Having a baby changes everything. Most people don't realize that this age-old adage applies to their home décor aesthetic as well as their sleep schedule.
Between playtimes, bedtime stories, bouts with colic and 3 a.m. feedings, you are going to be spending a lot of quality time in your baby's nursery ... so you might as well like the newfound hub of your household.
According to our sister site, ParentDish, the first thing to take in to consideration is whether you want to go gender neutral or specific. Pink and blue standards have been replaced by pale yellows, silver greens and gray lavenders and is the perfect way to blend the nursery in to the palate of the rest of the house.
To add some personality to more muted hues, add stick-on art. Wall Pops are a popular brand that adds fun designs to the wall ... but is easy to peel off.
ShelterPop has some helpful hints for when it comes time to decorate a stylish nursery.
Who said a baby room couldn't be sophisticated? Cartoon aesthetics don't quite cut it anymore.
Get creative with a pop art pacifier. A Warhol-esque piece of art by the crib could provide the perfect amount of stimulation for you and the baby.
Make a statement with your nursery without going too over the top. The nature-inspired room above plays with different textures, fabrics and patterns. A mix of wicker, rattan, cotton and flokati keeps the aesthetics of the room interesting. You can appreciate the woody quality of the room without getting lost in its dark walls.
The picture above mixes time periods rather than textures. The Tord Boontje chandelier illuminates the retro feel of the room. What contrasts better with new life than vintage hand-me-downs? An overall color scheme (in this case, blue and white) is usually necessary to pull together a mish-mosh of flea market gems.