Not sure how to decorate your child's room? Instead of spending hours painting, liven up your tot's room with wall decals! These easy-to-use stickers change any room into a wonderful animal experience. Most are made from durable materials, making them easy to move along while standing up to your child's busy fingers! From jungle themes to whimsical creatures, this collection of animal wall decals will have you ready to adorn your lil one's room.
It may be the middle of Summer, but our minds are already thinking ahead to Fall. Pottery Barn Kids will release its Fall catalog this week, but we got a sneak peek at some of the new additions for the season — and we're drooling! Filled with familiar characters, exotic prints, and rich colors, we think it might be time for a lil redecorating! Check out our favorite finds from the upcoming collection.
When your mom is a stylist and interior design Shannon Wollack and your dad is Brad Wollack, a comedian and producer of Chelsea Lately, you're probably going to have a pretty cool, quirky room. (Just check out the office Shannon designed for Chelsea.) And little Spencer's nursery doesn't disappoint. Shannon wasn't afraid of color when she designed Spencer's space, filling it with pops of orange, electric blue, and, most awesome of all, chartreuse. But those bold colors are grounded with lots of black-and-white elements, including a zebra rug and accessories and an amazing Alexander Calder lithograph hanging over Spencer's custom-made dresser. Judging from his room, Spencer is going to have one exciting life (he's already appeared on Chelsea Lately, rocking a bow tie!).
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Modern times call for modern nurseries. Etsy seller colorelish is turning your tot's birth information into art, but not the typical birth announcement painting we see displayed on lil ones' walls. Think of this as the smartphone version of the traditional wall hanging. QR Code Birth Announcements ($30) take baby's all-important details and convert them into a maze of shapes and colors that can only be deciphered once scanned into a QR reader on a smartphone. It may be a while before your baby is snapping the code to share with his friends, but it could be a fun thing to look back on when such codes aren't quite as popular!
Wallpaper is seeing a bit of a comeback as families are planting their roots and planning to stay in one place for a while. Rather than simply painting their walls or putting up temporary wall coverings, they're opting for something a bit more permanent. Though wallpaper can feel stuffy at times, these fun, young finds are ideally designed with lil ones' preferences in mind. Take a look at some of the great options we've come across recently.
Jessica Simpson's baby Maxwell Drew made her debut on the cover of People magazine last week, and while people oohed and aahed over the tot's beautiful eyes and pursed lips, we couldn't stop drooling over her flea market-inspired nursery. Jessica turned to Rachel Ashwell, whose Shabby Chic line of linens and antique-looking furniture led to the bohemian room that the mama-to-be craved. Needless to say, Rachel's and Jessica's picks tend toward the pricey side, so we've broken it down and found similar pieces to help you replicate the look on a budget! See how we did it!
We're happy to share a new post from ediTORIal by Tori Spelling, Tori's daily blog about everything from food and fashion to parenting and relationships. This week, Tori shares some tips on displaying kids' artwork.
Over the years, Dean and I have curated quite the collection of artwork from our kids, and I know all my fellow momistas have many of your own minimasterpieces to exhibit. With the school year around the corner, it's a safe bet that lots of little ones will be adding to their portfolios, and while they might not be ready for the Getty (yet), that's no reason not to display your kids' art with style and creativity. Here are a few ideas on how!
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A popular trend in the home design world, chinoiserie (which literally translates from French to "Chinese-esque") incorporates Asian motifs and shapes into prints, patterns, furniture, and home accents. While it's typically a more formal and "adult" look, we were blown away by the chinoiserie wall mural and accompanying decor in this little girl's room by Martensen Jones Interiors. If a full-wall mural sounds too ambitious, fear not. We've found 10 great pieces to add the chinoiserie look to your little girl's room.
Stack 'em up! Matryoshka dolls have been entertaining grown-ups and tots alike for more than a century. The Russian wooden dolls — which are characterized by their nesting abilities — are now finding a new generation of fans, who are enjoying the traditional babushkas as more than just dolls. Check out these fun finds that incorporate the Matryoshka theme beyond just the nesting dolls.
Who says a nursery must be filled with pastels, characters, or baby-inspired pieces? Today's parents have an eye for style and they're not letting the arrival of lil ones change their home's aesthetic. With designers and decorators now keeping tots in mind when they create, there are plenty of options for those who want to skip the baby emporium all together. Check out these 10 pieces that will have you rethinking nursery decor!