Decorating Baby Rooms
For first-time parents especially, decorating baby rooms may not be something that comes easily. Their decorating ideas may be rather adult-oriented, without giving too much thought to the baby, and the baby growing up in that room for some years ahead. It may be tempting to decorate to impress adult friends and neighbors, rather than thinking from the bay’s point of view, and the practical issues as the baby gets mobile later on. That is only natural; after all, they have never had a baby to decorate a room for before.
Once you get into the swing of things, though, decorating a baby’s room can be fun, which is good because you want it to be a fun place for a happy baby to grow into a happy child. The years will fly by and that child will be adorning the walls with all sorts of posters and paraphernalia, so make the most of the element of control that you have. Why not compromise and decorate her room in a way that is pleasing to the eye for the adults, yet is designed very much for a growing baby?
Baby Room Ideas
When you are trying to think of ideas for decorating and furnishing a baby’s room, your primary concerns are its comfort and warmth. However, you can certainly build in ideas that stimulate the baby, and as it grows, provide interest in its surroundings. It also stands to reason that bright and cheerful surroundings will add more to the baby’s happiness than dour, funereal decor.
As your baby starts to become more aware of its surroundings, pictures large and small will become more important in its stimulation and learning. So, when decorating the walls, it is good to have a lot of pictures of things that will interest her later, but in the meantime give her things to focus on outside the crib as her eye sight matures. Most babies love animals, especially the sweet looking types such as cats and the more unusually shaped such as giraffes, so they make an easy and safe choice for a theme to your baby room decor.
That wall decoration can be achieved through wall paper, or through posters and other types of wall hanging media, such as a specially made canvas. This is more enduring and an eye catcher for adults and children alike. Designed especially for a baby’s room, it is one of a range of baby’s artworks which can make the room more unusually, if not unique.
If you choose a theme, such as animals, then it can be applied to bedding, crib mobiles and other things closer to the baby. however, you should bear in mind that when decorating the baby room, you are also setting up part of its education, so too tight a theme could be restrictive on the baby’s learning. Of course, you can compensate through picture books, but you will find it enjoyable for you and the baby of you have a variety of pictures of cute animals mixed with common objects that she will need to learn about. You will be surprised at how soon she will want to be carried over to look at the pictures, and point to specific animals or objects.