Gingham was imported into Europe in the early 17th or 18th centuries. Although it originally referred to gingham fabric, it has come to describe a distinctive checked pattern woven into a variety of fabrics. Gingham bedding incorporates this checked pattern in a variety of ways. Although purely gingham crib sets are rare, gingham checks can accent the edge of a quilt or dust ruffle or be incorporated in the crib set in some other way. Gingham nursery bedding will often feature another theme such as flowers or animals with the gingham pattern either used as a background or as an accent. A gingham bordered crib quilt is a common way to add color or contrast to a set. Each gingham baby bedding collection features a host of coordinating gingham nursery decor - including gingham rugs, mobiles, lamp shades and more.
There are so many different ways to decorate your baby's nursery, but the process should be enjoyable. The creative opportunities go far beyond the bedding you choose. Many parents start with the furniture. Depending on the size of the room, you may be considering anything from just a crib to a complete furniture collection. When deciding what furniture pieces to include, storage is an important consideration. Your baby may be small but he or she will have a lot of things that need storing! Consider just the clothing and diapers. The baby's clothing can be stored on hangers in a closet, in dresser drawers, on shelves, or some combination of all three. Once you know the types of furniture pieces you are looking for, you can consider your options based on style and wood color. Before you bring the furniture home or have it delivered, consider painting the room if you are planning to change the wall colors to match the furniture and bedding. Painting is a lot easier before you have furniture in the room. After the room is painted and the furniture is in place, you can decorate as much or as little as you desire. Some parents create a nursery theme complete with dozens of matching decorations and accessories while others take more of a simple-is-best approach and let the nursery grow with the child. Just don't forget to relax and enjoy the process. Your child is sure to love the nursery you create for them no matter what choices you make!