Home Decor

Midcentury Modern Nursery November 06 2014

We're happy to see that this era of decor getting so much attention lately. Midcentury modern decor is timeless, and it's a wonderful choice for a baby nursery. Here are five images to inspire you to create a midcentury modern nursery for your baby.


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Orange Decor Inspiration October 29 2014

Halloween is almost here, and the San Francisco Giants just won the world series! I don't know about you, but we feel like celebrating. Here is some decor inspiration for all you orange lovers out there.

reclaimed wood orange decor

orange decor pouf

orange kids room

And if you're in need of orange wall decals, weeDECOR has you covered. We have dinosaur wall decals, personalized wall decals, animal wall decals, and flower wall decals all in a lovely shade of orange. We also print to order, so you if you see a decal on our website that isn't offered in orange, email us and we'll make one for you!

10 Creative Wall Decal Ideas October 28 2014

We're used to decorating walls with decals, but there are so many creative places for wall stickers. Here are ten unique wall decal placements that you may not have considered.

paper lantern stickers

1. Your can apply wall decals to paper lanterns or lamp shades. We have a number of small wall decals that would be perfect for this application, including polka dot wall decals, stars wall decals, and heart wall decals. Animals would also be a cute addition.

2. Full length mirrors and closet door mirrors make great surfaces for wall decals. Try some small flower wall decals in the corner or maybe a butterfly or a ladybug wall decal walking up the sides.

3. We've seen quite a bit of antique window decor lately. They create a lovely natural frame from for wall decals.

furniture wall decals
4. Furniture such as dressers, bookshelves, chairs, and craft tables make great places for wall decals. We think nature wall decals would be a nice choice, but any type could work since there is so much space to work with. This is also a great way to hide nicks and other imperfections on your furniture.

5. You can also put a personalized wall decal on your child's bedroom door or perhaps a little detail that matches their room decor.

6. Wall decals on the ceiling are a delightful surprise. We think raindrops and bubbles would be especially lovely soaring overhead.

ceiling wall decal stickers

7. Your refrigerator, toaster, washer and dryer—these are all fun places to personalize your home with wall decals. We think our penguin wall decals would look particularly adorable on the refrigerator.

8. Some of our smaller sets of decals would lend themselves well to gift wrapping. Our polka dot wall decals, flower wall decals, and star wall decals come with multiple tiny pieces and you could use one or two decals per package. You can also write or draw on our decals with a marker.

9. Wall decals work well on lunch boxes, and you can use our 2-inch type decals to personalize your child's lunch.

10. weeDECOR wall decals also look great in picture frames, and if you don't have any empty picture frames we also sell wall decal picture frames as well. You can purchase them with our without your family photos printed inside.

Modern Macramé Nurseries October 23 2014

Macramé is a form of textile making that's created by tying knots. It seems to be popping up everywhere, from retail windows and thrift shops to craft parties and baby nurseries. For us, it conjures up images of the 70s—long beams of sunlight bouncing off hemp planters—but the origin actually dates back to 13th century Arabic weavers known as 'migramah' meaning fringe. Macramé has a rich history, and makes a stunning decor statement, especially when paired with modern spaces.

macrame bassinet

macrame baby nursery

macrame owl baby nursery

You can add a bit of macramé to your baby nursery in so many ways. There are macramé bassinets, macramé curtains, macramé wall hangings, and macramé planters. Macramé also makes for a great DIY project with your kids. There are a number of tutorials online, but we found this macramé wall hanging from WhimseyBox Blog to be the most informative. The instructions contain photos and videos and they even sell macramé supplies in case you're unable to find them at your local hardware or craft store. Let the knot tying fun begin!

Nurseries: A Return to Nature October 22 2014

Unfinished wood furniture, simple wooden toys, and naturally-dyed fabrics are used to create some delightfully peaceful nurseries. To design a natural nursery for your child, we recommend beginning with furniture selection. Darker woods such as walnut create a dramatic contrast, while lighter woods such as birch blend in and let other elements shine. Whether you decide to go with new, vintage,  handmade, or heirloom furniture, natural woods lend themselves to a timeless nursery. 

natural nursery

After your furniture is chosen, the next step is choosing a wall color. Soft whites, ivories, grays—these are nursery wall colors that are not only versatile, but will grow with your child. If you decide to go with cooler walls, warm woods and textiles will help balance the palette. If you tend to favor bolder color, an accent wall is a dramatic touch. It's also good to keep in mind that your child's possessions and other toys will be colorful, so maintaing a neutral room will allow the space to evolve to fit your child's personality.

Now that the big items are covered, the rest of the room decor rests on the details. Big, cozy rugs, soft sheets, and curtains should be neutral, yet warm. To let the natural elements shine, neutral or soft-patterned textiles are also recommended. Brass and copper metals for light fixtures and furniture hardware are another way to add some warmth to a soft, neural room. Wicker baskets and wooden boxes work well for storing extra linens, books, and toys.

natural wood mobile

Another great way to feature natural decor is to bring the outdoors in. Make a garland out of foraged leaves, collect driftwood on the beach and turn it into a mobile or a clothing rack for your baby. Plants are also a welcoming touch, but be sure to choose safe plants and place them out of reach.

