Sunday, May 15, 2016

Unique Nursery Design Ideas

Preparing a nursery before a baby arrival is both exhausting and fun. There are so many ideas to do with paint from room stripes, plaids, accent walls and more that it is often difficult deciding how to make your baby's room unique, whimsical, and fun. These are a few of our favorites and how to recreate the look.

1) Sherwood Forest Nursery: This nursery is fit for a princess with white trees recreating a forest, silver satin cartridge pleat drapes, and a princess chandelier. There are princess dresses hung in the corner for fantasy dress up and a perfect table for a tea party in the middle of the play area.

To recreate the look paint the walls in Behr's Premium Plus Primer and Paint in one color "lap Pool blue". Then with chalk draw lines from ceiling to the floor. The lines don't need to be straight because trees themselves aren't straight. Paint the trees in white and add gray lines throughout to create a bark look. 

Add silver satin cartridge pleat drapes and a chandelier with strung glass or crystals.

The same Sherwood Forest room can be created with a gray paint like Behr's "Cathedral Grey" and kelly green satin drapes. The white trees, black and white tie backs and black nursery furniture are sure to captivate. A branch curtain rod adds to the forest theme. 

2) Cottage Nursery: This nursery creates a cottage chic theme with white and yellow furniture, a gray and yellow quatrefoil rug, and gray and yellow damask drapes. To recreate this look use Benjamin Moore's Perspective gray for the top part of the wall and Benjamin Moore's Wall Street gray for the bottom portion of the wall. To break up the two colors you can tape the white wall prior to painting with Frog painters tape 1 1/2" wide or use a white chair rail. Hang small mirrors and pictures in gray and yellow. 

Add a gray and yellow quatrefoil pattern rug like this one.

3) Modern Baby: This nursery also uses yellow and gray as the primary colors. Because these colors are gender neutral and many people decide to wait to find out the sex of the baby, these colors along with the modern chevron stripes and quatrefoil patterns will work for any child. Recreate this room with solid walls in Benjamin Moore's "Melted Butter" and an accent stripe wall in "Barnwood" and "Espresso Bean". The drapes by AD Couture Home are a charcoal quatrefoil. The Crib and dresser in white will brighten the space. Use letter decals for the name with the first letter made from styrofoam using yellow flowers glued to it as an accent. 

Add a yellow hand hooked chevron rug and a crystal chandelier to complete the look. 

4) Transitional Nursery: Subtle blue walls with orange and espresso stripe curtains, espresso transitional crib to bed, and white chair and accents, make this the perfect nursery to grow with  a littler one. To recreate the nursery paint the walls in Benjamin Moore's "mystical blue". Horizontal stripe drapes can be done in orange and espresso like pictured or in a subtle blend of espresso and white. There are many styles of the horizontal stripe drapes to create a unique look for your nursery. The ones pictured are called the Kyndal Stripe

Add a white upholstered rocker, espresso crib and some wall art to complete the nursery. 

One of the most important details to add to a nursery is blackout lining to the drapes. When drapes are closed and lined with blackout, they will make the nursery dark so nap time for your little one is relaxing and dark. Blackout lining also assists with insulation adding temperature control in a room by keeping the room cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. 

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