When it comes to decorating a babys room, grey is the new yellow, especially when the sex of your baby will be a surprise. And furniture that evolves from crib to pre-teen hangout is more popular than ever.
Here are ten more tips on nursery dcor to help you put a room together that is practical, safe and will look terrific as your baby grows:
Add a dimmer to the lighting. Its a simple project that will let you adjust the mood of the room as needed.
Babyproof the room. Cover the wall outlets, keep the crib away from window treatments and cords, and place any breakable or valuable items on higher shelves.
Select a cool crib. There are many new convertible designs to choose from, including round or oval ones, so shop early to make the best decision for you.
Leave lots of floor space. With so much adorable kid stuff on the market, its easy to go a bit overboard. But toddlers need floor space to play in.
Add bright colors and patterns.While the walls may be neutral or pastel in color, you can stimulate a babys vision by using black and white stripes or colorful contrasting colors as accents. Research has proven that color contrasts register powerfully on a babys retina and send strong visual signals that foster brain growth and visual development.
Remember the ceiling. Baby will spend a lot of time looking at the ceiling, so think about adding color, patterns or decals.
Add some motion. Babies love to be rocked to sleep. Why not do it in a hanging chair or a cool, contemporary rocker?
Choose furniture that grows. Todays modular crib styles convert into childrens beds and changing tables are often a regular dresser decked out with a detachable dressing tabletop.
Add fun elements. Put a tent or a rocking horse into the room that the baby can use as he or she grows into a toddler.
Display your babys name. Find creative ways to spell out your babys name in the room, like framed letters on the wall above the crib or initials in big block letters on room accessories.
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