Friday, November 26, 2010


Cat In The Hat nursery wall mural painting hand painted baby Dr. Seuss

New parents looking for nursery painting ideas, pictures and tips can find a wealth of information by visiting what, in the past, may have been adult oriented home decorating websites. Sites that had previously focused on the living areas, kitchens, bathrooms and master bedrooms realized that there was a bigger need for design advice for the walls of the nursery than any other.

Often the decor of the baby's room is much more complex than bedrooms for the older occupants of the home. Elaborate nursery themes played out in nursery wall murals, the display of sentimental items on multiple shelves and framed artwork requires more talent to pull all of the decorative elements together tastefully in what may be a less than spacious area.

And when it comes to nursery painting ideas pictures and tips from those who have "been there and done that" are invaluable. The only saying, "A picture is worth a thousand words" is certainly applicable when a father or mother-to-be is searching for directions on how to paint a tree, a Dr. Seuss mural or other images that might be used to decorate the nursery walls.

Written instructions on how to use a projector to paint a mural are helpful but it would be impossible to beat the combination of detailed nursery pictures that are accompanied with a supply list AND instructions. For a beginner, this is the best way to proceed since most of the parents are more than happy to tell how many hours it took to paint the graphics and whether or not the wall painting ideas seen in the photos would be a project that is suitable for a beginner or one that requires advanced and equipment like projectors, etc.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


Ooh La La French Baby Nursery - Parisian Nursery Wall Mural

French baby nursery wall decor can be something as simple as some removable peel and stick wall decals, framed pictures of French poodles OR you can take out all the stops like one mom who entered her artwork in a contest that I have bookmarked just to see how walls in modern nurseries are being decorated.

Wall stickers and decals are without a doubt the quick and easy way to decorate with images that reflect the nursery's theme, the baby's monogram or an inspirational saying or quote sharing wisdom from a favorite Bible verse or a motivational text taken from a popular children's book. It doesn't even have to be a very serious text. For instance, quotes from Dr. Seuss books have had a very good run.

And then, there are elaborate hand-painted works of art like the French baby nursery wall decor that take (according to the artist's description of how she painted the mural) about a month or so to complete. If you want a real treat, drop by and take a look at this devoted mother's wall decorating ideas.

Her artistic interpretation of life in Paris includes paintings of quaint Parisian bistros shaded with three-dimensional (3D) awnings, bakeries and sidewalk cafés as one might enjoyed while scrolling along the Champs Élysées and are an inspiration to jump in and start painting those walls with scenes of gay Paris'!