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Last, but not least are the wall hangings—art prints, family photographs, wall decals—there are so many options. weeDECOR has a number of wall decals to help finish your natural nursery, including large trees, flowers, simple white polkadots, or your child's name. All of our wall decals are made of eco-friendly, baby-safe fabric rather than vinyl.

Creative Light Switch Covers for Your Nursery June 21 2013

Captivating room decor is usually in the details. So, don't be shy about finding ways to create surprise and delight with the tiniest of elements such as nursery light switches. We found some cuties we think you are sure to adore as well! [caption id="attachment_5049" align="aligncenter" width="432" caption="Octopus Light Switch Cover"]Octopus Light Switch Cover[/caption] This Under the Sea themed light switch is an adorable accent for your ocean themed baby room - in addition to our Under the Sea wall decals. Made of cherry wood and sold by Graphic Spaces, the light switch is finished with a semi-gloss finish and protective top coat to keep it looking new. We love the soft, roundness of the octopus arms and the sweet looking face. [caption id="attachment_5050" align="aligncenter" width="462" caption="Gray Elephant Light Switch Cover"]Gray Elephant Light Switch Cover[/caption] This grey and white elephant nursery light cover is wonderful for the gender neutral look. We love how the screw acts as the elephant's eye and the elephant silhouette is as modern as it is cute. Sold on Etsy by none other than "Modern Switch", you'll find this and other modern patterns to help you make your baby room unique. [caption id="attachment_5047" align="aligncenter" width="322" caption="Cute Toddler Room Light Switch Covers"]Cute Toddler Room Light Switch Covers[/caption] Even more on the edge of modern and also appropriate for a toddler's room, these cute faces make great use out of your light switch by acting as the nose in the face of the light switch cover. Choose from animal themes like bunnies and cats to actual people for that touch of fun. Check out Jokemijn for more details. [caption id="attachment_5048" align="aligncenter" width="445" caption="Chevron Light Switch Cover"]Chevron Light Switch Cover[/caption] And, for the chevron lovers, this bold chevron light switch cover is sure to get a second look. You can find these at Rosenberry Rooms in other colors such as aqua, yellow, pink, grey, and more. For more decorating ideas on nursery lighting, see our other articles: Cute Pendant Lighting for your Nursery Gorgeous Floral Lighting for an Exquisite Baby Room More Pretty Pendant Lights for a Kids Room

We Ooh and Ah Over These Unique Baby Mobiles for Your Nursery May 13 2013

Lately baby mobiles have come back into vogue and there are so many unique takes that we wanted to share a few of our favorites that we think would look super cute with some of our most popular wall decals. However, be sure to keep the mobile well beyond baby's reach as you do not want her to pull it down upon herself.

Baby Mobile for an Under the Sea Themed Nursery

We Under the Sea is a lovely theme as you can take it in many directions. Above is a more modern take on a baby mobile that incorporates an ocean themed nursery with a more modern bent. We love how the designer, JennaEBe13 on Etsy, used varying shades of blue to help create the sensation of the sea. To complete your themed nursery look, check out our Under the Sea wall decals. We have dolphins, octopus, fish, seaweed and more in a variety of colors and styles. [caption id="attachment_4971" align="aligncenter" width="515" caption="Baby Mobile for a Safari Themed Nursery"]Baby Mobile for a Safari Themed Nursery[/caption] We would be remiss if we did not include a safari mobile for a classic jungle themed nursery, also from an Etsy designer. Designer CarrotFever aptly describes the mobile as inspired by simple Swedish design and her love for animals. A cute giraffe, monkey, zebra, lion, crocodile, and a tree with cute little falling leaves hang from cotton thread above your little one's crib. Even better, her mobile animals are made from eco felt and stuffed firmly with premium poly fiber filling. We have some sweet jungle wall decals to go with this theme, too. [caption id="attachment_4972" align="aligncenter" width="442" caption="Baby Mobile for an Alligator Themed Nursery"]Baby Mobile for an Alligator Themed Nursery[/caption] A modern take on the jungle theme is to choose just one animal. And, believe it or not, the alligator can be an awfully cute animal to design a nursery around. We like the uniqueness of this alligator baby mobile created by blogger Mrs. Meyers Musings. The lime green and navy blue color combo helps spice up traditional green. weeDECOR also has an alligator wall decal in a modern design aesthetic. [caption id="attachment_4973" align="aligncenter" width="426" caption="Baby Mobile for a Hot Air Balloon Themed Nursery"]Baby Mobile for a Hot Air Balloon Themed Nursery[/caption] Finally, LovelySymphony on Etsy designs beautiful, whimsical hot air balloon baby mobile for a unique baby girl's nursery and go nicely with our hot air balloon wall decals.

