One of the most exciting parts of having a baby is to design the nursery. Yet designing your baby’s nursery room can be quite daunting and easily get overwhelming. We all have visions of how the nursery will look and feel. The nursery becomes an extension of your home and style. If your style tends to fall in the urban chic, farmhouse or boho for example, a monochromatic nursery might be exactly what you envision and hope to achieve.
If you are like us, the first place we head for ideas is Pinterest. You can spend hours searching and pinning your favorite images of nurseries you love. Usually if you go back and look at your pins you will see a trend in these pins. You may not realize it at the time, but you should be able to see it when you look back at the images together. If you want to create a chic, monochromatic and relaxing room here are some tips that may help you get that ultimate pinterest-able nursery!
Mix Your Colors
Shades of whites (e.g. cream, ivory, etc.) can give the space a feel of serenity and calm. Whites will make your room look and feel airy and more spacious. Mixing shades of white, cream, grey will give your room a cohesive look. A crib, dresser and chair in neutral creams or whites is a great place to begin. Keeping the large statement items a single color will help ground the room and give you a great place to add additional shades of white and cream to pull the room together.
Have Fun with Texture
If you decide to go for an all-white room or even a mix of neutral colors, adding texture to the space adds depth and liveliness to the overall ambiance. Do not be afraid mix stripes, shapes, and patterns as rich textures will make warm and neutral colors come to life. These textures are also a great visual play for your newborn baby to stimulate their vision.
Incorporating texture to your wallpaper, tapestries, or wall decals can also add dimension in addition to being a backdrop for a statement wall piece. An area or throw rug is another great element to consider if you want to add a pop of color and/or more texture.
Neutral Doesn’t Have to Mean No Color
If you want your nursery room to be more vibrant yet still monochromatic, you do not have to restrict yourself to using neutral colors. Staying within a specific color palette and incorporating texture and a variety of that color tone will also make for a calming, serene and appealing nursery. Soft pastels like lilac, mint, muted blues, and light pinks are great choices should you crave for a soothing ambiance. Pastels are also a famed mix for a white decor or layout.
Even choosing a dark color scheme such as navy or dark grey can give your nursery a more modern look. Incorporating these colors on the wall, accent furniture, pillows, blankets makes the design come together and looks cohesive.
Designing your nursery does not have to be difficult and time-inducing when you stick to a single color family and layer in texture. You will soon have the nursery you envisioned for you and your baby! Enjoy those early days and years as they go by quicker than you realize. And don’t forget to take pictures of your nursery. As your baby grows and taste and needs change you can always look back and hopefully the feelings you experienced while pregnant and anticipating that most amazing journey will come flooding back to you.