Ideas For Your Own Baby Nursery Themes
There are hundreds of nursery theme ideas available on this site, but if you're like me you might like to do your own thing. You might want a nursery idea a little out of the ordinary.
Do you want your baby nursery to be an individual expression of the love you have for the ever-growing bundle inside you? Off-the-shelf nursery packages are just not giving you that warm-all-over feeling?
Then you've come to the right place. This page is for moms who are doing it for themselves. Read on and find a little baby room theme inspiration...
The most obvious idea resource, the Internet, is a virtual quagmire of creative inspiration - The best ideas from hundreds of minds all at your fingertips.
Baby Nursery Theme Inspiration
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But why a quagmire? (A soft, boggy area of land that gives way underfoot?)
Because of the sheer volume of un-inter-related information. I'm sure I'm not the only one who gets that bogged down feeling after a few hours of surfing.
If you want to make the most of what you find on the net, the trick is to find a few sites that you really like and stick with them. This is one place where "less is more" really does hold true.
Nursery Themes from Children's Books
If you have other children then you'll already know that children's books are an absolute treasure trove of stimulation to the creative side of your brain.
If you don't already know this, a quick trip to your local childrens' library will soon prove my point. There's way more to childrens' literature than the classic Peter Rabbit or Jemima Puddleduck.
Spend a quiet hour or two just leafing through the stunning illustrations to be found in so many childrens' books and you will soon be brimming with ideas for baby nursery themes.
Baby Room Themes from Children's Movies
This idea comes from spending way too much time with my not-so-small-anymore babies. I think I must have seen every kids movie out!
But I have to admit, while there are only so many times that one can watch Happy Feet and still sing along, some of the movies I have seen with my children have been adorable.
Have you ever seen The Waterhorse, for example, or Flicker, or Eight Down Below? Each of these makes an absolutely gorgeous starting point for a baby nursery theme. And there are hundreds more.
Browse through the movie covers at your local rental shop. I'm sure you'll see what I mean.
Reconnect With Your Childhood to Find Baby Nursery Theme Ideas
This next one may seem obvious, but when was the last time you sat down with a hot cup of tea and let your mind wander back to days gone by?
We all have some wonderful memories of childhood - even if there were only a few special moments. Try to remember the things that were around you when you remember having fun or feeling happy - Was it your new puppy or your favorite teddy bear? Perhaps you had a favorite place you liked to go to.
All of these are a great place to start when you are looking for baby nursery themes.
Here are a few other memory joggers...
Nursery Rhymes, Stories and Songs
Do you have special memories of storytime on Mum or Dad's knee? Do you remember the first time you heard The Three Little Pigs or Humpty Dumpty? A quick look through any nursery rhyme collection will soon bring those memories flooding back. And they're not called "nursery" rhymes for nothing. The simple, expressive characters have captured the hearts of little ones for years gone by. Your little one will be no different. He or she will be captivated by any baby room theme from stories and songs.
Do you remember Puff The Magic Dragon by the way? Wow - It's amazing the things that come back to you when you take time out to remember for a while.
Try it - You'll be inspired!
Fairy Tales Are Full of Nursery Themes Ideas
We all had a favorite fairy tale when we were little. Mine was Sleeping Beauty.
There are so many creative ideas bound between the covers of any fairy tale anthology.
If you're having a girl, you need look no further for inspirational tales of princesses and happy-ever-afters. They make wonderful baby nursery theme material!
If you're having a boy, knights, dragons and castles are the perfect ingredients for your little prince's nursery theme.
Still not feeling inspired? Maybe you need more sensory input. These next three ideas for finding baby nursery themes are for you...
Get Back To Nature for Baby Nursery Themes
Have you ever noticed how time seems to stand still out in the open air? Away from life's daily hustle and bustle, your mind slows down to a jog instead of a frantic scramble, and you begin to take in the beauty of life again.
Where do you like to go to unwind or get away from it all? Whether you take a trip into the mountains, a jog along the beach or set out a simple picnic under a shady old oak tree, you're sure to find inspiration for your nursery room theme in nature if you allow it to speak to you.
Find The artist In You
Creating baby nursery themes does not require you to be a Rembrandt or a Picasso, but it doesn't hurt to immerse yourself in their brilliance for a while.
Van Gogh painted simple, almost childlike paintings. His famous Sunflowers or Starry Starry Night would make wonderful starting points for baby nursery themes.
If you are leaning towards a more contemporary design, browse through the modern art section at your local library or art gallery for ideas on how to use colors and shapes.
Listen With Your Soul and Find Your Nursery Theme
This one won't work at all for some people, (my hubby for instance!) But for others, listening to a moving piece of music can unlock your mind to all sorts of creative possibilities.
Listening to a good piece of music can carry you away over fields of daffodils in bloom or high up to the stars.
Let the music take you - then paint what you see.
OK - If you're still not brimming with ideas for baby nursery themes, I have two more inspirational sources for you. One, a bit boring, but effective. The other somewhat unexpected...
Check Out The Mags for a Baby Room Theme Idea
If you haven't already done so, get your hands on as many decorating magazines as you possibly can and start paging.
You are looking for anything that inspires you. It doesn't have to be a baby room picture. It can be a striking pattern, a bold contrast of color - anything that catches your eye. Use these small elements as starting points to build baby nursery themes and ideas from.
Pick Their Brains for Their Baby Nursery Theme Ideas
Do you have other children, nieces, nephews, neighbours with little ones?
Pick their brains!
When I started this website, I asked my not so little eight and five year olds for ideas I could use on my site. I was just trying to include them really - after all this project was about to take up a lot of mommy's time!
I thought I would get one or two passing ideas from them and then they'd be back out in the garden again, lost in their make-believe games.
Boy, was I wrong! It turns out that children like to give their make-believe ideas a real world outlet. I was literally bombarded with baby nursery theme ideas - and not just your basic Peter Pan and Tinkerbell either.
Two years later and they still come to me with new ideas, pictures they've drawn that they think I could use, and eagerness to see what I've added today.
Children have an unlimited imagination - I mean really unlimited. Tap into it - you'll be amazed at what you find.
I hope I've given you some food for thought. Baby nursery rooms are such fun to decorate because there is absolutely no limit to the wonderful nursery decorating ideas you can come up with.
Create your own baby nursery theme in your baby's room and wow the socks off your friends!
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