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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!

A Baby Blue Beauty for a Boy's Nursery - It's Eco-Friendly, Too! March 20 2012 1 Comment

[caption id="attachment_4819" align="alignnone" width="600" caption="An Eco-Friendly Blue Nursery Fit for a Baby Boy"]Eco-Friendly Blue Giraffe Nursery. Organic nursery decor.[/caption] We are loving the shade of blue wall paint in this nursery and were pleasantly surprised by two things. First, the wall treatment is not actually paint but a wall clay that was used to give this nursery the smoky blue hue you see here. Second, the clay has no VOCs and is made from 72% recycled content from stone quarries. Fabulous in two ways! The nursery was the brain child of a team of designers for Healthy Home 2010, one the first designer showhouse's of its kind to support sustainable interior design. In order to participate, showcase designers had to adhere to design guidelines that supported a "green" endeavor. The fabulous smoky, blue walls were created by Keren Navarro, President of Twig and Feather, Inc, using a combination of American Clay’s reclaimed shell-based Marittimo clay plaster in Kentucky Moon and Wild Horse Smoke - all VOC free! The other elements of the nursery are just as stunning and eco-friendly, including an area rug from Orley Shabahang, furniture from Q Collection, a glider from O Ecotextiles, window treatments from Hartman and Forbes, and lighting from Visual Comfort. All of these baby decor products are made from materials that are organic, 100% natural, recyclable, or otherwise sustainable. We love the lifelike giraffe and the modern block print rug that gives this nursery both the classic and modern touches it needs to feel perfect. Thanks to Nesting Newbies for providing the scoop and helping us discover alternative wall decor. See our other articles on the best shades of blue paint for your baby nursery for more ideas for your blue nursery. Photography done by Nick Novelli of Novelli PhotoDesign.

It's a Jungle in There! See These Inspiring Jungle Themed Nurseries. January 30 2012 3 Comments

[caption id="attachment_4771" align="alignnone" width="507" caption="Go gender-neutral with a jungle themed nursery."]animals.wall decals.nursery decor.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4772" align="alignnone" width="427" caption="This cute and cozy nursery is a great place to spend some time with your wee one"]wall decals.nursery decor.animals[/caption] Lions and tigers and fun are found in these fabulous nurseries. From the bedding to the decals to the organization, a jungle-themed room gives parents loads of great decor options. Just add furniture and a baby and you're all set! This mom and dad created a gender-neutral nursery using a beautiful paint color, adorable bedding, and super-creative use of our wall decals. Mom and dad coated the walls with Benjamin Moore's Country Green to give the room a soft, soothing feel. They outfitted the bed with Sleepin' Safari bed cribbing from Land of Nod. With colorful animals appliqued on the quilt and bumper, this was a great choice that accents the wall color perfectly. The piece de resistance in this nursery is the fantastic wall decor found over the crib. File this under...wall decals, they're not just for walls anymore! Mom and dad created their own custom artwork featuring some of our favorite decals. A cuddly blue elephant starts the parade, followed by a stately giraffe and lion. A lumbering hippo and darling little turtle round out the animal train. Carefully placed on wooden canvases, these one-of-a-kind pieces are modern enough for the room and timeless enough to be passed down the the grandchildren. We are, once again, blown away by the creativity of moms and dads everywhere! [caption id="attachment_4774" align="alignnone" width="507" caption="Nathan's little buddy hangs around under his name."]personalized wall decal. monkey wall decal. jungle wall decal[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4775" align="alignnone" width="507" caption="A friendly animal parade stretches end-to-end over Nathan's crib."]animal themed nursery. jungle wall decals. animal wall decals.[/caption] This New York City mom went with a jungle theme in her little boy's nursery, and the results are incredible! Benjamin Moore's Grey Cashmere blankets the wall and provides a lovely backdrop for that Ouef Sparrow crib in white. Minimalist bedding provides some leeway to jazz up the walls with adorable decals, and that's just what mom did! She chose two complimentary decal designs to bring some fun to her little boy's room. Mom used our safari wall decal mural to create a little parade across the wall. A handsome giraffe leads the way followed by his charming safari friends. It's only appropriate that the turtle acts as the caboose in this animal train!  Mom chose to personalize her son's room with out premium personalized monkey wall decal. We just love how that mischievous little monkey looks ready to drop in on the fun as well! Mom tells us, "The Safari wall decals match perfectly with the furniture and the Cloud B Monkey Sleep Machine and Tiny Love Sweet Island Dreams mobile!  We love them and so does everyone else that's come by to see it!" We couldn't agree more! This is a great example of two great looks that look great together. Fantastic job, mom! See how other moms and dads decked out their nurseries with weeDECOR wall decals on our blog. You'll find more fantastic ideas for animal themed nurseries and much, much more.

