Growth charts are an excellent way to decorate the nursery. They are available in various styles and colors to match your current décor. Not only does it make a great addition to the baby's room but it will also provide you with a keepsake showing how they have grown over the years.
Another decorating tip is to find a lighting fixture that matches your baby room decorations. Lamps are a great way to offer some soothing light which is not as blinding and bright as overhead lights and ceiling fans. This is very helpful during night feedings. Add a matching lamp shape and you are set. If you have a rocking chair in your nursery try adding a small table next to the chair and place the lamp on this table.
Wooden letters are a very popular way to decorate a baby nursery room. Decorative wall letters come in many different sizes and styles. You can use the letters to spell out your child's name or you can spell words such as "Princess". If you are very crafty you can buy unpainted letters and paint them to match your baby room decorations perfectly. There are endless ways to paint the letters: solids, stripes or patterns matching your bedding.
One of the first things that a newly pregnant family thinks about after the baby's name is how to do the baby room decorating. It is an exciting time and is a very good idea to have the baby room ready before the baby comes. While it is not necessary to have a beautiful nursery, it is a good idea to at least have a space set aside for baby with a place to sleep and some interesting things for your baby to look at to help develop his or her brain. Contrasting colors are best for newborns as their vision is not fully developed. Seeing these contrasting colors helps them to differentiate lines and patterns.
First thing is to find a room or special space to turn into the baby room or nursery. Most people have a separate room in their home for this but some may choose to have a designated spot in their master bedroom for the nursery.
Second, an idea or theme should be in your mind so that you can invest in the necessary furniture pieces that will go along with that idea. It is good to make sure you have these first so that you can see how much money is left in the budget for all of the fun things that come later. These pieces include the crib, dresser, and changing table (if not using the top of the dresser). Another great item that is not totally necessary but is strongly suggested would be a comfy chair or glider with ottoman.
Next, comes the fun part which is the baby room décor. You can expand on your theme from here. There are all kinds of ideas out there from cute animals, trains/cars, well-known cartoon characters, sports themes, princess themes and the list goes on and on. Some people don't go with an actual theme but stick with a few colors that compliment each other and then do fun shapes, stripes and many other beautiful designs with these colors.
Baby room decorating should be fun and enjoyable to new parents. Allow yourselves plenty of time to figure out what you want and try not to rush it all into the last couple of weeks before the due date. Once the baby comes, life will get very busy and you may not have the time or the energy to get the nursery done exactly how you pictured it.