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How to Decorate the BEST Nursery

Friday, October 18th, 2013

Cribs, rompers, and blankies, oh my! When it comes to furnishing the perfect room for Baby, sometimes there’s just too much décor. Take it from the lifestyle department at American Baby; we conceive a new nursery theme each month for our “Nesting” page.

So how do we manage to scout a set of items that mesh? You’d be surprised where we find inspiration.


1. It’s not about matching.
Yes, ideally you want your nursery to flow well. But that doesn’t mean it has to match to the point where all creativity is drained. The best ideas come when you make unexpected choices, like using a spotted orange crib sheet to mimic bedrock pebbles for a dinosaur theme. Definitely beats the traditional creature-filled bedding.

2. It can start with one product.
Despite how put together our layouts seem, it doesn’t take long to develop a theme. It can be sparked by anything really at a moment’s notice. When we came across this brigade of dolls, they inspired a Japanese-centered nursery that would go on to include florals and the cutest wrap dress for November–subscribers look out for your issue soon!

 

 

3. Practicality outweighs design.
Don’t just choose décor because it looks nice. Think about longevity and the drain on your wallet, too. A $300 diaper pail may match your coveted color scheme, but that doesn’t mean it’s worth it in the long run. Be sure to research multiple sources and consider timeless pieces that will last beyond your child’s early years, like cool mirrors or sophisticated lamp bases.

Before you know it, you’ll want to sleep in Baby’s room instead of your own!

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Orange is the New Neutral

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

How about some word association? I say “gender neutral” you say? Green? Yellow? Wrong.

Welcome to the world of orange nurseries. This fun hue is taking over the baby’s room left and right, and it’s easier to work with than moms may think.

You’ll be surprised when you find how versatile orange can be when paired with your existing nursery furniture. Using a subtle pastel shade of orange on your baby’s wall (think: sherbet) and mixing in some fresh white linens and soft green or blue accents will create a fun, funky look for your little one’s first room. If you’re looking for less “fresh” and more “vibrant,” try a brighter orange accent wall and add in your own flair, like blue baby bedding or a cool rug.

Not feeling the look on your walls? No worries. Try starting off with white or light neutral walls, and work your way into this trend with accents such as bedding, a rocker for mom, or any of your other nursery essentials.

Image: Wide shoot of a mother and child in a well designed small but comfortable baby room via Shutterstock.

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Take A Bath on the Wild Side

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

Woodland creature bath towels by Danny Seo

Are your kids sick of splashing around with the same old rubber ducky? They’ll love cozying up to the cuddly critters that decorate eco-chic designer Danny Seo’s new collection of bath linens ($2.99–$7.99). Your waterbabies can dry off with woodland creatures and friendly crocodiles. Visit your local HomeGoods store to turn every bath into a walk in the woods or a savannah safari.

 

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Table Tunes

Monday, December 14th, 2009

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Not that anyone (besides maybe Suri Cruise) has $950 to spend on a table these days. And not that you’d want to encourage ’round-the-clock music-making, especially in a living room or common area. But isn’t this xylophone table by Jellio so FUN?! Just had to share.

Found via notcot.

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Growth Chart Design Grows Up

Monday, November 30th, 2009

6a00d8341c30cf53ef01287596fcf1970c-250wiOkay, I swear I’m not obsessed with growth charts. I just couldn’t help falling in with love with this Basic Shapes Growth Chart by Australian designers Paul Fuog and Dan Honey. The cheerful colors and basic shapes are sure to appeal to little eyes, while adults will appreciate its combination of bold graphics and clean lines.

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