Post # 1
We just bought our first home and are in the process of putting some much needed paint on the walls, as well as trying to put the whole place together. The next room I have is the 2nd bedroom, aka future nursery. We wouldn’t be TTCing for about another year, so we still have a while before it will be the nursery.
I know I should just pick a color, paint, and move on, but I can’t help but be torn about having to paint and buy curtains for a room twice in just a few years. Also, our house is pretty old, and I hate adding extra layers of paint on the walls. Also, we already have a good idea of what we would want to do in the nursery (tree and owl theme).
Would it be too weird to paint the walls brown and green to go with our future nursery theme? I would just purchase curtains that went with the color scheme, and not do anything obvious until the time came. Or am I just jumping the gun on this all.
Anyone else dealing with something like this? What did you do? Am I just stressing too much about this? It is just so weird decorating a spare room that you want to be something else.
Post # 3
I’m in a similar situation to you, and because I loathe painting, I’m going to be painting our second bedroom/future nursery a very pale gray and will figure out accent colours as I go. Textiles are so much easier to change out than paint is!
Post # 4
We moved into our house a year ago and we are now expecting. I left the old paint even though I really didn’t like it and then we recently painted it for the nursery now that we know it’s a boy. If you can’t live with the existing colours then I’d paint for your planned nursery, or go with grey and then add accents once you’re ready to do the nursery.
Post # 5
There’s nothing wrong with a green and brown guest bedroom, so if that’s what you want- go ahead.
One thing to take into consideration though is how much use it may get before the baby arrives. It may need repainting before then anyhow. We Moms tend to want things shiny and new for baby- part of that nesting instinct.
Post # 6
Just paint it a neutral color. Then you can decorate it however later…
Post # 7
I’d paint the walls a more neutral color in case you change your mind in the 2+ years until your future baby is born.
Post # 8
We moved into our house shortly after we found out we were expecting. We didn’t have an idea about the type of nursery decor we would want, but there was a really good paint sale at Home Depot. The baby’s room was this annoyingly bright blue, and we knew that no matter what was going to happen, we wanted to fix that. We chose a really light gray…it goes well with the white crown molding!
I think you can definitely paint the walls brown and green and not have it scream “nursery”. I wouldn’t want to paint twice…the expense and time…forget it! 🙂
Post # 9
If you aren’t going to be using the room for anything in the meantime, I’d say go ahead and paint the walls for your future nursery.
FI and I will be moving into our new home shortly after returning from honeymoon. We have a room that will be our future nursery. I plan to just wait on decorating until we are PG and know the sex of the baby. In the meantime, we’ll probably use the room as a guest room.
Post # 10
If the room isn’t really going to be used…..I dunno that I’d bother painting it just yet. Your nursery theme could potentially change down the road and then you’re stuck painting again. I would probably just paint it a neutral color so that it’s crisp if you can’t stand the color now, lol
Post # 11
We painted our “office” a pale green just for this reason. It needed painting and I only wanted to paint it once. I feel like I could make the color work either way!