Decorating a Nursery? Seven Shades to Consider

The arrival of a child in a home and in couple’s life is a momentous experience and can be quite challenging too, especially for families who are about to go through the experience for the first time. Preparing for the baby’s room can be as equally fun and stressful, with the tremendous options and ideas a couple can come up to.

The furniture for the room, baby care items, decorative items, toys for the little one and wall paint are just some of the major considerations one should think of when preparing for the child’s room. Safety is another important aspect to look into. Removing curtain ropes from panel blinds Perth, right size for the crib and other safety factors should be taken into account as well.

The latest trend in nurseries is leaning into neutral colors and simple décor creating a relaxing ambiance for their rooms. It would be advisable to work on complementary colors on your nurseries, colors complementing to the general design and décor that you have at home. Less is more when it comes to design as well and it would be easier to redecorate from time to time with simply designed rooms.

Here are some of the colors you can consider for your nursery at home.

Green

Offer something unexpected and shy away from the usual pink and blue wall paint for nursery rooms. The particular shade is cheery in nature and a vibrant choice for nursery rooms. It is a way of bringing the outdoors inside as well. The good thing about green is that it is gender neutral so you can actually start painting the room even without any idea of the gender of the baby.

Aqua

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Aqua is another gender neutral color you can consider for the nursery of your baby’s room. The shade is a happy one and can work as a tranquil backdrop for a big wall inside the baby’s room. It offers a bright and light feel for the room during the day and a cozy appeal at night.

Pink

Pink is still a great color for nurseries. However, picking the right shade of pink for your child’s room can be tricky. The look is as equally tranquil and delicate, a perfect and the usual option when it comes to a girl’s nursery room.

Silver Peony

If you would want something different for your child’s nursery room, silver peony might offer a great option. It is a really refreshing soft shade of violet with a little touch of gray. It is light enough to complement well with other colors and can stay even as a little girl grows and outgrew her crib.

Yellow

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Yellow is another gender neutral color that is great for nursery rooms. It is a comfortable color and offers a welcoming look and invokes conversation in a room. A brighter shade of yellow would offer a modern look for your children’s rooms.

Apricot

Apricot offers a warmth feeling to any room. Fuchsia accents would work well for an apricot painted room for a girl or blend it with turquoise and navy if you are having a boy.

Red

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A softer shade of red would look stunning for your child’s nursery room. However, it would be advisable to avoid using red wall to wall to avoid too many things happening in the design of the room. Red will definitely stand out as a highlight for your room as your shade goes richer.

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8 Bedroom Windows Design Inspiration for Your Homes

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Our bedrooms are a sanctuary that provide us with an escape from the all the stressful and tiring things we have done the whole day. Bedrooms should be treated as an area conducive for rest and relaxation, and not as another extension of our day jobs. Having enough lighting and allowing fresh air to enter inside our rooms will make it an even more pleasant place to stay and recuperate at after a very tiring day. This is where windows comes in. Having windows that are large enough to allow the sun and the air to come in without having to sacrifice the privacy of the dwelling is thus important.

You can still add drama and style into your rooms but provide comfort as well with these bright and economical ideas.

  1. Serene Entrance
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Some rooms enjoy the luxury of having a small space right before the actual bed. To create drama in your private space, a serene entrance with flowing draperies or musical chimes will definitely create that relaxing and tropical relaxing feel inside your homes. You can also opt to choose a glass sliding door with installed blinds or drapes perfect for those private moments.

  1. Luxurious Floor to Ceiling Windows
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Floor-to-ceiling Windows create that regal feeling inside our homes. You will definitely feel like a Queen or a King looking over the lands you have conquered while standing in front of your massive windows. Your privacy will not be compromised as long as you place shutters or blinds onto these massive openings. Blockout blinds Melbourne are perfect to prevent the sunlight from entering your private abode anytime you want to or need to.

  1. Dark Soothing Colors
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Bright colors stimulate our creativity and thinking. Dark soothing colors, on the other hand, stimulate relaxation making such a perfect theme for your rooms. You could opt to have stained glass windows or place blinds with darker tones for that romantic and relaxing ambiance inside your rooms.

  1. Modernized Roman Shades

Roman shades now come in several interesting designs that will suit your room or your personality. It can even serve as the focal point inside your rooms.

  1. Bold Patterns

Windows with bold patterns and moldings creates a certain grand and regal effect for your rooms. Match it together with honeycomb blinds for that special dramatic effect every time the sunlight tries to come in.

  1. Colorful Drapes
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Drapes are also creative ways on how you can decorate your windows. Unfortunately, unlike blinds, they are harder to maintain.

  1. Bedroom Focal Point

Your windows can be your room’s main focal point. You can decorate it with a unique colored window shutter to create an optical illusion in your rooms. Several designs are also available for window drapes and blinds that you can install in your focal windows.

  1. Dual Material Draperies

Besides installing blinds and shutters onto your windows, you can still place draperies in your windows for that homey and dramatic effect. The good thing about this is that the drapes will not accumulate dirt that much thanks to the protection offered by the blinds installed in your windows.

Looking for more bedroom window design inspirations? Here’s for your today’s fix:

Bedroom Decorating Ideas: Window Treatments (traditionalhome.com)

3 Themed Bedroom Design Ideas to Inspire You Today

Wouldn’t it be great to spend a third of your life in a bedroom of your dreams? Healthy adults need at least six hours of solid sleep, though some, like me, often prefer to doze off longer than usual. I hope you’ll agree the quality of sleep matters more than the duration. For me, the ambiance makes all the difference between a good night’s (or day’s) sleep, and eight hours wasted on wakeful tossing and turning.

I’m writing from a wholesome point of view: the bedroom IS where the magic happens, in solid and deep sleep. That being said, I once dreamt I was sleeping in a cosy country house; would’ve been nice until I woke up in my blah apartment bedroom. But that was years ago when I shared space with a roomie with a nasty bathroom habit, and – well, I’m digressing.

My point is you should redesign your bedroom into living space you’ll actually enjoy. Lighting plays a big part in creating the ideal ambiance; if you’re a night owl, then blinds, shutters, and outdoor awnings contribute to a good day’s sleep.

Go beach-y

A beach-themed bedroom offers a treat to the senses, even if you live deep in the city or inland. It’s all about the interior design; for me, a beach-themed room is stacked with furniture and fixture collected throughout many travels, so it doesn’t necessarily have to evoke one theme. People aren’t told what a theme is; they just see it. If this rings bells of flea markets and thrift shops, odds and ends contribute to the bigger picture.

Canopied beds, anyone?

For me, canopied beds are synonymous to luxurious living; beds have to be large and four-posted to deserve a canopy, though. The setup also deserves a traditional, majestic room, one which preferably commands a good view of a garden with a gazebo or porch. Canopied beds work with Victorian, Art Noveau, or Bohemian themes. But then you can also throw themes out the window and have a canopied bed on your apartment; it’s practically a separate living space where you can waste your waking hours away.

Opt for a rustic B&B feel

Cottage-style bedroom suggests rustic and bed-and-breakfast, which is perfect for bedrooms set up on the second floor or the attic. Lighting plays a big part in the theme, maximizing daylight as it plays on the heavy fabrics and cumbersome furniture. Large windows are preferable for cottage-themed bedrooms, using outdoor awnings to shade and filter out the glare of sunlight.

I’m sure there are plenty of other themes to consider, and the standard is as good as your imagination (consulting a house designer makes a big difference in the right direction, though). Sleeping like a rock is easy if you’re spent, but the ideal ambiance should set the mood if you need more than forty winks for the night.