Planning your baby’s nursery is one of the first ways you will welcome him into your home. With the variety of furniture and accessories ranging from traditional to more contemporary and edgy, you can create a space for your baby that is safe, comfortable and reflective of your style. You can start by picking a theme, and then choose nursery colors, crib sets, furniture, wall art and other elements that bring it to life.
Traditional Baby Theme
Classic, soft blues-and whites, or more contemporary light blue and brown hues can give your son’s nursery a gentle, inviting feel. Most baby bedding and decorations work with the baby theme, and you can give the room a personal touch by framing black-and-white photos of your baby or hanging painted letters of his name.
As your baby starts to grow, he will soon start to recognize characters he saw in books and cartoons. You can find trendy character-themed nursery items at most stores; you may have to check online for less popular characters. The danger in centering your nursery on a particular character is that your child may end up not liking or maybe even fearing it.
Most sports themes can easily transition into bigger boys’ rooms. You can keep it general, specific to a particular sport or team-based. Sporting goods and memorabilia stores may offer some unique options.
Animals and Science
Children love learning about the world around them. Why not bring your baby’s room to life with dinosaurs, stars/planets, bugs and other interesting facets of nature? Noah’s Ark, rain forest/jungle and farm animal theme items can be found at most stores.
Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Themes featuring airplanes, trains, cars, trucks, motorcycles and boats can be fitting for a baby on the go. Some rugs actually double as decorative mats and layouts of small cities and roadways for toy vehicles to travel on. You can build on this theme as your baby gets older by incorporating pirates, nautical items, train sets and racing decorations.