Pantone has announced its color of the year and, as always, it definitely gets people talking. This year's color is called Marsala and we think it's a strikingly beautiful color that has wonderful possibilities in the nursery. Pantone says that Marsala is, “Dramatic and at the same time grounding, the rich and full-bodied red-brown Marsala brings color warmth into home interiors.” We couldn’t agree more and we can see this earthy shade bringing a touch of warmth to the fabulous cooler grays that have been replacing beiges as a neutral. Here are some ideas for using Marsala in the nursery.
Stripes may seem pretty basic, but they can be used in myriad ways to make a marvelous design impact. As our friends at Project Nursery say, "Stripes are a design staple—they're classic, simple, and never go out of style." Check out this compilation of stripes done right from the Project Nursery gallery!
Do you have a teeny-tiny nursery, but dreams of decor grandeur? If you can’t tear down walls to open up the space, paint can do amazing things including tricking your eye into thinking a room is bigger than it is! It’s easy, inexpensive, and delivers amazing results. Here’s how to make a tiny nursery look bigger using some simple tricks with paint:
Wish you could lean on the expertise of a professional interior designer to create a cohesive, beautiful nursery for your baby? You're in luck! We hired one to create some examples you can draw inspiration from (or replicate exactly!). She chose beautiful combinations of colors from our designer inspired collection and added gorgeous decor and furnishings to create unique aesthetic spaces with the perfect amount of whimsy and sophistication. Check out the 4 fantastic nursery color palettes and designs below.
Are you looking for a bold, unexpected nursery color palette? Look no further than this concept featuring purple and green as the main colors (we know it sounds crazy, but it works!). With a Dark Purple from our Finn and Emma collection as the backdrop this new nursery design from Esther at Buy Modern Baby accomplishes a beautiful balancing act between relaxing and eye-catching. Esther says, “While it’s a deep color, there’s a lot of gray in the Dark Purple, giving it a wonderful, dusty, neutral look. It’s meant, of course, to coordinate perfectly with Finn + Emma’s Flower pattern, but we only used that as a jumping off point, as you can see.” Check out her daringly beautiful dark purple nursery design!
Why is the air quality in a nursery so important for babies? Babies spend up to sixteen hours a day in their nursery sleeping or resting. As you can guess, during this time they’ll be breathing in any airborne pollutants invisibly floating about. And a newly painted and furnished nursery may contain more than 300 chemicals! So, do you need an air purifier in the nursery? Read on to find out!
If you didn’t know it already, we LOVE wall art and we love seeing all the creative ways that people use Lullaby Paints! Our non-toxic* paints let you focus on the creative side of things (instead of worrying about toxic VOCs), so you can let your imagination run wild and make your home absolutely amazing! That’s exactly what Supriya did and she shared it with the world on her blog, Wading Through Soup. She shows how she painted a DIY Birch tree mural using Lullaby Paints chalkboard paint that was actually left over from painting an entire wall. What an absolutely brilliant idea for using up your paint!
Here’s a simple design fact: Gender neutral nurseries do not have to be boring beige (unless you love beige, of course!). Yes, it’s true – color does not have to absent for a room to remain gender neutral. Below you’ll find some great examples of gender neutral nurseries with a lot of personality that don’t knock you over the head with whether it’s for a boy or girl. The only obvious fact is that they are beautiful rooms with very lucky kids that get to grow up in them! Check out these gender neutral nurseries featuring bright colors.
There are many facts of life and one of them is kids grow. And grow. And grow. And, as they grow in height and size, their personalities and tastes change, too. If you want to avoid repainting and replacing almost everything in the room every few years, you need to design bedrooms that grow with your child. Today we're sharing expert advice and inspiration from Houzz, as well as a giveaway of Lullaby Paints, so you can make your flexible space a reality!
When you close your eyes and think of a yellow nursery you might picture a room so bright that it’s hard to imagine your baby actually getting any sleep in it. This was the case for Esther of Buy Modern Baby who says, “I generally stay away from yellow. It’s not that there’s anything wrong with it, I just had an overdose of yellow a few years back. We moved into this house when I was 6 months pregnant. It was clean and move-in ready, but all the walls throughout (minus the bedrooms and bathrooms) were painted a sunny yellow. It was a bright shade that made it look like the morning sun was shining right in, even on a cloudy day, but it was impossible to decorate around.”