The Nursery Spectrum: Part 1September 24, 2014
Unexpected Creative SpacesOctober 8, 2014
Last week I suggested some gender neutral colors that lend themselves to nursery décor and make a more comfortable room for the little ones. But because these are also some of the busiest times in people’s lives, parents should have every resource and plan to help the process go as smoothly as possible. Here are a few exciting last minute considerations, for those with a big list of things to do.
Longevity is always ideal when it comes to deciding on a paint color and a nursery is no exception. Will the color seem age appropriate in a few years? Maybe not, but the important question is: will there be time to change it? Consider a color that is versatile, or consider highlighting the furniture with traditional baby colors as opposed to the walls. Part of the reason why gender neutral paint colors are so popular is because they can last years, compared to soft pinks and powder blues.
The good news of having a baby spreads quickly. So a lot of people find themselves receiving gifts of furniture, cribs and toys only to realize that the nursery is suddenly full of things and they haven’t even painted! Single walls are ideal for these kinds of situations. Not only is time of the essence, but it also eliminates the need to move that heavy dresser again. Plus, single walls are great for using exciting, slightly not-traditional nursery colors without being overwhelming.
For older homes, make sure that the existing paint is not lead-based. Unfortunately, lead dust particles can be released into the air, causing serious health problems upon exposure. As always, during this time where safety is crucial, feel free to contact us with any questions or for help planning the perfect space for the new addition to your home.