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For a parent-to-be, there is much excitement surrounding the arrival of your little one. So much preparation surrounds this day where your baby will come home and your new life as a family will begin together.
If you’re anticipating the arrival of a baby boy, you may be eager to start decorating his nursery. Picking out the theme and color scheme of your son’s room is an exciting time, but can often be overwhelming. Here are a few ideas to help you get started planning the perfect nursery for your baby boy.
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As fun as it is to choose a theme and paint, you must consider safety first. Here are some points to consider when it comes to nursery safety.
Many times, the focal point of a nursery is the crib. Cribs come in many variations and styles, so it’s important to look at the options that are up to government standards. The Consumer Product Safety Commission says that slats in the crib should be no more than 2 3/8” apart. The crib frame should have no knobs or hooks attached. They also say that cribs older than 10 years should not be used, as they may not meet today’s standards.
The Changing Table
You may keep supplies near the changing table, but you’ll want to keep any personal care products out of reach for your baby. Also, be sure to never leave your baby unattended on the changing table, as the guard rail is not enough to prevent accidents from happening.
Rid The Room Of Potential Hazards
You may not think about it at first, but the room itself may pose some hazards for the baby as he grows older. The average cost to install childproofing devices is $439 depending on what you choose to install. Cover all outlets that are unused. The best covers are ones that cover the entire outlet. Keep cribs, changing tables and playpens away from windows, where your child may be tempted to play with the window cord.
Bold Patterns & Colors
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When babies are born, they don’t see color right away. At about three months, they begin to see red. One of the best ways you can help stimulate your newborn’s vision is with patterns. Utilize bold chevron patterns and stripes throughout the nursery or even an accent wall in black and white so they can begin to develop their vision.
To add more color to your nursery, see where you can utilize bright color accessories in baby’s room.
Baby Boy Nursery Theme Ideas
Once you’ve ensured your child will be safe and sound in their nursery, you can begin to plan the décor. When it comes to decorating for your baby boy, expect lots of blue and less frills. Here are a few ideas to get you thinking about what your nursery could look like.
Shades Of Blue
A classic look for any baby boy is mixing and matching various shades of blue. Consider a light blue for the walls and navy blue in trim and accent colors. A cute idea is to use wood letters to spell your child’s name above his crib. Paint them in a dark blue to contrast against the light paint and create a wonderful look.
Sailboat Baby Nursery
Bring the ocean to your baby with a sailboat themed nursery. Utilize a striped accent wall of white and navy blue to start the theme. Include a few frames of anchor and nautical wall art. There are many prints available for babies. A sweet touch that your baby can enjoy too is an ocean-themed mobile to hang above their crib. This is a great theme to carry on as they grow.
Chic & Modern
Black and white is a look that never goes out of style. If black and white helps stimulate your child’s development, why stray away from a modern look. Use patterns of these colors on the walls and major features of the room. If you’d like to incorporate some color, use it in room accessories. Keep in mind, this is also a room your baby can grow into as he gets older, as it has so much potential to become a space customer to what he enjoys.
Dinosaur Baby Nursery
Another great theme that can be great décor as your baby boy grows is a dinosaur theme. A green or light blue works well for paint color. Decorate in shades of green and blue throughout the room, incorporating in dinosaur themed crib sheets, blankets and other accessories. Decorate the walls with prints of cartoon dinosaurs.
If you like the classic nursery rhymes, why not let that translate into your decorating style. Take your favorite nursery rhyme and frame it on the wall, building your décor around that. Use neutral colors and browns to create a traditional look.
Up In The Air
If you love using blue for your baby boy, but want a unique spin on it, consider using airplanes and clouds in your décor to create a dreamy space. There is fun sky-themed wallpaper that could be included here as well to really enhance your look.
Welcoming a baby boy into your family is an exciting thing. They have many adventures and experiences ahead of them. Give them the best start by designing a nursery that meets their needs as well as yours.
Looking for more ideas as your baby grows up? See Bedroom Decorating Ideas For Boys Of All Ages to change up the look of your child’s room.