Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Tricks For Embellishing Your Baby's Nursery

By Autumn Lockwood

Decorating a baby's nursery can be very enjoyable. You do not need to spend a lot of money to do this though. Instead of looking for supplies for decoration which you have to purchase, it is actually quite simple to make them. Not only will this help save money, but it will also give the baby's room a very personalized appearance. Making your own room decorations will also be very enjoyable. Here are a couple of easy decorating tips that you can use to produce the perfectly decorated nursery, even if you don't have a lot of imaginative or "crafty" skills.

Simple Decorations For the Walls

Enhancing the nursery walls can be easy and inexpensive, especially if you are planning on doing a good deal of the work yourself. A Wallpaper border is usually very uncomplicated even for beginning decorators apply, and quite cost-effective. Or, an even more affordable option might be to create a stenciled border all around the top edge of your nursery, or perhaps at the same height as a chair rail. All you will need is some acrylic paint like you would use for crafts, a store-bought stencil and a stencil brush, and you can create a custom artistic effect. Or, if you are feeling especially creative, you could even cut a stencil pattern for yourself, using clear acetate sheets. If you are feeling rather uninspired you might search a kid's coloring book for inspiration. You can also choose a baby quilt to decorate a wall. All you need to do is put a quilt rack bar up the wall, and put up an attractive quilt. You can add much more to catch the eye by hanging paintings, or arts prints, or even maybe a few of your own personal drawings in silver picture frames up on the walls of the baby's room. In fact, if you have older children, have them come up with some of their very own drawings for adding add to the nursery decor. Not only is this a fantastic way to get your older children involved, but they will also be quite satisfied to see their own artwork displayed in picture frames.

Basic Window Treatments

Cute window treatments can contribute a very attractive look to the nursery. Though it's not difficult to find drapes, curtains, and blinds to buy, it can be much more affordable to create your own curtains. Start by purchasing cloth, or even a flat sheet. Purchasing a baby sheet that goes with the rest of the nursery's bedding can be a great way to achieve a coordinated look. For every window, stitch two curtain panels, each as wide as the total window width to ensure that the curtains will be nice and full. When measuring and cutting the fabric, make sure you add an extra six inches onto the length and about two inches of width, this should be good enough for the top pocket for the curtain rod and also the hem. Sew a small hem on the right and left edges of each panel. And then, sew a deep hem along the bottom of the curtain to get a nice hanging result. Fold the cloth over two times all along the top edge to create a pocket that is deep enough for holding the curtain rod. Sew horizontally across the bottom and top of the folded edges, creating the curtain rod pocket. Then, just insert a curtain rod through both top pockets, and hang them up.

Baby Snapshots

It goes without saying that a nursery just wouldn't be a nursery without a few baby photos in frames. Choose a few of your beloved baby photos to put in cute baby picture frames, and then place them throughout the room on table surfaces, walls, and shelves. Or, create a collage of photographs to frame and hang on the wall.

Don't worry about embellishing your baby's room, because there are many ways to do it which are both simple and fun.

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