If you have a new addition to the family on the way, you may want to take the time now to think about redecorating your nursery to ensure they have a nice, clean bedroom to come home to.
One of the hardest decisions that many new parents make when redecorating their nursery is how best to paint the room. Do you stick to traditional colours such as pink or blue? Or do you think outside the box and go for more adventurous colour schemes?
Whatever your choice, make sure you opt for colours that are soft and warm, and that won't over stimulate the baby. Neutral and pastel shades are the best bet if you want to ensure your child sleeps peacefully.
You can use bolder colours, such as bright reds and greens, in small doses on furniture. Feel free to phase in more of these as the baby grows up and needs more stimulation.
Make sure to use durable paints that can be washed and scrubbed without being damaged. It's likely that the walls of your nursery will get stained, and you want to be able to clean this off without risking the paintwork.
One of the most important painting tips to note is that pregnant mothers should avoid actually taking part in the painting process. Recent studies have shown that chemicals and paint fumes may pose a threat to unborn babies, so leave that job to Dad!
Furthermore, make sure you choose paints that contain no Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs). VOCs are a chemical additive that can emit gasses long after the paint is dry, so always ask the experts at the store about the safest paint options for your nursery.
Finally, make sure that you have fun with painting your new nursery. This is an exciting time of your life, and you want to make sure to take the time to enjoy every single moment!