When your sweet boy is ready to ditch the crib and move into a big-boy-themed room, swapping out the lighting is an easy way to make the transformation. Go dramatic with a large pendant light that becomes the center of attention, or add a pop of sophistication with a table lamp that your growing tot can be in charge of turning on and off. And all these lights offer just the right amount of glow to illuminate the exciting things your growing boy will discover while playing in his new big-boy room. Click through to find the perfect new light for your sweet boy!
Lull your sweet babe to sleep with a mobile that's all boy. No matter your nursery decor, these mobiles are shades of blue or showcase traditional boy themes, such as planes, trains, and automobiles — and some other cute themes, too. From whimsical woodland creatures perfect for forest-filled dreams, to ones that have gentle lullabies that your new lil one will love, these mobiles are made with one thing in mind — soothing your new baby boy to dreamland. Click through for a few of our favorite boy-themed baby mobiles.
Turn any room into a galactic adventure with space-themed wall decals. These easy-to-apply stickers are just as easy to remove from walls once your lil one grows out of the designs — no fuss or muss required. From cloth decals to large vinyl stickers, these whimsical space explorers and friendly martians are ready to transform your budding astronaut's room. Click through to find the perfect set for your lil space explorer.
Since the latest Restoration Hardware Baby & Child catalog landed on my desk (and at 307 pages, it landed with quite a thud), I haven't stopped thumbing through it and jotting notes in the margins. Every page is packed with exquisite pieces and decorating ideas that have the creative side of my brain spinning with excitement. Though I would love to be able to click and buy an entire room as pictured, it is certainly out of my budget, and sometimes doing it yourself just isn't fun. So instead, I'm eying some key pieces and borrowing some decor ideas to help replicate the look on my own. Keep reading for seven ideas everyone can steal from the Fall catalog!
Creating a stylish room for one little boy or baby girl is hard enough, but when you've decided not to find out your child's gender — or to put your son and daughter into one room — you have double the struggle. Luckily we've found 13 gorgeous, gender-neutral individual and shared children's spaces (don't miss our favorite boys' rooms and girls' rooms, too), all ready to inspire beautiful rooms in your own home.
Transform your lil one's room with map-themed wall art that is both educational and totally stylish. Although not made to be referenced while working on one's homework, these maps are great for introducing basic continent locations and hot spots around the world. They work great as accent pieces or for decorating your tot's entire room. Click through for five eye-catching maps that are way cooler than the ones found at school.
Transform your lil one's room with a play rug that not only is soft on the toes, but also provides hours of interactive fun. Imaginary play is an important part of your child's development, and a cool rug can transport your tot to amazing places. Your tyke can explore being a construction worker hard at work fixing the roads or can imagine trekking through the jungle in search of wild animals. We've rounded up seven play rugs with designs that are functional, entertaining, and definitely stylish!
Take an ounce of NYC sophistication, a smidgen of Canadian practicality, and an ounce of LA whimsy, and you'll find yourself in the world of Tamara Kaye-Honey. The Pasadena-based interior decorator and force behind House of Honey, not to mention a mom of two, recently completed work on a nursery for the 2012 Hampton Designer Showhouse that showcases her signature "New Vintage Style."
Forgoing any hint of traditional pink or blue, or even the more popular white-on-white, Tamara transformed the space into an ode to the more eclectic side of childhood with the dark jewel box colors that highlight the Uptown Collection of baby furniture she designed in collaboration with Nurseryworks. "I pushed the envelope and created a sense of theatrics and drama with the space by using layers of pattern and pops of color to energize and inspire," she says. "The room is an artful mix of old and new with a definite point of view. I like to think it's both sophisticated yet whimsical." And push the envelope she does! Keep clicking to see how she takes dark colors and antique pieces to create a whimsical room for baby.
Photos courtesy of: Marco Ricca
There's nothing better than a seriously cozy chair to curl up in with a good book, and these chairs totally deliver. Perfect for little ones starting to enjoy books on their own or for simply lounging and daydreaming, these cool and cozy toddler chairs have something for everyone. From modern design to classic style, your tot will be stacking up the books to enjoy while snuggling in. Click through to see 10 of our favorites.
Now that's one "very pink room!" Fans of Bethenny Frankel spent the past few months watching as the reality TV star worked with decorators and contractors to transform an open loft space into a dream home for her family of three. Moms of lil girls collectively sighed when lil Bryn's, 2, room was revealed on the Bethenny Ever After finale. The perfectly pink room is filled with traditional furniture and plenty of frilly accents. Keep reading to see which furniture pieces and decorative accents Bethenny chose for the room, and her reasoning behind them!