What is Home Improvement?

Basically, home improvement or what better known as home renovation, is a simple process of making additions and repairs to your home in order to improve and strengthen its structure as well as appearance, thus making it truly one of a kind.


5 Tips to Create A Unique Nursery for Your Child

Decorating a nursery for your child is a very personal experience because you are getting ready to welcome a new person to the world. It is important that you create a unique nursery for both you and your child because you will both be spending a lot of time in the room. To create a complete look, start with a blank canvas and decorate every detail of the room, from the windows to the flooring to the walls. Here are five tips to help you create a unique nursery for your child.

Add Colour
What might seem offending to our eyes is actually very appealing to new-borns and toddlers. Their eyes are just beginning to understand and recognize colour, so adding plenty of colour to their room on the walls, windows, and bedding is a great idea. Light pastels and white are popular, but choose one bold colour and create a focal wall whose colour can be repeated in various elements throughout the room.

Play With Patterns
Like colour, patterns are great stimulation for young children and can be used in all elements of the room. Patterned Roman blinds can be made from the same material as the child's bedding. If you decide you want to add furniture to the room, you can select a patterned fabric that can then be used on the same patterned Roman blinds.

Use Photography and Art
Family photography is another great way to create a unique look for your child's nursery. Not only does it personalize the bedroom, but it gives you something to decorate around and be inspired by. Baby's first photos, family photos, and pregnancy photos are always a great option. Wall art in the form of a mural or vinyl rub-ons are popular ideas that can be changed as your child grows.

Use the Child's Name
Once your new baby has arrived, the ultimate way to personalize and make the room unique is to use the child's name in various parts of the room. Block letters, monogrammed pillows, and wall art can all be added to the room. As children grow they will recognize their name instantly and begin to recognize letters and how to form them.

Create Texture and Fun
Stimulation is important for young children, so add as many fun, textured items to the room as you can find. Furry and fuzzy toys, pillows, and crinkly pillows will all cause different forms of excitement and add a different element to the room. Use texture on the walls, the floor, on decor accents and in small and large toys for the best effect.

By using each of these ideas you can create a totally unique nursery room that you and baby can enjoy for years to come. Always think about how the different elements that you select can grow with the child so that you will not have to go through complete makeovers every couple years.


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