Finding a cool mobile that adds style to your nursery, but is also appealing to your baby can be a harder task than most new moms realize. Go with those ubiquitous big-box store mobiles and you'll get the lights, colors, and sounds that just might make your newborn fall in love with his crib — which for some new moms can feel like an impossible goal — but you're stuck looking at a plastic monstrosity in your otherwise-chic baby's room. Scour the upscale baby boutiques, and you'll find some incredible mobiles, but they can come with some equally outstanding price tags. Not to worry! We've scoured one of our favorite sources for creative decor, Etsy, and have found 20 gorgeous mobiles at a range of price points. The only problem now? Choosing just one!
Because they grow up so fast, tracking your little one's progress through the years (or even months) with a growth chart is a fun and low-maintenance activity that you can share together. Gone are the days of ticking off a child's height on the kitchen wall, though. When it comes to growth charts, there's something out there for every style and type of home. From vinyl decals to personalized pieces, and even vintage surfboards, check out 10 very cool growth charts for your tall tot.
Earlier this year, we shared the gorgeous pink and yellow Hawaiian-inspired nursery that brand stylist and award-winning graphic designer Erika Brechtel of Small Shop Studio designed for her little girl, Leighton.
Now that Leighton's 4 years old, her nursery's been transformed to an equally special "big girl" room, complete with a vintage wicker headboard for her bed. Click through to see how the room's been transformed, but be prepared — this is far from your typical room makeover story. The "before" pictures are just as gorgeous as the "afters." We refuse to pick a favorite!
With new artwork, you can freshen up your kids' rooms and add Spring style in no time! Rainbows, flowers, umbrellas, songbirds — these colorful Etsy prints feature classic Spring images, making them the perfect way to bring a bit of seasonal personality to your little one's space. Take a look at our favorite prints for bright, Spring-friendly style!
Although our favorite photo app, Instagram, seems to be an unlikely place to find nursery inspiration, it's actually filled with great ideas that both mom and baby will love. Looking past the filter, and gathering ideas submitted by you, our readers, we found 19 inspiring rooms that are loaded with good ideas, from unique color combinations to new uses for wall decals. Whether you're already a pro parent or a mom-to-be, these rooms will have you creating a space that is just as stylish and savvy as you are. Check them out and be sure to follow POPSUGAR Moms on Instagram for even more inspiring images!
No matter how satisfied we are with the way we've decorated our kids' rooms, flipping through the pages of Restoration Hardware Baby & Child's latest sourcebook always makes us feel just a bit inadequate — and we're totally OK with that. The flawless, sophisticated styling of each nursery, child's room, and playroom gives us something to aspire to. Season after season, RH turns out the most dreamy furniture and decor collections for little ones, and Spring 2013 is no exception. Click through to see the latest and greatest from the new line!
With warmer days ahead, freshening up for Spring is on the minds of many moms. An easy way to lighten up your kids' rooms? Ditch their heavy Fall and Winter bedding for cheerful, bright Spring linens. From cribs to big-kid beds, some of the best seasonal linens for sunny days and warm nights are right here.
We're always on the lookout for new and exciting nursery inspiration, and what better place to find it than from our very own readers and Instagram followers? We'd love for you to share your best nursery and kids' room snaps with us!
Whether you've done a DIY nursery and have money-saving secrets to share, or went totally overboard with the ultimate playroom, show us where your kids live, play, and dream. It's as easy as can be. Just upload your best pics to Instagram, tag them #POPSUGARMoms, and share a bit of commentary about the room. We can't wait to check out your kids' cribs!
Creating a nursery that's stylish, fun, and will grow along with your little one is a challenge for even the most aesthetically talented mama. The best place to start? Define your color palette, and everything else will fall in line. Skip the same old pink or blue, and give your nursery a look that's fresh, original, and one of a kind by using one of these unexpected color combos as inspiration.
Interior decorator Vanessa De Vargas runs LA-based design firm Turquoise, where she refurbishes one-of-a-kind antiques and designs chic, modern spaces for her clients. When a friend called on her for help with her nursery, Vanessa rose to the occasion, creating this special space that merges calm serenity and cheery playfulness. Click through for a nursery tour, complete with Vanessa's commentary.
Photography: Irene Lovett