Create a nursery fit for a prince or princess

Jun 24 2011

 Create a nursery fit for a prince or princess
Create a nursery fit for a prince or princess
Are you adding a new addition to the family? Considering that having a baby has become the celebrity trend of the year, many chic choices for nurseries have recently emerged. If the numerous options are making your head spin, Better Homes and Gardens' expertise advice regarding how to hone in on the design for your baby's first room may be of service.

First, the news source advises parents-to-be to make sure they select a pleasing design that will leave them happy and will be soothing for a newborn as well. What's great about the modern nursery is that there's a lot more freedom to make the room a sophisticated addition to your home rather than a place that screams baby. Today, there's no need to have a unified theme - cowboy, jungle or princess, for example - instead you can incorporate styles that are still warm, inviting and perfect for a newborn.

Of course, you have the option to mix patterns - think stripes and polka dots for a more sophisticated nursery - or go for a modern feel, a country design and even an elegant style. As your vision comes to life in your head, make you next move by measuring the size of the room and figuring out where each potential piece of furniture will be placed. Do this before you shop for pieces as a way to know exactly what you should purchase. If you have a smaller nursery, try to find pieces that can function as two things, for example, there are many changing tables now available that can transform into a dresser as your child grows. This gives you both what you need now, and furniture for the future.

Once you've decided on the style that will best suit your baby and have taken the correct measurements, start looking for key furniture pieces - a crib, changing table and rocker are great places to start - that will blend seamlessly into the room.

After you've picked out the perfect furniture for your nursery, choose bedding that will work with your vision. Once this is selected, start thinking about what color you see for your baby. Tones in warm shades may be best, as you'll want the room to be relaxing. Yellows, greens, blues, pinks and even white will go with each look and will give you more freedom to accessorize. For an added touch, consider painting the ceiling in order offer your baby something to look at while they rest in their crib.

Installing the perfect window treatments is another important part of the process that should not to be ignored. You'll want to select shades or blinds that will look great and keep the sun out, as the nursery is somewhere you'll want your baby to get a lot of sleep.

Once the fundamentals of your dream room have been installed and everything is in place, the real decorating can begin. As the final preparation before your baby comes, you are now able to add accessories - toys, books, unique stuffed animals, and even fun family heirlooms that will set your baby's room apart from the rest. It's these added features that will really make your room shine, as the small additions will be carefully selected by you.

After even the most minute details are complete, you'll be able to rest easy and start playing the waiting game for your new precious arrival to come home and enjoy your masterpiece.
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