It’s very common to associate green with balance and harmony. When you look at it, there’s a certain calming and peaceful effect. So it’s not surprising that most parents search for green baby room ideas.
1. Bring Nature Indoors
When you think of this colour, it reminds you of nature. And it’s perfectly natural to want to bring it indoors. For one, using plants like succulents to decorate the home is gaining more popularity. Also, you can paint the rooms in different shades of blue-green to add a hint of sophistication. However, when it comes to newborn babies, lime or leaf green is the better choice because it looks more cheerful.
There are some reasons, however, why this colour isn’t the first one to pop into a parent’s mind when thinking of baby rooms.
One of the decorating principles puts emphasis on the fact that you should avoid shades of pale yellow-green in dining and kitchen rooms mostly because it’s not known to increase your appetite. Case in point, you seldom see restaurants or diners with green interiors. However, this shouldn’t be an issue when designing the nursery.
If you’ve been looking for inspiration to help you decide which style to take on for your baby’s room, check out the gallery of images here. Warning: You might want to start this project immediately. There are also some tips and tricks (straight from the pros) on the best way to complement the colour such as how to decorate the walls, windows and floors.
Options include a green and pink plaid kid’s bed sets or comforters with printed flowers. Either way, it’s an incredible way of beautifying the room. And you can incorporate more ideas of your own too.
2. Layering the Colours
If it’s a boy, you might want to consider a hunter-green material paired with a brown and burgundy paint. Green corduroy accent is also a lovely touch.
Avoid overwhelming the nursery by using one shade of green alone. Try a variety of shades to avoid monotony and making it look dull.
Layer the colours by adding different items like stuffed toys (it’s preferable if you use similar hues). When buying baby essentials, you can opt for deep-green or funky and bright light green (example, there’s a feeding bottle with a cute, turtle print).
When choosing dark shades, you can make it more lively by adding pea green. It would be like bringing the colours of your garden into the nursery when you choose the same shade for blankets and beddings.
If you’re not into an all-green design, you can soften and complement it with the help of pastel shades or even white.
3. Textures Add Excitement
To make the green colour more dominant, match it with jewel tones like hydrangea pink, crimson red, and azalea purple or pink.
Baby rooms with green decorative accessories in textured materials and bold colours would look luxurious and extravagant too.
Pink and grass-green will take the kid’s nursery design in a contemporary and modern direction. It reflects the excitement of the parents in welcoming another member into the family.
For mothers, it’s also an excellent method to channel your stress and restlessness. And with the help of the internet, you have more options to choose from – may it be a conventional style or a more contemporary and eclectic design.
4. Themes and Motifs
While there are parents who like nurseries which are gender-neutral, there are also those who like designing and creating a theme fit for a little boy or girl.
If you are looking for girl’s motifs, do not restrict yourself to standard styles or specific colours. For one, if you want a fairy-tale inspired bedroom, add a golden artwork or leafy chandelier beside the crib.
You can put up metallic decals on the walls with accents of lime green or pink. It’s a beautiful statement piece.
5. Wall Art
If wall embellishment isn’t your thing, consider including handmade pom poms. You can buy from a craft store or do it yourself.
Textured furniture, like the ottoman with floral paintings and butterfly mobile, add more depth to the room. Wall art presents further opportunities to add personality. A collection of flowers gives off a refreshing vibe.
Another smart wall art technique involves the use of embroidery hoops in a teaming. It’s a creative touch and a unique one at that.
For girls, don’t hesitate to include glamorous decorative pieces such as small mirrors and colourful murals. Even a wood grain motif rug and weave ceiling feature create a simple statement.
For a substitute to a decal or painted mural, attempt availing paper or think to make a compelling wall picture like a swimming school of fish.
The Star Wars-themed nursery is a fun and futuristic design (plus points for the wampa rug).
There are instances wherein a modern wallpaper design or a monochromatic colour plan is all it takes to make a nursery space more cosy and beautiful.
Another option would be to use a striped wall with a plain-coloured pompom hanging close to the crib.
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