The Nursery Theme Challenge: What if we don’t agree what the Nursery theme should be?
Relationships between two people take work to begin with and then a third person is being added to the equation and you have to decide how to design a room. Now the question is, do the parents agree on a theme or are their eyes glazed over because there are so many themes to choose from that they haven’t figured out what to choose? We have a very practical way to narrow it down for expecting parents.
1) Make the lists - Nursery theme: What lists you might ask? Expecting parents need to sit down separately, so they don’t influence each other, and make a list of all the things they like. Yep, all the things they like! No matter what they say, Nursery themes are always chosen based on the preferences of the parents; baby doesn’t have a voice yet. They must also list what colors they would like in a room and ones they would absolutely hate.
2) Come to together – Nursery Theme: Next, both parents come together to go over their lists. They can see what items they have in common. They can determine what colors they favor and the ones they should avoid.
3) Be creative – Nursery Theme: Now I’m sure some of you are asking yourself, “but what if you don’t have anything that you have in common?” Well, that is pretty simple, you take the top 2 or 3 items off of your list and you ask yourself what shapes or ideas can you take from these interests. Let’s say one parent really likes gardening and the other really loves football. What do they have in common? Astroturf and grass, dirt, seasons, perhaps the shape of their favorite team’s logo has a similar shape to a plant. Once you find these similarities then you take them and look for baby bedding that has more of a pattern than a definite theme. Perhaps, mentioning the seasons made you agree to have a theme that represents a season instead.
4) Putting it together – Nursery Theme: Now that you have an idea of what you want, go look for it. Babymania has a great selection that you can go through as you search for designs that fit your needs.
5) Don’t forget to think outside the box! – Nursery Theme: When you are decorating remember to check your parent’s house, the thrift stores, office supply stores, home improvement stores and other places that just might have something unique to add to baby’s new room. If you need a little boost to start you off, try these themes that fall into the following categories:
· Industrial age – Planes, Trains & Automobiles, Transportation.
· Nature – Flowers, Plants, Monkey, Jungle safari, Farm Animals, Frogs, bugs & bees, Noah’s ark, the moon & stars etc.
· Cartoons, Comics & Make Believe, popular Characters – Mickey Mouse, Fairies, Winnie the pooh, Hello Kitty, Snoopy etc.
· Sports & Hobby – Soccer, ballet, sailing (nautical), sealife,western-cowboy etc.
· Lace & Frills So let your imagination go wild and make decorating a rewarding experience for your relationship with each other and a special gift to the baby on its way!
Just a Reminder:
This is your nursery
Children grow fast and their interests can change quickly. Your Nursery theme that you picked out for your baby may become something your child does not want as he or she gets older. So it is important to keep in mind that walls and furniture be selected to accommodate for changes. If this is not taken in consideration, then be aware that you may be redecorating in a couple of years.
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