Nursery Decorating Tips for the Perfect Room


Love decorating? Hate decorating? Don’t know where to start with decorating?

I’ve compiled a list of nursery decorating tips to help de-stress the design process and get you well on your way to that perfect nursery for your new little bundle.

  1.  Think about the big picture. Babies grow fast, plan a room design that works for a newborn, a one year old and beyond. Constantly redecorating can get costly and time intensive.
  2.  Start with one thing you love and design the room around it. This could be a piece of art, clothing, a blanket, anything at all. Pull the colors from that piece and design around it.
  3. Think outside the typical box of blue and pink. Mix and match prints and color. Think outside of your typical nursery department for room décor and functional pieces. Pick up some interesting pieces from trendy urban stores and quaint little antique shoppes. Love a frame, hate the color? No problem…add a coat of paint, sand it down with some paper and voila, your own unique piece!
  4. Think about the lighting. Some days you may want bright and cheery and others you may want soft and serene.
  5. I love a big comfy rocking chair for late night and early morning feeding and snuggles.
  6. Think about the storage, a well organized room can make everything seem so much less chaotic. Keep it simple and uncluttered. Sometimes, less is more when it comes to design.
  7. Stick with what you love. If you obsess over shabby chic design, go with it. If you love all things clean lines and modern, go with it.
  8. Start with the crib and design around it. Often it’s the focal point of the nursery.
  9. Pick a theme. Do you love nautical, woodsy, beachy ? The skies the limit here.
  10. Add a personal touch. An old quilt grandma made, family photos etc…

As a newborn art photographer, I enjoy creating custom imagery to suit the décor of my client’s nursery. I have pre-consultations to discuss their color scheme and design aesthetic. Often, my clients send me photos of their nurseries to customize their newborn sessions to get an heirloom designed piece to put the final touches on the nursery.

Here are a few images I’ve collected from the web that I love!

nursery design ideas

Link     Image courtesy of The Little Umbrella

nursey design ideas 2Link   Image courtesy of The Little Umbrella

nursery design ideas 3Link   Image courtesy of The Little Umbrella

Need some more nursery decorating tips and design inspiration? Follow my Lucky Baby Board on Pinterest.

Live in the Central Texas Area? Check out Lucky Bebe in Temple Texas. The owner, Tracie, is available for design service whether you need an entire room or that little something to add that finishing touch.

Rebecca Penny is a gifted photographer from Friendswood, Texas. We had the pleasure of meeting this spring at a newborn workshop.  She shared a blog post of her little boys nursery. Click here to see this lovely design inspiration.

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