Tiny homes have become all the rage in recent years—and for good reason. The petite dwellings, measuring less than 500 square feet, are incredibly economical because they’re much cheaper to build and maintain than the typical 2,600 square foot American home. Imagine drastically reducing or even obliterating your rent or mortgage payments! Living in a smaller space is also appealing from an environmental standpoint; it significantly reduces energy usage and conserves natural resources, as well. You might think "tiny home with kids, impossible." But there are countless examples of families living tiny and loving it across the nation. But how do you squeeze 3, 4, or 5 people into a household that’s only a few hundred square feet? Or manage getting alone time? From carving out personal space to purging your property, we’ve compiled some advice and tips on how to survive tiny living with kids.
First published in 1943, The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery has been a beloved story around the globe for over a century about a pilot stranded in the desert who is visited by the apparition of a little prince. Some say it's a children's book written for grown-ups since the story reads very philosophically and can be interpreted in so many ways. The illustrations are equally as ethereal and serve as the inspiration for today's mood board. Check out our latest storybook nursery design - The Little Prince.
Blue nurseries aren't just for boys and this woodsy aqua modern nursery design proves it. Esther from Buy Modern Baby created a sophisticated nursery design board with whimsical touches and hints of pink that make it perfect for your little princess. It's based on Lullaby Paints in Azure Sea and even though the name might direct some to create a water-themed nursery, Esther says she "resisted the obvious." The results are divine!
DIY decor makes a nursery or child's room feel extra special and unique. Plus, oftentimes it's much more affordable and eco-friendly – win, win, win! There are oodles of great ideas online that use everything from natural elements like feathers and branches to innovative upcycled objects made from old magazines and mismatched picture frames. Ready to get crafting for your kiddo? We found 80+ ideas for earth-friendly DIY decor for the nursery to help get you inspired!
Whether you're having baby #1 or #4, a growing family can quickly make it feel as if the walls are closing in and your home is getting smaller. And, for most people, you can't just up and move to a larger space or invest in an addition to your existing home. So, what’s the solution? As is the answer to many human dilemmas, you need to adapt and get creative. In almost every home, there's going to be some nook or cranny that can be repurposed. A perfect example? The humble closet. Clothes can go in an armoire and the closet can take on a new life as a child's chamber. Today, we're sharing incredible, real-life examples and tips for turning a closet into a tiny nursery.
Who doesn't love Ikea? The maze of household goods, staged spaces to spur your imagination, and lux looks on a dime. All that and Swedish meatballs, too! Seriously, one of the greatest things about Ikea is that their simple furnishing designs make them incredibly easy to adapt to all spaces and aesthetics. It's called "Ikea hacking" and there's an entire website dedicated to featuring the infinite amount of ways people modify their products. They have a huge kid's section at the store, but almost everything in the entire place can be altered into something fun and functional for kids. Today, we're sharing over 100 amazing Ikea hacks for kids. Some take more DIY skill than others, but they're all brilliant!
Want to see how you take a salty white wall color and create an exciting and lively nursery design? Esther from Buy Modern Baby shows us how using Lullaby Paints’ Saltire as the wall color and then adding pops of brilliant greens and pinks to make a modern tropical themed nursery. Shades of white are actually the perfect backdrop when the accents are this vivid and lively. Check out how this nursery has tons of energy without being too busy.
It’s the beginning of a new year and we’ve begun brainstorming topics to cover on our blog, but there’s a voice missing from our discussion – yours! What DIY projects, color palettes, design concepts, or anything else would you like to learn more about this year? Share your ideas and you’ll be entered into this month’s giveaway!
Just a few years ago, you would have been hard-pressed to find eco-friendly furniture options for your baby's nursery. But, with increasing awareness of toxics in products and our footprint on the planet, more and more consumers have been demanding safer, smarter options. Luckily, companies heard the cries and now the marketplace is teeming with terrific, non-toxic nursery furniture. Today, we're sharing 8 awesome eco-friendly convertible cribs.
Picture this: you find a piece of furniture on Craigslist and almost everything about it is perfect. It’s the right size, shape, and price, but there’s one big problem – it’s ugly. Know what the solution is? PAINT. No matter what the surface – painted wood, bare wood, laminate, and even upholstery. That’s right, you can paint almost everything. With the right prep work and the correct application, the perfect ugly dresser can simply be perfect after you paint it. Today we’re going to walk you through the basics of how to paint furniture for nurseries and kid's rooms (or any room!).