Interior Door Painting Ideas – Transforming a room into a nursery for a new arrival is easily accomplished using paint techniques. Paint is an economical and creative way to give a bedroom a facelift in anticipation of a new baby. It’s also easy to alter or update as your baby grows up.
Color Schemes :
The look of your nursery will depend strongly on your color scheme. One way to choose your scheme is to take your cue from the furnishings. If you have an antique-look cot and furniture reminiscent of the traditional nursery you may want to go for fresh, pastel colors – whites, pale pinks, blues and yellows. A special quilt for baby’s bed, a picture or even a mobile may give you ideas for a color scheme. If your furnishings are modern you might opt for cheerful primary colors. Old furniture and bright colors can also go well together.
The colors you choose are probably more important for you than the baby. However, babies do have some preferences. Detail is lost on babies, so high contrast and large, bold, simple shapes are more likely to engage their attention. Even black and white would serve the purpose. Your baby will get lots of visual stimulation elsewhere and will probably spend most of his or her time in the nursery asleep, so don’t take it too seriously.
Creating Visual Interest
For your baby’s nursery, color accents, murals and borders are easy ways to add visual interest. Reusable stencils, that can even be custom-made to the desired size, are an ideal choice. Whether you want an abstract design for a border or a particular motif, the choice today is huge.
As well as borders, stenciled motifs can also be used as wall decorations instead of pictures. You can repeat the motif on furniture to create a coordinated look. It’s never too early to learn and stencils are useful for decorating a room with alphabet friezes or numbers. In an non-carpeted room, you can even cheer up the floors.
Although a large-scale mural may demand more artistic ability, it can be the focal point of your dream nursery. Since paint can be painted over easily, it avoids the problem of removing stickers or wallpaper down the line. Characters from children’s books are not that difficult to copy and are an alternative to hanging pictures.
Babies like things that move and change and are entranced by things as simple as the play of light. You can paint directly on to window glass with special stained glass paint, with scintillating effects.
– Any bedroom should have an element of tranquility. Too much detail, too many motifs and a riot of color can spoil the effect.
– If you don’t want to redecorate, consider using paint primarily to add appealing touches. Leaving the walls plain but painting other features, such as door panels, pelmets and picture and mirror frames, can create a baby-friendly environment without huge effort.
– Check your paints for toxic ingredients. You can’t be too careful.