If you're in the process of preparing for a baby in your home, you're probably thinking a lot about nesting and making sure the nursery is all set for your new arrival. No doubt, you've probably started to make some essential purchases for your child's first room. But before you put together the crib and start decorating, you might want to consider what the walls look like. You could certainly opt for paint, stencils, or decals, but you might have overlooked an attractive and versatile option: a peel and stick wood accent wall. But whatever material you choose, here are just a few reasons why you may want to add an accent wall to your baby nursery.
- To add visual interest: Although more than one-third of respondents in a 2017 interior design trends survey said they'd choose a neutral color palette when redecorating their home, those rules don't always apply to the nursery. Having some stimulating colors and textures can help your baby meet their milestones, while opting for soothing elements can improve their mood. In any case, you won't want this room to be boring. Considering how much time both parent and child will spend here, you'll want at least one feature to provide some visual interest. Using engineered hardwood to create an accent wall can add colorful appeal without going over-the-top.
- To further a design theme: If you've chosen a specific theme for your nursery -- like storybook stencils or cute baby animals -- it can be tough to locate decor that all fits together. Even finding the right paint color can be tough, in some situations. But when you opt for something that's both natural and neutral, like shiplap planks, you can make your designs really pop without adding any clashing elements. When your goal is to create a harmonious theme, a wood accent wall can bring everything together beautifully.
- To make the space look larger: In many cases, homeowners will create an engineered hardwood accent wall to make a large space feel a bit cozier. But if you approach it in the right way, you can actually use an accent wall to make a room seem bigger than it actually is. Generally speaking, utilizing cool tones will make a room seem more spacious. You can opt for a light-colored wood wall or a painted pastel hue to open up a cramped space without knocking down any walls.
Before your bundle of joy arrives, why not spruce up the nursery space with some engineered hardwood planks? To learn how easy it is to install a wood accent wall for yourself, please contact us today.