From safety advice and budget-saving tips to working with a small space, we’ve got everything you need to know as you prepare baby’s nursery.
Nontraditional Eclectic Nurseries
A traditional, matching nursery isn’t for everyone, which is why we love these out-of-the-box and creative spaces. Their funky designs are the perfect mix of playful, eclectic and totally cute. Use these unexpected ideas to inspire your baby’s room — pin away!
Bright and bold artwork
A colorful theme-park poster, looks design-conscious while still being kid-appropriate. Also worth noting in this nursery: The cool freestanding colorful stuffed animals and patterned rug.
You’ll be spending almost as much time in the nursery as baby will be, which means it’s okay to decorate with more grown-up décor. Antique trunks and knitted blankets are pieces that add personality and nostalgia (especially if they’re from different time periods).
Remember that paper mache project you did that’s been collecting dust in the basement? You can use it as a part of a unique collage in baby’s space because it’s lively and cool (and has a sweet history!). Surround it with framed photographs, fabrics and other memorabilia that you and your partner have collected over the years.
These mirrors may all have the same function, but by putting them together, they make quite an impact. And juxtaposing them with adorable little ducks keeps your nursery baby-approved!
Living room-style furnishings
You don’t need a standard glider or rocking chair. Your favorite armchair would look fabulous in baby’s nursery — especially for all those late-night feedings (hey, mom’s got to be comfy too!). Choose a warm, neutral color to work in the nursery (and make sure it will look good in your family room, in case you want to move it when baby gets older).
No need to stick to a two-color scheme. Baby’s mobile, bedding walls can introduce almost every shade in the rainbow in several different patterns to create a funky, one-of-a-kind room.
Wallpaper is back and better than ever. To keep baby’s room feeling fresh and trendy, don’t wallpaper every inch of your space; reserve one statement wall for a bold print and keep the other three solid.
Vintage and nautical
Counterpoints to the wrought-iron crib, the nautical accessories on the windowsill and the sports-themed bunting banner add tons of character to this bright and airy space. The color palatte is clean and refreshing, while the unique finds make this nursery feel one-of-a-kind.