Seeing Stripes? Paint your Nursery in these Fun, Striped Patterns January 15 2012

Adding painted stripes to walls is an easy(ish) way to add visual interest and playfulness to any room. Whether you're looking to go bold with vibrant, contrasting colors or subtle with a cascade of tonal stripes, this design element is versatile enough to work in either situation. Take a peek at some of these gorgeous examples of stripes at play: [caption id="attachment_4756" align="alignnone" width="553" caption="File this under "fabulous.""]stripes.ceiling.room design[/caption] We love the baby blue/salmon color combination here and the details on that daybed are just incredible.  As the eye travels upward, it is met with the lovely pale blue wall and then WOW! Big, bold salmon stripes sweep across the ceiling and draw due attention to that incredible chandelier. Yes, our necks hurt just thinking about the logistics of painting stripes on the ceiling but in this case? Totally worth it! Kudos to Krista Salmon, the designer of the room, of Kiki's List. [caption id="attachment_4757" align="alignnone" width="450" caption="Another glorious color combination!"]striped ceiling. nursery[/caption] Dark meets light in this unique nursery! These parents got clever with color and opted to keep the walls free of objects to make the ceiling the focal point of the room. We love how the marigold color in the bedding is picked up in the stripes. Taking a cue from the crib, this mom and dad contrasted dark with light on the walls to make a bold statement in their little one's nursery. [caption id="attachment_4758" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="True blue, pale blue, and white wrap around this super-cute little boy's room."]kids.room.decor.stripes.[/caption] While some people shy away from blue walls due to their darkening effect, this mom and dad embraced the blue and brightened up their son's room by incorporating white stripes on the walls. Punctuated by unique accessories (that ceiling light! that crazy cool roman shade! the artwork), the result is a space that is tranquil yet fun, simple yet interesting. [caption id="attachment_4760" align="alignnone" width="480" caption="Stunning stripes in a stunning nursery"]nursery decor. stripes. [/caption] Striped walls definitely add visual interest to a room, but they also have the powerful effect of creating dimension, as evidenced in this beautiful blue and white nursery. Mom and dad opted to keep opposing walls white and used stripes to create depth in the sleeping/changing area of the room. We love the pale blue accents sprinkled here and there (the drawer pulls, the chandelier), but the striped friend on the wall brought the biggest smiles. This might be the one baby who looks forward to diaper changes, just to giggle and grin at the striped friend who watches over the changing table. [caption id="attachment_4759" align="alignnone" width="554" caption="Striped walls in a nautical themed nursery"]striped walls. nautical. nursery[/caption] Life's a beach for this lucky little one! A nautical-themed nursery practically demands stripes of some sort, and these parents kept it subtle. Creamy beige and soft white strips take turns around the room while the wall decor brings the fun. We love how the beige curtains fall on the beige stripes so the pattern is not disrupted. That takes some planning and incredible attention to detail. With a little practice, a little patience, and a LOT of painter's tape, you can add interest, fun, and depth to your nursery or kid's room. Striped walls are an inexpensive way to create a huge impact in your wee one's space. From stripes to wall decals to amazing accessories, we've found tons of examples of  knock-your-socks-off  nursery decor. Be sure to check out our blog for the inspiration you need to design the dream room for your baby or young child. For more incredible ideas, visit our Pinterest boards.

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'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.

Up, Up, & Away with this Gorgeous Hot Air Balloon Wall Mural December 03 2011 1 Comment

[caption id="attachment_4703" align="alignnone" width="507" caption="Mom, Dad, and weeDECOR custom created this wall sticker mural for their little one."][/caption] Balloons, birds, and blue combine to create one gorgeous wall decal mural for an equally gorgeous baby! We were approached by a San Francisco couple to design wall decor that would bring their vision of a perfect nursery to life. Dad proposed to mom in a hot air balloon (awwww....) so they though it fitting to design the nursery of their first born, Ryan, using a hot air balloon theme. They wanted bright and bold colors and asked weeDECOR if we could do something custom. At weeDECOR, we jumped at the chance to help out these awesome parents-to-be. Our designers are always at the ready when special requests come in, and we know that only the best will do when creating that perfect space for your precious wee ones! Mom and dad prepared the walls by blanketing them in Benjamin Moore's Ice Blue from the Aura line. The choice of a softer paint color was brilliant for this project, as the white in the clouds and bold colors of the balloons are a great contrast to the muted tones of the background. Then, it was on to the mural design! In the center, we fashioned a blue and lavender balloon personalized with "Ryan" to serve as the focal point of the mural. We created balloons of various sizes to give the impression of depth in the room (notice how the smaller balloons seem further away than the larger ones?). We included lots of bold color combinations like orange/blue, yellow/green, red/white, and blue/yellow so that the balloons didn't fade into the paint color. But that's not all! Mom and dad wanted a little extra something. In came the embellishments! The clouds (part puffy, part effervescent, and 100% adorable) are creatively placed in front of some balloons and behind others to add to the three-dimensional feel of the design. We pulled some of the bright colors from the balloons to create some matching birdies and voila! A stunning wall decal mural that has it all: personality, exquisite detail, and fun, fun, fun! After adding in the darling Dylan bedding by Serena & Lily, the room was ready for baby's arrival. But what does Ryan think about all this? We're thrilled to report that mom and dad say, "Baby Ryan LOVES looking at his decals as he lays in his crib. We couldn't be happier with the finished product!" We couldn't be happier, either. Thanks for choosing weeDECOR! Loving the idea of a wall sticker mural? We have lots to choose from! If hot air balloons are striking your fancy, see our other hot air balloon wall decals. Our blog is chock-full of nursery decorating ideas for girls and boys if you're looking for a little inspiration.

