If you are expecting a baby it can be very stressful and overwhelming. There is so much to think about and so much to arrange. Nine months might feel like quite a long time but when you are preparing for the arrival of a new child, it will fly by very quickly.
One of your large considerations is on creating a nursery and how exactly to design it. It’s an important room as your baby will be spending a lot of time in there and if it’s a large room that allows space for clothes, nappy changing station and some comfortable arm chairs for feeding in, then you’ll be spending a lot of time in there too. So you are going to want to get it just right.
Painterly are expert nursery painters and decorators in Rathmines. We know exactly what to look out for and exactly what types of colours and design combinations work well for new born babies and their parents.
Here is a quick rundown of the things that you need to know before decorating or painting inside a nursery. This guide will help you when working with your painter and for creating your list of things to buy from the DIY and furniture store and most importantly in what colours to buy them in!
Make sure to choose a particular theme at the start. Maybe something in a light green to do with the outdoors or a calming baby blue for an underwater theme. This will help narrow your focus.
It’s always a good idea to choose things like curtain and cushions first and then match your paints to them.
The modern approach to room design is to have one central focus point. Most of the time this will be the crib but you could also make it a large comfortable armchair or window seat.
Ceilings are an often overlooked area in most rooms in most homes and that’s for good reason; it’s rarely looked at. But babies in their younger years spend a large amount of time on their backs, so decorating the ceiling with a nice warm colour or adding some nice decals can really add a bit of fun.
Always keep the long term in mind when choosing furniture and if building any permanent fixtures. That small crib will eventually need to morph into a bed later on as your child rapidly grows, so you’ll need to leave space to accommodate that.
To help ensure a great nights sleep for your little one, use blackout curtains. Even a small amount of light will disrupt their sleep drastically.
When painting the walls go for eggshell instead of a pure matte finish. This will make it easier to wipe clean. Matte paint looks great but unfortunately even a very light wipe can cause the paint to come off resulting in differing shades.
For health reasons you should always make sure to use paint that has very low or no VOCs.
Don’t automatically go for very high-end paint brands. Some of the very expensive choices might look amazing but they are often not built to be wiped clean at all and even small smudges will need touch ups as opposed to a quick wipe from a rag. Better to save those paints for other rooms such as your bedroom or main living areas.
As always Painterly nursery painting service in Rathmines are the best people to call. 01 254 8255 is our contact number. Call us for your free no-obligation estimate.
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