Clever-Beautiful Baby Nurseries

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.

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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.

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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?

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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)

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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.

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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!

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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?

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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!

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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.

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But I saved the best for last!  Winner of awesome creativity on a budget is…

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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?

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6 thoughts on “Clever-Beautiful Baby Nurseries

  1. You have found some amazing rooms, but given that I would probably be quite content to move into half of them on a semi-permanent basis, I wonder… are these for the parents or for the baby!? Both is okay, too! Life after all is a collaborative endeavor, no?

    Michael

    • More for the parents I suppose but an important thing to realize is that parents need something to do in preparation of their new baby being born. Decorating a room can be done with love and expectancy. As little as it may be to the baby, I think the baby will sense the love in the parents when being cradled in his parent’s loving arms they enter the room with the parent saying, ‘This is your room!’ The parent then shows the new infant with loving pride and places the child in her crib. The love having began of course before the room was decorated but I believe everything a parent does in preparation for the birth of their child prepares their heart even further more, giving love a chance to expand.

      • I love this description. You said much better what I was trying to say by describing it as a collaborative endeavor. Decorating the room is somehow a collaboration of parent and child- a way of forming their union in “spiritual” or “psychic” space even before the child arrives, like you describe. I think the child will TOTALLY sense that atmosphere of loving appreciation and welcoming.

        Michael

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