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.

These Moms go all "Owt" with weeDECOR's Adorable Owl Wall Decals! November 02 2011

Owls are fast becoming one of the latest and greatest trends in nursery decor. Not only are they simply adorable, but they also give off that peaceful vibe that all new parents are looking for when decorating their nurseries and kids' rooms. See how moms and dads are incorporating these feathered friends to create sweet, serene spaces for their little ones. [caption id="attachment_4667" align="alignnone" width="507" caption="Our nature wall decal mural creates interest in a cozy corner of this nursery."]nature wall decals. nature wall stickers. owl wall decals. owl wall stickers. nursery decor[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4668" align="alignnone" width="507" caption="This mom added a special touch to her son's nursery with this personalized owl wall sticker."]owl wall decals. owl wall stickers. personalized wall decals. personalized wall stickers.[/caption] Kellen's mom is a great example of someone who went all "owt" with her nursery decor in this owl-themed room. The nature wall decal mural by the changing table is perfectly placed, allowing her little one to have something beautiful and intriguing to look at during all of those diaper changes. Two happy owls perch on graceful tree branches while some birds in flight make their way to a peaceful resting spot. There's plenty of room for all sorts of friends on that towering tree! Across the room, Kellen's mom made his space personal and unique with our personalized owl wall sticker in pale blue. The colors look absolutely gorgeous and complement the other design elements so well! Mom found the super-fun rug at www.rugsusa.com and it's only a matter of time before little Kellen starts to pitter patter from dot to dot. Mom kept the owl theme going in the crib with some adorable crib bedding by Dwell (one of our favorite designers of modern, fabulous nursery bedding). So that other areas of the room didn't feel left out, Kellen's mom added some of the pieces from the nature wall decal mural to other walls. A single, sweet bird at the end of the crib watches over little Kellen when he sleeps, and yet another uses the photo collage as a landing place. This room is such a fantastic example of a mom that uses the versatility of our designs in unexpected ways. She sticks to her chosen theme without overdoing it. Great job, mom! [caption id="attachment_4669" align="alignnone" width="507" caption="weeDECOR's wall stickers make this room twice as nice!"]personalized wall stickers. personalized wall decals, owl wall stickers, bird wall stickers[/caption] This Quebec mom embellishes her kids' walls with several different weeDECOR wall stickers, using color and birds to pull it all together. Aiden and Zachary share a room, but each sweet boy gets his own personal space thanks to the personalized dot arch wall decal over each bed. These wall stickers really make a statement and leave nothing to chance as to who sleeps where! We love how this mom incorporated birds into the room with two distinct, fabulous designs. On the left, the bird branch wall decal in yellow is a cheerful, charming addition to Zachary's side of the room. We're sure Aiden delights in gazing up at the owl branch wall decal that hangs over his bed. What an adorable, fun room! Thanks for sharing, mom! [caption id="attachment_4670" align="alignnone" width="480" caption="This mom makes Connor's space his very own with our personalized solo owl wall sticker."]owl wall sticker. owl wall decal. [/caption] The bold, bright colors of this personalized solo owl wall sticker add just the right punch of color to Connor's nursery. A sweet, solitary owl sits contentedly on the graceful arm of a tree and keeps a close eye on this baby boy. This particular design comes in several different colors so you are sure to find a good fit for your nursery. This New York City mom selected navy/pale blue...just perfect for a little boy! She further customized her design by spelling out Connor's name with our "Smiley" type style. We hope this personalized wall decal makes Connor and his parents smile right along with those letters! We love it! [caption id="attachment_4671" align="alignnone" width="479" caption="A too-cute trio of owls takes a little break."]owls wall decal. owl wall stickers. wall decor.[/caption] A Philadelphia mom found the perfect accent to her nursery with our sleeping owls wall decal. The browns and greens in this design look fantastic against the wall color. This mom used Valspar's Betsy Ross House Moss as a great neutral color for the room. The dark walnut color in Graco's Lauren Changing Table looks so rich against the muted walls. Unlike some of the other owls seen above, this group is fast asleep on a tree branch. It's hard work being so adorable! weeDECOR offers a huge variety of owl wall stickers in our collection. You'll find owls in branches, owls in trees, and all-alone owls to adorn the walls of your nursery or kid's room. If you're looking for more ideas as to how to incorporate owls into your nursery or kid's room decor, see these customer photos.

