Friday, January 28, 2011

Story Book Inspired Nurseries and How Childrens Wall Stickers Can Help!

I found this idea while I was browsing the internet and thought I'd share it with all of you! It's from Better Homes and Gardens website, entitled " Storybook- Inspired Nurseries". Check out the link for the whole scoop and more great pictures.
In a few short weeks, my husband and I will be welcoming our fourth child to the family! We're  all excited and ready to meet this little one that's been "baking in Mommy's belly", as our 3 year old daughter likes to say.
Having babies and designing your own special nursery are exciting moments in a mom's life! A lot of our customers at Kids Decal Corner are shopping with nurseries in mind. And so, I thought I'd share a little inspiration to get your creativity churning ;)

I love this idea of a storybook inspired nursery! In the example from BHG, they used the book The Twelve Gifts of Birth. What I like about this idea and the pictures, is that the room can grow with the baby... it's done in colors that are suitable for newborns as well as toddlers and even teens! I will say, however, that if they had used childrens wall stickers to do more decorating, it would make their job a bit easier as they transition from one age to the next (how's that for advertising... but its true!).

Here's a few great pointer / ideas from this article:
  • Create a focal point to display the ideas of your storybook. In there example, they used the window seat and built in shelving to display the 12 love characters of this book.
  • Mix and match fabric. Don't lock yourself into "kid - themed" bedding. Use bedding and colors that can transition well from one age to the next. The pink, green, and orange plaid will work well for nursery into teens!
  • Use a quote from the book to either "create" the headboard or to decorate the wall above it. Here is where our Alphabet Wall Stickers or the Wall Wishes Quotes or Nursery Rhyme Quotes would make your job a lot easier and faster!
  • Choose furniture that can grow with your child and that provides a nice neutral background for the more exciting colors and decor of the room and bedding.
Notice the 12 characters of the book surrounding their focal point.

Here's their book quote.

Again, there are tons of kids decal options that would work great for adding some interest around a mirror like this.

If you're looking for some Storybook themed decals, check out:
Pooh and Friends Collection...

Sesame Street Collection...

And coming soon... Mickey & Friends!!

And so many others ...

Well, I hope you found this helpful.. and check out the link for more great ideas and pictures! Happy Decorating everyone!!

1 comment: