With everything that goes into preparing for baby, the costs can quickly add up — so don't blow it all on the nursery. To ensure your little one's space is still stylish without breaking the bank, we found cute accents under $25. Little touches like retro prints and bright pillows will complete your nursery's look without denting the diaper budget. Check out our favorite picks; a few of them make great gifts, too!
If you're a fan of Green Wedding Shoes, you're already familiar with founder Jen Campbell's refined aesthetic and style. While the blog's focus is beautiful weddings, you needn't be a bride to appreciate the design inspiration that GWS offers.
When Jen welcomed her daughter, Sienna, this February, she incorporated a baby series into her site's coverage, including, of course, a truly special nursery. The new mama worked with Serena & Lily and The Land of Nod (two of our faves!) to create a "pretty and girly (but not over the top girly) modern nursery with a touch of whimsy." We think she nailed it! Click through to see the highlights of Sienna's very sweet space.
When it came time to update her daughter Marlowe's nursery, mom Drea of the blog Oh Dear Drea decided that it was time to lighten things up a bit. While the walls were painted with white and varying shades of blues, the room is also infused with prints, patterns, and little Marlowe's favorite color, pink.
"It's her own little magical dreaming play space," Drea said. "I'm really happy with the outcome, and I think she likes it too!" Click through to see all of the eclectic, imaginative details that make Marlowe's room truly one-of-a-kind.
Rack 'em up! Books can educate, inspire, and more, but they can also clutter up a room if there's no proper place to store them. Rather than fill a traditional bookcase with your lil one's tomes, consider some unique ways to show off your tot's favorite stories. From inspirational gallery displays to home-built furniture, we've rounded up 15 ways to declutter the book corner in your kids' rooms. Check them out!
Designing a nursery can take months of work, and in the blink of an eye, it's time to turn that special space into a big kid's room. Rather than starting from scratch and having to completely revamp an infant's nursery when it's time to make the transition, consider designing a room for your baby that'll grow along with him. Here, 20 smart tricks for making the transition from baby to big kid a whole lot easier!
Just when we thought we couldn't love Blabla Kids any more, the purveyors of the cutest knit dolls in the world (check out this first birthday party for proof) is expanding its kid-friendly offerings. Designed to complement Blabla's adorable knit (and more recently cloth) dolls, pillows, mobiles, and blankets, the new Petit Home collection ($24-$130) features "poetic, modern, soft goods for kids," including play blankets, pillows, handkerchief bean bags, and lunch totes, all available in four designs, each of which comes in two to three colorways. We're especially smitten with the bean bags, perfect for a playroom, and the traveling play pads, which we're betting will become a new mom must have. Check out the whole collection at Blabla now, and if you're listening, Blabla, then we only have one thing to say: we want more!
Don't revel in the unofficial start of Summer just during sunny, warm days. Celebrate the season after dark with cute kids' bedding, inspired by the sun, sea, and outdoor creatures. From mermaid-adorned crib and kids' bedding from The Land of Nod and Zara Home Kids to RH Baby & Child's subtle whale print and Serena & Lily's nautical flag sheets, the following seven bedding finds will make it feel like Summer, before and after your annual trip to the beach.
Whether you're bringing home baby to a house in the suburbs or a studio apartment, chances are, there's a time you've wished for just a little more square footage than what you currently have. We're here to tell you that it's not about the space itself, rather how you use it. Some of the most beautifully designed nurseries we've seen are those that take advantage of every square foot — and do so in style.
Keeping your kids' toys organized can seem like a never-ending and impossible-to-win battle. While we don't recommend taking the advice of one of our friends — who recently decided she might as well throw away all of her two toddlers' toys, since "they only wanted to play with the iPad anyway" — we get that keeping your house uncluttered and cute in a toy-filled zone is a tough job. That's why we tracked down 11 real kid's rooms that provide some direction on how to make all that stuff look attractive to you, your kids, and any visitors who might dare to visit. Keep clicking to learn how living with toys can be done stylishly (we swear it's possible!)
For modern design at an incredibly affordable price point, no one does it quite like Ikea. The Swedish megastore is known for its kid-friendly practices, from supervised play areas to shopping strollers, baby care areas to healthy, hearty children's meals at in-store bistros and restaurants. Here are 25 of our favorite Ikea finds for little ones — from kids room essentials to fun, affordable playthings.