We go Bah-Bah over Sheep Nursery Décor April 19 2013

One of the sweetest classic themes in nursery décor is the quintessential little lamb. So classic. So perfect for your little one. We just couldn’t help taking notice of so many beautiful baby nurseries incorporating this theme! Aside from being simple and sweet, we appreciate the gender and color neutrality the sheep design element brings to a baby’s room. Since most sheep come in white, you can add almost any accent color of your liking. For example, see this lovely grey and white sheep themed nursery designed for Charlotte in Austin, TX. The rich, elegant furnishings from Restoration Hardware Baby and Child bring a classic touch to a relatively modern color scheme. For a bolder look, consider black and white sheep décor as highlighted by Joni Lay on BHG.com. Bold, black accents such as the lamp and dresser shown in this inspiration board can make quite an impact. And, babies are attracted to high contrast colors which make this nursery that much more attractive. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="480" caption="Baa Baa Black Sheep - Better Homes & Gardens"]black sheep nursery[/caption] For a softer, more classic look, see how entertaining and lifestyle expert Jenny Steffens Hobick used pale blue and classic lamb décor from Pottery Barn Kids to decorate her lamb themed baby room. We especially like the lamb rocker—just darling! [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="483" caption="Emma's Nursery - Jenny Steffens Hobick"]lamb nursery[/caption] And, weeDECOR has several sheep wall decal designs to help augment your nursery décor. Our jumping sheep wall decal has three little sheep jumping over fences onto blades of grass. We also have a personalized sheep decal to make your baby’s nursery feel even more unique. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="528" caption="Lamb Wall Decal - weeDECOR"]sheep nursery[/caption]

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

Decorating White Walls? Bright Ideas for your Kid's Room February 28 2013

If you can’t paint your kid’s room walls because you live in an apartment or you just prefer white walls, do not fear. Your kid’s room decorating options are far from limited. White walls can be an inspiring starting point for designing a bright and bold baby room. A white wall gives you an empty canvas, which you can take in so many different design directions. We’re a fan of bright colors because they look so striking on a white background. For example, see how mom, Taza, decorated her nursery in her white-walled apartment with a collage of bold and bright colors. One of the statement pieces in the room is a yellow dresser that she and her husband painted. She adds a lime green vintage sofa as well as a colorful strand of garland above the non-working fireplace. Her children’s multi-colored toys add a ton of visual interest so that nothing else is really needed. Beautiful! [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="432" caption="Love Taza - Eleanor & Samson's Nursery Tour"]White Nursery - Bright Colors[/caption] Speaking of garland, Land of Nod has a fun multi-colored strand made of soft felt, which adds such a festive touch to your white walled room. You DIYers might even be able to make garland yourself! [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="440" caption="Land of Nod - Rainbow Felt Ball Garland"]Land of Nod - Rainbow Felt Ball Garland[/caption] Australian blog, Little Sooti, is also a fan of white walls in a kids room with a bent of modern, Scandinavian design. Her collection of kids room finds include bold touches such as a red rocking horse, blue colored floors, a multi-colored rug, and more. Finally, check out Babble for this Scandinavian inspired kids homework/play area which, like mom Taza, uses the color from kids toys to help make the room pop. This work area has cute colorful play drums, a mini red piano, a yellow toy suitcase, and more to bring bold and bright to these white walls. [caption id="attachment_4934" align="aligncenter" width="456" caption="weeDECOR - colorful wall decals"]bright wall decals from weedecor[/caption] And we would be remiss without mentioning how our nursery wall decals can add color to your white walls without the mess of paint. Choose from popular kids room themes such as princesses, trains, owls, trees, and more!

New and Old Coalesce in this Fab Neutral Nursery January 12 2012

[caption id="attachment_4751" align="alignnone" width="507" caption="This Canadian mom mixes vintage elements into a modern nursery."]Minimalism.Vintage.Nursery.Decor[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4752" align="alignnone" width="507" caption="Our whimsical tree wall decal in white is subtle and stately at the same time."]modern.vintage.nursery[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4753" align="alignnone" width="507" caption="Eye-catching stripes create an accent wall."]Wallpaper.Vintage photos[/caption] If you follow our blog, you already know that one of the biggest recent trends in nursery décor is minimalism. Moms and dads are being more practical in their selection of paint colors, fabrics, and furniture so that their baby can grow in to, not out of, his or her room. In an effort to save time and money, many parents are moving away from babyish nurseries and designing simpler, sophisticated spaces that will withstand the test of time. Another latest and greatest trend in nurseries everywhere is vintage décor. Nurseries that incorporate vintage elements are popping up everywhere, and there are websites dedicated to retro room design for babies and kids. Meaning, there is plenty of inspiration out there for parents who are searching for a whimsical, nostalgic feel in their home. While these two styles (minimalist and vintage) may seem to be in stark contrast to one another, a Canadian mom found a way to effortlessly incorporate elements from each in her baby boy’s room. The result? A playful space that is that exudes sophistication and eludes the kitsch factor that can come into play when decorating with vintage pieces. Mom tells us, “We modeled the nursery after a more modern aesthetic. We wanted a room for our baby boy that was both functional and stylish that would grow with him and that didn't scream baby room! The first item that we chose for the nursery was the fabric for the custom curtains that we had made. We fell in love with the modern chic print and the colors.” We are in love with those curtains too, Mom! The muted colors are a perfect pairing with the print. For the wall color, these parents turned to the perennial favorite, Benjamin Moore, and selected Collingwood OC-28, a soft dove grey color that provides a subtle backdrop for the wall decor. But this couple didn’t stop there! They decided to create a stunning accent wall using masculine striped wallpaper designed Graham & Brown and ordered from Home Depot. This unique attribute adds so much visual interest to the room without overpowering the other features. On to the furniture! Mom writes, “The crib and dresser/change table combo is from Cara Mia Furniture and the custom upholstered glider chair is from Monte.” The contrast between the rich color of the furniture and the soft grey walls is just stunning! The stately crib is softened up with Dwell transportation bedding and organic duvet cover. And of course, no nursery or kid’s room is complete without unique wall accents and accessories. Enter weeDECOR! Mom found the perfect spot for our whimsical white tree wall decal. In keeping with a modern, minimalist feel, she chose white for a clean, crisp look. Mom tells us, “Other wall decor is made up of some vintage prints from our families and pictures taken during the pregnancy and shortly after our son's birth. All are mounted in frames created by Maclean Young Picture Framers. The lighting is a mixture of vintage finds and a custom ceiling fixture. The toy bins are from 3 Sprouts Organics and there is an assortment of vintage stuffed animals (original authentic Paddington Bear) and new finds!” This is a mom who knows how to mix different design elements and strike a balance between 2 competing décor trends. Vintage and minimalist pieces coalesce to create a stylish and unique room that will be enjoyed for years. Great job, Mom! You are an inspiration! For even more inspiration, see other customer photos on our blog. You can also check out our Pinboards on Pinterest for fabulous nursery decor finds.

