Painting your baby’s nursery room is an important part of preparing to become a parent. In fact, the process is called ‘nesting’ and it can help you to bond with your baby long before their arrival. Getting creative and having fun is a great way to approach this, but here are some important tips that might help to guide you along the way.
A Strong Finish is a Great Start
Paint comes in a variety of finishes which can make the painting process that much more confusing. Matte looks amazing and bespoke, but the practicalities of having it in a nursery room may sway your decision. Matte is not an easy surface to wipe and may mean you have to touch up the paint job regularly. An eggshell finish has the least amount of sheen after matte, with a surface that can be easily wiped.
No, we don’t mean go green in colour – unless you want to, in which case, we are all for the vibrancy! Going green means selecting paints with fewer to no toxic compounds so that your baby is in the safest environment possible, while you are helping the environment at large too. To do this, look for paints that have no volatile organic compounds (VOCs) which emit little to no toxic solvents. To be on the (even) safer side, make sure that the room has plenty of time to aerate before your little one is brought to their new sanctuary.
Speaking of colour, this is where it gets really fun! Start by picking a theme that you like and choosing colours which can bring out the best elements of that theme. Painting test patches on the wall is a great way to see which colours will work best in the particular space. There are really no rules here, but be mindful of whether or not you want something bold and bright or a more neutral palette that can work well with other elements of the nursery. The most important thing? Having fun…
The Best Paint for You and Your Baby
If you are a bona fide DIY guru, then sourcing quality paint with no organic compounds should be one of your top priorities. If you are not so DIY savvy, you can never go wrong with a professional paint job from a reputable paint store. The team at Paint Doctor can provide you with both and ensure that your little one has an amazing space to come home to. Contact their team or visit their website for more information.