Peach Wookiee wrote:
^Older kid, though. Since we're dealing with a newborn, that changes things.
Yeah...a crib instead of a big-boy bed...that's what they had in there before.
As to soft colors, infant's eyesight is still developing, and they tend to find designs and patterns in harsh black, white, and red the most visually interesting.
Honestly, though, as someone who studied early brain development, I don't really thing any of it matters that much. A kid in a completely bare room will fare just as well as one buried in educational toys, so long as mom and dad spend enough time talking to and playing with her.