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Let’s Hang

One of my favorite room decor tips for the nursery is hanging something fantastic from the ceiling.  Yes chandeliers are wonderful, but that’s not exactly what I am thinking of.  Check out some of these unique finds that help give the nursery a whimsical focal point.

This amazing mobile by Babyjives is perfect for over a changing table or crib.  It’s subtle and modern and totally unique. The collection also includes rainclouds, butterflies or dragon fly mobiles.

Lanterns adorned with paper butterflies are an elegant way to bring interest from the ceiling.  These are great for a nursery, big girl room or even a play room.  I found this collection on Etsy.

You know how much I love pom poms.  They are a cheap, creative and colorful way to add some pow to any boring white ceiling. Their great texture is like a flower bouquet in the sky.

Strings of lights like these from AmiciThai can be used in a variety of ways to add color and interest.  Did I mention they were $15 a string!

Have a great ceiling element that we didn’t mention?  We would love to hear about it!

About the author
Michelle resides with her family in Upper Saddle River, NJ. Mom to Stella and Nate, Michelle is the owner of Bellini Baby & Teen Furniture in Greenwich CT, and Manhattan, NY, as well as the founder of baby gifting site She is also a licensed clinical social worker.
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  • HJW

    Aside from adding a whimsical touch to your nursery, hanging things are also something babies really love. They love looking up and scanning the ceiling for something interesting and fun.

  • Richard

    We have a whole bunch of cuddly toys in our nursery and they were taking up room, so we’ve hung a chain from the ceiling, then put some “s” hooks in the back of the toys and hung them from the chain. Looks like they are all hanging on, looks fantastic, colourful and saves some serious space.

  • Tiffany

    I love this post! I actually featured the babyjives mobile in my latest blog post:

    Thanks for more great ideas!!


  • Angela Traunig

    I create paper flowers for weddings and I’ve used them to create some really great mobiles. You can see one here…

  • Katie

    Hi! Just found the website/blog and I’m so glad I did! Lots of inspiring ideas on here. I have horizontal stripes on 2 of the walls in my son’s nursery. . . nothing is on the wall and he’s 4.5 months old. Yikes. Better get moving there- but I’m stalled on what to do above the crib. I think some pompoms and lanterns would be so fun! thanks for the ideas!

  • Ana

    I love this!

  • Andrika

    great finds!

  • 7wekenzwanger

    Lovin’ it!


  • Hingmade

    Very fun mobile.

    Mobiles moving and turning with a light breezing is so calming. Check out my cute mobiles here:

  • Wella

    I really like charming out-of-the-ordinary and fun-looking mobiles, especially hand-made or crafted ones, such as the one in the first photo. Hanging them above a crib or a changing table makes a lot of difference, and you are right, it gives otherwise plain and boring ceilings a fun and interesting look.

  • Chelsea

    Hey – how do you suggest hanging paper lanterns and pom poms from a ceiling? what kind of hooks? do you use fishing line? I have some lanterns to hang, but not sure what to hang them with to make sure they don’t fall.

  • Hing

    Fishing line is good (if it is not directly in the sun, it stays strong for a long time). You can find the screw-in hooks at walmart or home depot. If the lanterns heavier and the ceiling is dry wall, I would use an anchor. If the ceiling is wood, I think hooks are fine – maybe even flat push pins (but make sure they are pushed in well).


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