A Pink or Blue Color Scheme
Those distinctive pink and blue pastels that shout "New baby!" will be beguiling for about 15 minutes. Paint your nursery a color that can grow as your child grows. The room can still be pink or blue -- or green or yellow -- but select vibrant hues. Choose a shade that won't make your youngster cringe at the thought of inviting friends into his "baby" room in a few years. That way you may be able to avoid re-painting during the nursery-to-kid's-room transition.