Congratulations! You’re little one will be meeting you soon. It’s such an exciting time your your life and you want to create a beautiful room for your new little one.
What colours to choose and how should the room look?
If you want the walls a neutral colour for your baby to grow into, introduce colour with soft furnishings like sheets, curtains, bookshelves, cushions and prints on the wall. This is also great if you’re waiting for the birth to know if you have a boy or girl.
If you’re painting the walls, stick to light tones, as they create a gentle energy for your baby. Deep and brighter tones create too much energy and you’re baby will have trouble settling. Consider a feature wall in a colour and the rest neutral to add subtle colour.
Wall stickers and curtains are great to add colour and theme, particularly if you’re renting and unable to paint the walls. There are lots of great options available.
If you’re looking for a warm look and feel in a bright sunny room, go with brown timber toned furniture. Dark timber can be too heavy for a baby, particularly if you have a small room, great if you have a large room. For a south facing, cooler room, consider furniture to add lightness and a lovely clean feel.
Keeping the trim (architraves on windows and doors) and doors white keeps the room feeling light, fresh and clean.
Consider also the colour of the flooring and adding a softly toned rug for a splash of colour.
Here are a couple of colour schemes to inspire you.
Adding a touch of yellow is a bright, happy colour, making you feel great when walking in the room, and the green/blue and deep brown calming, imagine light coloured floorboards and brown toned furniture in a light filled north facing room.
Light tones of pink create a feeling of nurturing and love, the green is calming like being in nature. The right tones of pink and green are always fantastic combinations.
Babies need good sleep to grow and develop, and a baby that sleeps well will give you better sleep as well. Keep the room uncluttered, have enough storage to put toys away and books on bookshelves. Too much clutter gives a tense and stressful energy, not allowing your baby to sleep properly. You’ll also feel unease when you go into the room. Keeping the room tidy will give you and your baby calm energy and in turn more patience and you’ll feel better in yourself. Have a look at the images below, which one makes you feel calm? The tidy room on the right has a peaceful feeling and great colours. As there are small windows with not much light, they’ve incorporated 2 colour walls with the white giving the extra light.
As a new Mum you may feel tired and time poor. If you choose the right colours and the right storage you’ll feel much more in control, organised and energetic.
Enjoy the beautiful journey of decorating your new baby’s room.