Trend Spotting: Dark walls in the nursery

Lately, I’ve noticed nurseries with chic dark walls popping up in my Pinterest feed. While some moms and dads are using dark color to add warmth and drama to the entire room, others are using it to create a focal point with an accent wall.

Some (including me) think that dark walls in the nursery can be calming and stylish, but others feel that it may be too dark and depressing for a baby’s room. What do you think of this trend? Here are 10 Nurseries with Dark Walls to help you decide!

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Bun in the Oven Sprinkle Shower!

Sarah of Lil Hoot is the queen of sprinkle showers in our book. With flawless taste and a knack for puns, she’s styled yet another gorgeous sprinkle shower that we’d like to share with you.

More party details and gorgeous pics after the jump!

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Whimsical Meadow Nursery {featured baby room}

This week’s featured baby room is a whimsical nursery for a baby girl filled with lots of nature-inspired details — including a hand painted forest mural! This room is delicate and personal, with a shabby chic vibe.

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A Curious George Birthday Extravaganza

Let’s monkey around! Our newest contributor Jessica @ Live the Fancy Life is back — and it looks like she’s been bitten by the party planning bug! She styled this darling Curious George-themed birthday for her friend’s second birthday — and let me tell you, Jessica is a rock star when it comes to planning an event! – Nicole

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Handmade Love: Crochet Finds for the Nursery

Handmade makes for the most sentiment-filled gifts. One of my favorite shower gifts was a handmade one. A college friend had her aunt crochet a large lavender blanket for me, which I used as a throw for my nursery glider — and to cuddle under during story time. So this got me thinking about other ways to incorporate crochet into your nursery decor. These are my favorite handmade crochet finds from Etsy:

1. Crochet Flower Garland (approx. $18) from My Crochet Shop 2. Crochet Fox Pillow ($50) from Peanut Butter Dynamite 3. Crochet Bunny in Purple ($25) from Henry St. Martin 4. Upcycled Crochet Rug Cherry Tree Cotton Rug ($150) from King Soleil 5. Crochet Floor Cushion ($61) from La Casa de Coto

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Show Your Bump! 7 Creative Pictures to Take While Pregnant

Nine months sounds like a long time — but it goes by in a flash! Sure, lots of things can happen in nine months, like growing a baby, but it’s because so many things happen during that span of time that it’s important to capture those fleeting moments by snapping a few pictures of your growing belly — before it’s replaced by an adorable infant.

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The Stork is Coming: 3 Cute Ways to Announce Your Pregnancy

Who knew that two little blue lines could make someone so happy? Finding out you’re pregnant is one of the most exciting moments of a pregnancy – along with hearing the heart beat and feeling that little baby kick for the first time. Here are some creative ideas on how to share “the big news” with your loved ones.

1. A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: A photograph of a positive pregnancy test is a common way to announce a pregnancy. But isn’t a picture of a chalkboard due date pointing at your soon-to-be growing belly so much cuter?

2. Announce it With a T-Shirt: If you’re expecting a second child, have the soon-to-be big brother or sister announce the pregnancy with a t-shirt like this one. If this is your first, you can get a t-shirt or onesie for a niece or nephew that reads “I’m going to be a cousin” or one for a sibling that reads “I’m going to be an Aunt/Uncle.”

3. Napkin Notes: Spread the word by inviting unsuspecting family members to dinner and asking them to find their place at the table. Instead of names, write their new “titles” on a napkin.

Sources:
1- In the Moment
2- Zoe’s Attic

3- hither & thither