One of the most enjoyable activities during pregnancy is decorating your baby-to-be’s room. Whether you find out the gender of your baby ahead of time and plan the nursery accordingly or want to be surprised at the birth and go with a more neutral theme, there is no shortage of adorable looks for your baby’s first room.
Here are a few super cute ideas, as well as some tips on how to pull off each theme:
Princess: Pretty in Pink
If the ultrasound has revealed that you are pregnant with a girl and you want to celebrate your baby daughter with a feminine nursery, you will find plenty of ways to create a room that is fit for a tiny princess. Start by purchasing a pink bassinet that is worthy for royalty — like the gorgeous Empress Round Baby Bassinet complete with a canopy. The comfortable bassinet, which your baby girl can sleep in until she reaches 20 pounds, features pink bedding with white pleats, a floor-length pleated skirt and a removable canopy.
Once you have the bassinet delivered to your home, you can choose colors that complement the infant bed; you could go for light shades of pink on the walls, cream or white on the ceiling and doors and instead of a traditional light, hang a sparkly chandelier. Add a white bookcase and changing table, rocking chair with fuchsia cushions and plenty of adorable stuffed animals and toys in pink cloth baskets and your room will be perfect for a tiny princess.
A Jungle-Themed Room for a Boy
If you adore jungle animals, it would make the perfect theme for your son’s nursery. You can paint the walls a robin’s egg blue and then cover them with Jungle Wall Decals from Etsy; please note that while these adorable safari animal stickers are shown in shades of pink, the seller can customize both the colors and the sizes, so you could get light or dark blue or whatever your heart desires. The self-adhesive decals are easy to use and are reusable and removable.
After the walls are ready to go, a darker wood crib and changing table would look great with the blue walls and decals; add either jungle-themed bedding or light blue sheets with a royal blue bed skirt. Place stuffed giraffes, elephants and monkeys around the room and see if you can find a safari-themed nightlight and mobile.
A Black, White and Gray Nursery for the Baby-to-Be
If you don’t know if you are having a boy or a girl, or if you would like a more gender-neutral room for your baby, you can’t go wrong with shades of white and gray accented with black. Most babies love staring at geometric shapes and are visually stimulated by monochrome colors, so shop for black-and-white-patterned bedding for the crib. To add a gorgeous and personal touch to the nursery once the baby is born and you have selected his or her name, look for gray wooden nursery letters that can be customized in other shades to match the room — the wooden wall letters look beautiful and add a classy look to a gender-neutral room. Consider painting the ceiling in gray and white stripes, add in a white crib and other furniture and a large overstuffed gray chair with black and white pillows for those middle-of-the-night feeding sessions.
Believe it or not, your pregnancy will fly by faster than you ever thought possible and soon you’ll be playing with and rocking your new little one in his or her room. Have fun with decorating the nursery and spending time with your precious baby in the cute and welcoming bedroom.