weeDECOR Fans Tell Us Their Favorite Design Sites November 06 2011 2 Comments

weeDECOR fans are some of the most stylish and creative moms around! We are always in awe of your ability to create fabulous nurseries and kids' rooms using our wall decals and design elements from all over. We recently polled weeDECOR's Facebook friends and fans to find the best blogs in the webosphere for design inspiration and products. The possibilities are endless, but let's face it. Who has time to scour page after page of Google results to find the cream of the crop for design-based websites? weeDECOR has you covered for the wall decor, but what about the paint color, floors, windows, bedding, and furniture? With the help of our fabulous friends and fans, we've compiled a list of some of the most useful and unique spots that are full of tips, inspiration, and everything else you need to create the most amazing space for your wee one. Bakerella: Cuteness abounds in this baking/cooking blog that features incredibly detailed sweets and treats. Houzz: This blog offers a huge collection of decorating ideas for every corner of your home, inside and out. How Does She?: For those who may be craftily-challenged, this blog offers super-simple crafts, tutorials, and family fun ideas that make beauty and whimsy accessible to everyone. The Real Life Mom: This savvy mom will help you save money with her fantastic collection of cost-friendly recipes, crafts, couponing tips, and more. Cheap and Chic Nursery: There is so much inspiration to be found in this blog that features budget-friendly decorating ideas for nurseries and kids' rooms. Apartment Therapy and Ohdeedoh: A cult following has developed for Apartment Therapy, a site that delivers on its promise of "saving the world, one room at a time." You'll find an abundance of resources needed to create beauty and organization in your home. Ohdeedoh is the section of the design blog that pertains to kids' rooms and presents a huge variety of tips, products, and inspiration. The Crafty Nest: Lots of simple, yet adorable craft ideas can be found here. You'll also find recipes and lots of ideas for holiday decor. Material Girls: The finds on this blog are beyond chic and totally unique. You could spend hours pouring through all of the most recent trends in design and decor. Lay Baby Lay: The homage to Bob Dylan in the title of this blog is enough to peak our curiosity. This blogger has a knack for piecing together finds from all over the web to create inspirational kids' rooms that feature glorious color combinations. Homespun With Love: This mom/daughter duo get creative with dollar store and thrift store finds to make the most out of their design dollars. Little Green Notebook: This blogger developed a passion for design at a young age and it shows. Her DIY projects created such a fan base that she launched her own decorating business. Craft Gossip: The cutest handmade gift ideas can be found here along with crafts for kids and adults. Project Nursery: This blog is loaded with almost everything you need to put together a fabulous nursery. You will be blown away by the photo submissions! The Decorologist: This blogger specializes in finding unique, personal touches that help you reflect your own taste in every room in your home. Nesting Place: This blogger has an uncanny ability to find inexpensive items and gussy them up. She understands the need for living spaces to be beautiful and liveable...simultaneously. Rambling Renovators: Follow this Toronto couple as they renovate and decorate their home and raise a baby girl along the way. Cool Mom Picks: A shopping blog the delivers the hippest, hottest products to keep you out of mom jeans and into the latest trends in clothing, furniture, books, and just about everything. Shanty 2 Chic: These budget-conscious sisters are the queens of transforming everyday items into extraordinary treasures with the creative use of paint, fabric, and more. E Tells Tales: This do-it-yourselfer has adorable ideas for home decor that are unique, special, and almost always unpredictable. Hi Sugar Plum!: DIY design, fashion, and travel are the topic trifecta for this blog. You'll be inspired by the vast array of tutorials, fashion finds, and more. For more inspiration, see our customer photos. You will be amazed at what clever moms and dads across the country come up with when creating spaces for their little ones.