Free Stuff - Yay! A Free Wall Paint Sample Kit from Valspar January 17 2011 1 Comment

[caption id="attachment_3878" align="alignnone" width="541" caption="Free Wall Paint Samples from Valspar"]Free Wall Paint Samples from Valspar. nursery wall paint. baby room wall paint[/caption] Ooh!  We like free stuff and know you do, too. If you are getting ready to paint your nursery and are in the midst of choosing wall paint color, see this offer from Valspar Paint. Starting today, Valspar will be giving away 1,000 FREE paint project starter kits a day for 100 days. Each kit includes an 8-ounce paint sample, mini roller, paint tray and coordinating paint chips. You also get a $5-off coupon for a Valspar purchase at Lowe’s stores nationwide.   To get you free starter kit, all you have to do is visit Facebook.com/ValsparPaint and click “Like”. Even the postage is free! Valspar recommends trying a sample as the best first step in any painting project. We agree! Paint can appear to change color depending on the light in the room -- whether it's near a window or in a corner, at eye-level or near a baseboard. Designers and decorators often test paint colors before making a final selection by doing a 'roll out.' In addition to feeling good about "free", purchases of Valspar branded products in 2011 support Valspar’s paint donations to Habitat for Humanity helping families benefit from the transformative power of color. See our other articles on nursery paint ideas including: The Best Shades of Yellow Paint for Your Nursery The Best Shades of Blue Paint for Your Nursery

A Cute Two-Toned Painted Yellow & Pink Nursery with weeDECOR Flower Wall Decals December 11 2010

[caption id="attachment_3780" align="alignnone" width="368" caption="Pink Yellow, & Green Nursery with weeDECOR Flower Wall Decals"]Pink Yellow, & Green Nursery with weeDECOR Flower Wall Decals[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3781" align="alignnone" width="256" caption="Tuilp & Bird Wall Decals on Bright Pink Painted Baby Room Wall"]Tuilp & Bird Wall Decals on Bright Pink Painted Baby Room Wall[/caption] Check out this lovely two-toned painted pink and yellow nursery decorated by a weeDECOR customer from Raleigh, NC. While we love our how this mom used our nursery wall decals, we were particularly struck by her two-toned painted walls in the baby’s room. Note how she uses a pale yellow paint as her primary color. The paint color is Benjamin Moore's Lemon Meringue. Then, she painted her accent wall in bright pink called Crushed Berries, also by Benjamin Moore. This pink and yellow color combination is ingenious because it makes both colors brighter and brings more visual interest to the baby’s room. Your eye can’t help but be drawn to the color in a “yin and yang” sort of way. Mom used our gorgeous modern flower wall decal mural to decorate her baby girl’s room. The decal set comes with tulip wall decals, sunflower wall decals, and butterfly and bird wall decals. Her cute pink and green hanging crib mobileis called JuicyFruit and is from TrendLab. Precious little watermelons and strawberries with percale and paisley striped twill dangle just beyond baby’s reach. The white crib helps make the room feel light and airy and the wall decals add the playfulness and whimsy. Thanks, mom, for sending us photos of your wall decals. See our other customer photos for ideas on decorating a nursery with wall decals. Also, see our other articles for: The best yellow paint for your nursery Two-toned painted pink painted baby room walls Decorating a nursery in pink

The Best Shades of Yellow Paint for Your Nursery Walls June 22 2010

[caption id="attachment_3232" align="alignnone" width="383" caption=""Moonlight" by Benjamin Moore for Pottery Barn Kids"]"Moonlight" yellow paint by Benjamin Moore for Pottery Barn Kids. pale yellow no voc paint eco-friendly paint[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3233" align="alignnone" width="477" caption=""Hay is for Horses" Warm Yellow Paint by Mythic for Land of Nod"]"Hay is for Horses" Warm Yellow Paint by Mythic for Land of Nod[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3234" align="alignnone" width="489" caption=""Pale Daffodil" by Behr from Rate My Space-er "KasieMoffett""]"Pale Daffodil" by Behr from Rate My Space-er "KasieMoffett". pale yellow nursery paint. butter yellow baby room paint.[/caption] The warmth of the summer sun has inspired us to pay homage to the color yellow. In our opinion, yellow's beauty when painting a nursery comes from its versatility as a gender neutral shade that can stand alone or accent both cool or warm colors. If you go warm, you can accent with pinks, oranges, and greens. If you choose a cool pale yellow, white, blues, and lavender accents are delightful options. For your quintessential pale yellow paint, try Benjamin Moore’s pale yellow called “Moonlight”. See how beautiful this cool shade of yellow looks paired with other cool colors like this pale blue for Pottery Barn Kids? This yellow is the perfect shade for an accent and would also work as an accent for a lavender, pale green, or pale pink nursery. For a warmer shade of yellow paint for your baby’s room, try Land of Nod’s Mythic line of paint. They have a lovely, warm shade of yellow called “Hay is for Horses”. It does a nice job evoking warmth with its buttery yellow accented with red, oranges, and hot pinks. We also like Behr’s "Pale Daffodil" yellow paint shown here in this Rate My Space-er’s hot pink and yellow painted nursery. The bright pink adds warmth and the pale yellow paint tones down the pink. The ceiling and floor moldings painted in a decorator's white add the classic detail we love. For ideas on other shades of yellow, consider these: Benjamin Moore Ambiance Filtered Sunlight Philadelphia Cream Little Angel Hawthorne Yellow Pale Straw Yellow Freeze Behr Banana Split Moon Dance Sherwin Williams Lively Yellow Friendly Yellow For more ideas on how to paint your nursery, see our other articles on: Which Paints are Safe for Your Nursery The Best Shades of Blue Wall Paint for a Nursery Top Nursery Wall Paint Ideas for 2010 Gorgeous Wall Paint Ideas from Top Designers Nursery Wall Decals for a Painted Look Without the Mess

