Decorating Ideas for your Baby’s Room

Decorating Ideas for your Baby’s Room

When it comes to decorating ideas for your baby’s room, the nursery serves a number of functions including sleeping, nappy changing and storage of clothes and toys, just to name a few. The following tips and suggestions may help when the time comes to decorate your baby’s room.

People usually prefer the walls either white or in pastel tones as these colours create a more restful atmosphere in a baby’s room. Making the room gender neutral is also currently popular. One way this can be achieved by using light grey on the walls with white trim. Grey is a modern, versatile, neutral which blends with nearly all colours. As it works well with any gender, grey walls are a good choice if the room is shared. 

Pops of colour are a good idea to lift neutral nursery walls. Sunny yellow and green are great for gender neutral spaces. Blues add some coolness to the room and pinks, especially blush will give the nursery a softer feel.

Picture of wooden cot in baby's room
Image credit: Dulux

The main piece of furniture in any nursery is the cot. A simple style timber cot either stained or painted white, always looks stylish.

An efficient area is needed for nappy changing. A plastic padded mat placed on top of a set of drawers at the correct height, works well as a change table. The drawers underneath can be used to store supplies.

A comfortable armchair is a must when feeding the baby. Drawers, rather than a wardrobe are sufficient for the storage of baby clothes. Wicker baskets or plastic crates are great for storing toys.

From the baby’s perspective, colourful objects are required to create a stimulating space. As babies spend a long time looking at the ceiling, hang a mobile above the cot which the baby can view.

It’s also important to consider lighting in the nursery when decorating your baby’s room. Having a dimmer switch on overhead lighting is good idea for night time use. The addition of a colourful lamp is functional and can provide a focal point for the baby.

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