Three Decorating Tips for a Baby’s Nursery

One of the most exciting parts of expecting a new baby is decorating the nursery. Whether you choose to find out the gender of your new little one or you decide to keep it a surprise until he or she is born, buying nursery furniture and painting the walls really sets the stage for motherhood. Every mom has a unique vision for how she wants her baby’s nursery to look. Once your baby is born, the wall decorations and colors you choose will become comforting to your little one as he or she grows. Here are some great nursery decorating tips that you and your baby will love.

Wooden or Foam Letters

One of the sweetest and most adorable decorating ideas for a new nursery is to display large foam or wooden letters that spell out your baby’s name. You can choose to paint wooden letters in bright neon, soft pastel, or classic primary colors. If you buy foam letters, you can purchase complementary fabric from a craft store and glue or staple the fabric to the foam letters. A creative idea to add dimension to any wall is to stagger the letters or hang them in an asymmetric fashion. You can also choose to hang them in a curved arc shape.

Canvas Prints

A photo memory blanket or canvas print is a wonderful item to incorporate into your baby’s nursery. You can choose a favorite photo of a family pet, a fallen loved one, or a grandparent living in another state. As your baby grows, he or she will become familiar with the friendly face, or faces, memorialized in the canvas print or photo memory blanket. A family photo or a picture of your new baby on his or her first day of life makes a beautiful statement in any nursery. Many online services allow you to design your canvas print online, and it is shipped to you within a few days.

Cartoon Character Photos

Popular television cartoon characters are colorful, adorable and perfect for any new baby’s nursery. you can choose to purchase stuffed characters and display them on a shelf, or you can hang pictures that feature these delightful characters. Your baby will love being comforted by these familiar faces as he or she drifts off to sleep at night.

While there are many different ways to decorate a new baby’s nursery, wall art and displays make the room complete. Your baby will identify and recognize these faces, photos and stuffed toys as comfort and go to sleep each night peacefully and soundly.

Harriet Lewis blogs about amateur photography and family related activities. She writes for various websites including Elephoto, a Toronto-based service that allows you to create great baby invitations, thank you cards and photo books. Learn more here.