All this reminiscing about when my children were young lead me to researching beautiful baby nurseries. I decided to avoid showing images I have collected that were the ‘Wow, crazy! If only I could afford THAT kind’ instead I have gone for more doable images that are also practical and creative! If you are the expecting parent and are planning on decorating your baby’s nursery yourself, I encourage you to be as creative as your time and budget allows and to put as much of what is personal to you and your partner into it. Add something unique or home-made. Decorate the nursery with a loving heart.
When thinking colour, there are a few things to consider. Is this a bedroom for a little Prince or Princess? Do you plan on going gender-neutral in colour? What type of house do you reside in? Is it a Tudor or a modern high-rise? How large is the room? How much light does it get and at what time of day. A good tip is to buy samples of paint and paint a large piece of cardboard. Once it dries, place it in the room and view it under different lighting. Oh and here’s another thing…never…I mean NEVER paint a baby’s room yellow. Why? Because studies have shown that babies cry a lot more in yellow bedrooms.
It’s true. If you really must have yellow, use it in small doses such as a lamp shade or bed-skirt in perhaps a blue or violet room. Actually, the most peaceful of colours you can have in any room is green. That’s why talk shows show their guests into the ‘Green Room’ before a show to ease pre-show jitters. I love the peacefulness of this pale greeny-grey nursery below. The little touches of orange keeps this room from feeling drab and as a bit of whimsy. Also, perfectly suitable for boy or girl.
Here’s another gender-neutral nursery that I love. The walls are painted in sophisticated grey with touches of bright cheerful red. Oh and look those personal touches! Don’t you just love the monogram?
Have you ever considered black walls in a nursery? You may think this can be depressing but black can be sophisticated, modern and cozy. This nursery has chalk paint on the walls which made it possible to hand write a very personal touch. The white and orange touches keeps this room from feeling like a cave and the clever design makes it feel like a room for mother to nurture her baby I think. (Note: Picture source unknown)
Now below shows someone who really knows how to use colour. Using more than two colours in a room scheme really adds some excitement to a room. Note the plaque on the wall giving this room a Suess-ian theme.
Here are a couple of more great images for inspiring colour choices. I love the added textures in the first one and both with a bit of creativity really gives these rooms some punch!
The below nursery is super eclectic and has a lot of personality with its home-made touches. Also, notice the size of the room? Who says small rooms have to be bland and boring?
Just look at these next few creative small nurseries! This next one has got to be my favourite. A large picture in a small room is always a fab idea. It actually makes the room appear bigger!
If you look at the picture below, the design is simple. One large colourful picture and some large butterflies scattered around and you have got an unbelievably gorgeous dramatic nursery.
But I saved the best for last! Winner of awesome creativity on a budget is…
The origami nursery! It’s crazy and beautiful and must have taken some time but apart from the furniture this is shoestring decorating. How clever is this?