Decorating your child's nursery is an exciting experience. Your little bundle of joy will finally be in your arms soon, and you want to make sure his or her new home is absolutely perfect. The biggest shock for a child is coming from the warmth and comfort of your stomach into the vastness of the world. Creating a home that is both safe and comfortable is your top priority when decorating your nursery.
Colors are especially important in designing a nursery. Although babies are said to see in black and white at first, bright colors will soon attract their attention and become quite important to their overall development. Having cozy, relaxing colors like peach, green, and blue in the room may help your baby to rest easier, and sleep better.
Using primary colors around the room will help stimulate your baby's interest, but be careful about using too much. This can over stimulate your baby and cause them to have problems sleeping - something that will affect both you and the baby badly!
Diverse patterns and textures should be used in fabric and decorations around the room. The diversity will help stimulate and interest your child. Each time they touch fabrics with different textures, they're learning something new about their world... and their own senses. The bumpers on the sides of the crib should be made of soft fabrics, but incorporating different textures should work fine.
Finally, you want to be sure that the decorations in the room can grow with your child. Although fish or Winnie the Pooh may be really cute for a nursery, your child may not like those decorations once they get past the toddler stages. If you're like me, you'll find yourself changing the decorative touches every several years as your child becomes fascinated by one cartoon charactor, puppet, or TV show after another. Because of this, it helps to consider from the start how the wall color and basic decor can be used in the future to give your child a space they will enjoy.
? 2005, Kathy Burns-Millyard.
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