Posted on November 10, 2012
Decorating a Nursery for Twins
Decorating for twins isn’t double work but twice the fun. You don’t have to buy two of everything, except if you plan on having separate nurseries right from the beginning. The idea behind a well thought out twin nursery is to harmonize the themes.
Twin Girls’ Nursery
Not everyone wants to have matching items for twins. It’s a good idea to give some individuality even if you are having identical twins. You can actually have matching rooms or bedding without them being identical. The way around this is to switch things around. Take for instance bedding set with a stripe pattern on the bumper and checkered dust skirt, a complementary set will give you the reverse, or replace the check with a solid or polka dot pattern. This is a very simple example that works well. Colour changes are also winners, but pick hues from the same family or that go together. When deciding, make sure you pick a pair that will enable you find accessories easily, like pink and green or yellow and lilac. Examples of complementary themes which may or may not be in the same colours are flowers and butterflies, fairies and princesses, etc.
Twin Girl-Boy or Gender Neutral Nursery
Nowhere near as hard as it sounds! You can indeed have a mixed gender nursery without any pink. On the subject of colours, green and yellow are popular and calming as well as monochromatic schemes like black and white, chocolate and cream, etc. An alternative is to go for complementary themes like personalised baby bed linen or animals in different colourways. Our Flopsy Mopsy Cot Bedding with embroidered come in pink or blue.
Twin Boys’ Nursery
Combining shades of blue interspersed with red is a great choice, depending on your preference. We suggest this because as your baby grows, denims will become a real part of their lives and there is never any shortage of blues for boys. Red makes the room “pop” as opposed to being bland and boring. Also accessories in these colours are plentiful. Transportation themes are also popular and you can hardly go wrong by combining cars with trains, or planes with sailboats- the options are limitless. Jungle and Safari also work well for boys as do bunnies and teddies. You can go simple with all white bedding set with hints of navy blue on one and red or green on the other. Paint the walls can be a nice pale colour of blue or white with wall décor- art or wall paper border in the colours found on the bedding set.
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