When it comes to decorating an infants room, crib bedding cannot be overlooked. Whether you are decorating for a boy, girl, or even one of each (twins or multiples), your choice of crib bedding will enhance and accentuate your nursery rooms decor. You can choose to decorate your nursery with a theme such as Winnie the Pooh, or another child’s character, or maybe you have a theme based upon an object such as carousel horses or stars.
When choosing crib bedding, always consider the theme and colors used for the rest of the room. You may even purchase your crib bedding first, or if you have a favorite set that has been passed down, and choose to pull out a detail from the crib bedding to use as a basis for the rest of the rooms interior.
You can choose a color, pattern, or emblem on the crib bedding as your starting point of decoration. Remember to incorporate the seven areas of decoration when creating the perfect nursery. These are walls, floors, furniture, accessories, lighting, plants, and fabric.
How to Decorate a Nursery starting with Crib Bedding
Choose a complimentary and soothing color for your nursery walls, and appropriate non-slip floor coverings, or rugs. Lighting for a nursery should consist of soft lights and dim illumination for naptimes. You should easily find appropriate lighting fixtures that will accentuate your choice of crib beddings.
Nursery room furniture will typically consist of a crib, changing table, rocking chair, and any other pieces that you would like to add. Try to keep their colors complimentary to each other as well as the feel of the room. Plants for a nursery may consist of painted trellises or artificial plants. Plants are an important step in interior decorating and should not be negated in the nursery. However, you may want to reconsider live plants and opt for artificial.
Crib Bedding: Accessories and Fabric
The last two steps for decorating your nursery include accessories and fabric. You can easily pull out themes from the crib bedding to use as a starting point for your choice of fabrics and the accessories you will add to the room. Look for prints in the bedding, and other detailed pictures. Accessories can include pictures for the walls, knick-knacks for shelving, borders, books that compliment the theme, and toys.
For fabric choices stick with patterns and prints easily seen in the crib bedding and incorporate those in your choice of afghans, blankets, decorative pillows, lampshades, curtains, and valances. By using your crib bedding as a starting point, you can easily design your nursery into an interior decorators dream.