Getting ready for cozy fall weather? It might just be everyone’s favorite season. Fall brings a sense of coziness and a yearning for warmth. It makes you want to cuddle up against the falling temperatures. It’s not as warm as summer but you can still go outside go have fun. It can be fun to bring the best parts of the season into your baby’s nursery. Here are a few tips to help with that!
Use Decor Trends to your Benefit
Rustic and farmhouse trends are quite popular right now. They are a good fit for fall and wintertime as they incorporate outdoor elements right off the bat. Use this to your advantage.
Is your baby upgrading from a crib to a toddler bed? Or maybe it’s just time for a nursery makeover. If that’s the case, go for furniture in natural wood colors, like the pieces in Nest Juvenile’s Flexx collection. Alternatively, you can also paint the walls with warm earthy colors like burnt orange or deep red. Evoke the colors of fall indoors!
But overhauling the nursery is not always an option. If you don’t want to paint the walls, you can always use stickers or decals. These are inexpensive, easy to apply, and remove. You can also reuse them each year or in other parts of the house.
Incorporate Natural Fall Elements
Nothing says fall like the changing colors and falling leaves. Bring the outdoors inside with a touch of foliage, branches, and other natural elements. Scatter some leaves – real or artificial – around the room. Make a wreath with fallen branches and twigs. If your child is old enough, they can even help you collect the items!
Don’t forget all the other things you can find outside. Pine cones, dried flowers, and seeds are up for grabs as well. Use them as part of an overall theme or just for one or two items.
Get Ready for Cooler Temperatures
Depending on where you live, it’s already getting cooler. It’s not quite winter yet but you probably feel the cold in the evenings. Do you need another excuse to add a touch of warmth to the nursery? Scatter a few extra blankets here and there. It’s an easy and quick way to change the decor in the room. The best part? It works for every season. Use throws for spring and summer and heavy are blankets for fall and winter.
A monochromatic nursery can benefit from colorful blankets. If you already have a colorful nursery, opt for neutral colors to complement the existing decor.
Use Halloween for Inspiration
Who doesn’t love Halloween? But it doesn’t just have to be one day of the year. Use Halloween as your inspiration for decor. There are plenty of DIY decorations for Halloween you can make with your kids. Not only does this keep them busy but it also spurs their creativity.
Take some time to make Halloween themed decorations for the walls. You don’t have to stick to traditional decor items either. Make Halloween masks and put them up on the walls. Create fall-themed paper lanterns or other ornaments. Paint tiny pumpkins and use string lights to make them glow. The options are endless!
It’s a great way for the entire family to spend some quality time together. As a bonus, you have finished pieces that you can hang on the walls.
Accessorize the Room
A quick way to liven up a room is to switch out the accessories. First, take a look around the room. See what items you already have that can fit the fall weather. Have a picture frame in natural wood? Paint it to match the walls, change the photos inside. Already have a wooden name plaque? That’s a fall decor item right there. You can reuse a lot of items with a bit of creativity.
Next, consider what items don’t work well with the season and take them out. Sometimes (re)decorating a nursery means removing things rather than adding them. You can also change the lighting in the room while you’re at it. A new lantern or nightlight can freshen up any space!
As you can see, getting the nursery ready for fall doesn’t take much time. Some take it as an opportunity to redecorate. As your baby grows, you’ll have to update the room to match their personality anyway. A few personal touches and you’re all set!