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Add a Touch of Whimsy to the Nursery

>> Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Decorating the nursery can be one of the most exciting hobbies during pregnancy! Sometimes you're not sure where to start or how to make it truly unique. A fun way to create a unique, whimsical and playful space for your little one [or ones] to grow is to look at some vintage or handmade items. Some you can get from family members, your own attic, yard sales or even make yourself! If you're like me and lack the seamstress gift, purchasing handmade is always a good, affordable option. One thing to keep in mind is that not everything has to match. The mixture of textures and color are very welcoming to a baby, so think "outside the box."

Here are some finds that I fell in love with while looking for by new little one's nursery:

Here are some custom mix and match crib bedding from an Etsy.com shop called: Rooster Legs. There she has many fabric choices to mix and match any decor theme and budget! Yes, that's custom crib bedding at a don't-break-the-bank cost.
Custom Bedding From: Rooster Legs

Wall Decor from a cute site, Jillybean.com, can quickly and simply dress up a wall. Use twine and clothes pins or clips to keep the cards up.
Wall Cards from Jillybean.com

Storytime is a wonderful way to bond with your children. I like to scavenge ebay for vintage children's books. Here are a couple of different ways to store the storybooks:
Bird & Nest Bookends from: pillowhappy.

Available in several color combinations is the New Arrivals Bookholder:

Found on Amazon.com. [Click to view all color combos.]
A fun alternative to a crib bumper is crib fringe! This is from the brand Babylicious, but you can find similar banners on etsy.com or if you're able: sew one!

I am adoring these plushies made by sleepyking on etsy:

A baby mobile I'm loving is the one created by Weegallery.com. The black and white contrast is visually stimulating to babies...plus the little creatures are just adorable to look at. All you do is hang them from one of the two mobiles they have [approx. $12] and then add any of the nine art cards. They are different themed and are also under $13 a pack! That's a great priced mobile your baby will love!

Don't forget that if you're able to paint your walls: DO IT! Another option to painting is hanging some drapery or printed fabric on the wall to dress it up. Share some of your fun nursery finds below!

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Kelsey Rose October 15, 2010 at 10:21 PM  

One alternative to painting the walls if you aren't allowed to are removable wall decals. They don't hurt the walls at all and you can put them right back up at your next place if you move. I used a set in the nursery I set up for my new little one recently: http://kelseyprantis.blogspot.com/2010/10/pauls-nursery.html.

They look really nice, kind of like a wall mural.

Lil' Miss Sunshine October 18, 2010 at 11:12 AM  

Oh YES! thanks for sharing! I forgot to put that! there are SO many sellers of those for great prices on Etsy.com. I definitely plan on using them for this little one!

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