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5 Out-of-the-Box Ideas for Nursery Decor

calander Oct 25 , 2019 user-icon Nash Painting

If a baby is on the way, your to-do list is probably miles long. Preparing and decorating your child’s nursery might not be your top priority. That said, a nursery’s atmosphere can have a big impact on your child’s development. Plus, decorating can be fun! The question is, what do you want your nursery to look and feel like? With so many possibilities, it can be difficult to decide on colors, themes, decorations, and layouts. Here are 5 out-of-the-box ideas for nursery decor to help you get started.

1. Eschew Pink and Blue

Shades of pink and blue have been used for nurseries for quite some time, and for good reason. These soft colors are often soothing and work well against white. But there’s no hard-and-fast rule dictating that pink or blue be incorporated in a nursery. If you want to subvert the cliche, feel free to avoid these colors. Your home interior painters can help you pick from a number of other suitable hues that are still light, soft, and playful, like yellows, greens, oranges, beiges, and even grays.

2. Combine Function with Fashion

Sleeping might be the main activity in a nursery, but plenty of other things go on in these spaces, too, and you want to have easy access to everything you need. This doesn’t mean you have to clutter up the room or sacrifice style, though. Your diaper changing station, for instance, can still fit in aesthetically with the nursery while serving its purpose just fine. Try using a stylish dresser with plenty of storage space for your changing station so you can grab everything you need while getting the job done.

3. Make the Room Easy to Transform

Kids grow up fast, so your nursery should be adaptable to change with your child’s size, interests, and needs. One way to save yourself trouble down the line is to ask your interior painting services to apply more neutral colors that can stand the test of time. Then, use decorations and artwork to add some colors, designs, and flairs to the nursery. These items can be easily taken down and replaced. Tearing down wallpaper or re-painting an interior, on the other hand, is more expensive and time-consuming.

4. Get Thematic

You won’t know your child’s interests right away, but you can still provide them with a fun and memorable nursery by sticking to a theme. If you want to get nautical, for instance, go with blues and grays for your residential interior painting and decorate the room with paintings of boats and a clock that resembles a boat’s wheel. Or try a jungle theme, complete with tree murals or wallpaper and decorated with stuffed animals like lions, zebras, and giraffes.

5. Base the Nursery Decor on the Crib

If you’re still scratching your head on nursery decor ideas, start with the crib. The crib you purchase for your child is the centerpiece of the nursery and can spark all kinds of ideas for you and your local residential painters. If the crib is a nice shade of beige, for example, choose a similar or contrasting shade for the nursery’s walls. A bare wooden crib warrants wooden decorations and features. You might also adjust the room’s layout depending on whether the crib is circular or rectangular.

There’s nothing more exciting than adding a new member to the family. Take this opportunity to create a unique nursery your child will love. The professionals at Nash Painting can help you plan the overall look of your nursery. We’re a Nashville painting company with strong family values and an eye for detail. For more about us, our services, and our values, call us at (615) 829-6858 today!