If you’re anything like me, designing your nursery can, in the beginning, be an overwhelming idea. Sometimes it is best to call in the experts. Experts like the fabulous and ever so stylish ladies over at Serena & Lily. They’ve put together three lovely “themes” and included their genius tips for creating your very own one of a kind nursery. I can honestly say, there isn’t a Serena & Lily design I don’t love. Stay tuned because next week we are reviewing a Serena & Lily crib set and hosting an amazing giveaway! Do you have any nursery design tips to share?
Tips for designing a not-so-pink nursery for your baby girl
A soft lilac paint is a perfect choice for a girl’s nursery. From there you can take a minimalist approach with white lacquered furniture or give it a vintage vibe with a wrought iron crib. For bedding, a flax-and-white bumper looks amazing with a pale aqua crib sheet. The look is so fresh and modern, yet totally girly. I also love the idea of a white-on-white color palette. Add a feminine touch with a stunning chandelier for just the right amount of shimmer to fill the room and oversized white leather poufs for extra seating.
Tips on how to create a classic nursery that won’t go out of style and will grow with your child
Start building your nursery around classic pieces that will last for a long time. The key is to go with a color palette and furniture that works in a nursery AND an older child’s room. That way you can simply switch out bedding and key pieces of décor to take it from baby to big kid. Most cribs convert to a toddler bed and some even become headboards, all you need is a standard bed frame. If you have the space, add a twin-size bed or daybed to the room right away. A lot of crib bedding collections come in twin and full sizes, so you can create a coordinated look. A dresser doubles as a changing table with the simple addition of a topper or changing pad. You’re going to spend A LOT of time in your glider, especially in the middle of the night. So it really is something to splurge on. The beauty of a slipcovered glider is that you can change up the look instantly, so it can go from baby to big-kid room without missing a beat.
How to create a boy/girl nursery for twins or siblings
Start with the bedding. Keep the basics (bumper and crib skirt) all white with gender color accents reserved for the trim and piping. Add a pop of pattern with crib sheets in coordinating patterns and colors. For your little girl’s crib, go with a deep rose pink. It’s feminine without being overly girl. For your son’s crib, fresh-cut green would be a great compliment. But nothing too minty. I love a warm, livable green for the walls. Try for the same green as your son’s crib. If you want the traditional pink and blue nursery, paint the walls a crisp perfect white and mix different shades of blues for your son’s crib and pinks for your daughter. You can either do two gliders, slipcovered in white with a pop of pink or blue. Or you can do all-white gliders with personalized pillows.
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Also, as mentioned next week we’ll be featuring a crib set review paired with a can’t-miss giveaway!