Top Tips for creating the perfect Nursery
Join Photographer & Editor Ulrica Wihlborg as she breaks down how to design the perfect nursery for your baby. When you’re planning and decorating your first nursery, keep major colors—the walls, cribs, and dressers—neutral, like white or cream. Use colors as accent colors. So if you have a daughter, adorn items like pillows and crib sheets with brighter colors like pink or lilac. This way if a baby boy comes along, you’ll only be changing the accent colors!
- When you decorate a nursery, a great thing to think about is, think about the future. Is another child gonna come into it? What do you want to do in terms of color? What if you have a girl first and then a boy second? So, in terms of the big colors, the walls, the crib, the dressers, choose a neutral color. Choose white, choose creams and use color, other colors, as accent colors. So if you have a daughter first, you can paint the walls cream, have a cream crib, have a cream dresser, but then use a little pink and lilac accents for the pillows, and for the crib
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sheets, and things like that. And when she graduates to the big girl room, then the next little baby comes along, and if that's a little boy, then you can change those accent colors and you don't have to make such a big effort redecorating. I think one of the things that I really love and that not a lot of people think about when they decorate a nursery, is to bring in old stuff. You know, when you have a baby you get so excited you just want to go out and buy new things. But, some of the most precious things that you can put in a baby's nursery are things that you had as a child. What was that special little teddy bear that you had when you were a baby? And, those little baby shoes that you wore yourself can be a really beautiful touch on a dresser. Find an old photograph of your own mother and frame it for your child and just makes it a really personalized, beautiful room. And I also love that vintage touch to a nursery, it doesn't have to be all sparkly. I like when it feels that it's been a part of your house for years and years.
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