Do you think you should decorate the nursery not to look babyish?

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Asare-budu - posted on 04/22/2012

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The room look's great but needs brighting colours cos children love colours.

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Colette - posted on 04/12/2013

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The initial stages of a nursery are really for the parents. Definitely make sure the room is functional first as well as relaxing for you as a parent to be in...cause you are sure going to be spending a lot of time in there!
Then, it depends on how long you intend to stay in your current home. If you plan to move in the next few years...do it however you want. Make it as babyish as you like or to YOUR taste. This is the only time your child won't have preferences!
Here is a link to a variety of wall mural examples in baby rooms: http://www.wallmurals.com/wallmurals_bab...
If you would like a room to be able to transition with the child, then keep the decor more classic or simple. Then you can really go to town decorating in the toddler years to express your child's personality and favorite things or to perhaps, entice your child to sleep in their own bed!

Janice - posted on 04/25/2012

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Definitely agree on functionality! Both my children have dresser changing table combos.

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We are renters, therefore limited on nursery options. In our last place we had such little storage that my daughter's closet didn't have any of her things in it. The most my kids' room has now is their names above their beds. Needless to say it was fun painting the wooden letters. My daughter's is white with flowers and bugs painted on it while my son's is black and space themed. I'm more of a practical type. If a furniture piece isn't practical then I doesn't go in the room. Pictures is about as whimsical as I get, even then some of it is practical. I have a number chart and an alphabet chart up.

Janice - posted on 04/23/2012

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I'm personally not a fan of this particular decor, not even for an adult.

I think you can decorate a room that will last from infancy through childhood with out going to the extreme of adult decor like this. Let kids be kids and make their room fun. Sure you will probably need to redecorate when they are 9-10 but who wouldn't want a change after that long anyways?

Vicki - posted on 04/23/2012

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I like it. I don't think it matters how a nursery is decorated, it's more for the parents anyway. Babies don't care! We didn't decorate at all, he slept in our room anyway and his room was just for change table and storage of clothes and nappies. Now he's a toddler his room has a matching quilt cover, curtains and pic on the wall. Drawers kinda match too. Not sure if that counts as decorated but it's half an effort, and easy to change when he wants to!

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