Since your baby or babies will spend a lot of time in your nursery, it’s important that this space creates a comforting atmosphere that promotes early learning. Decorating it in a way that comforts and relaxes you as well is equally important.
Think About Childhood Changes
A nursery typically becomes a child’s permanent bedroom. As a result, think about long-term interior design. For example, once your baby becomes a toddler, you need high-traffic paint on the walls that allows you to scrub off dirt and other materials like food, crayon, and markers. You also need to think about how often you want to re-paint the room. If you don’t want this to be a yearly task, consider using solid background colors and swapping out decorations over the years, or use murals found in both nurseries and older children’s bedrooms like forest scenes and characters from fairy tales.
Use Professional Paint Tools
If you don’t have prior painting experience, you should turn to professional tools to help you achieve fantastic results from the start so that you can enjoy the process rather than stress out trying to correct a lot of mistakes. For example, use painter’s tape to protect floors, baseboards, and walls and create straight lines. At corners and along door and window frames, use a corner wedge-style foam brush. Also, unless you have excellent freehand painting experience, use prefabricated stencils in styles that match your theme. To make the forms unique, use one color or several and then add a small number of hand-painted details.
Ask The Experts
Never buy paint without asking for professional help. Paint experts like those found at Koontz Hardware, for example, have enough training and knowledge to direct you to the best interior paints based on your specific needs. Paint experts can also lead you to baby-safe, low-odor/low-VOC paints. They can tell you which paints fade the least when exposed regularly to sunlight. Lastly, they can show you color schemes and patterns that not only match what you want to do, but that various design experts also believe help make babies and small children feel happy and loved.
You don’t need to hire a professional interior designer or painter to decorate your nursery. In fact, decorating your nursery on your own shows your child or children how much you love them. Create the nursery of your dreams by starting with these three tips today.