Turtles and Owls and Whales, Oh My! October 25 2011

We can't get enough of these adorable rooms! Moms and dads across the country are using weeDECOR wall stickers as part of their animal-themed nurseries and kids' rooms, and we have some great photos that show how to adorn your walls with animal friends. [caption id="attachment_4655" align="alignnone" width="507" caption="It's a turtle parade!"]turtle wall stickers. turtle wall decals. nursery decor.[/caption] Look at these turtles strut their stuff! A New York mom tells us, "I decided on turtle theme because I love turtles and found these colored turtle wall decals from weeDECOR that were perfect. The bedding from Pottery Barn Kids came with a turtle fitted sheet. The colors of the bedding matched the decals I purchased! Fabulous!" It IS fabulous! Wow! The Today's Baby Augusta Elite Convertible Crib in cherry finish has clean lines that add to the contemporary feel of the room. We love how the bold colors of the turtles pop against a sky blue backdrop. This mom decided to run the turtle parade in a continuous loop along all four walls of the nursery. Too, too cute! [caption id="attachment_4653" align="alignnone" width="480" caption="A nature wall decal mural is used to brighten up white walls."]nature wall decal mural. nature wall decal sticker. animal wall decal. animal wall sticker.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4654" align="alignnone" width="507" caption="We love how the owl and bird wall stickers seem right at home on this playroom wall."]owl wall decals. owl wall stickers. bird wall decal. bird wall sticker. playroom decor. nursery decor.[/caption] Any renters out there? We know just how frustrating it can be when you want to liven up your dwelling but can't make any major changes. Hey, we can help with that! A mom in Kansas discovered how to use weeDECOR wall decals to embellish the walls of her daughter's playrooom. She explains, "We are renting, so I wanted to do something to "jazz up" our little girl's playroom without permanently changing the walls- enter weeDECOR! The fantastic staff helped me modify the colors since I wanted to add more color to the room and not necessarily stick to a particular palette; the paint is so pale that I wanted different colors." This  is a mom who knows what she wants, and at weeDECOR, we pride ourselves in offering the perfect wall decor to match your personal style. When she told us of her color dilemma, we created some custom colors to add the visual punch she was aiming for in the playroom. The new colors turned out to be exactly what she wanted. Happy mom, happy weeDECOR. The nature wall decal mural offered the wow factor and versatility that she was looking for in playroom decor. The towering tree graces one wall, and other pieces were used to embellish those fabulous alphabet flash cards by Mark Fisher. Mom used a clever combination of string and clothespins to display the alphabet in a unique way that minimizes wall damage. With some savvy use of everyday household items and wall-friendly decals from weeDECOR, she is sure to get back that coveted security deposit! We love it all! [caption id="attachment_4656" align="alignnone" width="426" caption="This mom found the perfect embellishment to her crib bedding in our friendly whale wall stickers."]whale wall stickers. Whale wall decals. nursery decor. [/caption] A Brooklyn mom found the most amazing accents to decorate her baby boys' nursery. She writes, "As soon as we found out we were having a boy we knew we wanted to embrace everything BLUE! It first started off with finding the perfect bedding...we've always been fans of Pottery Barn Kids so it was love at first sight when we saw the JACKSON themed bedding set!" We share her love of whales! There is something so charming about them when used in nursery decor. And what little one is fascinated by undersea creatures? Once mom and dad decided on the bedding and furniture, it was time to find some cute embellishments to complete her nursery. Mom explains, "The cute chubby whales were so lovable that we went all out! We paired the Jackson bedding with their (Pottery Barn's) whale mobile and whale wicker toy basket. The last and finishing touch was finding whale decals. Your store had exactly what we imagined. We got the large whale in matte navy and the small whales in light blue. It is truly the perfect finishing touch. Everyone that has seen our set up loves the whale themed look! Thanks for giving us "icing on the cake" for our crib set!" We couldn't be prouder to be a part of this room. The whale wall decals look fabulous above the crib, and the colors are an exact match! It sounds like these parents had a whale of a time creating an incredible nursery. Great job! Inspired to turn your little one's nursery into an animal kingdom? Check out our animal decals here. We can't wait to see what you come up with!

Jonathan Adler Juniors - Chic Kids' Room Decor for the Decorating Aficionado April 10 2011