A Few of the Most Inspiring Blue Nurseries We've Ever Seen March 15 2010

[caption id="attachment_2162" align="aligncenter" width="357" caption="Breakfast at Tiffany's Blue Themed Baby Girl Nursery"]Breakfast at Tiffany's Blue Themed Nursery[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2163" align="aligncenter" width="412" caption="Blue & Orange Boy's Modern Nursery with Large Tree Wall Decal"]Blue & Orange Boy's Modern Nursery with Large Tree Wall Decal[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2164" align="aligncenter" width="336" caption="Blue Painted Striped Boy's Nursery with Monogram Wall Decal "]Blue Painted Striped Boy's Nursery with Monogram Wall Decal [/caption] We are always impressed when we find a clever spin on a traditional theme or color in kid’s room decorating. So, we wanted to share these three inspiring blue nurseries from Rate My Space moms that are sure to knock your socks off, too. These super creative moms turned what could be traditional blue nurseries upside down, making them anything but traditional. This glamorous, vintage “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” blue nursery was designed by “mnm” for her baby girl named Audrey, of course :). She painted the walls in “Sea Breeze” by Valspar (matched by Sherwin Williams). And, she got her oh-so-glam look with a lot of smart shopping at Target and Amazon including her black and white baby bedding and sumptuous, white shag rug. Mnm painted the wall letters herself to give Audrey an elegant personality of her own. In her other photos, you’ll see very cool black and white damask printed curtains and a damask lamp, a vintage chandelier wall decal over her glider, and a to-die-for mirrored nightstand to hold knick-knacks. For a more modern blue nursery, we love what “Chemegal” did in her baby boy’s room using a soft blue, bright orange, and brown color palette. Her blue paint is that gorgeous “Robin’s Egg” from Benjamin Moore. She had her custom white and orange giraffe crib bedding custom made by an Etsy seamstress as well as the large brown tree wall decal behind the crib. We love how well the orange is used to accent the room as it brings warmth and visual punch. The blue and brown do their job nicely bringing a calming and cooling feel. We also like the not-as-common vertical positioning of her wall letters. Finally, if you’re up for creative wall painting, this classy looking, blue striped painted nursery is a show-stopper. Mom-to-Be “Altortolero” painted 2 inch wide white stripes with alternating 10.5 inch wide light blue (Behr Twilight Grey) and dark blue stripes (Behr Skyline Steel) to get this look. We love how the painted stripes and two-toned wall paint make the baby’s room feel like a beautifully wrapped present with a monogram wall decal “bow” on top. We also appreciate the rich, espresso colored furniture that adds an even classier feel and the modern touches like the brown and white Dwell throw. For more ideas and inspiration, see our other articles on the best blue wall paints for a nursery, black and white nursery decor, and decorating with vintage Barbie wall prints.

New! No VOC Nursery-Friendly Wall Paint from Land of Nod January 30 2010

[caption id="attachment_1780" align="aligncenter" width="301" caption="No VOC Light Green Nursery Wall Paint - "Inchworm" from Land of Nod"]Light Green Nursery Wall Paint - "Inchworm" from Land of Nod[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1781" align="aligncenter" width="301" caption="No VOC Lavender Nursery Wall Paint - "Naptime" from Land of Nod"]VOC Free Lavender Nursery Wall Paint - "Naptime" fom Land of Nod[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1782" align="aligncenter" width="301" caption="No VOC Orange Nursery Wall Paint - "Have you Seen Tangerine" from Land of Nod"]No VOC Orange Nursery Wall Paint - "Have you Seen Tangerine" from Land of Nod[/caption] Land of Nod has just introduced a delightful selection of wall paints for nurseries and kids’ rooms to coordinate with their stylish line of baby and children furniture and accessories.  With names as pleasant-sounding to the ear as the wall paint colors are pleasant-looking to the eye, it’s worth taking a peek even if you’re not planning a near-term, nursery decorating project. Our favorite names are a light olive green paint called “Ribbit”, a taupe paint called “Dad’s Pants”, and a soft yellow-beige paint called “Buttered Noodles”.  Clever :) The light green paint featured above is called “Inchworm”and is a gorgeous spring-like shade of green, great for a gender neutral themed nursery or a spring baby.  Add more brown, mocha, or taupe décor to make it a bit more “boy”.  Add soft pinks, bright pinks, or lavenders to make it a bit more “girl”. The lavender paint shade is called “Naptime” and is modern and fun. If you seek brightness, use white to complement your decorating as done by Land of Nod here.  Or, bring in some light colored-wood furniture to soften up your look. Finally, for something way modern and striking, “Have you seen Tangerine” can bring in a rich, warm orange wall paint that will envelope your baby boy’s nursery in coziness.  Best for bigger nurseries with a bit more space, as darker shades of paint can make a room feel small, try rich brown furniture as styled by Land of Nod with cool blue accents for a modern feel.  Or, heavy up on the white and olive accents for something a bit more retro. With regard to eco-friendliness and kid safety, Land of Nod has it all buttoned up.  All of their wall paints are eco-friendly, non-toxic, free of VOCs and solvents, and have nearly zero odor.  Their paint is also safe from commonly sticky hands as it is scrub resistant. The paints are made by Mythic. See our other nursery wall paint ideas, particularly nursery wall paint trends for 2010.

