When you’re thinking about decorating a nursery it’s generally a very exciting time in your life – so let your imagination run wild.
When you’re thinking about decorating a nursery it’s generally a very exciting time in your life – so let your imagination run wild. Gone are the days when we felt confined to strict colour-codes for baby girls and baby boys so free yourself up and opt for a palette of your favourite colours. Remember the nursery should be a restful place for baby, but it’s also a place you are going to spend a fair amount of time in, so make it a creative and restful place for you too.
Did you know that newborns can see only in black and white? While it doesn’t last for long, this nursery can definitely be seen by all ages. The beautifully bold monochromatic colour scheme in Resene Black and Resene Alabaster has been given an extra sweet twist with pale aqua accents in Resene Riptide.
Top tip: Since you can never have enough storage in a nursery, paint a few wooden boxes to slide under the cot to keep toys and other belongings organised.
This serene neutral nursery shies away from gendered colours completely with a soothing combination of Resene Westar on the floor and upper walls with Resene Quarter Merino on the lower section of the walls. The wooden decorations on the left wall have been painted in Resene Westar and Resene Romantic.
Recreate scenes from favourite picture books like Zoe and Mark did with this fun Dr Seuss-inspired wall mural painted with Resene testpots with Resene Alabaster used on the lower part of the wall. To create a mural like this at home, be sure to plan out your design first on paper and then pencil your design on to the wall. Work from back to front in thin, even coats, adding second or third coats as needed. Use a small roller for larger areas to get the smoothest finish, save brushes for more detailed work and leave the outlines for last.
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