[caption id="attachment_4109" align="alignnone" width="336" caption="Lion Rug for a Kid's Room by Jonathan Adler"]Lion Kids Room Rug by Jonathan Adler[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4110" align="alignnone" width="287" caption="Giraffe Sconce for a Kid's Room by Jonathan Adler"]Giraffe Sconce for a Kids Room by Jonathan Adler[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4111" align="alignnone" width="336" caption="Blue Elephant Lacquer Clock for a Kid's Room by Jonathan Adler"]Blue Elephant Lacquer Clock for a Kids Room by Jonathan Adler[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4112" align="alignnone" width="357" caption="Pink Sun Wallpaper for a Kid's Room by Jonathan Adler"]Pink Sun Wallpaper for a Kid's Room by Jonathan Adler[/caption] We love Jonathan Adler for his “happy chic” contemporary style with fun geometric shapes, bursts of color, and groovy retro touch. Now, you can take this fabulously fun look and go crazy in your little girl or boy’s room with Jonathan Adler Junior. Adler adds touches of playfulness with animals, shapes, and other kid-friendly motifs to help you design “happy chic” for your own little chick. We’ve selected a few of our favorites to highlight including this smiling lion area rug, perfect for a safari themed nursery or a playful touch to your little boy’s room. We also love this chic white giraffe sconce. This friendly giraffe peeks his head out above the lampshade with a smile for your little one. The scones come in both right and left facing so you can have two giraffes smiling at one another on the either side of a door or dresser. For an elephant themed room, this funky blue elephant lacquered clock is certainly unforgettable. Be sure to check out the also cute apple clock in bright pink. Finally, make a statement with this fun bright patterned sun wallpaper. Perfect for an accent wall, this wallpaper comes in both blue and pink so the sun can shine for your little boy or girl. For other kid-friendly decorative accents, be sure to check out Jonathan Adler Junior’s cute throw pillows, bookends, blankets, piggy banks, and ceramic animal line. For more ideas on how to accessorize your kid's room with chic, contemporary style, see our other articles for: Fun, Bright-Colored Wall Decor by the Little Acorn Fresh and Modern Baby Mobiles by Dwell Studio Modern Bird Themed Wall Decor by Children Inspired Design Contemporary Colored Kid-Friendly Rugs from Giggle

Nursery Wall Art & Unique Baby Room Decor by The Little Acorn February 01 2011 1 Comment

[caption id="attachment_3899" align="alignnone" width="412" caption="Owl Nursery Decor by the Little Acorn"]Owl Nursery Decor by the Little Acorn[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3900" align="alignnone" width="416" caption="Space Themed Nursery Decor by The Little Acorn"]Space Themed Nursery Decor by The Little Acorn. decorative nursery pillow robot.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3902" align="alignnone" width="413" caption="Doll Nursery Decor by The Little Acorn"]Doll Nursery Decor by The Little Acorn[/caption] We love these sweet and unique wall art and coordinating throw pillow sets from San Francisco-based The Little Acorn, a company dedicated to creating colorful, whimsical, meaningful and socially aware products for adults and children. Aside from beautiful designs, what makes the Little Acorn unique is that they strive to build positive messages and learning in their baby room decor pieces. And, what's more, all of the art and characters are original and created by Bridget Kelly. Their wall art includes words and whimsical images that teach children colors, social awareness, tolerance, appreciation of nature, and love of all things. For example, wall art depicting a green inchworm says "I am green" or a ladybug featuring the words "I am red" helps kids with colors. To encourage diverse thinking, little dolls of various ethnicity hold hands over the phrase "Friends Come in All Colors". The Little Acorn also has cute baby bedding, rugs, and other uniquely designed nursery decor to help you decorate a fabulously fun baby room. Choose from gender neutral decor featuring owls, trees, birds, and other nature elements. For a baby girl, they have ethnically diverse doll themed decor. For a baby boy, they have different colored robots and space themed decor promoting diversity of friends. For more unique baby room accessories, see our other articles on: Decorating with ceiling poms to add texture to your nursery Fresh and modern mobiles by Dwell Studio for a baby's room Painted drawer knobs for your nursery furniture

Fresh & Modern Baby Mobiles from Dwell Studio October 28 2010

[caption id="attachment_3595" align="alignnone" width="412" caption="Mobiles for the Baby's Nursery from Dwell Studio"]Mobiles for the Baby's Nursery from Dwell Studio[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3596" align="alignnone" width="412" caption="A Beautiful Paper Bird Mobile for a Baby's Room from Dwell Studio"]A Beautiful Paper Bird Mobile for a Baby's Room from Dwell Studio[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3597" align="alignnone" width="404" caption="Pretty Floral Garland for Decorating a Baby or Kid's Room from Dwell Studio"]Pretty Floral Garland for Decorating a Baby or Kid's Room from Dwell Studio[/caption] Dwell Studio is always coming up with fresh, modern nursery design and this time is no different. Working with frazier & wing, Dwell has designed a line of colorful and creative baby mobiles that can add that touch of delight to your baby’s crib as well as whimsical strands of garland that add festivity to any room. The mobiles are made in the USA from card stock paper and come in a range of colors that will coordinate with your many of your favorite DwellStudio patterns. Choose from a “Zinnia” flower mobile in pink, blue, and grey; a hanging polka dot mobile in aqua, green, white, and chocolate brown; a “Sparrow” hanging bird mobile in pale pink, pale blue, white, and chocolate brown (our favorite); and, the very popular “Transportation” mobile motif of cars, buses, trains, and blimps in your favorite boy colors. The shapes are die-cut, then strung on a strong, clear thread and hung from a thin acrylic disc. Dwell includes an extra length of clear thread for hanging the mobile at desired height. Be sure that is high enough to keep out of your baby boy's or girl's reach :) For an older child, Dwell has two cute garland strands also made from die-cut card stock paper including their Zinnia floral garland in bold and bright colors. The garland is sewn with clear thread with loops at either end for hanging. Fun! See our other articles on great modern nursery mobiles and other designs from DwellStudio such as: Beautiful Bird Themed Baby Mobiles Modern Owl & Paper Doll Baby Bedding from Dwell Time for Tulips Baby Bedding from Dwell Modern Wall Mobiles for the Baby's Room

