Nesting during a pregnancy is such an important time, it allows you to bond with your little one before they arrive and make some much-needed home improvements.
Now, many will have a dedicated baby room, playroom or both and during your nesting period, you may want to crack on with decorating these rooms. Everyone knows the tradition boy and girl colours of blue and pink but what happens if you don’t know the sex of the baby before it arrives, or you just want to go with an alternative colour scheme.
Baby rooms are soft, warm and calming and this should be reflected in the décor and colour scheme. You want this room to be a tranquil oasis where you baby can, hopefully, be soothed and get some rest.
Yellow is a popular colour scheme alternative to the over-used blues and pinks. Yellow is a calming and sweet colour which comes in a range of shades, suitable for your little one’s room. Whether you’re going with cream walls and accessorising with yellow bedding, toys and wall mounts or you’re thinking of doing a feature wall, yellow will have you covered.
Anther popular colour for baby room’s and nurseries is that of pastels. My favorite pastel colour right now is probably duck egg, which is nothing short of charming and super inviting. Duck egg makes a fantastic all-over wall colour which isn’t too bright or dull and with the right lighting will look extra warm. Duck egg is a very popular colour right now so if you’re into coordination, then you’ll find loads of toys, teddy’s and clothes to match.
If you do like the traditional blue and pink, then why not go for pastel colours which will add another dimension to your baby’s room. Pale blues are my favourite and don’t just have to be for a little boy’s room, I love pastel blue walls with white furniture and blue bedding to really make a room look wonderful.
Cream again is a popular, neutral colour which many parents who don’t know the sex of the baby will go for. Cream is a great colour as you can add different elements throughout the room which can be determined when the baby arrives. From teddy’s to blankets and mosses baskets, cream is an easily accessible colour which you won’t struggle to find
Playing with patterns can add so much character to a room which is often a little bland. From cute wallpaper to a funky rug, don’t be afraid to experiment with patterns and colours in your baby room, nursery or play room.
If you’re not keen on traditional baby colours, including the neutral tones, then why not go for a more grown up look to you baby’s room. You can play with sophisticated colours such as gray and taupe and add colour through toys, bedding and a rug. This ensures that your baby room is easily adaptable and will grow with your child, saving you the job of redecorating every year.
Again, if you want a room which is easily adaptable and doesn’t need too much maintenance, then why not stick to traditional white and accessoraite to add a pop of colour. You can get some amazing wall stickers which will make this room look like a child’s, but with easily removable sticky backs, it can easily grow with your child.
What interior did you decide to decorate you child’s room in? Let me know and I’d love to feature your baby’s room on CakeDiane.