There is something that tugs at our heartstrings when we see a room filled with sentimental, heirloom accents. This room is a perfect blend of items that have been passed down through the family, like the rocking chair and bassinet, and things found at local flea markets. This baby will surely feel the love of family and friends in this space.
Want to be one of our Rooms and Parties We Love? Upload your project to our gallery, and on Friday, the Project Nursery team will select the top projects. Then it’s up to you all to let us know which room or party you “like” best.
It's Friday, and we are ready to rock and roll into our weekend. Thank you to everyone who uploaded projects to our gallery this week! We loved everything we saw, and we're excited to share our four favorite projects with you. Please be sure to tell us which one of these projects you "like" most by Monday.
Oliver & Adelaide is a shop filled with beautifully made and carefully curated children's products. They commission artists, designers and high-end crafts people who use only the best materials and hand craft the items right here in the United States. One lucky Project Nursery reader will win The Perfect Baby Gift Package from Oliver & Adelaide.
Oliver & Adelaide takes the legwork out of it for you and finds luxurious items perfect to welcome a new baby into the world. Their carefully curated Perfect Baby Gift Packages introduce new parents to high-quality products for their baby. From sleeping, feeding, teething and play, this unique package includes items that are both essential for a new parent and is a great introduction to Oliver & Adelaide’s style, made in America.
Available for both girls and boys, the baby gift package is intended for babies aged newborn to six months and is a truly special gift to give or receive.
You may have caught last week's video where Pam and I drove around town in style in the new Honda Odyssey. As we explained in the video, it's important for us to not only keep organized but also maintain a sense of style as we shuttle the kids to and from school, activities and beyond. Bottom line, it just makes us feel good. Thankfully, there is an arsenal of family-friendly products on the market that make it all possible. Check out our top picks for driving in style.
Tori Swaim, creator of New Arrivals, Inc., is back sharing another great guest post with us all. Today’s post focuses on a variety of fun flooring options for your little ones' rooms. Thanks for sharing with us, Tori!
Decorating your nursery involves a lot of decisions, including choosing furniture, bedding, accessories and paint colors. You can also make your nursery unique by including fun flooring in the décor scheme of the room. There are many options to consider, depending on the current floor in the room, how much you want to change it and your budget. Here are some fun ideas to consider.
Stenciled Floors. If your room has hardwood flooring, painting and stenciling the floor can look amazing! Coordinate with your bedding fabric and colors, or make a simple pattern such as stripes, stars or chevron. Here's an easy-to-follow how-to.
Raw/Plank Wood Floors. If you are going for a more rustic or cottage look in the room, opt for raw wood floors with a matte clear finish—perfect for a little boy’s nursery or bedroom. Wood floors cut down on the dust in your nursery and are easy to clean.
Area Rugs. An area rug is an easy way to add a punch of color or pattern to the room. Choose a fun pattern that coordinates but is different enough from the rest of the room to make an impact. Stains and spills can be hard to clean up, but rugs and carpeting are sure to give your little one a soft floor for rolling and playing.
White Painted Floors. For a clean modern look, consider painting your wood floor white. A simple white crib with white or pastel bedding can be beautiful, or try mostly white décor with some pops of color. White floors will make everything in the room bright and fresh.
Cork Flooring. There is a growing interest in cork flooring for kids' rooms and nurseries. Some advantages of cork is that it's soft and durable. It’s also anti-allergenic and eco-friendly, making it a safe flooring for your baby.
Some other things to think about when considering flooring options:
Try to keep it free of allergens and emissions, and keep it clean and sanitized to make it safe for baby. It's a given that messes will happen with a little one around, so you want something easy to clean. Make sure the floor is soft and not slippery. Babies fall, bump and tumble no matter how carefully you watch them. In order to keep baby safe, make sure your floor is not slippery and as soft as possible. Replacing flooring can be expensive; make sure whatever you choose is worth the investment.
Whether you choose from stencil/painted floors, cute rugs or cork flooring, you can't go wrong because they are all great options to make your baby’s nursery unique and fun. Choose the option best suited for you and your new baby!
Over the past few months, I have been deep in the trenches of planning my nursery for baby Blake. I am happy to report that I am almost finished with the room, but right as I was about to call it complete, Melisa asked, “What about the windows? You need to add drapes.” My heart sunk! She was right, but where was I going to find drapes to fit in perfectly with an already designed nursery? That’s when our friends at Carousel Designs came to my rescue. I quickly jumped on their custom drape designer.
The drag and drop function allows customers to place virtual fabric swatches on windows, as well as a special feature that allows you to visualize nursery flooring and wall colors. You are able to get a real feel for the look of the room, saving you both time and the stress of guessing.
I love that you can order swatches to feel the fabric before placing your final order. I was able to pair the swatches with the decor in the nursery to make sure the colors and fabrics matched perfectly.
With a few clicks of the mouse, my drapes were complete, and with over 300 fabrics and patterns to pick from, you, too, will be able to find something to match your nursery perfectly.
Stay tuned to see the final design reveal of Blake’s nursery. Any guesses on what my drapes will look like?