Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Nursery Decor - Tips on Making it Your Own
Hello everyone, it's Erika from small shop! So honored to get to step in for Julie while she is enjoying her new love and life! Since she no doubt has had baby brain the past 9+ months, I thought it might be fun to talk about ideas for personalizing a nursery.
We all want the picture-perfect, off-the-shelf, brand-spanking-new nursery, but sometimes that can look, well, Stepford-ish, right? I collected a few really easy ideas to make sure your wee one's space doesn't look like it was ripped from a catalog.
#1: Adding a few items from your own childhood.
Some of us are lucky that our parents were thoughtful enough to hold onto items from our own childhoods, and many of these items come with fond memories. Why not incorporate a few into your nursery? My husband's mom gave us a rocking horse bank that used to be his, and my parents gave us two books that I loved as a little girl.
#2: Incorporate vintage items.
Mixing in vintage items is the best way I know how to balance the vast amount of newness we all acquire when creating a nursery — repurposing a vintage chest is so easy! Customize it further with unique knobs. You can often find knobs on Etsy.com or eBay.com for cheap.
Combine vintage blocks or letters to spell out your child's name - Etsy.com is so great for this! No one will ever have the same collection.
Hang a vintage chandelier. Always great options at flea markets!
#3: Incorporate a piece of family past and present.
My brother and his wife made easy DIY art out of our families' crests.
Love the way Laura Day created a photo collage into one large art piece.
We were lucky to get a crocheted blanket that my grandmother made. It hangs out in a very special nook of our daughter's room.
#4: Hang a few pieces of their artwork (or their siblings' ) on the walls.
Framed or unframed (using cork or grasscloth as wallpaper), it's a meaningful touch.
Pretty easy, right? I hope you got an idea or two out of this post!
Thanks for having me today Julie!