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Decorating nurseries is often an exciting activity for expectant mothers. Animal-themed nurseries are popular since both are good for both baby boys and girls. This article gives specific guides on decorating a frog-themed nursery.
How to Decorate a Frog-Themed Nursery
Decorating and preparing for a nursery is one of the most exciting activities expectant parents look forward to.
Upon learning of the child’s gender, or even as early as confirmation of pregnancy, soon-to-be parents spend time checking out baby furniture and room accessories aside from clothes and gadgets for babies.
Various themes and ideas for the nursery also come into mind. Animal themes, such as frog themes, especially suit those who prefer not knowing the baby’s gender before birth, but still would like to prepare for the baby’s future space in advance.
The following are suggestions for decorating a frog-themed nursery:
Together with white and lime green as the main theme color, bright orange or turquoise are good color choices to complete the room’s color palette. You could also go with a darker green as an accent color as well.
Room’s Walls, Floors, Lighting, and Window Treatments
It is recommended to use white walls for a neat and airy ambiance. Frog wall decals add interesting touches to white walls. Use a combination of big and small frogs and leaf patches scattered throughout, or just on one side.
However, for a bolder look, either paint just one or all walls with a combination of broad and narrow stripes; horizontally to visually widen the space or vertically to add height.
Another option, which requires more effort, is to paint a mural on one of the walls. Whatever the preference, make sure to use non-toxic paint and flooring for a healthier atmosphere inside.
Install overhead lighting at the center or pin lights in all four corners of the room. Use compact fluorescent lights for energy efficiency. For window treatments, use lime green curtains with white-colored curtain rods.
Choose a baby crib in white, beech, or dark brown. If space permits have a rocker such as a whiteEames rockerthat will be situated beside the crib. This helps mothers lull their babies to sleep.
A small side table to hold a desk lamp and reading materials that can be placed beside the crib and rocker is an option. An armoire is important to keep the baby’s essentials and clothing and should be placed opposite the crib.
A changing table makes it easier to dress up a baby after a bath or during diaper changes. Bookshelves or cabinet shelves are important for storing toys and other baby gadgets. All wooden furniture should have the same finish for a more consolidated look.
Beddings and Room Accessories
Accessories are important when decorating a frog-themed nursery. Beddings, preferably organic baby beddings, should adhere to the chosen color palette.
For parents who prefer white linens, use either white with small frog prints or just plain white bedding, throwing in accent baby pillows or frog stuffed toys (putting the toys in the corners of the crib or even at the ends) to add more color.
Homemade blankets and pillowcases can also be used for a more personal touch. Shop for frog-themed diaper holders/stackers, hampers, mobiles, and rugs to complete the nursery’s theme.
To avoid overusing the theme, other accessories such as storage boxes and containers, lamp shades, and grooming items in turquoise or bright orange should be used. New or homemade picture frames in these colors can be placed on top of the armoire or on one side of the room to feature the very first pictures of your baby.
Decorating a frog-themed nursery is fun and easy as long as parents already know what they want and what the room’s needs are.
Making a mood board that contains images of the color palette, furniture, and accessories, plus additional notes on where to get these, makes decorating a frog-themed nursery even easier to implement.
In the end, expectant parents are sure to have a wonderful and comforting nursery for their babies since efforts to decorate it come from their hearts.