One of the most exciting things that you will do in preparation for your newborn baby is to decorate and furnish the nursery. How you decorate the room will depend on a one main thing – are you finding out the sex of your baby or not? If you decide to stay traditional and have a lovely surprise at the birth never fear! There are plenty of beautiful wallpaper designs and paint colours that can be used for both sexes. From subtle creams and warm yellows there are plenty to choose from.
Most paints these days are safe for you to use but if possible get your partner to do the painting. Always ventilate the room whilst painting and for some days afterwards. If you do choose to do the painting yourself then take plenty of breaks. If you’re unsure about painting yourself get some advice from your midwife or doctor and bear in mind your centre of gravity will be off kilter so no balancing on ladders!
To jazz up painted walls use a pretty border and accessorize with curtains, rugs, cushions, toys, bed linen, murals and a lampshade. You may choose a theme for the room which can be fun and add stimulus for your new baby.
Decorating a nursery can be expensive so if family and friends are looking for new baby gifts ask them to buy some of the accessories for you.