Modern parents are savvier than ever and that means we’re paying more attention to the ingredients in the products we use and the impact our choices have on the planet. From organic baby food to organic cotton baby booties, there isn’t a single product category that doesn’t have more natural choices available. This applies to all things in your baby’s room, too – the options are endless! Still, there are always some things that are more popular than others. Today, we’re sharing green & non-toxic nursery design trends.
Who doesn't remember the glorious days of being a child and swinging like a monkey from the bars on a play set? All kids love going to the park to play, but it's awesome when you can bring that joy (and exercise) to your own backyard. And today, there are tons of options that go far beyond the play sets of the past with seemingly infinite ways to customize and configure. There are also plenty of options for parents who care about the planet. Check out these 6 eco-friendly outdoor play sets for every budget.
Originally, this blog post was going to be about baby nursery mural designs in general, but it quickly became undeniable that there was one theme popping up everywhere. And, we’re calling it - whether you have a baby boy or girl, DIY tree murals are THE hottest baby nursery wall design right now. Here are some stunning designs and tips for you to paint one in your wee one's nursery!
Did you know paints (even low-VOC) can increase childhood asthma and allergies? We’ve written a lot over the years about the dangers of volatile organic compounds (aka VOC’s):
A few weeks back, celebrity nursery designer Shalena Smith reached out to us to see if we'd be willing to donate paint for a nursery makeover for a special, deserving couple. The nursery design was inspired by the one Shalena created for Tamera Mowry-Housley's baby daughter Ariah and it was a surprise for an expecting mom and dad who had both recently lost their jobs. The gorgeous reveal was aired on the Mother's Day special of daytime talk show, The Real, and then Shalena recorded a video describing how she recreated the celebrity design on a dime. Check out these luxe looks for less tips from celebrity nursery designer Shalena Smith.
We've written about some pretty unusual and creative nursery design concepts, but steampunk is probably the furthest from the conventional that we've ever seen. Never heard of steampunk? Let’s see….how to describe it…..it’s sort of equal parts Charles Dickens’ Victorian storybook, industrial revolution cogs, gears, and machinery, with a bit of futuristic punk mixed in. According to the Urban Dictionary, "Steampunk is a subgenre of speculative fiction, usually set in an anachronistic Victorian or quasi-Victorian alternate history setting. It could be described by the slogan 'What the past would look like if the future had happened sooner.'" Is this what you're looking for for your baby's nursery or child's room? We took a look into the world of steampunk nursery ideas and found some very beautiful, incredibly interesting, and extremely unique items that could be used as decor and design inspiration for your project. Enjoy!
You're probably well aware that when you're creating a safe play space for your little ones, you need to avoid toys that could pose a choking hazard and anything that might pose a strangulation risk – but there are plenty of "hidden hazards" you should know about, too. Sadly, toxic chemicals might be in your child's toys, craft materials, play mats, and more. The good news is that with more and more parents pressuring companies to stop using toxic chemicals in products, it's much easier to find safer alternatives these days. Today, we're sharing the top 10 tips for a non-toxic playroom.
Many people shy away from bright colors – it can be an intimidating commitment! But, we're here to say, "don't fear being bold!" Done right, bold colors can create a memorable room that creates just the right impact – not too much, not too little. Today's example from Esther of Buy Modern Baby is definitive proof. Check out this charming chartreuse nursery design board.
Alert! Alert! Robots are invading! They're taking over! Should you be concerned? Should you be panicking? Absolutely not – because the robots we're talking about are cute and modern and look fabulous as the design theme for a nursery. Robots are big right now in the nursery design world and we decided to check out examples of the trend. We found that these sometimes goofy looking machines can help create a fun, gender-neutral room for the littlest member of the family. If you're looking for a nursery theme that is colorful, imaginative, and unique then it's robots to the rescue: inspiration for an amazing nursery!