Mummy says….. ‘If you are having a baby this Spring you will be well aware that it is fast approaching along with your due date, and what a lovely time to be thinking about and choosing colours for your nursery.
You may be a huge fan of the traditional pinks or blues and if you know the sex of your bubba then it is a great starting point. If you don’t know, or want something a little different then don’t be afraid to experiment and get creative. The specialists behind Children’s Bed Shop have compiled a list of helpful hints to fire up your imagination:
Say no to white walls.
If you add a pale shade of pastel to your walls you can give your room a lovely neutral feel without the need for plain old white walls. If you’re stuck on choosing a colour, go with a really delicate shade – what may seem light and pale at first could be overbearing once it’s on your walls. It might even be worth building a colour up gradually to get the perfect tone.
Use an accent wall.
If you’re looking to using a darker colour shade it is an idea to feature it on just the one wall. Accent walls can look great if done correctly and can add a lot of personality to a plain room. An accent wall will give you the opportunity to incorporate a more bold design.
Don’t be afraid to be bold.
Often we make our best decisions when we take a risk, this is especially true when decorating. Pairing bold colours together, like pastel lime and blue hues, can often result in a fantastic looking clean and fresh design. Having a play around with sheets of pastel colours can help you decide on what could work well together and rule out any unsightly clashes.
Often the forgotten colour when it comes to decorating a nursery, but grey can give the pastel effect of your room some sophistication. It helps to counteract an overly feminine look of a pastel coloured room, and can be great to bring a bit of balance and make the room a little more gender neutral. Grey is also a timeless colour suitable for children and adults of all ages.
Shake up the furniture.
The paint doesn’t have to be kept on the walls. You can add a really nice effect to a room by adding pastel paint effects to the furniture – like the wardrobe or changing unit in your nursery for example. You could even upcycle an old favourite chair for nursing.
What are your favourite colours for a nursery?