Finding out you're pregnant can lead to lots of emotions and certainly can create a multitude of new items on the to-do list. Between doctors appointments and shopping for all of the necessary baby supplies, decorating the nursery is a must.
An essential part of preparing your baby's bedroom is painting the walls. Here's how to create a cozy space for your new family member without overwhelming yourself and your partner.
Choose a theme
Hobby Lobby and other home decor stores often have sets of decorations that match with particular nursery themes. Whether you're going gender neutral, modern, or traditional, there's sure to be a theme that's perfect for you.
Don't wait until the last minute to paint the nursery. No nine-month pregnant mama wants to be up on a ladder to reach the ceiling nor crawling around painting the baseboard. Completely reduce stress by hiring out the job. Homepainter provides fast quotes from local painters, without the hassle of an in-person meeting prior to completing the project.
Pick the Right Paint
Color is an important factor for your baby's room. Set the tone with pastels or bright hues. (According to child development experts, these are babies' favorites.) Aside from color (which babies can't even see RIGHT at first!), there are a couple of things to consider regarding the paint you use for the nursery.
- The Finish: An eggshell finish is ideal in a nursery, where "you know what" may hit the fan...quite literally.
- The Chemicals: Get low or no VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) paint. It's healthier for your baby's lungs.
- The Glare: Look for paint with a low LRV (Light Reflective Value). LRVs below 60 have minimal glare, which will be great for your baby's eye health.
Ultimately, have fun with this project. It's not every day that you have a newborn, so enjoy this special season and the gift of your child! Happy Painting! Happy Parenting!