Soon to be parents have a lot of things to do before they welcome home their little bundle of joy. Since there’s a lot to be done, starting to plan your nursery is never too soon. Designing a nursery for your baby can be a fun and rewarding experience, but it can also seem a little daunting, especially if you don’t know where to begin. From choosing a specific style or theme and picking a colour palette, to selecting a focal point and decorating the walls, you might need all the help you can get to make the right decisions.
Wallpaper can be a great way to add an extra design element to a room without spending a lot of money. If you can create a dreamy bedroom with wallpaper, you can do it with the nursery too. Today’s trendy nursery wall paper can be adapted for any personal taste, is designed for many peaceful naps and blissful, sleep-filled nights. Many parents strategically deploy baby room wallpaper as an accent wall and paint the other walls in a complimentary tone. But with the right nursery wallpaper, a four-walled approach can be fabulous, too.
How Do I Choose the Right Wallpaper?
The wallpaper trend is back in the decorating game and is here to stay for years to come. You can find a variety of models to help you create a dreamy nursery room. Before you look at the vast world of patterns and colours, make sure to choose the type that best suits your needs.
One of the most common types of wallpaper is non pasted wallpaper. This wallpaper is not prepared with adhesive, so you need to use a paste to apply it to your wall. There are two ways to apply non-pasted wallpaper: you either paste the wall or paste the wallpaper. It tends to produce the most long-lasting results, and with a few useful techniques for hanging wallpaper, you can easily apply it by yourself.
Prepasted wallpaper for nursery room already has adhesive. All you need to do is add water and stick it on the wall. When you’re ready to give your walls an update, just peel it off. You can also find self-adhesive wallpaper that doesn’t require an activator to get it to stick to the wall. Have in mind that this wallpaper might damage paint upon removal if a surface has recently been painted.
It’s easy to get lost in Pinterest nursery theme ideas since wallpapers are available in a plethora of patterns and designs. When choosing the perfect one for your nursery, make sure it matches the furniture and other accessories in the room to create a cohesive look.
Florals are a huge trend in nursery wallpaper, especially when it comes to girls’ rooms. There are so many ways to incorporate this chic and vibrant nursery wall paper and add a dose of girly glamour to your space. From small floral prints on a neutral background to bold and super-whimsical patterns that seek attention, you can easily find a pattern that can match your nursery decor.
Animals have been a great inspiration for nursery wallpaper designers and parents seem to love them too. You can bring the sweetness of the animal kingdom into your little one’s nursery with cute bears, giraffes, zebras and similar. You can even find an alphabet zoo design, featuring the letters of the alphabet among the cool animals. This nursery wallpaper can be very educational, as your baby can learn the letters and animals when they grow up.
Geometric patterns are another trend this year. Look for a design that has clean lines and a modern pattern shape. If you’re expecting a boy, you can choose a baby nursery wallpaper with cars or planes and match it with the toys and blankets. For a girl, you can opt for little butterflies or hearts repeating endlessly on the wallpaper.
What Colours Are Best for a Nursery?
Traditionally, wallpaper in shades of pink is most parents’ first choice for girls, while blue is the primary colour for boys. But if you want something less traditional, you can consider a gender-neutral colour. You could go with a soft light yellow or warm green shades. If you have a lot of colours in the furniture, you can always go for black and white patterns. Sage shades are also a good choice, especially for minimalistic or Scandinavian design wallpaper.
Babies have poor eyesight and may not be able to recognise the pastel colours and animal patterns in their rooms. As they continue to grow, they begin to recognise primary colours and patterns. However, they can discern contrasting and bright colours, patterns and shapes.
Consider the Room Size
Wallpaper for nurseries is sold in single rolls, long around 10 metres, and wide usually 53 cm or 70 cm. After you have decided whether you will use only one wall or you want to cover the whole room, it’s time to do some math. A good rule of thumb is to always round up when you measure your walls. You need the width and height of each wall you intend to cover. Then, you need to calculate the square footage of each wall. Add up the area for each wall, and you will have the total square footage you need to cover. Do not forget the final step of adding 15% of the total area to your final number. Mistakes happen, and having some extra paper can save the day.