So you are going to welcome a new baby into your home ! Now comes a big decision. What theme to use for the nursery?
It's a good idea to design the room so that it can be easily modified as your child grows. Remember your baby is only in a bassinet or crib for a very short time.
Animal themes are very popular for boys or girls and you can find wallpaper covered with cute kittens or puppies, or the walls can be painted and stickers of animals applied. Maybe you know someone who would paint a mural on one of the nursery walls - or maybe you could do one yourself. If you are not sure of your drawing skills there are plenty of patterns and tracing gadgets to assist you.
Nursery rhymes are ideal as a theme for the nursery. There are mobiles, lamps, bedding and furniture readily available with nursery rhyme motifs. Buy a night light to match the chosen rhyme.
Underwater themes are an excellent for a baby's room - water is often equated with peace and calm and one of the things that you want to promote in your baby's sleeping quarters is a sense of peace. Soothing colors of pastel greens and blues help create the illusion. Mobiles hung from the ceiling and a lamp with a revolving lampshade will create the impression of gentle movement.
Children's literature is another source for ideas. Any Beatrix Potter book will give you child- friendly characters that are readily available in all forms of bedding, wallpaper ,lamps, ornaments and dishes. Dr. Seuss provides magical delights in creatures governed only by your imagination. There are rugs with 'Thing One' and 'Thing Two' depicted. There are ornaments showing the Cat in the Hat balancing a fabulous array of objects, and, of course, the Cat's famous hat could be hung on a peg on the wall.
Make the room a place where you and your baby will be happy and peaceful.
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