Beautiful Baby Mobiles Flying High with our Bird Feathered Friends June 14 2010

Blue Bird Baby Mobile Land of Nod weedecor. Hand knit % cotton in blue or pink
Blue Bird Baby Mobile from Land of Nod
[caption id="attachment_3199" align="alignnone" width="430" caption="Pink Owl Baby Mobile from Etsy Seller EvelynX"]Pink Owl Baby Mobile from Etsy Seller EvelynX. owl nursery mobile for a baby's room[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3200" align="alignnone" width="401" caption="Peguin Nursery Mobile by Flensted"]Peguin Nursery Mobile by Flensted. penguin baby room decor. [/caption]
We love the dual functionality of a baby mobile. Not only does it serve to help little ones fall asleep, but it brings visual interest to your nursery décor.  Specifically, bird and nature themed décor is a popular trend in nursery decorating which can be brilliantly clever when woven around a crib mobile. Envision birds delicately “flying” above your little one rather than inanimate objects hanging above your baby’s head such as this gorgeous green leaf and blue bird crib mobile from Land of Nod. The leaves above the mobile add a nice touch of color and bring that sense of birds in flight. And, you know you can always count on Etsy sellers for unique baby mobiles like this 100% embroidered Pretty in Pink owl nursery mobile from Etsy seller EvelynX. We love the detail in the fabric patterns, the sparkling gem stone eyes, and the tonal shades of pink that bring this nursery mobile to life. For modern nursery mobile designs check out Denmark designer and family business, Flensted. The Flensted’s have brought fame to this traditional craft to Denmark. The family created the modern mobile in 1954 with their first design, the Stork mobile, which brought them great success. Flensted prides themselves on mobiles whose elements are in constant motion while the entire mobile maintains a harmonic balance. We love their clever themes like the penguin mobile above, this dancing ballerina ballet baby mobile, and this colorful car nursery mobile. Once you've chosen your mobile, see more ideas on how to accent it with: Unique owl wall décor made of wood and paper Bird wall decals, car wall decals, & owl wall decals  Modern and fun penguin wallpaper from designer ISAK 

Jewelry for your Nursery Furniture - Painted Drawer Knobs! February 11 2010

[caption id="attachment_1888" align="aligncenter" width="333" caption="Nature Themed Turtle & Frog Drawer Knobs for a Boy's Room "]Nature Themed Turtle & Frog Drawer Knobs for a Boy's Room [/caption] [caption id="attachment_1890" align="aligncenter" width="324" caption="Modern Daisy Flower Drawer Knobs for a Girl's Room"]Modern Daisy Flower Drawer Knobs for a Girl's Room[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1891" align="aligncenter" width="324" caption="Lavender & Green, Paisley, Striped & Dot Drawer Knobs for a Girl's Room"]Lavender & Green, Paisley, Striped & Dot Drawer Knobs for a Girl's Room[/caption] Drawer knobs are like jewelry for furniture.  They add that bit of glisten and can make an old piece of furniture look brand spanking new.  We like them because they pack a lot of punch for the effort and the price.

We found a great selection of modern drawer knobs on Anna Bella Kids.  They have many modern and traditional patterns used in nursery decorating such as gingham, polka dots, plaids, and stripes.  And, they have fun themes like Paris PoodleGone Surfing, and Nautical Sailboats.  These stylish drawer knobs would be perfect to dress up a piece of non-descript white furniture.  Or, be bold and create statement pieces by coordinating brightly colored painted furniture with these decorative drawer knobs.

We especially like their modern nursery drawer knobs.  These knobs are painted in contemporary lavender, purple, and green nursery colors with either traditional stripes and polka dots or cute paisley designs.  Perfect for your new baby girl’s room, these would look great on white furniture. For a baby boy's room, we like the boy’s garden critters nursery knobs painted with adorable garden bugs featuring a frog, turtle, beetle, and a multi-legged centipede. And, these blue, pink, and green modern daisy drawer knobs accented with decorative green leaves are just darling.  We can envision the blue daisy in the modern daisy collection looking just fabulous on a matching bright blue painted dresser in a room with coordinating white, bright blue, and pale pink décor. Anna Bella Kids’ drawer knobs are made of wood. They have pre-drilled holes and 1 1/4" screws are included. The knobs are sealed with three coats of varnish for protection. The drawer knobs are custom made for you upon order so you’ll have to wait a few weeks to receive them. Anna Bella Kids also sells other cute nursery decor such as furniturebedding, and wall decor. See our other articles for more ideas or how to accessorize your baby's room with high impact and low effort.

