Trend Spotting: Dark walls in the nursery

Some 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!

Sophisticated Gender-Neutral Black White Nursery

Bun in the Oven Sprinkle Shower!

Sprinkle showers are all the rage these days for second-time mamas. Get inspired to throw the ultimate baby shower with this “Bun in the Oven” party that’s simply too sweet to miss!

Sprinkle Bun in the Oven Baby Shower

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.

Deer Decal - Nature Themed Nursery

A Curious George Birthday Extravaganza

A modern Curious George-themed birthday party for a two year old toddler filled with lots of creative diy projects!

Curious George Birthday Party Ideas

Handmade Love: Crochet Finds for the Nursery

Incorporate the rich texture of crochet into your nursery decor with these handmade finds from Etsy. They also make unique shower gifts!

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Playful Safari Twin Nursery (Featured Baby Room)

This week’s featured baby room is a bright twin boys’ nursery. It’s playful yet sophisticated — and it’s got a bit of a safari theme going on.

This jaw-dropping nursery is uncluttered and playful. It looks like it was designed by a pro! And you could say that it was because new mom of twins Ali, of Charles and Ali, isn’t exactly a “new” mom. These twin boys are baby #4 and #5 for Ali so she knows a thing or two about putting a nursery together. More nursery details and images after the jump!

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Nursery Inspirations: Macaron Delight

Hello lovelies. It’s me Ana and it’s been a while since I put my creative juices to good work…but alas I am back.

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It seems like macarons (or macaroons, if you like) are everywhere I look these days. Wonderful, beautiful, colorful little sweet delights that make each bite cheerful and lovely. So why not use these little beauties as inspiration for the home as well… especially for children’s rooms. Use pops of color, a little… or a lot. You can’t go wrong with whichever you choose!

1. Sam Crib w/ Butterflies MuuPanel ($939) from Muu
2. 3 Sprouts Organic Caddy Tote Bag ($24) – Buy it on Amazon.com
3. Bamboo Muslin Collection ($40 for 3 pack) by Aden + Anais
4. Safari Rug from West Elm
5. Seahorse Stripe Wrap ($29) from Pottery Barn Kids
6. Child’s Rattan Armchair ($20) from IKEA

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Inspired Ideas for a Stylish Life with Baby: 8/13/2012

Neon curtain rods, a unique kid artwork showcase and a simple closet organizing tip!

These neon curtain rods from Byron & Bryon instantly add interest and an unexpected pop of color to any room. They’re only sold to interior design professionals but you can create a similar look with an old or inexpensive curtain rod and some paint!

If you’re looking for a creative idea for showcasing your kiddo’s artwork then look no further! This photo book layout from Shutterfly — designed by Paislee Press — is a fun and space-saving idea for keeping all of those lovely masterpieces organized into one beautiful book.

This is one of my favorite organizing tips (via BHG.com)! Install an inexpensive hook behind your closet doors and instantly you’ll have a place to keep your belts in plain view, untangled and ready to wear.

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Storage Bins for the Nursery

Your nursery or toddler room can get quite messy if you don’t have sufficient storage. Cube shelving units — like the IKEA Expedit — are a smart storage solution for kids because they allow mama to keep clutter out of sight and organized in storage bins.

Check out these stylish storage bin finds for baby to make your cube shelving pop!

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A Sweet and Neutral Baby Room {Featured Real Nursery}

This week’s featured nursery is sweet and neutral — and designed by CCN contributor/new mom Amelia!

Our newest contributor Amelia just gave birth to a beautiful baby girl, a little earlier than expected, but she was ready because she had already completed the nursery. I think that’s some sort of record! The room is serene, filled with colorful accessories and great design choices.

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Splurge Worthy: DwellStudio Duvet Sets for Kids

We’re launching a new blog feature here on Chic & Cheap Nursery — and it’s going to be all about those items that aren’t necessarily cheap but are oh-so-very-chic, that they’re SPLURGE WORTHY! And we’re kicking things off with a feature on DwellStudio‘s new Back-to-School Bedding.

Start the new school year off right —and in style!— with one of the new duvet sets ($156) featuring four new playful prints available from DwellStudio. The price might be more than mama hoped for but quality products and unique designs make these kiddie bedding sets worth every penny.

We’re totally crushing on the multi garland set — which design is your favorite?

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Save or Splurge: Mini Cribs

Mini cribs are a great option for new and expectant parents expanding their family within a limited space. They provide the convenience of a standard-sized crib without taking up valuable square footage. Added bonus — they’re very easy to move around the house since most include optional casters.

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