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weeDECOR's Top Nursery Decorating Trends of 2011 December 25 2011

Curious? We were, too! So we tracked down the top trends in nursery decorating for 2011. See what we've found! 5. Minimalism [caption id="attachment_4740" align="alignnone" width="507" caption="This mom and dad create a simple and serene space for their little one."]nursery decor. nursery trends[/caption] A long-time favorite of urban dwellers, minimalistic décor has made its way to nurseries across the US. We’ve seen some absolutely stunning kids’ rooms that scream “serenity.” While minimalistic design may seem easy (just pick one or two things and keep it simple), it actually requires more thought, more research, and more precision. Parents who use this approach to nursery décor must pick from what can be an overwhelming amount of products in an effort to find that one piece of art, that one wall decal, that one piece of furniture to serve as the statement piece for the room. We all know how easy it is to get sucked into the 12-piece nursery bedding set! With a valance! And blanket! And nightlight! And rug! And drawer pulls! And on and on! By paring down to the basic essentials, accenting with one or two design elements and creatively using color, parents are creating refined, sophisticated nurseries for their babies. We particularly like this minimalist nursery we found on ChicCheapNursery. 4. Begging, Borrowing, & Stealing The popularity of Pinterest has absolutely exploded in 2011! This social discovery platform now boasts up to 3 million users, and once you spend an hour (or six!) on the site, it’s easy to see why people are gravitating to pinterest for design inspiration. Moms everywhere are able to “beg” for feedback, “borrow” a concept and modify it to make it their own, and “steal” creative and unique ideas of other crafty parents when designing their nurseries. Pinterest gives parents access to a world of clever, beautiful, and sometimes profound collections of images and tutorials. While you’re on the hunt, visit weeDECOR’s pinterest page to see some of our favorite finds. 3. Form, meet Function in these Darling Nightlights [caption id="attachment_4741" align="alignnone" width="277" caption="This tabletop giraffe nightlight would look fabulous in an animal-themed nursery."]nightlight[/caption] Nursery nighlights are a must for new parents! There is no better way to avoid fumbling around blindly for the burp cloth while keeping things on the dark side so that baby is compelled to go back to sleep after the feeding. This year, we have come across some absolutely adorable nightlights for nurseries. Gone are the days of the pitiful little plastic piece with exposed light bulb that is relegated to the corner of the room. Moms and dads are integrating decorative nightlights into their themed nurseries. The one above from Jonathan Adler is one of the cutest we’ve seen! This nightlight is more of a design element, and less of an afterthought. 2. Growth Charts [caption id="attachment_4742" align="alignnone" width="420" caption="Track your wee one's growth with our removable, reusable, growth chart wall decal."]growth charts. wall decals[/caption] Who is more surprised by the rate that children grow, the parents, or the kids themselves? It’s tough to make that call. Decorative growth charts are all the rage in nurseries and kids rooms this year because parents and children delight in having something tangible to track what is happening before their very eyes. In 2011, we’ve seen some unique variations on the standard paper-version of growth charts. At weeDECOR, we have an adorable collection of growth chart wall decals. Our designs are interactive, meaning the kids can take part in marking their height each year. Our friends over at Petite Lemon offer another interesting spin on this design element with their canvas growth charts. 1. Non-traditional paint colors [caption id="attachment_4743" align="alignnone" width="349" caption="This Canadian mom just said "no" to baby blue."][/caption] This year, we've seen a radical departure from overly babyish nurseries. Some parents are selecting furniture and design elements that grow with the child. So instead of completely revamping the room as the child ages, parents just switch out the accessories and leave the major features the same. One way to accomplish this look is through the use of non-traditional paint colors in the nursery. The nursery above features a sophisticated dove gray wall color. A Canadian mom enveloped her baby's nursery in Benjamin Moore's Collingwood OC-28, but incorporated some child-like accessories. The room doesn't scream "baby," but isn't overly mature, either. This mom, like many others this year, chose a paint color that will see her baby well into the teen years.

