I have wanted a black and white nursery even before we were pregnant. I think pastel nurseries are so sweet, but I have just never pictured that for our family. With all the bright colors of the books and toys, I feel keeping the rest of the room rather simple in terms of color/theme allows those items to really stand out. And, “they” say high contrast is great for baby’s development, right?
The main wall in the nursery is white cinderblock, which we plan on keeping white—and with doors taking up so much of the other walls, painting color would look a bit choppy and checkerboard-like. I am, however, considering wallpaper for one wall; it could be a nice surprise in the room and add some interest without overpowering the other elements within the nursery.
We currently have neutral floor-to-floor carpeting, but are discussing other hard-surface flooring options with the landlord. (Hopefully the owners go for it!) I’d love wood, but I’ll take wood laminate or even tile—most anything would be better (and more hygienic) than our current (read: cheap) carpeting. While I might not have the beautiful light floors of my Scandinavian inspirations, I’m hoping I can still obtain a clean, bright look with some fun hits of pattern, contrast, and color to make Mini Stets’ nursery feel fresh and fun.