Easy Nursery Room Decorating Ideas

The number of baby room decorating ideas is limitless owing to the varied items that are available for expecting parents to utilize. Consequently, decorating a baby’s nursery has more to do with decreasing your options than you having to come up with ideas on your own.

All decorating starts with an overall theme and a nursery room is not an exception to this rule. Once you have decided on a theme then you can expand your decorating from there.

When choosing your theme for your baby’s room start by thinking of ideas that you find to your liking and that you feel the baby will enjoy. Babies start learning from the time you bring them home until their teenage years, when they forget everything that has been taught them. So their first room should be interesting and fun to look at from a baby’s viewpoint.

Your theme could be anything from butterflies, flowers, popular characters, teddy bears, stars… Whatever the theme, start with the wall color.

Traditionally wall color is blue for boys and pink for girls- but today’s parents like to think outside the box. Why not go with other pastel colors that will be soothing and warm. Greens, greys, and even browns can be really nice in a nursery. You will want to add eye-catching pictures or wall murals as well. Keep it light and bright but not too busy or patterned as you don’t want harsh contrasts for a baby’s first room. They can be too stimulating.

Furniture is another important part of any nursery. A crib is a must of course, but for a newborn a bassinet isn’t a necessity. If you don’t have a lot of space in the nursery then choose a dresser whose top can double as a changing table. A rocker is a nice item to have for those fussy nights and those so few quiet times.

There is so much to choose from that it can be overwhelming, but think of the theme when choosing and also versatility of the furniture. Can the crib be converted into a toddler bed? Can the dresser/changing table be used later? Furniture is expensive and children grow fast, so make the most out of what you buy.

Most people don’t think about the floor of a nursery when decorating, but this is an important part of any nursery remodel. They give the room a finished look. Whether you choose carpeting or wood make sure it is something that will last. Wood is a good material of choice because of the ease of cleanup of those little accidents.

One of the most fun items for any nursery for an expectant parent to choose is the bedding. The colors, the patterns, add to the overall theme of the room. Be sure to choose good quality and machine washable.

The only other item you will need for the baby’s room is a teddy bear!