It is a huge responsibility to plan for the babys nursery. Furniture must be selected; walls painted and most important is the criterion of safety measures. But the most interesting part of the entire planning is to select the theme of the nursery. Zeroing on the theme of the nursery would be the first step towards the planning process because it would set the basis on which you would decorate the entire nursery of the baby.
For the room of baby, you would never run of themes because of the sheer number of them available. You can select a theme that is masculine or feminine depending on the gender of the baby, or you could go for a neutral theme in case you plan to have more babies. This will ensure that you will not have to redecorate the room when the next baby arrives with a different gender. If your next baby is a girl then a blue based theme for your boy would not work for her. Similarly a boy would not be entertained in a nursery with a pink princess theme.
If you want to create a nursery that will cause stimulation to the babys mind as he or she grows, try going for geometric patterns and shapes and bright primary colors. Yellow, blue and red are the most common colors that provide stimulation to toddlers. And if the shapes and patterns are big enough, you can try using them on walls and bedding, it would be equally helpful. Since it takes a few months for a baby to fully realize his vision, the bright and huge patterns would be a welcome exercise for him.
No matter what theme you finally settle for, prepare yourself to be in it for some years. The majority of babies are not prepared for a room of a toddler until they reach the age of two or three. Because toddler beds utilize similar size bedding and mattress as does a crib, you can go on with the theme you chose for him as an infant if you so wish.
Enjoy yourself while planning the decoration of the nursery, irrespective of the theme chosen. This is one of the happiest moments of your life, moments that you would cherish all your life.