Begin with a simple sketch of the nursery room floor plan
, drawing the room dimensions and location of windows, closets, doors, electrical outlets and lighting fixtures. When you shop for your baby's crib, changing table, dresser, and rocking chair, remember to add these dimensions to your drawing to assure that everything will fit properly. Also, take note of any safety or furniture arrangement issues that may need to be addressed, like not placing the crib near a window or heater vent, which could make your baby uncomfortable.
Next, choose the colors for your baby boy's nursery
, keeping in mind those that would be soothing and pleasing to you, as well. Probably the most popular colors for a baby boy's room are blue, yellow, green, and beige. In softer tones, Blue
, in softer tones, tend to create a relaxing, soothing, and calming effect. Try to avoid dark blue tones, as they can invoke feelings of sadness and cause the room to feel cold, especially when natural light is limited. Yellow
tends to create a feelings of cheerfulness, energy, and happiness. Yet, choose soft yellow tones, as the brighter shades have been shown to cause fatigue and anxiety, especially when used in excess. Green
soft tones, have been shown to create a calming, refreshing, and nurturing nursery room atmosphere. Beige is a great neutral color that is also calming and easy to compliment with a variety of accent colors.
Keep in mind that color tends to look different throughout the day, depending upon the amount of light in the room, so consider buying the smallest size of your choice paint color before you begin and test it on a large area of the wall before making a final decision. This will save you time and money in the long run. There are several ways to paint the walls, from a two-tone wall, to painting the ceiling, or painting walls different colors.
Once you have chosen the colors for the nursery, pick a theme. Animals are a popular theme and one that will definitely be enjoyed by your little boy as he become a young child. Consider using ready-made nursery wall decals
, which come in a variety of animal styles. They will look like they have been painted on the wall, but without all the extra work! Simply apply them to your newly painted, clean, flat, and smooth wall surface to complete a finished look.
Unlike many wall decals on the market, ModMomMaternity.com
offers nursery wall decals that are completely removable and reusable! You can change the look of the nursery by peeling them off the wall and moving them where you desire. Each decal is made from a wonderful, new, extremely thin, high quality, self adhesive and waterproof polyester material with a matte finish. Also, they are printed with eco-friendly ink child friendly and have passed the child safety (CPSIA) rules.
We hope your nursery decorating will be a fun experience and that you and your baby boy will enjoy many special memories in his room that you have personally created for him!