Choosing Your Baby Nursery Theme
Planning a baby nursery is a big task. There is furniture to choose, walls to
paint, safety to take into consideration. Probably the most exciting part of
planning your baby nursery though, will be choosing your nursery’s theme.
The theme you decide on will set the tone for the whole room so it will
certainly need to be one of the first decisions that you make when your start
the planning process.
There is an almost endless supply of themes available for a baby’s room. You
could choose to go with something gender specific, a girl themed room for a
girl and a boy themed room for a boy, or you may want to consider choosing a
gender neutral theme if you plan to have more children. This will save you the
trouble of possibly having to remodel the nursery when the next baby comes
along. A pink princess themed nursery won’t work so well if your next child is
a boy. Likewise, a girl will seem out of place in a nursery decorated with cars.
If you want to plan a nursery that will stimulate your baby as they grow,
consider bright primary colours and geometric shapes and patterns. Red,
blue, and yellow have been found to be the colours that help stimulate young
infants. Bedding and wall décor with geometric shapes and patterns will also
do this especially if the shapes and patterns are large. This will make it easier
for the baby to see since it takes many months for an infant’s vision to
Whatever theme you decide on for your nursery, be prepared to live with it for
a few years. Most babies are not ready for a toddler room until they are two to
three years old. If you want to save money, choose a theme that will grow
with them into their toddler room. Since toddler beds take the same size
mattress and bedding as a crib, you could continue to use the theme and
bedding you choose in a toddler room if you wanted to.
No matter what theme you decide on, remember to have fun while taking on
the whole nursery planning process. Thi