If you are expecting a child, or one has arrived, it is sometimes hard to imagine how to decorate your nursery, especially if you don’t know the gender of the little one. Having a baby can be expensive and with them growing up so fast, clothes need to be constantly updated. Nurseries are often hard when it comes to thinking of themes. With some of these helpful tips you will be able to decorate your nursery at a reasonable price and if you still don’t know whether it is a little boy or little girl, we have all the right colour schemes and accessories for you. All you need to do, to create your ideal nursery at a reasonable price, is by being creative and clever with your shopping.
Make a list
When you are thinking about creating your nursery, the main thing to remember is to make a list of exactly what you need. It is important to do this as otherwise you can end up spending money on things you definitely don’t need and won’t use. It is easy to get carried away when it comes to buying for your un-born child, especially if it’s your first. As hard as it is, try and only buy the things you definitely need and not want, as ultimately this will save you money in the long run.
When it comes to choosing colours for your nursery, you don’t have to stick to the stereotypical pink for a girl and blue for a boy. Often, if you don’t know the sex of the baby or don’t want to know until he or she is born, then being adventurous can sometimes be the best option. People often think that if you don’t know the sex of your baby, then your nursery has to contain neutral colours, thus, sometimes creating a bland and boring room. Injecting colours such as a vibrant yellow or deep grey can instantly make your nursery individual and can make it a lot easier to accessorise. When creating such colour schemes, you are able to inject your own personality within the room, thus creating an idyllic space for both you and your child. You are also able to create your own patterns and bring out your artistic side.
Often, parents don’t choose an individual or particular pattern and tend to go with just a block colour. Choosing a pattern can really make your nursery individual and as your child grows, they will begin to notice the décor and this is something which will get them looking around the room, however, thinking of a particular theme or pattern can be difficult. Themes such as letters or characters are popular as these are childlike images that fit into the idyllic surroundings. Choosing a particular theme to base your nursery on from the beginning is always a good idea. Themes such as a seaside theme is perfect as you can accessorise with small boats around the room and also match your colour scheme, without it fitting into a certain gender.
Think outside the box
If you and your partner have a passion for travelling, creating a country inspired room can be perfect for your nursery. Patterns from specific countries such as India or Greece can look great, as it is subtle but bursts with personality. Using India as an example, you can get bedding with intricate patterns or maybe small Indian accessories to go around the room.
Whatever theme you end up choosing, just remember your new born baby will feel settled no matter what. Whether you have a boy or a girl, you can adapt your nursery for whoever arrives. Just remember to have plenty of storage, as I’m sure your little one will need it!