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!).
Pantone has announced it’s color of the year and surprisingly, it’s not one, but two beautiful new hues: Rose Quartz and Serenity. The response from the nursery design community has been very positive (especially since last year's Marsala wasn’t the easiest color to work with in the nursery). This is what Pantone has to say about the colors, “Joined together, Rose Quartz and Serenity demonstrate an inherent balance between a warmer embracing rose tone and the cooler tranquil blue, reflecting connection and wellness as well as a soothing sense of order and peace.” Order and peace are always welcome in the baby’s room, so we expect these colors to be popular choices this year. To help inspire you, here are modern nursery designs using Rose Quartz and Serenity.
Happy New Year! With every new year we can expect to see new trends and we're always eager to hear the predictions for nursery trends. Our friends Melissa and Pam at the “ultimate children’s design resource”(their words, but we agree), Project Nursery, were recently featured in a post on Parents.com listing their top nursery design trends for 2016 – and we have to say that it's going to be a beautiful year for the littlest one’s room! We love the return of soft pastels, think the 'up in the air' trend is refreshingly gender-neutral, and the nature lover in us is thrilled to see natural woods making a comeback. These are just a few of our favorites (really we like them all), check out all 5 below. Then, share your favorite in the comments to be entered in our January giveaway for a $200 gift card for Lullaby Paints!
Looking for unique ideas for your baby nursery? Look no further. We’ve compiled a list of some of THE best nursery design blogs. Check out their sites. Follow them on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest. Get inspired.
A couple of years ago, we created a storybook nursery design based on the classic book, Where the Wild Things Are. Since then, it's become one of our most popular Pins and its viral impact never seems to quit. Since it's been a while and it's been such a desired design, we decided to try a second version. So, this month's challenge to Buy Modern Baby (who makes us a new nursery mood board every month), was to refresh the concept. Check them both out and see which Where the Wild Things Are Nursery concept you like best.
Think making a wooden toy is too tough for you? Think again. Kids in middle school tackle woodworking in shop class, so you can do it, too. Not only are homemade wooden toys gifts from the heart, they're also better for the planet since wood is a natural, renewable resource. Ready to try your hand at this DIY? Here are over 100 wooden toys almost anyone can make.
Good news! It is easier than it’s ever been to find high quality, eco-friendly, non-toxic gifts for kids. These are toys that you can really feel good about because they're often handmade from sustainable materials – plus they teach kids that it’s important to think about what you bring into your home. And they're really cool and totally fun. Who wouldn’t want a wooden stacking volcano? Or a Pterodactyl push toy? We wish we had a Chinese dim sum felt playset when we were kids! Kids got it made these days, don’t you think? We found 101 eco-friendly gifts for kids that will make this holiday season better for you, the kids, and this lovely planet that we live on!
It's inevitable. Your baby will grow up. And when she does, all the loving details you put into the nursery will become stale and your little one will desperately want to become a big one with a room to reflect that. Once your child hits that point you'll certainly have to transition to a new bed (no more crib!), but you don't need to start from scratch to create an awesome bedroom. With a wee bit of paint, you can make a striking visual impact (nursery no more!). Here are 8 easy ways paint can transform a kid's room.