Precious, Perfect Accents for Safari-Themed Nursery Decor January 31 2010

[caption id="attachment_1791" align="aligncenter" width="301" caption="Ceramic Green Turtle Bank for a Baby Nursery"]Ceramic Green Turtle Bank for a Nursery[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1792" align="aligncenter" width="301" caption="Ceramic Aqua Giraffe Bank for a Baby Nursery"]Ceramic Aqua Giraffe Bank for a Baby Nursery[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1793" align="aligncenter" width="301" caption="Ceramic Pink Elephant Bank for a Baby Nursery"]Ceramic Pink Elephant Bank for a Baby Nursery[/caption] Finding that perfect accent – be that the purse that matches those stunning shoes, that just right lavender bow for your little girl’s best dress, or that perfect shade of lipstick is as satisfying a chocolate.  Well, almost :) That’s why we love these fun and functional safari themed "piggy" banks for baby room decor.  These classic safari animals of modern design are accents that can bring that touch of perfectness to your nursery.  Adorable pink elephants, aqua giraffes, and green turtles are soft-colored such that they match many popular nursery colors and can be a great keepsake as your baby grows. To get the most out of these precious decorative accessories, try lining up the elephant, turtle, and giraffe on a wall shelf or a dresser in descending height order – giraffe, elephant, turtle (far away from little one’s hands).  Or, if you have an elephant, turtle, or giraffe themed nursery consider three of the same kind of animals in a line or strategically placed on different shelves in your baby’s room. Designed by Elegant Baby, this line is called “Lil Buddies”. Each piece is hand-painted ceramic.  The aqua giraffe is 11” X 4 “X 3”, the pink elephant is 7.5” x 7.5” x 5”, and the green turtle 6” x 4.5” x 4.5”. For a more classic look, Elegant Baby has a cute pale blue bear bank and a pig piggy bank that comes with polka dots in popular nursery colors.  We think these banks would also be great baby shower gifts for friends. For more perfect, decorative accessories for your nursery, see our finds for hand-painted furnishings and themed bookends.

Add a Touch of Whimsy - Hand Painted Furniture & Accessories for Kids' Rooms January 23 2010

Hand painted, personalized furniture and décorative accessories are great ways to add whimsy and personality to your kid’s room.  We happened upon Bret's Wishes who we think has the right mix of playfulness and style to help bring that touch of fun you may be seeking.  Based in Farmington Hills, MI, Bret's Wishes specializes in hand painted children’s furniture and accessories and has been in business for more than 20 years.  All their items are hand-painted using child-safe acrylic paints and top coated for greater protection. A few of our favorites are this gorgeous white girl's jewelry box with light pink and white flowers and green detailing.  What a perfect little accent for a toddler girl's room with floral décor or a nature themed room.  Eye-catching it is! We think this personalized wooden rocking horse would look darling in the corner of a blue baby boy’s room. Use it to add an element of traditionalism to your modern nursery.  Decorated with blue and yellow stars and moons, this wooden rocking horse will be sure to help your little boy drift off to dreamland. And, we like the color combination of this heart toy box with fun, modern turquoise mixed with traditionally “girl” purple and pink heart, polka dot décor. We appreciate the detail woven into the design, particularly how they use paint to add texture to the furniture.  The texture adds extra visual appeal and is tastefully done in soft colors. Bret’s Wishes also does hand painted step stools, wall letters, bookends, coat racks, wall decor, growth charts, rocking chairs, and more. For other ideas on decorative accents for kids’ rooms, see more articles on decorative bookends, wall letters (wooden or wall decals), growth charts, and custom painted decor.

How to Inspire a Little Literary Bug – Delightful, Decorative Bookends January 19 2010

[caption id="attachment_1691" align="aligncenter" width="336" caption="Ladybug Bookends for Decorating a Girl's Room"]Ladybug Bookends for Decorating a Girl's Room[/caption]
Giraffe Bookends for a Nursery or Kid's Room
Giraffe Bookends for a Nursery or Kid's Room
[caption id="attachment_1689" align="aligncenter" width="336" caption="Pink & Purple Ballerina Bookends for a Girl's Room"]Pink & Purple Ballerina Bookends for a Girl's Room[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1690" align="aligncenter" width="320" caption="Star, Moon, & Space Bookends for Decorating a Boy's Room"]Star, Moon, & Space Bookends for Decorating a Boy's Room[/caption] Making reading enjoyable for our kids is one of THE best things we can do as parents.  So, it is best to encourage interest as early as possible.  And, what could be more fun than creating delight between the bookends? Not only can bookends be a stylish way to put the finishing touches on your playroom, baby nursery, or big kid’s room, but they can also be a way to inspire your child with what is between them. In the nursery years, decorative bookends can delight with fun themes like the ones featured above from Peanut Gallery Gifts.  For animal lovers, these cute modern giraffe and ladybug bookends can capture the attention of a baby boy or baby girl, respectively.  For older kids, the space themed bookends for a toddler boy can get him dreaming about spaceships, stars, & moons. These irresistable ballerina bookends for a toddler girl can inspire a girl to dance her heart out. During the nursery years, use decorative printed paper or tissue paper in engaging colors to cover books or decorative boxes. What is between the bookends can serve the dual purpose of matching the color palette of your room as well as attracting your baby's attention with intriguing colors and patterns.  Build a towering pile of colored wooden alphabet blocks between the bookends on the wall that spell your baby's name and point them out to her as she grows.  At the age when story time becomes more practical, have the “book fairy” surreptitiously deliver surprises between the bookends. Eventually, your collection of Goodnight Moon, Green Eggs & Ham, Hippos Go Bezerk, and other of your child’s favorites will be associated with surprise, enchantment, and delight.  The memories you created between the bookends will be looked upon favorably in your child’s eyes forever.  See our decorative bookshelf finds for more ideas on how to inspire your little literary bug.