February 14, 2017
When it comes to decorating your new baby’s nursery, it is natural that you want everything to be perfect. From the carpet to the cot, you will want your bundle of joy’s own space to be a safe, comfortable and stylish place for them to sleep, feed and play.
One of the most important aspects to consider when you’re planning the nursery is the colour scheme. Some parents choose the traditional pink and blue style, while others go for more neutral tones if they have chosen not to find out the gender of their baby. But did you know that the colour scheme of a nursery has a deeper effect than just aesthetics?
Every colour on the spectrum actually has a different effect on the body and the mind, especially for little ones. Intrigued? Here is a little more about colour psychology to help you decide which colour to choose for your baby’s new nursery.
Pink for girls and blue for boys has been a longstanding tradition in the production and marketing of many baby products. Well, both are good colours for nurseries. Blue is a colour associated with calmness and serenity – it is a wise shade to choose if you’re concerned about your baby’s sleeping habits. Pink is also a calming colour, as long as it is a pastel shade rather than vivid magenta.
However, it is important to remember that, while pink can initially be calming, it can lead to agitation over time. If you’re planning on a pretty pink nursery, choose neutrals for the main features (walls, floors, cot, furniture) and add pink accents which can easily be changed.
For many parents who have decided to keep the gender of their baby a surprise, yellow is a popular shade – but be warned! This vibrant, energetic colour can end up stimulating babies a little too much, making it difficult for them to sleep. It’s also the colour most likely to strain the eyes.
Green is a wonderful gender-neutral colour for any nursery – especially lovely earthy greens that exude serenity and peacefulness. Green also offers a link with nature, promoting health, wellbeing and healing. Combine with neutral beiges and natural materials like wood and cotton for a comfortable and relaxing environment.
Decorating your nursery in predominantly grey tones is a great idea if you are planning to have more than one child. Grey works well with pops of colour, so you can decorate the room with bold accents, changing them for each child. Grey is down-to-earth and calming, but it can look dull if you’re not careful.
Be sure to experiment with different textures, tones and shades to keep things interesting and ensure the nursery remains a luxurious and comfortable place. What colour will you be decorating your little one’s nursery? We would love to hear your thoughts in the comment box below.
January 03, 2019
With the winter chill in the air and the perpetual greyness now here, it’s time to look at the winter trends that will take over our tiny tots wardrobe.
Whether you enjoy dressing them like the little dolls that they are, or transforming them into a mini you, there is a trend for every taste and style, so you can find them an outfit they won’t refuse to wear.
Despite the season, you’ll find a variety of children’s winter trends to help add some colour into their days.
December 11, 2018
If the festive season didn’t feel exciting and filled with wonder already, along comes your little one and gives you a fresh perspective on what the Christmas season truly means.
Making that first Christmas special can feel overwhelming, you want everything to be picture perfect but you know they’re not going to remember all the fuss.
Gift giving for your newborn is the easy part, after all, you want to spoil them. But we’ve listed below some thoughtful first Christmas presents that will last well beyond this Christmas and go on to be treasured keepsakes in their lives.
November 27, 2018
It’s true what they say - children are the ones that make Christmas special.
With festivities fast approaching, you may be getting overwhelmed in the planning of your baby’s first Christmas. And that’s completely understandable.
After all, as parents, we want to make it perfect for them and create memories that can be looked on in many years to come.
Although your little one will not remember their first Christmas, traditions are a great thing to begin to establish during Christmas, as they can continue year-after-year, and become something that your child cherishes about the festive season when they are older.
To help inspire you, we’ve listed some of the thoughtful traditions you can begin to help your baby’s first Christmas to be magical, in the hope they will last far longer than the real fir tree.
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