DIY Mobile Ideas for Baby’s Nursery

I made this DIY faux capiz mobile for my daughter’s nursery. I used wax paper to mimic the look of capiz shells, but you could add some color and pattern by substituting your favorite fabric or craft paper.

The best part of making a mobile for baby’s nursery? It cost almost nothing to make!

DIY Capiz Mobile

Here are three more examples of beautiful, inexpensive mobiles that you can make yourself.Read More...

Geometric Patterns Galore

After my last post on spots & dots, I thought I should show you one of my current obsessions:  GEO!
As I mentioned, I’m slightly over chevron so triangles and geometric shapes are a great alternative.

geometric patterns baby nursery design trend

Lamp / mobile / decals / quilt / print / linen / mobile / cushion

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Retro Nursery Prints by Kindertype

We’re always looking for new and upcoming Etsy shops to feature on our site — and we are super psyched to introduce you to our new favorite find, Kindertype.

retro nursery decor wall prints
Fresh designs and products  with a retro look, featuring beautiful typography, modern graphics and fresh colors are what define Kindertype style.

Owner and designer, Rachel Swanson, has a degree in biology but a passion for design — and just like most of us moms who run our own businesses, it all began with the birth of her child. What started as the desire to create the perfect birth announcement for her daughter turned into a thriving Etsy shop, Kindertype.

Take a look at this shop’s selection of nursery prints, custom birth announcements and unique designs ($18-$48 depending on print and size) at  kindertype.etsy.com.

Photo: Courtesy of Kindertype

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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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Noteworthy: Bumperless Crib Bedding from New Arrivals, Inc.

Looking for an alternative to traditional crib bumpers? New Arrivals Inc.‘s new bumperless crib sheets ($102) might be just what you’re looking for!

Simple and sweet, the crib bedding designer now offers five different bumperless sheets — with coordinating fabrics on the top and side of the sheet and with edges trimmed in cording.

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Nightlight Picks for the Nursery

In the dark, even the sweetest of nursery’s can become a scary place for a toddler. Brighten up your little one’s bedtime with one of these adorable nightlights for baby!

1. Giraffe Nightlight ($48) from Jonathan Adler.
2. Rechargeable Pixie Night Light and Lantern ($39) from Beaba.
3. Nocturnal Owl Nightlight ($49) from The Land of Nod.
4. Dreamlight ($35) from Urban Outfitters.
5. Love You Nightlight ($24) from Owly Shadow Puppets.
6. Crystal Butterfly Nightlight ($29) from Pottery Barn Kids.
7. OXO Candela Zoom ($23) from OXO.
8. Offi Dachshund Lamp ($79) from Modern Nursery.
9. Star Egg Nightlight ($169) from Giggle.
10. Glo Nightlight ($70) by Boon.

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For Little Ones: Handmade Bunny Finds

Spring has sprung, and Easter is just around the corner! So it seemed like the perfect time to roundup some of our favorite bunny finds from Etsy.com.

From a silk screened pillow to some Scandinavian plush bunnies, you won’t want to miss these hoppin’ items!

Handmade Bunny finds

1. Bunny Rabbit Silhouette – Modern Wooden Wall Clock ($25)
2. Lilac Bunny Rabbit Purple Bowl with Ascii Computer Punctuation ($26)
3. Retro Scandinavian 70s Fabric Easter Bunny Rabbit Plush Toy ($24)
4. Wooden Bunny Toy – Eco Friendly Baby Gift ($14)
5. Silk Screened Bunny Pillow – in Teal ($30)

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