Watch Them Grow Before Your Very Eyes with Growth Chart Wall Decals December 23 2011 1 Comment

When it comes to the monitoring of your children's growth, you have a couple of options. You can tear through your filing cabinet that holds all of those reports from the well checks (no fun at all), or you can incorporate a fabulous design element into your child's bedroom using weeDECOR's growth chart wall decals (lots of fun!). [caption id="attachment_4735" align="alignnone" width="507" caption="Can you believe that one day, your little one will tower just as high as this giraffe?"]giraffe growth chart wall decal[/caption] Your little man will absolutely love to have this giraffe growth chart wall decal in his room! At 73 inches high, this gentle giant is impressive in both size and cuteness. We think this design would be a fabulous focal point in an animal-themed kid's room or nursery. We offer this growth chart wall decal in brown, mocha and orange so you are certain to find the right color to perfectly accent the room. Imagine the fun you'll have as you track your wee one's growth over the years! Our wall decals are removable and reusable, so even if your little one switches rooms throughout the years, this growth chart wall sticker can move right along with him! [caption id="attachment_4736" align="alignnone" width="507" caption="Form meets function in this gorgeous tree wall decal growth chart."]Tree Wall Decal Growth Chart[/caption] An Illinois mom found a great way to adorn her daughter's wall with a design element that is both beautiful and functional. This tree growth chart wall decal looks absolutely stunning against a pale aqua wall. Our designers custom made this wall decal to match the aqua and brown room (and we'd happily to the same for you...just ask us!). We love that this design includes some mini-milestones along the way. Celebrate your little sweetheart when she reaches the first flower, second flower, the very first butterfly. Our growth chart wall decals are built to last, which is why this treetop is 75 inches high! We like to accommodate everyone, including future WNBA players. It may take 16 years to reach the top, but this wall decal will stand tall year after year after year, even if you move it to another wall or another room entirely. weeDECOR has an entire collection of growth chart wall decals for boys and girls. We offer a car growth chart wall decal for your transportation-themed room, a beautiful floral design for your darling daughter, and more! For more nursery decorating ideas and design inspiration, check out our customer photos! Some of the most sophisticated, stylish moms and dads around have come up with some incredible ideas for incorporating weeDECOR's wall decals into their nurseries and kid's rooms.

