs, cribs, and dressers are usually the biggest items in a room and therefore command a domineering presence. You want your neutral colors to match and go well with the room. Neutral colors for a baby room include: white, black, gray, brown, beige, ivory, or taupe. A neutral color is a color that appears like it does not really have color. A neutral color can balance a very bright or dark color that is next to it as an accent color.
- Now pick your accent colors – You can have one or two accent colors to go with the neutral color in your baby’s bedroom. The accent color(s) are the ones you will use for baby decorations like baby bedding, wall décor, lamps, and other accent furniture and decorations. Here are some classic and new color combinations for a baby room:
- Pink and white
- Silver, white and blue
- Blue, green and black
- Navy blue and white
- Pink and black
- Grey, yellow and navy blue
- Color effect – Remember the effect colors have on your and your baby’s mental health. For example, dark rich colors are more calming and therefore good to use in places where you sleep – like a bedroom. This may mean you will want to consider using colors like gray, blue, and or purple in your baby’s room.
Choosing the furniture for your baby’s bedroom does not have to be super difficult – just pick your neutral color by remembering that the biggest most prominent things in the room (the furniture) will be those colors. Here is some classic baby room furniture you can look into purchasing:
- Changing table
- Rocking chair
If you are a renter you may not be able to paint, if you are a homeowner you can do what you like to the baby’s room. Here are some wall décor ideas for a baby room for renters or homeowners:
- Starch Fabric: Did you know you can combine starch and water and a paint roller to apply fabric to a wall? This is a great option for those who cannot or would rather not paint. The fabric sticks to the wall like wallpaper and when you move or you want to change it up you can simply peel it off.
- Vinyl Stickers: Again, this is a great option for non-painters. Simply look for vinyl stickers in the style you like. You can get dinosaurs or sail boats, or even letters for a name.