Creating a peaceful nursery for my baby is one of my priorities as an expectant mom. I am now sixteen weeks pregnant, which means in about five months I am going to be holding my little one in my arms. And the idea is still so weird. Other than the medical crisis I suffered due to my OTC deficiency I have had a really nice pregnancy, and I’m not too big yet so sometimes I still forget that I am pregnant. But I digress…
Creating a peaceful nursery is something I’ve been giving some thought to and I have some ideas that I love more than others. I haven’t started buying furniture yet, and I don’t know my colour scheme for the nursery yet but here are my plans on creating a nursery that is functional and peaceful for baby and parents.
Using Muted Colours
So I suppose traditionally if you knew the gender of your baby, you’d go with pink or blue. Some parents might have chosen white or yellow or green if they didn’t know, and then accented the room after the birth of the baby. I’ve noticed that trend is way old school now and that many parents started doing themes–Noah’s ark, woodland animals, or even the night sky. All of which I have found very refreshing and restful in many cases.
For my baby’s nursery, I want to use muted colours. My sister in law is giving me a hand craved dresser that was specially designed for a baby’s room, and I hope to use some shades of beige and green and have a simple colour scheme. The room that is going to be our baby’s room does not get a lot of sunlight, so we will need to use lighter colours or baby will be living in a cave. Muted colours are the way to go in creating a peaceful nursery for our little one.
Consider a Functional, Streamlined Crib
I think my husband and I are in agreement about the style of crib we want, and how much we want to spend on it. The baby will likely be in the crib for two years tops. I’ve heard of babies trying to climb out sooner, making the crib a safety concern. I am leaning towards something simple and streamlined in terms of style, nothing too fancy or big. I personally find big, stylized cribs overbearing in a baby’s room, and out of date. So functional, simple is the way I want to go, and I think it will certainly be appropriate in creating a peaceful nursery.
Go Minimal with the Decor
Considering that I am trying to become more minimal, it may not come as a surprise to you that in creating a peaceful nursery for my baby, I want to go minimal and simple with the decor as well as colour scheme. I’m hoping to incorporate a few floating shelves, with a few baby like elements–such as the musical glitter globe my mother-in-law has already gifted to the baby. And perhaps a stuffed toy or two. For wall decor, I am thinking of getting a poster or canvas print of something cute–maybe a baby animal. Then I might add in some photos of us with the baby. I hope to also have a cute mobile of some sort, but I’m not sure what it might look like yet.
Have a Decorative Piece that Pops
After reading the above section, you might like huh? Didn’t Giulia just say…*insert head scratches.* But I do think that even a room that is peaceful and minimal needs a decor piece that pops out and really brings the room together. I am hoping to use the poster or canvas print to achieve just that. While the colours will be muted, I want this piece to have some bold colours to really bring life and character to the room. And I want it to be a piece that my baby can keep as grows into a small child. Something bright, and lovable. I honestly can’t wait to begin to creating this nursery for my baby.
I hope I have painted a picture of a peaceful nursery for you; it’s what I have in mind for my baby, and it might be just the thing for you. And if it’s not that’s okay too! You might like the idea of painting a mural and using brighter colours, or going traditional. Some parents want to create a room that is out of this world and co-ordinate theme and colours very carefully. And the effect can be incredible. Whatever you create for your child, it’s a labour of love–as all things parents do for their children are–and will likely be perfect for your baby, and your family, no matter how simple or fantastical.
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