There are so many things to consider when you are expecting. Things that nobody warns you about. Sometimes you suddenly think of them in the middle of the night while trying to sleep. The latest thing came while I was driving to work yesterday. I saw a billboard for a painting service and thought about the spare room of our house that we are going to turn into a nursery. We have all of the furniture and items already in there, but for some reason, we hadn’t considered the wall and roof colour!
They are pretty boring at the moment, and I definitely want to have something nicer when my little girl arrives. Matilda has been all about choosing the right colours for everything we have bought, so I’m not sure why she hadn’t thought about the nursery walls before me.
Local painters, I hope you’re available to help us out soon, because I’m so busy with work that I can’t do the walls myself, and I’m obviously not going to make my pregnant wife do it. Are paint fumes unhealthy for her and the baby? I’m not sure, but I won’t be taking that risk.
Now we just have to choose what colour we want the walls to be. We’ve already decided that pink is right out. We aren’t trying to turn our daughter into a tomboy or anything, but we don’t want to enforce gender stereotypes, either. If she wants dolls to play with, we will get them. If she would rather cool action figures, that’s fine, too.
I should probably do some research into the best wall colours for infants before calling a residential painter near Melbourne. Perhaps a soft, pastel colour will work best. Some sort of calming green or blue. I’m really not sure.
The main thing is that our child is comforted by the colour in there. Obviously we won’t choose something harsh like red or black. I suppose yellow could be a viable option. Maybe lavender? I don’t know, but we had better decide soon.