We are having such a great time at the ABC Kids Expo in Las Vegas, and have met so many bloggers at the LaJobi Booth #1303 these past few days! We were really excited about meeting the ladies over at Project Nursery. You may remember we did a Q&A with Project Nursery’s Pamela Ginocchio this summer, and yesterday’s meeting inspired today’s blog post.
There are so many elements to think about when it comes to designing and decorating your baby’s nursery. So, we decided to provide you with the top five “C’s” to help get you started.
#1 Crib – Select the crib, since it will be the centerpiece of the room. Many top interior designers encourage people to take the one piece they absolutely adore, and design the room around that piece. When it comes to a baby’s nursery, that piece is definitely the crib.
#2 Color – Deciding on the color palate is definitely the next step, and should reflect the fashion of the crib. Use gender specific pastels like pink and blue, or gender neutrals such as yellow, green and classic white for a softer feel to the nursery. If you want to create a space that stimulates your baby, go for patterned wallpaper, shapes and even a mural.
#3 Character – Use whimsical characters to help with the theme of your baby’s nursery, and to give the room a personality that your baby will grow into. We’ve seen some amazing nurseries built around Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar book, Winnie the Poo, and classic Disney characters like Snow White and The Little Mermaid. It’s a great way to make the storybooks come to life for your little one!
#4 Closets – And the rest of the furniture that will share the room with your baby. Make sure to choose a dresser, changing table, closet, bookshelf and any other furniture to match the design of the crib. And, keep in mind that your nursery will grow along with your toddler, so your furnishings should be functional to accommodate the needs of your growing baby.
#5 Constants – As your baby grows up, a number of items in the nursery will likely disappear. Within a couple of years, the room will no longer need a changing table, diaper caddy and wipes. Make sure you select certain items that will grow with your child. Cribs that transform into toddler beds are a great selection, as the design stays the same and you won’t have to replace the rest of the furnishings to accommodate a new crib.
The Bonavita Hudson Classic Crib, pictured above as a crib and below as a toddler bed, is a piece that will take your baby from infancy into adulthood.
You just might want to get rid of the teddy bears by the time your baby is a teenager.
Did these tips get you thinking about your baby’s nursery? Which idea did you like best? Comment below!
As always, Bonavita wishes you Inspired Nesting!