Winter got you down? Think Spring and Decorate with Green! March 04 2013

Emerald green was named Pantone’s color of the year for 2013 and what better reason to start thinking spring. The Pantone folks describe emerald as “a lively, radiant, lush green”. Such vibrant adjectives are sure to inspire a vibrant room! See how emerald green paired with bright canary yellow can create a gorgeous nursery in this fabulous nursery featured on all-things-baby blog TheBump. This nursery says “spring” all year round. We’re also a fan of the bold black accents such as the vintage stroller and sweet nightstand depicted in the design. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="520" caption="Project Nursery - The Bump"]green and yellow nursery[/caption] If you are challenged with finding matching décor in emerald green, consider using lime green, which is more broadly found in nursery designs. Lime green works well with a variety of blues, yellows, browns, and more making it versatile for decorating. For example, we’re in awe of this aqua and lime green nursery featuring a gorgeous lime green dresser made out of an old TV cabinet and a white changing table with lime green accents. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="528" caption="DIY Copper Planters - Poppytalk"]succulent copper planters[/caption] Another way to add green to your nursery décor is with the real thing – plants! Although we recommend keeping these well out of baby’s reach, consider copper planters & succulents to add green to your nursery. Inspiring Canadian design blog Poppytalk describes how to create DIY copper planters with succulents and ketchup. Yes – you read correctly. Ketchup. Succulents are low maintenance, which is perfect when you have a new baby. Hens and chicks and aloe vera are great non-toxic options (safe for toddlers). If real plants aren’t your thing, check out our selection of nature wall decals, which can give you that green look without the maintenance. Our most popular nature wall decal mural features traditional green leaves. You can also choose from green and yellow bird and owl accents. We also have a safari wall decal mural featuring green palm trees and shrubbery for that jungle look in green. For more ideas for decorating green, see our other articles on Lime green and orange polka dot wall decals A green frog themed nursery Other inspiring green baby nurseries