Babies are gifts of god and they bring with them immense joy to light up our lives. Everything around them has to be not just good, but perfect. When we talk about baby nursery, we must remember that this room is not like any other room, it houses the baby during his/ her crucial development stage. This is why, it should be designed and decorated with care and love. Admittedly, it is more difficult to decorate a nursery than a living room, but it is no less fun. And if properly executed, this room can become the most beautiful room in the house.
1. Add lots of colorful pictures
It has been scientifically proven that most of the babies grown up in brighter, more colorful environment tend to grow with better development and a positive mindset. Putting colors in a nursery does not basically mean painting the walls with bright colors. You can put on wallpapers with funny, cute, colorful cartoon characters like Tweety and Noddy. You can put up your favorite art pieces in the room that reflect positivism and love. You can also put up parents' photographs on the walls. You should make sure that the light used is bright enough to lighten the room, but not so bright to hurt the baby's sensitive eyes or skin.
You can put up anything colorful in the room to make it colorful, but you should also make it sure that these things are washable.
2. Bring in rockers
Having furniture in any room is a logical choice, but rocker is something you should have in a nursery. A rocker is actually a rocking chair that is used for relaxation. In the nursery, the rocker plays a bigger role. It is the only furniture apart from the wardrobe that fits in the environment. An elder needs a rocker to soothe the baby, as it needs to be rocked to be pacified.
Rockers come in different models and use different concepts, but you should always go for the ones that have little or no mechanical components (to avoid wearing), do not squeak (to achieve a calmer, more silent place) and should provide a smooth rocker movement. If you are skeptical about its fate after the baby has grown up, you can go for the models that can be used as normal chairs in the living room.
3. Add chocolate cravings to nursery
Brown is an unconventional color in any room, let alone a nursery. But, if the correct shade of brown - chocolate, to be exact - is chosen, you can liven up the baby's room. Chocolate brown is not only dark - a shade that baby perceives the best - it is not gory like black or blood red. On the contrary, the color brings in sweeter environment in the room, which helps in developing positive framework of the baby's mind. White-and-brown combination works best.
You can also use other chocolate-colored paraphernalia in the room, such as bedsheets and door mats, to liven up the room.
4. Hang your babies' names or initials
Babies may not be as developed as adults, but they have a sense of personal. You cannot just hang the kids' dresses or keep toys to help the room win baby's love. The best way is to get its name - or at least the initials - etched or painted on the walls. You can hang down pendulum, bearing the baby's initials, over the crib. You can also embroider bed sheets, linen and curtains in the room with them. This will not only help developing relationship between the baby and room, but will also teach it a lesson of personal spaces.
5. Add soft toys
Babies spend most of their time in the nursery, and you cannot stay there for a long time. In such a case, toy trains or miniature figures will not offer company in loneliness. It is the soft toys that the baby usually craves for. So, to have a complete nursery, you should stuff the place with soft toys. Let these toys represent animals or humans, but having at least one in the room soothes the baby's feelings.
6. Furniture and accessories
Besides a rocking chair, you should also have a white-wicker three-tier stand that can be used to hold bottles, diapers or other baby paraphernalia. A white stand compliments with any color in the room and are basically easier to handle than stands of other colors.
A changing table for changing the baby's clothes should also be there in the room. The position should be close to the diaper store, so that you do not have to run across the room to get them. Apart from this, you should have a crib for your baby, where it can sleep with security and peace. You can have a crib with removable railings, so that it can be used for a longer period of time or you can have a more personalized one.
7. Make proper color selection
Having colorful pictures or colors is not enough; the combination should fit right. The first thing you should do is to settle with a theme, which can vary from the Catholic theme to cartoonist theme. You can use Pooh the Bear as the central character in the room or Lord Jesus. It helps in achieving half of the color combination.
The next thing you should do is choose right colors. Primary colors are what babies usually prefer, but you can also go for special colors, like lavender and pink, that can liven up the room. You should also paint the ceiling, if possible; it completes the entire picture.
8. Flowers in your baby nursery
Introducing flowers in the nursery helps it reach the next level. You can have fresh flowers placed in pots in the nursery everyday, as long as they are beautiful and not too perfumed. The much better and cleaner way is to install huge, beautiful, handmade paper flowers on the walls or from the ceiling. You should use colorful papers to achieve this and should place them in places where the baby can see them. Just make it sure that they are not within its grasp, though.
9. Temporary wall tattoos
Temporary wall tattoos and removable stickers are other options you can go for, if you do not like wallpapers or plain walls. Tattoos of birds and funny animals can be installed on the walls, living up the room, especially when there is a particular theme involved in there. It is better if you use the tattoos as per the theme and color. Tattoos have been found more relevant on lighter backgrounds.
10. Minimize on clutter
Try to avoid cramming the room with superficial objects as much as possible. It will not only help in creating a perfect ambiance in the nursery, but will also develop a safer environment. Loose wires, scattered toys and clothes, torn and dirty rags and other unneeded and dangerous objects should be kept away from the room. You should also place the objects in their correct places in the nursery, as well.