ALTHOUGH decorating your baby’s nursery is said to be one of the most exciting and memorable occasions for all parents to be, it can bring with it lots of stress and worry.
Many prospective parents can find it a daunting experience with several hard decisions to make – including picking the perfect colour for the room, finding the right furniture and searching for the amazing accessories to complete the nursery.
Begins a spokesperson: “Deciding on a colour scheme can be especially challenging if the sex is still unknown.
“However, that doesn’t mean you have to stick to the classic pastel blues and pink colours for your room. You can give your nursery the wow factor with gorgeous fabrics and luxurious wallpapers that will make your baby’s room stand out from the crowd.”
Leading interior designer, Lynne Frost Interiors, based in Aberdeen, is offering advice to help expectant parents get creative with their baby’s nursery, with special fabrics, distinctive wallpapers and beautiful furniture to make your nursery one of a kind.
Lynne Frost of Lynne Frost Interiors, Lynne Frost, said: “Preparing for the arrival of a new baby can be stressful but decorating their new room doesn’t need to be.
“Start off by collecting samples of fabrics and wallpapers you like and create a board to see what colours compliment each other.
“Treat it like any other room in your house with early preparation to ensure you can have the room ready in time, with furniture deliveries sometimes taking a couple of weeks or months to arrive.
“There are no set colours and themes for a nursery, as it is very much dependent on individual tastes with some couples preferring the light pastel colours and some going wild with animal prints – the options are endless.”
Here, Lynne has some top tips to help make designing your nursery as stress free as possible:
- Get creative – You don’t have to stick with the usual baby colours. Give your nursery some luxury touches with unique wallpapers and furniture that fit with your house interiors as well your personality.
- Time it well - Aim to finish all painting and wallpapering at least eight weeks before the baby is expected and make sure you leave windows open for airing until the birth to eliminate any risk from harmful fumes.
- Planning - Measure the room accurately so you plan where everything will be placed. Use masking tape to visualise how much space will be required for you where your furniture and storage. Also, check where the light enters the room as you do not want to put your cot there, in case your baby gets woken with direct sunlight shining into the room in the morning, or by the glare of streetlights at night. A blackout blind is a must!
- Sort your storage - Work out how much storage will be required and then add some more. Parents tend to underestimate how much their little one will acquire, even in the first couple of weeks. Storage boxes nowadays can come in all colours and shapes so you can make them a feature of the room. You could add some fun to the room by creating a shelved wall complete with sections to insert different coloured and patterned storage boxes.
- Don’t forget comfort - Remember you will be spending a lot of time in this room, so you will need somewhere comfortable to sit, however this doesn’t need to be a boring armchair. Look for something stylish but practical, that will keep you relaxed with the hourly feeds and the hours spent trying to get your baby back to sleep.
To find out how Lynne Frost Interiors can help you create your perfect nursery for your little one, please call 01224 312221.
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