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Nursery Décor Ideas to go Gaga Over

Ready to nest? We are sharing a few nursery decor ideas and fun furnishings to transform any room into a chic, restful space for baby — and mama!

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Nursery Decorating Ideas

Vetro Crib in Clear Acrylic from Nursery Works

Finally, a way to peek on a sleeping baby without tip-toeing all the way into the room!  Nursery Works created the first 100 percent recyclable, non-toxic acrylic crib on the market named the Vetro.  Combining utility, purity and understated beauty, this crib is exclusively handcrafted and laser-etched with a unique limited edition number. Clear sides provide an unimpeded view of the baby and nursery. The unexpected black and white bedding adds a fun graphic element. 

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Dolce Baby’s Angelina Upholstered Crib

This sweet yet sophisticated room offers classic French Provincial style with a pretty pink, purple and grey color palette. The crib features hand-sculpted floral appliqués and cabriole legs and can be easily transitioned to a toddler bed and day bed. We are fans of the canvas artwork and princess chandelier.

Nursery Decor Ideas

PetitNest Garcon Crib

Marrying modern design with striking filigree carvings, the Garcon crib lends an eye-catching statement to a nursery.


 Instant charm

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WallTat Helicopter Ceiling Decal

Our good friends over at WallTat offer a wide range of wall decals that offer high impact at a low cost. We love this clever design that uses your existing ceiling fan to serve as the blades of this easy-to-install chopper — perfect for transitioning a nursery into a big boy room.

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Baby Whales Decals from WalTat

Another favorite WallTat decal is this darling Baby Whale set. This is the perfect gender neutral accent to your walls above dressers, cribs or changing tables.  The decals are available in 34 colors for the large and small whales that best fit for your nursery’s decor. The circle rug adds warm to this room while the mint polka dots with orange accents turn up the playfulness!


 The right light

We recommend not using any harsh lighting in a nursery. If you have an overhead fixture above the crib, install a dimmer to adjust at bedtime. A small accent lamp is perfect for story time and nightlights add safety and comfort during those late-night feedings.

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Land of Nod Hedgehog Nightlight

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Land of Nod Gumball Machine Nightlight


When decorating your nursery, be sure to allow enough time to let the paint and new furniture air out. It’s best to order furniture 12 to 15 weeks before the baby’s due date to ensure that it’s delivered and assembled in time.

Planning ahead or using an interior designer to decorate your nursery helps alleviate stress keep your energy in a much-needed reserve.

Pillow Talk: Decorating with Accent Pillows

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Interior Transformation

We’re going to let you in on a little design secret: decorating with accent pillows is the easiest and most affordable way to instantly update a room!  Here are a few guidelines to help choose the right accent pillows for your living space:

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District Home Magazine

Size and shape: Accent pillows come in four basic shapes: bolsters, circles, squares and rectangle. Which size and shape you choose really depends on how the pillow will be used. Will the pillow need to provide lumbar support? Does it needs to double as a head pillow for couch potatoes? Is the back of the chair hard? Some rules of thumb are that standard 18” square pillows fit neatly on most standard-sized sofas. If your sofa has a very low back, 16” squares might be a better choice. Oversized pillows are perfect for family rooms or basement man caves to create a more laid-back, lounge vibe.

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What’s inside: Feather-and-down fill offers more squish and a higher price tag. Synthetic fills can appear less lush, but do hold their shape and are more affordable.

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How many: In design arrangements, odd numbers tend to be more interesting but symmetry can be just as appealing. Play with one accent pillow for a chair and three or five for a standard sized sofa. Also, if you have to move pillows to sit down comfortably on your sofa, you probably have too many!

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Mix it up:  If you are nervous about mixing patterns, select pillows that have at least one color in common and vary the scale of the patterns. For example, if one pillow has a small detailed graphic print, pair it with a large pattern or none at all. Each pillow should stand out on it’s own without competing for your eye’s attention.

You can also choose contrasting textures — velvet, leather, linen or silk  — to add warmth, interest and traction so the pillows do not slide off the sofa’s surface.

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Consider the whole room: If you are buying accent pillows for several pieces of furniture in the same room, consider them together as a group. They do not need to match, but there should be a harmonious feature — color, style, pattern — that unifies the pillows togehter.

If you need a change, swap the pillows out, reverse them or try a slipcover. For more decorating ideas, contact us today!