Tips for Decorating a Baby's Room
Here are a few tips from Prominent Paints that will help make decorating and planning your new nursery even better.
Keep it Simple for Childhood Transition
If you have a baby on the way you are probably planning your perfect nursery. A big deal for most expectant moms – this room will welcome your baby into the world and needs to be a practical but safe haven for mom and baby. As safety is especially important in the beginning, investing in a good co-sleeper is very important. Planning is important and the best advice is to take it slow. Do your homework before hitting the shops; put themes together, get paint swatches and consider the costs.
If you are clever – your nursery will easily transition into a toddler room when the time comes – so choose an ageless design that will grow with your child.
Use these tips from Prominent Paints to help when decorating your nursery:
When choosing your paint finish – choose practically – different finishes offer different benefits:
• Matt paint has a velvety texture and hides imperfections on walls and ceilings, but it can be difficult to clean – not ideal for a baby come toddler room.
• Eggshell or satin paint is more reflective and it’s durable and easy to clean: fingerprints will wipe off more easily – a good option for a nursery.
• Semi-gloss and gloss paints are the most reflective, highly durable and will withstand multiple cleanings. It will highlight surface flaws so better for baseboards, moldings and doors.
• When you are selecting your colours – remember everything from bedding to nursery furniture to décor and walls must tie together. You don’t want your colours to shout at each other; there needs to be symmetry and they must have a long shelf-life.
Consider these colour tips:
Research from the likes of the Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute among others, has shown that in the first few months of life, a new-born baby only sees in shades of black, grey and white. The high visual contrast of black and white in a monochrome nursery and the use of these two colours in different shapes and patterns send the strongest visual signals to a baby’s brain. As a result, creating a monochrome nursery provides a visually stimulating environment that is said to boost your child’s attention span and curiosity, while also improving memory, and nervous system development.
This look will also provide the perfect base for growth – it is both gender neutral and not in any way dated – allowing for a swift change in furniture and accessories to transform it from baby blues to childhood chic. With monochrome you can introduce bits and pieces of colour and build up a look in that way.
Regardless of what you choose for
your nursery – remember to prepare each surface
ahead of painting – from sanding, cleaning to
primers – each step will enhance the years and
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