What gets my heart pounding more than a room to organize and decorate? Just about nothing. So believe me, when my hubby and I found out we'd be parents to a fourth child, I was over-the-top excited about a new room to design. I adore kids' rooms almost as much as I adore the actual kids. Little Miss Louisa was reason enough to celebrate, but her room to decorate was the icing on the cake!
Something I always keep in mind when decorating a child's room is to make the room fit for the child, but also stylish, fresh, and fitting for the rest of the home. Your kid likes Mickey Mouse? Sure, who doesn't? But that doesn't mean you want Mickey all over the curtains in your living room. My advice is to avoid character bedding and decor. After all, kids change favorites about as often as I change my shoes. You don't want to shop for new Transformer bedding next year because Nick doesn't like Superman anymore.
Choose a theme for your youngster's room based on what type of vibe you'd like the room to have. Playful? Soothing? Whimsical? For our youngest daughter's nursery, I knew I wanted a room that exuded style and sophistication. My heart was set on a bedding set featuring icy blues, browns, reds, and a touch of yellow.
Next, build on the theme by selecting colors for walls. Don't be afraid to step out of the box here. Colors for a baby's nursery are not limited to blue and pink. Don't forget about the array of oranges, greens (please, no mint!), soft browns, and yellows. And blue for a girl? I find it refreshing and chic. Looking at the colors in the bedding I had selected for Lulu, I pulled out the blue and yellow to use on the walls, reserving the red and brown for accents in the room decor. Surprise, surprise, in our vast (and I do mean vast) collection of paint, I had the perfect blue and yellow already and set to work painting the wainscoting on the lower half of the walls yellow, saving the blue for the top half.
Finally, add decor suited to the style of the room. This comes in the form of artwork, blankets, lighting, and toys.
New chandelier wall art completed the area.