Nursery Painting Ideas
Well you know your having a baby, you may even know whether its a boy or girl. Now the obvious task ahead is to get your nursery ready. As you are probably already aware there is a host of items to purchase from changing tables to diapers to cribs. Once you have figured out all the furniture you need you still need to decide on decorating the room and color scheme that you want.
The choices can go beyond just picking a color. You might want to go with a calming neutral color or colors that stimulate your senses. Obviously if you already know the gender than you can go beyond a neutral color. Options such as stenciling letters, numbers, and words. But there is nothing like staring at a blank canvas not knowing where to begin.
Before you choose your color consider using a paint with low or little VOC (volatile organic compounds). This creates fewer fumes and are safer for the baby and parents.
Here are some colors to consider:
- Pink – perfect for a girl but even consider white walls with pink accents. The pink accents will give a pink hue to your white walls.
- Orange – a warm, comforting, gender-neutral color
- Yellow – this color could be a bit too stimulating, so consider a pale shade, or pairing it with a neutral color, like gray
- Green – also gender-neutral. Forest green, mint green and pastel green are lovely choices.
- Blue – a calming color. Great for boys and versatile with different decor
- How about stripes? Some still do this but your child will outgrow this look sooner than you think.
- Wallpaper – can be a good choice but remember its a pain to remove, you might want to stencil a pattern instead.
With any kids room you want to go with an eggshell sheen and a higher quality making it easier to clean off crayons and ink which is almost inevitable.
Decals can be a great way to add character and a theme to an otherwise boring room that won’t be a pain to change latter down the road as your child gets older. If your not that crafty of a person you can find many diff types of decals at various craft stores in your area. You might want to find a suitable theme that you personally like with soft soothing colors as keep in mind you will be spending lots of time in the room as well nursing or comforting your child. Make sure you go with peel and stick decals for easy take down and to tweek the look if you don’t like your original placements.
Stencils are another option that are definitely easier than wallpaper. You can easily find outlines for stencils online and make your own. You will still need to have a little skill in applying the paint with stencils and use proper painters tape. Keep in mind that if you ever want to paint over stencils they will require a bit of sanding to get out the ridges left behind. Stencils done right can give an amazing look and almost look like wallpaper. Remember less is more, as you don’t have to stencil the whole wall but a few stencils placed in strategic locations can give a nice touch to a room, especially if you already have a theme going with other decor.
Preparing a room for the new member to the family can be an exciting and rewarding project so remember to enjoy yourself and have fun.