When you’re planning to decorate a nursery, you have more to be concerned about than just the color scheme. Safety, accessibility, convenience, appearance and the application of the test of time all come into play in nursery decorating. You want the room to be comfortable for you and your little one while they’re young. But if you make alterations that are difficult to change, you’ll run into trouble when you have to redecorate because she’s gotten older.
Before you confirm your final design plans, consider ways to add those touches you want in the nursery without installing permanent fixtures, such as vinyl wall art. Vinyl wall art consists of pieces and decals you can apply to the wall without damaging the paint underneath.
Pick a theme that reflects the mood you want to set in the room. Cartoon themes are not off the table if you have a particular favorite and want the room to reflect happy memories of your childhood. But don’t feel as if you must select a very specific theme and make the entire room revolve around it, as that may get exhausting and expensive. More general themes include those based around color, such as green and blue, or themes in general areas, such as marine life or the stars.
Once you’ve chosen your theme, look for vinyl art that fits it. For example, if your theme is nature, you could get vinyl wall decals of trees, animals and other relevant silhouettes. If you have something specific in mind, you may be able to get the decal made at a custom vinyl art retailer.
Make sure the materials you choose to do the nursery are safe for the baby and easy to clean while achieving the look you were aiming for. Read all labels before you buy so you know what you’re getting. If you’re not certain about the safety of a particular material, do some research before you buy.
Vinyl art is safe wall decor and easy to clean. The surface is cleanable with just water and very mild soap if necessary. Follow all cleaning instructions you receive with your wall art to avoid damaging the piece. If you use harsh or inappropriate cleaner, you may expose your infant to chemicals and ruin the wall art.
Use Your Imagination
You don’t have to stick to animals or other plain shapes for your wall art. You can do your child’s name or create a scene, such as a flower losing petals in the wind. If you get wall art with a multi-piece design, mark the placement with pencil before you apply so you know exactly where to place the parts to get the look you’re aiming for.
You can also work vinyl art in between immovable structures in the room. For example, if you have pillars running up and down a wall, you can use the pillars as part of your scene.
Once you’ve chosen all the pieces for your nursery, visualize what the room will look like once it’s complete, with mattresses and crib in place. If you’re not satisfied, return to your original plans to determine what’s missing.