If you're looking for some fresh and creative nursery ideas when decorating the kids' space, consider painting the entire room or an accent wall in a bright and bold hue. Painting the nursery room can be a fun DIY project and you can use stencils or wall decals to customize the look of the room. If you still don't know what the sex of the baby is, you can pick a more neutral color and choose décor and furnishings that would work well for both boys and girls. Painting this room doesn't have to cost a fortune when you shop for paint locally and choose the right color the first time.
Here are a few tips and ideas for painting boy and girl nurseries:
#1: Pick a bold color for accent walls or trim. If you're in love with a bold and bright hue, consider painting only an accent wall or the borders of the room with that color, instead of the entire room. A very bright color may not be easy on the eyes and you might find it hard to find complementary décor.
#2: Decide what you want the color to match with. Is there a beautiful crib or dresser in the room that you want to be the focal point? Paint one or two walls in the same color as this main piece of furniture to create a sense of balance.
#3: Try stripes. If you can't decide between two colors within the same color family, go with both! The stripe method of painting can be tricky but can create a great visual effect in the nursery. You'll need to paint wide vertical stripes of a single color spaced evenly apart, wait for that to dry completely, then "fill" the other areas with the complementary color.
#4: Use the sponging technique. If you want to create a softer, dream-like ambiance in the nursery, use a sponge to create "clouds" of white or silver against a light, sky blue-painted room. I've found that the sponging technique is also great for adding just a hint of color to neutral-colored walls.
#5: Play with stencils and decals. If you're painting the entire room in a neutral color or a bolder hue, consider adding some cute nursery wall decals or painting on a stenciled design around the borders. Applying some high-quality vinyl decals can create the look of a hand-painted or stenciled design. This is a great way to customize the room and really enhance the space.