Let's get personal with weeDECOR's wall stickers! October 23 2011

At weeDECOR, we absolutely LOVE to see our designs come to life on your walls. Some super-creative parents sent us photos of their kids' rooms that feature weeDECOR personalized wall stickers along with other adorable accents. You will be amazed by what they came up with! [caption id="attachment_4641" align="alignnone" width="507" caption="This mom used our wall letter stickers in "Smiley" to personalize this unique nursery."]name wall decal.name wall sticker.nursery wall decor[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4642" align="alignnone" width="507" caption="Letter wall decals declare Nicolas' big boy bed as his very own."]name wall decals. name wall stickers. kid's room decor.[/caption] The white furniture and walls in these rooms provide the perfect canvas for the bold, colorful design elements. A Miami Mom scored the uber-contemporary furniture in Panama and Brazil and brilliantly used fun colors throughout the rooms. She personalized her boys' individual spaces with our wall letter stickers in the "Smiley" type style. The bright blue was a fantastic choice of color! It looks great with the burnt orange accents on the bedding. Our wall letter decals stand out in the room without looking over-the-top. The clean, modern design of these rooms offer a fresh interpretation of nursery and kid's room decor. This mom knows how to work with color and interesting furniture pieces while keeping things playful. The portholes in Nicolas' boat-themed room are cleverly adorned with Nemo and scuba Mickey. How cute! [caption id="attachment_4644" align="alignnone" width="507" caption="This mom used our oh-so-sweet bird branch wall sticker and wall letter decals to personalize her little girl's space."]bird wall stickers. bird wall decal. girl's room decor. [/caption] Good golly, Miss Mollie! This is one adorable room! Mollie's parents put a lot of thought into the design of their little girl's space. Mom tells us, "We decided on the purple, green and yellow theme because she was born in February and amethyst is the birthstone." Awwwwwww... Our bird branch wall sticker is an adorable addition to this room. In lovely lavender, these feathered friends perched on an elegant tree branch are keeping a close watch on little Molly. To bring a personal feel to the room, Molly's parents used our wall letter stickers in the "Modern" type style to add her name. We love how they chose the color purple. It accents the purple flowers that float around the tree branch and keeps the look from being too matchy-matchy. That kind of attention to detail is something that always "wows" us when we see your photos. You guys think of everything! [caption id="attachment_4649" align="alignnone" width="507" caption="Tweet! Tweet! This personalized bird branch wall sticker looks beautiful against a creamy yellow wall."]bird wall sticker. bird wall decal. personalized wall sticker. personalized wall decal.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4650" align="alignnone" width="480" caption="We bet Danny's height is zooming right along with these cars!"]growth chart wall sticker. growth chart wall decal. kid's room decor.[/caption] A Cincinnati mom wanted to add a personal touch to each of her kids' rooms using wall decals from weeDECOR. For Lexy, she chose the personalized bird branch wall decal. The cheerful birds flutter about Lexy's name and look down at that adorable photo collage. A baby that beautiful deserves beautiful wall decor! We think this mom picked the perfect color for the personalized bird branch wall sticker. The soft, muted tones create a peaceful, serene feel in her little girl's room. Over in Danny's room, things are a little bit rowdier! Are these wall decal choices indicative of your kids' personalities, Mom? Our car wall sticker growth chart is full of action as cars, trucks and buses zoom up and down a busy street. Danny's height is only going one way, as you can see by the clever placement of the road signs that mark his height at ages one and two. Over four inches in one year? You must have a good eater on your hands, Mom! A huge THANK YOU to all the moms and dads out there that sent in photos of your fabulous kids' rooms and nurseries! You never cease to amaze us with your fun and unique decor. We are honored to be a part of these fabulous spaces. Keep the pictures coming!

Go Safari with a Giraffe Wall Decal Growth Chart September 15 2009

[caption id="attachment_682" align="aligncenter" width="397" caption="safari giraffe growth chart wall decal "]giraffe growth chart wall decal [/caption] We were so proud this year when we took our two boys to Legoland and the two-year old was just tall enough to make it on all the 34" minimum height requirement rides.  It made us realize how fast our little ones were growing up and that we should be recording these milestones.  Upon returning home, we searched all over for cute growth charts to hang in our boys' rooms.  Lo and behold, we found this fun safari wall decal of a giraffe by Etsy seller Single Stone Studios.  The turtle by the giraffe's side is a cute and clever contrast.   The giraffe wall decal is also reasonably priced at $44.  The growth chart wall decal of course comes in a range of colors to fit your existing nursery or kids room color palette.

Stylish Animal Growth Chart for Kids August 17 2009

[caption id="attachment_4807" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="weeDECOR's Giraffe Wall Decal Growth Chart in Mocha"]giraffe growth chart for a kids room. animal growth chart for a boys room[/caption] Gone are the days when the only baby growth charts available were either too cheesy or just not cute.  Today's growth charts can be stylish and work with your baby's nursery decor.  So not the eye-sore of year's past!  For example, check out our oh-so-cute giraffe wall decal (or wall sticker) growth chart featuring your wee one's name. This growth chart would work in an animal or safari themed nursery or kid's bedroom. This giraffe growth chart is from weeDECOR and comes in a variety of colors such as orange, mocha, brown, and more. Even better, it comes personalized with your little boy's name. Your little girl need not be left out as we have giraffes in pink and lavender to match her room. For other animal wall decor ideas, see our articles on safari themed rooms and our animal wall decal collection. // //