Planning and designing a nursery can be one of the most exciting and creative preparatory steps that you can take while waiting for your baby to arrive. After all, the nursery is the where your baby will mostly be in throughout the day, and as much as possible, it should be something that is warm, soothing and inviting.
One way to create a soothing and inviting as well as a visually stimulating nursery is to fill it up with bright colors – and that includes nursery wall murals. Murals give your baby’s nursery a creative and distinct look to it, setting it apart from the other rooms in your house. So, if you want a wonderful place for your baby, then a well painted mural should be part of it.
Choosing A Theme
Of course, you may have already thought about your baby’s nursery’s color scheme or pattern. You may have even thought of the theme for the room. The design of the mural should coincide with the theme. For example, you may have chosen the colors pink and white for your baby’s room. You may also choose to paint a garden full of pastel colored flowers (mostly in shades of pink) for the nursery mural. The mural then gives a colorful break to the otherwise monotonous color, but still keeping in tune with the theme. This is to say that the best murals should stand out in the room, but still should be coordinated with the rooms overall theme.
Here are some great ideas for nursery mural themes:
- The Skyline and Clouds. This is perfect if the nursery’s color scheme is blue. The mural can be a painting of a couple of green hills, along with a bright blue sky, a warm yellow sun and some white clouds. For pops of colors, the mural can also have flowers or colorful hot air balloons in the sky.
- Nature. For neutral colored rooms, a subdued mural is also perfect, and that can come in the form of a forest or tree mural. Trees can be painted in soft hues of browns and greens, making it perfect for rooms with toned down colors.
- Garden. Gardens are perfect murals for little girls and go along with yellow, purple, pink or even pink paint. Gardens make the room a very colorful one, and can feature big and small colorful flowers, bright green grass, some trees and even some animals.
- Cartoon Characters. If you choose a cartoon character for a theme, then you may also have the cartoon character included in the nursery mural.
Do Some Research
Do some research on mural inspirations. You may have several friends who have painted nursery murals for the nurseries in their house. You may want to take a look at the murals for inspirations. Of course, the internet is also a source of hundreds of themes and mural inspirations that you can make use of. My favorite is searching under Google images by keyword.
Professional or DIY Murals
Painting nursery murals takes some time, and some talent as well. If you think you can do the mural yourself, then go ahead and do so. DIY projects add a more personal touch to the room. You can even enlist your partner or some family member and friends to help you out. You may want to choose an easy design to trace and follow.
However, you may also want to hire a professional to do the mural. There are numerous reasons as to why this is so. Maybe you don’t want the squirrel in the mural to end up like looking like a monster that may scare you child eventually as he grows older. Or, you may have a lot of things to do and you don’t want to add something else to your long list of things to do. Hence, you may want to enlist the services of someone who is good at painting.
You can find local artists in your neighborhood or area who will be willing to take on the project for a specific rate. You may even have relatives or friends with artistic talents who will be willing to do the service for free. Discuss the project and the theme with the artist and make sure that you tell him or her all the details necessary so you don’t end up with a mural that you don’t like. If you can find an experienced mural artist, then so much the better. Remember to be clear with what you want and when you want it done.
Remember that there are unlimited options and themes for your baby nursery mural – but you can only choose one. The best mural for someone else may not be the best mural for you and your partner, so take some time to research and eventually decide on the mural. So take time to choose the one that you like best, since you’ll have to commit to it for a long time. When you finally decide, you can now get started with your project, and before you’ll know it, you’ll have a cozy and wonderful room fit for your beautiful little angel!