Minimalistic Baby Nursery – Yay or Nay?

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How do you feel about this minimalistic baby nursery? Do you love it or hate it?

As for me, I kind of love it. It’s simple, yet charming. And I love the colors all working together to create something interesting.

Cordless Window Covering Designs for Your Baby

As a parent, your child’s safety and happiness are the most important things to you. SelectBlinds.com gets that. In fact, they are now the first and only custom window covering company to go 100% cordless. No cords = safe, happy kids and parents.

With that in mind, here are a few nursery room designs that use cordless window coverings that you’ll love:

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Which one is your favorite?

 

Favorite Baby Bedding of the Month – Gender-Neutral Blue and Orange

What do you think of this month’s featured baby bedding?

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Geometric Baby Nurseries

Geometric patterns are timeless, and they’re perfect for all ages. And, really, they can be the perfect inspiration for decorating your baby’s nursery. Here are some examples to get you started.

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Which one is your favorite?

Neutral Baby Nurseries Can Be Pretty, Too

It’s popular to create baby nurseries that are vibrant, full of personality, and drenched in color. Don’t get me wrong; it’s cute. I love bright colors and I love a lot of it, but I think it’s important to remember that neutral baby nurseries can be pretty, too.

Benefits of Choosing a Neutral Baby Nursery

  • It’s timeless & classic. It will never go out of style and if you do it right, it won’t feel outdated.
  • It’s perfect for every and any decor style. No matter if your home is modern, traditional, or even coastal, neutrals are the perfect choice.
  • You have more options than you think. You don’t have to decorate in browns only. You have a lot of neutrals to choose from, including white, black, gray, brown, and even navy blue. And with all the varying shades within each color, your options are endless.
  • It’s gender-neutral. That means you could decorate before you find out the gender of your baby. Or you could keep the baby nursery the same for all your children, moving them to new rooms as they age.
  • It’s easier to put together because they’re widely available and you don’t have to worry as much about matching shades. Neutral are neutrals and they look great together.

Not convinced? Here are some beautiful nurseries to give you a little inspiration:

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Photo Credit: Bedding.com

Photo Credit: Bedding.com

Photo Credit: Bedding.com

Photo Credit: Bedding.com

To Stripe or Not to Stripe

What do you think of this striped baby nursery?

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Photo Credit: FreeImages.com

Have you used stripes in your baby’s nursery? We’d love to see your design!

Silhouette Art in Your Baby’s Nursery

What do you think about silhouette art? Love it or hate it?

Personally, I think it’s darling. It can add a bit of interest and emotional depth to your baby’s space. And imagine how darling your baby’s own silhouette would look above the crib. And perhaps on either side of that you could put the silhouettes of important people in your child’s life. What a beautiful reminder that he or she is loved, cared for, and surrounded by family and loving friends.

Out of these silhouettes, which one is your favorite?

Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Have you decorated with silhouette art? We’d love to see photos!

The Best Blackout Shades for Your Baby’s Nursery

Does your baby sleep best in darkness? Or does your child wake up too easily during nap time because of the sunlight streaming through the windows? The best solution, which will ensure your baby gets his or her best sleep, is a blackout shade.

Any blackout shade will work in blocking out the majority of light. However, sometimes there is light coming through the sides, creating a halo effect. To avoid it, opt for the 3/8″ Double Cell Blackout Slumber Shades. They have a track system on the sides of the shades that keep it closed as tightly as possible, with no light seeping through. For 100% light blockage, these are the shades for your baby’s nursery.

And if you sleep best in complete darkness, too, why not get some for your own room?

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Create a Travel-Themed Nursery

If you want to design a nursery that stands the test of time, you’ll need to avoid decorating fads and stick to a classic theme. What’s more classic than a travel-themed nursery? With just a few unique décor pieces, you can create a nursery that’s gender-neutral and perfect for your baby. Here’s the easiest way to create a travel-themed nursery worth bragging about:

Use Maps

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Photo Credit: FreeImages.com

Maps are cheap, so they make the perfect decorating tool. Pick maps based on locations or even just the colors on the map. Whichever maps you choose, find unique places for them, like behind the crib or even on a lamp shade.

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Photo Credit: FreeImages.com

What are some of your favorite locations around the world? Paris? Tokyo? New York City? This is your chance to feature your favorite places and stay consistent with the travel theme. You can put these above the changing table or make them the focal point of the nursery.

Modes of Transportation

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Photo Credit: FreeImages.com

One of the best ways to convey a travel theme is to use images of different modes of transportation, including cars, trains, planes, boats, or even camels, depending on the exact feel you’re going for. You can use toys as props or even use transportation decals on the wall or on a canvas.

Wood or Natural Elements

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Photo Credit: SelectBlinds.com

The earth has a lot of natural textures, so incorporating those natural elements into the nursery can give your décor depth. It can also add something unique to your design, something no one else has thought to include. Bamboo or woven shades bring an earthiness with them, no matter if your exact theme is an African safari or a Chinese excursion.

Suitcases and Trunks

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Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Strategically place old suitcases and trunks around the room. But if they pose a threat, make sure to put them up high, out of the reach of your child. Trunks and old vintage suitcases will give an instant travel vibe to any space.

What’s your favorite travel-themed design element?

 

Keeping Your Children Safe – Best for Kids Certifcation

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Ensuring your children’s safety is undoubtedly your #1 priority. Wouldn’t you have more peace of mind knowing that the products in your home are certified as the best choice for kids? When it comes to your window coverings, now you can.

The WCMA (Window Covering Manufacturers Association) recently created a Best for Kids certification program. This program identifies and certifies the best child-safe window coverings on the market. Products must have no cords or have inaccessible inner cords, making sure they can’t be pulled into a loop. SelectBlinds.com, a company that specializes in custom window coverings, is one of the first to be involved in this new certification program. They have a large sampling of cordless products that are certified Best for Kids. If you want peace of mind and great style in your home, take a look at all their Best for Kids certified products: http://www.selectblinds.com/shop-by-feature/best-window-blinds-and-shades-for-kids.html

Learn more about this certification program here: http://wcmanet.org/best-for-kids-program.html