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American Shutters: Hush Little Baby

Decorating your baby’s nursery is a magical time; it’s a space that truly allows your imagination to play. From sailboats to teddy bears and wild animals to fairies, your baby’s nursery is a storybook or fantasy translated into décor. But, there are also a few guidelines to follow to ensure the room is as practical as it is pretty, as functional as it is fun and as safe as it is sweet.

Choosing your décor theme and finishes should start with an analysis of the room or space you have assigned to the nursery. How big is it, how much natural light does it get, what of the existing finishes and features can be utilised and which need replacing?


Answering these questions will inform certain of your décor choices i.e. small rooms with little natural light are better suited to a light colour palette such as neutrals and pastels, while larger rooms with lots of natural light can accommodate a darker and brighter colour scheme. They will also direct your window treatment choice.


Smaller windows can be made to seem larger by framing them and ensuring coverings can be pulled away to allow as much natural light in as possible. Larger windows that are easily accessible from the floor may need a window guard or security barrier such as lockable shutters to prevent easy access.

Whatever your theme, consider your budget and appetite for change when choosing paint colour, wallpaper, window treatment etc. Opting for a neutral colour in your more permanent finishes, and using bright colours as accents as soft furnishings and décor items will keep the room relevant for longer.

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