by Jessica Crosby
A new addition to the family is such a happy celebration, we at Delight In Designs just added four new grandchildren to our team with more on the way. We knew when we started our design services that one of our favorite spaces to design would be the nursery. This is an area where we can bring back childhood memories and just celebrate life. When thinking about your nursery, you’ll want to consider things that you love, the color palette and incorporating reading.
Let’s talk about themes. You can pick the latest on-trend cartoon character, but how about taking things you love and “baby” them up a bit? For instance, do you like mountain climbing? Take a focal wall and paint the mountains on it. Use a climbing rope to tie back the window treatment. Are you into photography? Place an oversized black and white photo of your family above the crib. As your child grows, there will be plenty of time to show off teenage mutant turtles!
As for color, again, focus on what you like! Be mindful of late-night feedings: are you OK with a bright Mickey Mouse red, or would you rather be greeted by a blush pink/gray room? There is no right or wrong answer here.
You’re never too young for books. Reading to babies as young as six months of age leads to stronger vocabularies and better early literacy skills four years later, just as the children are getting ready to go to school. A nursery is not complete without books. You can be creative with your display; you don’t always have to put books into a bookcase. Try stacking them neatly on the dresser, or back to the mountain climber, how about binding a book with carabiners (makes for easy page turning when the time comes!)
When all is said and done, the magic is in the new baby, who will be welcomed with love and kisses. Adding a nursery that incorporates all of the things that you already love will add to the experience!