Painting and decorating the pre-nursery

posted 3 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

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
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

Just paint it a neutral color.  Then you can decorate it however later…  

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

  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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

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!

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