Ooh La La Decorating Idea - Paint the Nursery Walls Orange! January 07 2010

[caption id="attachment_1605" align="aligncenter" width="480" caption="Orange and Yellow Nursey Decor"]Orange and Yellow Nursey Decor[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1608" align="aligncenter" width="288" caption="Calypso Orange Benjamin Moore Wall Paint for a Nursery or Kids' Room"]Calypso Orange Benjamin Moore Wall Paint for a Nursery or Kids' Room[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1609" align="aligncenter" width="291" caption="Citrus Orange Benjamin Moore Wall Paint for a Nursery or Kid's Room"]Citrus Orange Benjamin Moore Wall Paint for a Nursery or Kid's Room[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1610" align="aligncenter" width="286" caption="Kids Stuff Sherwin-Williams Wall Paint for a Nursery or Kid's Room"]Kids Stuff Sherwin-Williams Wall Paint for a Nursery or Kid's Room[/caption] Decorating a nursery gives you the opportunity to break out from what might be more conservative décor.  We like to think of it more as an obligation – an obligation to ourselves to continue fueling the creative nature in each of us. And, what better way to do that than with contemporary European style and painting the nursery orange? According to color theorists, orange is a warm color that encourages play – the perfect color for kids – by combining the happiness of yellow and the energy of red. This nursery from UK outfit VivaBaby packs a punch with orange painted walls and bright and cheery white and yellow furniture.  VivaBaby is a retailer of exclusive modern nursery and children’s furniture from top designers in Italy, Denmark, France, and Germany. The collection featured here is from Italy and is called Nature Yellow and depicts bees on a summer day. To recreate this look, there are a few shades of wall paint to consider.  From Benjamin Moore, try Citrus Orange or Calypso Orange. You can get these shades in their eco-friendly, no VOC brand, Natura.  Sherwin Williams has a shade called Kid’s Play that is also nice. As with any painting project, always, ALWAYS test a few shades on the wall before committing to a color.  It is amazing how different a paint chip can look from the actual paint on the wall. For the rest of the baby room, decorate white furniture and light-colored accessories (i.e. gliders, rugs, bedding).  With a bold paint color on the walls, you’ll need a lot of white to provide the contrast that will give the room its punch and reflect the light. And, if you are concerned with overwhelming the room in orange, consider painting just one of the three walls orange to get that delightful splash of color.  Or, paint the bottom half orange and the top half a decorator’s white and use a fun wall border to separate the two colors.  Consider wall decals or wall stencils to create a wall border similar to this one.

The Best Shades of Blue Wall Paint for the Nursery December 27 2009

[caption id="attachment_1530" align="aligncenter" width="510" caption="Light Blue Paint for a Nursery - Benjamin Moore "Lake Placid""]Light Blue Paint for a Nursery - Benjamin Moore "Lake Placid"[/caption] There are thousands of shades of blue paint to choose from which makes it more than challenging to narrow down choices.  We spent some time finding the best shades of blue wall paint for your baby's nursery or kid's room so you don't have to.  Our criteria was based on richness of color, uniqueness of color, and the likelihood of the paint matching other decorative elements like bedding and window treatments.  We then tried to find examples where these paints were used so you had a better sense for them. And, don't think blue paint is just for boy nurseries.  Bring in a bit more girl with white, pink, or lavender and you'll be all set. We've broken our finds into three categories - light blue, medium blue, and dark or navy blue and linked to them where we could find them.  Pretty much all of these are low or no VOC (i.e. no fumes, no odor, and more environmentally safe) but it's best to confirm before purchase. Good luck with your painting and let us know how you like our recommendations. Light Blue Lake Placid, Benjamin Moore - Featured in the photo above from mfluhr on HGTV's Rate My Space. Crystal Blue, Benjamin Moore - Featured on Becoming Mom. Robin's Nest - A "Tiffany" blue great for girls' rooms featured on Life on Grace. Harbor Fog, Benjamin Moore - Featured on Pottery Barn Kids. Caribbean Mist, Benjamin Moore - Featured on A Few of my Favorite Things. Pool, Serena & Lily - Featured on Torie Jayne's blog. Air, Serena & Lily - Featured on Serena & Lily's site. Drizzle, Sherwin Williams - Featured on Design Dazzle. Blue Ice, Benjamin Moore - Featured on Decor Pad. Medium Blue Blue Marguerite, Benjamin Moore - Featured on Pottery Barn Kids. Chambray, Serena & Lily - Featured on Serena & Lily. Resolute Blue, Sherwin Williams - Swatch featured on My Perfect Color. Dark Blue Old Glory, Benjamin Moore - Featured on Pottery Barn Kids. Old Blue Jeans, Benjamin Moore - Featured on Design Noob. Navy, Serena & Lily - Featured on Serena & Lily.

