Mood boards, design boards – whatever you call them, we love that so many talented people are creating and sharing them these days! With so many to choose from, we were curious which ones were people's favorites, so we did a very informal assessment. We did a search on Pinterest for the ones with the most re-Pins and today we're sharing 10 of the most popular nursery mood boards. Without further adieu...
Is there anything quite so peaceful and calming as lying on your back and staring at the clouds? Watching their shapes shift and drift across the sky can be downright mesmerizing. It's this quality of tranquility and imagination that makes them the perfect addition to a child's room. Clouds have become a popular trend for kids rooms and there's an almost infinite amount of ways you can incorporate them. You can paint them on the walls, cut them out of wood, hang them from the ceiling, make them into pillows, and on and on and on. Today we're sharing a bunch of creative inspiration for this design trend – check out all of these cloud nursery ideas.
It's easy. It's better for the environment. It saves you money. It's upcycling! And it's perfect for kid's furniture because you can get really creative. Perusing through Pinterest the other day, we spotted an old bookshelf that someone turned into an adorable doll house. Several hours later – ta! da! – we have a Pinboard filled with ideas. (Oh, Pinterest – why are you so addictive?!) Check out all of these clever ideas for upcycled kid's furniture:
Kids = stuff. Lots of stuff. For an eco-minded parent, it can be tough to get over the green guilt from all the consumerism and waste involved. But, living lighter on the Earth and raising your little ones don't have to be mutually exclusive activities. Today there are oodles of options for creating environmentally conscious spaces for the whole family. Here's the ultimate guide to eco-friendly kid's rooms plus a giveaway to make your child's room greener!
Long, long gone are the days of "girl colors" and "boy colors" – this gender neutral nursery in a most unexpected pastel purple proves it! In her series of nursery design boards based on Lullaby Paints colors, Esther from Buy Modern Baby is always finding the most charming and unique pieces to create one-in-a-million baby spaces, but this one takes the cake. We absolutely adore how she pushed the envelope and somehow made a surprisingly delightful gender neutral, purple nursery inspired by Lullaby Paints in Fresh Violet.
Did you know people spend about 90% of their day indoors? But, studies by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and other researchers have found that potentially toxic volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are common in indoor air and that levels are typically two to five times higher than outdoors. After painting with conventional paints, cleaning, or buying new furnishings, levels can be up to a thousand times higher indoors than out. That’s some serious indoor air pollution!
Did you know purple is one of the rarest colors in nature? That means that for much of human history many people didn’t ever see this color in their entire lives. That gave purple an almost magical quality and also led to it being the color of royalty. Nowadays, purple is totally accessible, but deep purples still have a very regal feel and using it in the nursery definitely lets you know that a little prince or princess lives there. In softer shades, purple is a romantic and dreamy color that's also wonderful in the nursery. Looking for inspiration? Check out our Pinboard with over 50 ways to use purple in the nursery.
In May we challenged Esther from Buy Modern Baby to create a nursery design based on a shade of pink. She chose Lullaby Paints in Ballerina Pink (a designer color created in partnership with Project Nursery) and the results are far from the overly-feminine, frilly designs of the past. True to form, she modernized the concept and actually ended up creating 2 modern twists on the classic pink baby nursery. Check them out!
Pink is the classic color for a baby girl’s nursery, but just because it’s an old standard doesn’t mean you can’t use it in fresh, modern ways. Pink is much more versatile than you might think! There are even tons of different tones and shades to choose from. Looking for inspiration? Check out our Pinboard with over 100 ideas for using pink in the nursery.
One of the simplest and best toys that your children will ever play with are wooden blocks. They may seem old school (and they are), but they're agelessly awesome because they're pure imagination. Kids can spend the day building towers up into the sky, designing entire cities, or recreating the great pyramids! Another awesome thing about blocks is how easy they are to make yourself. Really! You might be skeptical if you have no carpentry skills, but here are DIY toy wooden blocks anyone can make – and the kids can help, too!