Decorating Ideas for a Newborn Baby's Nursery

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Functionality is important in a newborn baby's nursery, but, to a nesting pregnant woman, the decorating of the nursery is almost just as important. Create a beautiful space in which to spend time with your new baby as well as a space that is visually stimulating for your child.

Vellum Wall Art

Use vellum, found in the paper crafting section of craft stores, to create a soft and whimsical piece of wall art. Use a paper punch to punch butterflies or flowers from sheets of vellum. Fold the petals of the flowers or the wings of the butterflies up to make the wall art three-dimensional. Use pearl-head straight pins pushed through the centre of the shapes to attach them to the wall by gently tapping the pins into the wall with a hammer. Vellum most often comes in a creamy white colour, but it can also be found in a variety of other colours if you are looking to add some colour to the walls.

Wall Mural

Add enchantment to dull nursery walls with a mural. Sketch a mural onto the walls of the nursery that suits the theme you have settled on for the room. If you don't feel that you are artistic enough to do the design yourself, hire someone to paint the mural for you. You can also print off a design on clear overhead transparencies and rent a projector that will project the design up on the wall for you to trace. Then, you just have to fill in the design with paint. Add three dimensional elements to the wall mural such as white picket fencing, birdhouses or small wooden shapes such as fish.

High-Contrast Mobile

A newborn doesn't have the best eyesight, which means that he won't be able to follow those mobiles made in pastels, but you can make your newborn a high-contrast mobile he can follow shortly after birth. Purchase craft pom poms in red, white and black. Hand sew the pom poms onto the ends of long lengths of clear thread. Tie the other ends of the pieces of thread to a wooden hoop at varying heights. Hang the piece from the ceiling over the crib.

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