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Tag Archives: Nursery
Mini Cribs are just that…mini. They are a great option for new babies because they really can fit all over the house. You can have your baby sleep in your room for the first few months, without investing in a separate co-sleeper. You can put them in a nook (or a closet) if you don’t have a separate nursery space. They can easily fit into an existing child’s bedroom. They are narrow enough to even move from room to room if needed. They are versatile and should last through the first year of your child’s life (depending on the size of your baby). … Continue reading
We still have months before Peep and Teapot will be sharing a room. It has been so long since I’ve had the ability to dream about re-doing a room that I found I’ve been thinking about designing this shared kids bedroom a lot. I’ve been mostly dreaming about kids room decor, but what I really need to be thinking about is how everything will fit, how I will organize it, and what will stay and what will go. The last time I posted about this shared bedroom, I shared the basic floor plan of the room in question. I’ve made a couple … Continue reading
Since I’ve now announced that I’m pregnant, I can be more obvious about my Pinterest pins. Peep and the new baby will be sharing a room, so I’ve started a new board called Shared Girls Room. Here are five pins that have got my mind beginning to put design/function/organization together. Source: urbanoutfitters.com via Emily on Pinterest Source: 3.bp.blogspot.com via Emily on Pinterest Source: Uploaded by user via Emily on Pinterest Source: melissaesplin.com via Emily on Pinterest Source: ohdeedoh.com via Emily on Pinterest Does anyone have any great Pinterest boards I should be following to help … Continue reading
I announced earlier this week that we’re expecting another child, a girl, in early December. Since we already have Peep, we have more than enough of the stuff any little girl will need. But the one thing she will need is a room to live in! The new baby and Peep will be sharing a room that we currently use as a guest room or really just a place for furniture & stuff to live in when we don’t know what to do with it. I used Floorplanner (a great online tool) to help get me started because this is one difficult room … Continue reading
The Kalon Caravan Crib has been showing up all over the Internet lately, and with good reason. On their site, Kalon says that it meets parent’s needs because it’s safe, green, practical and has great design. I agree with all of this although I suspect that the great design is the reason they’re winning so many accolades (like Babble’s Best Crib 2011 – Reader’s Choice). The Caravan Crib is a rather small crib 54.5 ” x 30 ” x 34″ (WxDxH) while fitting a standard size crib mattress. One of the things I like best about it is that it turns into … Continue reading
Small nursery design can be daunting. You want it to look and feel bigger, and often the thought is to go with subtle, calm colors to make it feel airy and bright. This is one way to go…but you can also do the opposite. Bright, bold wallpaper can make a small nursery feel larger. It creates focus and dimension. Here are a couple of great examples from Pinterest. Source: houzz.com via Emily on Pinterest Source: lillemaison.blogspot.com via Emily on Pinterest Source: thebooandtheboy.com via Emily on Pinterest Source: blogs.babble.com via Emily on Pinterest Source: stilinspiration.blogspot.com via Emily … Continue reading
Have you taken a gander at Land of Nod and in particular their storage solutions lately? They have always been a bit “ho-hum” in my mind – perfectly nice, but usually a bit on the boring side. Great for staples, but not that stylish. Well, I’m loving their new storage – in particular their great shelf & wall storage and organization. There are great colors, great shapes, shelves, hooks and more. When organizing a small room, getting things up off the floor is a great way to make use of all the space. Here are some of my favorites. Source: Land of Nod … Continue reading
The key to good nursery organization, especially in a small nursery is to have specific places for things, and to keep a system going. Diapers are no exception. We used these Ikea SKUBB boxes in the top drawer of the dresser where we changed Peep. That way, I could keep a hand on her, dig into the drawer and get the diapers, wipes, creme, etc I needed with the other hand. They’re collapsible and at $7.99, you can’t go wrong. If you have room next to your changing area, I suggest getting a storage system/diaper caddy that can keep a … Continue reading
We live in a fairly old house so we were not blessed with very many closets. But, if I lived in a newer construction that had maybe just one closet to spare, I’d definitely choose to do something like this. Or, if I was not blessed with a 2nd bedroom and needed to be super creative with where my child slept. From beds, to nooks, to changing stations, there is no limit to what you can do these days. Cribs Source: blogs.babble.com via Emily on Pinterest Source: apartmenttherapy.com via Emily on Pinterest Other Uses Source: bhg.com via Emily on … Continue reading
Many small spaces that our children live in (or us for that matter) don’t come with closets. While they’re small, this is simply an organizational challenge to hide all the stuff you don’t want everyone to see. Once they get bigger, you might actually want a closet to hang clothes in (novel idea!). I’ve come across a few that are marketed as dress up hangers, but I think they’d make great free standing closets. Source: pkolinoindustriali.com via Emily on Pinterest Source: potterybarnkids.com via Emily on Pinterest Source: rosenberryrooms.com via Emily on Pinterest Recommend on Facebook Share with Stumblers Tweet about … Continue reading