5 Reasons to Decorate a Ceiling in Your Baby’s Nursery Plus Exciting Design Ideas.
When it comes to decorating a nursery, ceilings are all too often overlooked.
Here are 5 reasons why you should consider decorating the ceiling in your baby’s nursery or even making it a centerpiece of the room!
Reason #1 - Let's explore!
Your baby will spend a lot of time lying on her back, looking at the walls and ceiling. Make it entertaining for her and decorate the ceiling in a way that lets her explore variety of shapes, colours, animals, etc. As her sight improves, she'll be able to see more and more details and she'll be delighted to discover new things every day.
Reason #2 - Hey, I have something to focus on!
Babies often find it difficult to learn to settle all by themselves. Their brain is still developing and they only learn to handle their emotions. Having strong visual stimuli in the nursery that your baby can see from the cot bed may have a positive calming effect on your little one. She will have something of interest to focus on and this can act as a distraction and help her resettle. Use glow-in-the-dark stars and your little one will have something to look at when she wakes up in the middle of the night.
Reason #3 - It helps in the development of my vision and brain.
Decorate the ceiling in a way that helps in brain and vision development. Choose bright and colourful elements and those with powerful contrasts. Black and white or black and yellow are most visible and attractive to babies. Large simple shapes such as squares or stars will increase your baby's familiarity with the shapes around her. It will help her make better sense of her world and what she sees in it. Repetitive patterns will encourage your baby's memory development as well as prediction. She'll learn to expect to see something.
Reason #4 - My room is small but has it all.
In small rooms, decorating the nursery ceiling might be a wise use of space, especially if your ceiling is quite tall. Keep walls uncluttered to give the room the feeling of space and make the ceiling your "art gallery".
Reason #5 - Look at that!
Aside from playing an entertaining and developmental role, the nursery ceiling can also be a unique, quirky way to give your nursery a touch of character, style and personality. And the best thing is it doesn't have to be difficult to put on. Here are some ideas for you.
- Use wall stickers. If you buy repositionable ones, you'll be able to change the arrangement of elements to surprise your baby.
- Paint it. This is the easiest way and you can paint whatever your imagination tells you. When your baby gets older, she will appreciate your personal input.
- Use stencils and spray paint. There is a variety of stencils available to buy, but you can also make your own quite easily.
- Decorate with wallpaper. Having trouble in choosing the wallpaper that will look best on your ceiling? Start with the color scheme you already chose for the room. Take hints from colours in your nursery.
- Use elements hanging from the ceiling. You can use many different things to make it interesting for your baby. Things like balloons, paper garlands, toy mobiles, etc. are great ideas. Create a three-dimensional ceiling decoration, full of colors, patterns and textures. It will stimulate your baby’s mind and inspire her imagination.
Now, it's your turn to start your nursery ceiling decoration project. The sky's the limit!
Check below for more inspration:
1. Cheerful orange and white striped ceiling by - Kari McIntosh
2. Bold colors and patterns on this green and white striped ceiling will stimulate infant’s sight - by Jessica Klein
3. Beautifuly painted repetitive patterns on this ceiling will encourage baby's memory development - found on babiekinsmag.com
4. Amazing wallpaper adds an exciting dimension to this lovely room - by honey&fitz
5. Graphic ceiling is the defining feature of this room, it's playful and will inspire creativity and imagination - found on projectnursery.com
6. Powerful contrast on this red and white ceiling will be very attractive for a baby and will stimulate her vision development - found on bythebrooke
7. DIY starry ceiling sets the scene for a celestial theme - by honey&fitz
8. Striped yellow and white ceiling makes this room a happy and energetic space - by Kristen F. Davies
9. Plum wide stripe wallpaper adds character and drama to this room - found on projectnursery.com
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