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4 Design Concepts for Creating a Cozy Nursery

1st Oct 2013

Preparing for a new baby is often an extremely exciting, anxious, nerve-wracking thing for new parents. Many parents attest to the nursery setup process was the most enjoyable part of preparing for their new addition. Whether you’re able to dedicate a whole room to the nursery or a corner of your bedroom, setting up the area your new baby will sleep definitely drives the excitement level up for expectant families.

Once you’ve decided on a color scheme and concept, the rest is easy, and hopefully you’ll find it to be a very comforting, enjoyable experience. Here are some great concept ideas for your baby’s nursery.

Keep it Natural


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A rising trend in baby nurseries today is to merge the calming effects of trees and flowers with the peaceful nursery environment. Once you’ve decided on a color scheme, look for coordinating accent pieces with branches and foliage. You can find wall appliques at various department stores or online markets. You could also go a more organic route and use real branches to capture a more natural effect.

Dare to be Bold

For a stark departure from the natural approach, think about going with bold colors with lots of contrast. Break out of the cliché pastel walls for a baby boy, and go with a deep, rich blue with lime green and white accents. Think clean, crisp lines with the furniture, but soft, cozy fabrics with the bedding and upholstery. This concept is more practical than tried-and-true pastels because you can keep this color scheme indefinitely; they aren’t going to grow out of this one.

What’s in a Name?


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Once you’ve decided on a name for your little one, think about incorporating it into her nursery. Try for a slick classic look with traditional fonts, or go for a more eclectic feel by finding mismatched letters from thrift stores and flea markets. You can create a more unified look by painting them all the same color, or stick with their original colors. It all depends on your personal style.

Add a soft touch to the room by dressing up the windows with roman blinds. They will create a nice ambiance and offer a cozy place for your bundle of joy to rest.

Wild and Playful


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If your family is feeling a bit more creative, don’t be afraid to go wild with your nursery design. Look for big, outspoken wallpaper designs, and choose accent colors to sprinkle throughout the rest of the room. You’ll want to keep the furniture and other accents very simple to prevent an overwhelming effect as a result of that flashy wallpaper.

This is a fun way to play with color and give your child an early introduction to an adventurous life.

No matter what design concept you choose for your child’s nursery, the most important thing is that she have a safe, comfortable place to rest her head, knowing that she’s loved dearly. Don’t forget that the most important features of a cozy child’s nursery is peace, love, trust, and dependable family values. Remember that and these concept design tips, and you’re on the right track to have the best nursery you could imagine.

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