Remember when the only time you saw a chalkboard was at school? Some people had them at home, but no one would have probably thought about having one in the nursery. Well, things have certainly changed and chalkboard paint has found its way into every room in the house! There really isn’t a space that it can’t be used. In the baby nursery, it’s a wonderful way to have a constantly changing mural or it can be great for labeling drawers and keeping the room organized. We found 60+ ingenious ideas for using chalkboard paint in the nursery, so if you’ve been wanting to use some, but weren’t quite sure what you wanted to do, you’ll be sure to find something you like here!
If there's any room in the house that most fitting for a mural – it's definitely the nursery. It immediately adds personality and gives your one-in-a-million baby a one-of-a-kind room. The only problem is that you probably didn't go to school for fine arts and maybe aren’t even good at Pictionary. Never fear! You, too, can paint an awesome mural by using our easy tricks. Here are some fail-proof ideas for DIY nursery murals:
It's time for another nursery design from Buy Modern Baby! Every month she delivers a gorgeous new mood board based on a Lullaby Paints color and every month we're delighted with her concepts. They're fun and fresh and eclectic and just plain lovely! This month, we challenged her with yellow, which isn't the most popular color, but there's no reason it shouldn't be. Skip the screaming, bright yellows and choose a calming, buttery yellow for a light (but not annoying) nursery. Check out her marvelous, modern yellow nursery to see how it can be done!
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.