Top Nursery Wall Paint Color Ideas for 2010 December 25 2009

[caption id="attachment_1517" align="aligncenter" width="450" caption="Benjamin Moore's Robin's Nest Wall Paint for a Baby Nursery"]Benjamin Moore's Robins Egg Wall Paint for a Baby Nursery[/caption] Since we are getting ready to kick off the new year, we have come up with our picks for our favorite nursery wall paint colors for 2010 for a baby nursery.  These wall paint ideas were gathered based on recent home decor trends, our love for certain shades, and an eye on fashion and interior design trends for 2010.  Furthermore, we'll show you which of our wall decals match with these great shades. 1) Turquoise was recently named Pantone's color of the year for 2010 and it is a fun color to use in kid's and baby room decorating.  Take this nursery decorated by Etsy seller and blogger Caroline Armelle above as an example.  She used Benjamin Moore's Robin's Nest wall paint to create a modern nursery with a touch of vintage.  This shade is like that beautiful Tiffany blue.  Because the blue is so striking on its own, neutral shades like brown and white add great depth of color. Try our animal wall decals in chocolate brown to add that bit of fun. 2) Caroline's nursery uses another one of our recommended colors - a sunny yellow.  We like Sherwin William's Lemon Twist to get that bright and cheery yellow as shown in this Project Nursery post.  Yellow is a wonderful color for 2010 because it can be accompanied with bright and vibrant colors like blues and greens.  Or, it can be softened with soft browns and creams.  This shade of yellow is also great for a gender neutral nursery. We like pairing this yellow with green to bring in that natural feel. Our apple green wall decals are a bright and cheery green that will go with most any shade of yellow. For theme ideas, try our turtle wall decals or our green and yellow butterfly wall decals. 3) Eco-friendly decor will continue to grow in 2010 and our list would be incomplete without that perfect shade of green.  This beautiful Cedar Green is from Benjamin Moore and is part of Pottery Barn Kid's decor line.  This green is not too yellow and not too olive.  It is that perfect nature-colored green and the paint itself is nature friendly as it is zero VOC. Because it is such a neutral shade, you can use many accent colors to liven it up such as blue, yellow, and orange. 4) Pastel baby blues are a thing of the past and 2010 is no different.  There are so many gorgeous shades of blue to help you create the perfect boy's room.  Benjamin Moore's Lake Placid is a timeless classic blue with a bit of grey to bring that contemporary look we seek. Our charcoal grey wall decal letters would add that personalized, matching touch. 5) For girls' room decorating, there will always be pink.  But, pink in 2010 borders on lilac like this Juice from Serena & Lily. This vivacious color is also low VOC and would work well against white moldings and borders. Again, our wall decal letters in white would match perfectly and we'd recommend a fun type face like curly or wavy. 6) Finally, we think lavender will continue to shine in 2010 as it did in 2009.  This Lily Lavender wall paint is also part of Pottery Barn Kid's Benjamin Moore selection.  Lavender is a beautiful light purple that provides a nice alternative to a pink wall paint. See our other articles on which paints are safe for nurseries and other wall paint ideas for your baby's room such as modern palette picks from top designers. Then, see our selection of nursery wall decals to make your nursery fabulous.

Gorgeous Wall Paint Ideas for Kids' Rooms from Top Designers December 14 2009

[caption id="attachment_1441" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Kids Room Wall Paint Color Palette in Blue, Orange, and Yellow from Benjamin Moore"]Kids Room Color Palette in Blue, Orange, and Yellow from Benjamin Moore[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1442" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Kids Room Wall Paint Color Palette in Blue, Pink, and Yellow from Benjamin Moore"]Kids Room Wall Paint Color Palette in Blue, Pink, and Yellow from Benjamin Moore[/caption] Real Simple, one of our favorite magazines for fun, fresh ideas for life and the home worked with Amy Wax, author of Can’t Fail Color Themes ; Kristan Cunningham, host of HGTV’s Design on a Dime; and Leatrice Eiseman of the Pantone Color Institute with photography by Grant Cornett, to come up with these gorgeous wall paint color combos.    These designed-for-kids fun colors are delightful and contemporary alternatives to your more traditional shades of blue and pink.  We've included a few of the palettes above but there are more in the full article at RealSimple.com.  Their decorating tip of using one of the three colors for the walls and the others for accents and trim is a great way to add the color depth and contrast we seek in a vibrant colored kids room and baby nurseries. The first wall paint palette they call Citrus Blast is our favorite.  We love the orange and blue combo with the yellow touch.  The colors are called Tangelo, Tropical Cabana, and American Cheese and are Benjamin Moore's Natura line.  Benjamin Moore's Natura line has zero VOC's (which means the paint does not emit odor nor chemicals) and is a great choice for the eco-conscious mom. The second wall paint palette we liked as it cleverly used both blue and pink with a neutralizing yellow.  They aptly named this palette Berry Blast and the colors are Mimosa, Strawberry Ice, and Little Boy Blue by Pantone EuroLux Interior sold at pantone.com. See our other articles for more inspirational ideas for wall paint in kids rooms and learn which wall paints are safe for nurseries.

