Considerations When Decorating a Nursery

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Decorating a nursery can definitely be fun, but it must also be practical so as not to get in the way of day to day tasks you are likely to carry out in the room. In the latest blog post by A&J Painters and Decorators, we take a look at considerations to make when decorating a nursery, helping you to create a room that suits your taste in decor and personal requirements.


Although you want your baby’s nursery to look child-friendly and inviting, too many accessories can make the space feel cluttered and difficult to move around. When your newborn comes along, the last thing you want is to be tripping over toys as you try to put them sleep.

Try to create a designated area for toys and leave the cot and changing area as a relaxed space that promotes a feeling of calm.


When it comes to the decor of your child’s nursery, a top tip is to create a room that is child-friendly, but not childish. By doing this, you are able to let the nursery grow with your child and avoid redecorating too quickly.

To add playfulness, consider removable wall art and additions such as themed curtains that can be replaced easily when the child outgrows them.


Safety is the number one priority for any nursery. When your baby is newborn, they are unable to reach out and grab things. However, as they start to become more inquisitive, avoid hanging bunting over the cot or change area as this may be pulled down.

As children grow, they tend to put a lot of items into their mouths, particularly at teething age. With this in mind, keep houseplants out of the nursery or playroom to ensure your child avoids contact with the plant or soil.


When designing your nursery, try to imagine how you’d want to use the space and keep in mind practical elements such as a seating area for night feeds and a footstool. Ensure you have plenty of easy to access storage for nappies and try to place this near your changing station.

Here at A&J Painters and Decorators, we have been providing professional painting and decorating services to domestic and commercial clients for many years. Let us take the hassle of decorating away. Call today on 01234 857057.