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Tips and Tricks: Creating the Perfect Nursery

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Tips and Tricks: Creating the Perfect Nursery Blog Feature

By: EYA on September 9th, 2011

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If there's one room in your entire home where design options are limitless, it's certainly baby's nursery. Where else can you decorate with planes, trains, automobiles, zoo animals and pink teddy bears? Check out these tips to create a one-of-a-kind nursery for your baby!

Color

Take note of colors around the home and incorporate them into the nursery. It'll ensure a seamless transition from room-to-room.

Today's trendy color combinations?

  • Pink & chocolate create the perfect base for an elegant girls nursery.

  • Alternating colors in stripes or blocks is a great way to anchor a space.

  • Consider gender neutral colors like pastel greens, yellows, blues and browns. A bold red can also be modern and playful.

Scale

Balance is key! Make sure pieces are to scale with the room size so that they aren't too overwhelming. If some pieces are larger then others, spread them out around the room. Establishing a focal point in the room can help determine furniture placement.

?Adaptability

When looking for furniture, choose pieces that will be long-term investments and can serve more than one purpose. For example, a dresser with a removable changing table.

Design

When choosing a design, it helps to start from the ground up. Picking a rug as the focal point of the room can set the tone for the textures and colors you choose to surround it with.

  • Traditional Design: Soft pastel colors (blues, pinks, yellows) with white furnishings. Cover floor with soft carpets and choose furniture with soft curved lines.

  • Contemporary Design: To create this look go for clean lines, a simple backdrop, few embellishments and sleek furniture.

  • Modern/Whimsical Design: To create this look go for bold colors and creative shapes. Repeat elements of design throughout the space, such as circles. Wall decals are an easy way to add color and creative shapes to the environment.

Final note: Don’t be afraid to mix things up. Try combining elements of traditional and modern by mixing and matching furniture styles.