Gorgeous Nursery Wall Paint & Decor for a Baby Boy November 22 2009

[caption id="attachment_1278" align="aligncenter" width="470" caption="Boy Nursery in Brown, Sage, & Blue"]Boy Nursery in Brown, Sage, & Blue[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1279" align="aligncenter" width="470" caption="Boy Nursery in Blue, Sage, & Brown with Glider"]Boy Nursery in Blue, Sage, & Brown with Glider[/caption] Rate My Space is a fantastic place to get ideas for nursery and kid's room decor.  The site is part of HGTV and has hundreds, if not thousands, of nurseries and kids rooms decorated by people from around the world. We were particularly inspired by Griffan's baby boy room which is decorated in mocha (or brown), beiges, blues, and greens.  With a little wall paint, this mom created a warm, modern feeling nursery that looks like the work of a professional interior designer. The walls in this nursery are the highlight.  The squares you see are painted on the wall. You can recreate this look by using a contemporary wall stencil approach.  Use tape of your chosen width to create the grid.  The brown-toned wall paint is Sherwin Williams Mocha.  Above the crib hang the peach, blue, and green wall letters from WalMart giving the nursery the personalization we love.  In the second photo, notice the creative, modern wall shelves in the shape of a wave adding some rounded corners like the white Japanese lanterns hanging from the ceiling - one of our favorite nursery decorating items! As you can see, a little bit of wall paint can go along way. See our other articles for inspiring nursery wall paint ideas as well as how to find wall paint safe for nurseries.

Delicious Shades of No VOC Wall Paint from PB Kids October 25 2009

[caption id="attachment_1036" align="aligncenter" width="383" caption="No VOC Lily Lavender Wall Paint from PBKids"]No VOC Lily Lavender Wall Paint from PBKids[/caption] Wall paint is such an easy and low cost way to bring life to your nursery or kid's room. But, it can be challenging to find that 'just right' color and eco-friendly solution (read: no VOC, low odor) you feel comfortable putting on your baby's walls. Pottery Barn Kids has been working with Benjamin Moore for a few years now helping you with wall paint ideas to match your kid's decor.  They have just introduced their latest fall/winter colors in a beautiful selection we adore in Benjamin Moore’s eco-friendly Natura® formula. This zero-VOC and nearly odorless wall paint is great for kid-friendly spaces not only because it is enviornmentally friendly, but also because it covers well and withstands repeated scrubbings from little sticky fingers. The colors are lavishly named using delicious words such as Raspberry Truffle, Pink Cadillac, Cedar Green, and Blue Marguerite.  Above we show the Lily Lavender shade in a girl's room.  Their wall paint is available in an Eggshell or a Semi-gloss finish.  The Eggshell finish provides a softly polished look and an easy to clean surface ideal for children’s walls. The Semi-gloss finish stands up well to repeated cleanings, and is recommended for moldings and trim. These paints are only available online and we highly encourage you to sample the colors before committing.  Because the shades are custom mixed, they are not returnable.  Pottery Barn Kids sells their wall paint in one gallon cans but offers an eight-ounce color sample kit for testing your walls.  They also sell their fan deck for $2 so you can see all the colors. See our other articles for low or no VOC wall paint recommendations for your kid's rooms.

Brilliant Butterfly Decor for Baby Rooms August 24 2009

Modern butterfly nursery decor - a great way to decorate your baby girl's room.

Learn Which Wall Paints are Nursery Safe August 14 2009

If your nursery decorating plans involve painting walls, consider low VOC, zero VOC, or natural paints.  Low VOC stands for volatile organic compounds.  In paint, VOCs manifest themselves in the form of odor and vapors that can cause eye, nose, and throat irritation. Significant exposure can lead to problems with kidneys, liver, or the central nervous system. Luckily, recent advancements in technology have enabled the production of low VOC, zero VOC, or natural wall paints. These paints are ideal for those moms seeking a green nursery or those seeking unnecessary chemical exposure. They can also be easier to clean, to dispose of, and tend to produce less odor. To be considered low VOC, the paint may only contain 250 grams of VOC per liter. Zero VOC paints may still contain VOCs, but have less than 5 grams of VOC per liter. Natural paints use water instead of petroleum and are made from natural ingredients such as water, clay, chalk, plant dyes, natural latex and even milk and beeswax. There are many wall paint options in the market but here is a list of some of our favorites that are particularly good for kid’s rooms and nurseries. Low VOC Paints Benjamin Moore Aura Serena & Lily Zero VOC Paints Olympic Premium Paint Harmony by Sherwin-Williams Devine Color
Natural Paints Marston & Langinger Bioshield (The Kinder line is made especially for kids) Green Planet Paints The Old-Fashioned Milk Paint Company