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Sherri Blum, CID is your baby nursery design and kids room design specialist. Sherri is internationally renowned for her timeless design and attention to details. Over the years she has designed and decorated baby nurseries ranging in themes from princess rooms to sports and nautical nurseries. Her kids room designs include floral girls rooms, transportation theme boys rooms including trains, airplanes, and boats; plus cowboy theme rooms and other classic vintage designs that will grow with your child through the years. Sherri has also assisted with commercial design in daycares and preschools and was part of the advisory team for a children s playroom that was totally environmentally conscious for the Leeds Certified Covergirl offices in Baltimore. She has designed a celebrity nursery for the Hollywood celebrity babies of Jodie Sweetin, NFL star, Bart Scott and others. Her heirloom quality nursery wall art can be found in the celebrity nurseries of Mario Lopez, John O Hurley, Angela Kinsey, Tori Spelling and more. She can create a beautiful child s room or designer nursery on any budget. Sherri also offers luxury designer baby furniture and decor such as designer baby crib bedding, baby nursery furniture and kids decor for every taste and style. Contact her today for an appointment or if you re out of the area, check out her Cyber Design Services for interior design clients anywhere in the world. See a sampling of her dozens of designer rooms here to get some great baby nursery ideas!

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25+ Nursery Design Ideas

Playful Decor

You thought that decorating was fun before? Wait until you start revamping a tired old guest room for your new baby. or giving that nursery a makeover when baby is ready for a “big boy” or “big girl” room — the colors, patterns, fabrics, and wallpapers you get to play with are 10 times more exciting than “grown-up” decor. You can let your inner artist free in a child’s room, because the more whimsical and colorful it is, the more they’ll like it.

And the best part: There’s no rule that says your child’s space has to match the rest of the house. So let go of the style rules that have ruled your roost and decorate with abandon!

Wallpapering Tips

  1. Don’t rush it. Wallpapering takes time. Plan on about four hours of wall prep, depending on the condition of the walls, and 10 hours to paper a small room.
  2. Focus on preparation. Wallpapering over a painted wall? First, sand the wall to dull the glossiness of the paint. Wipe with a tack cloth to remove dust. Then wash the area with a strong household detergent, let dry, and start papering.
  3. Create a smooth surface. Wallpapering over a bumpy or textured wall? You have two options: Either cover the wall to be papered with a thin coat of drywall (honestly, this is best left to the pros, or to an extremely experienced do-it-yourselfer), or simply hang wallpaper liner. Follow manufacturer’s instructions and you’ll have a smooth wall to be papered in a few hours.
  4. Plan carefully. You want your last strip to end in a low-visibility part of the room, because it may be the one place where you cannot match the paper’s pattern exactly. A good place for the mismatch is against a window frame, where it may be obscured by window treatments.
  5. Get a good start. Use a plumb bob to ensure the first strip you place on the wall is perfectly straight. That strip locks in position all that follow.

    — Written by Suzanne Morrissey

    Chalkboard Paint Tips

    1. Use it everywhere. Chalkboard paint is best used on previously painted surfaces. It comes in cans or spray paint versions. Try it on walls, of course, but also on old play tables, backs of doors, or drawer fronts.
    2. Apply it correctly. Plan to paint when the air and surface temperatures are above 50 degrees. Make sure you have plenty of ventilation, and wear a safety mask.
    3. Plan on multiple coats. Chalkboard paint works best when you layer three to five coats painted in different directions (if using a brush). When using the spray-paint version, spray back and forth evenly to produce the best finish. If you linger too much in one spot, you’ll get ugly drips!
    4. Make cleanup easy. A damp sponge cleans up the finished surface and cuts down on chalk dust.
    5. Add a frame. Once you’ve painted a wall area, you can frame it with molding or paint a border around it. This can help very young artists understand that not all wall surfaces can be drawn on. Stenciling or stamping the chalkboard along the edges is also a great way to create a frame. Simply allow the chalkboard paint to dry completely before applying the stencils or stamps.

      — Written by Emma Sarran

      Small Room Done Right

      5 Fun Art Sources

      T-o-o-o Cute
      404-886-2121
      We love the wispy, detailed characters that artist Nicole Lathouse creates, from Bella Bug to Theodore Frog. The images captured in the framed prints are also available on infant loungewear and accessories for your wee one. Lathouse’s giclee prints are surrounded by handmade painted wood frames, in various sizes, finished to impart a cottage-style look.

      Murphy Smith Designs
      425-376-0252
      With the motto “Art to inspire your child” and a special knack for classic storybook style, artist Roxane Murphy Smith creates pieces that you’ll love long after baby is out of diapers. She also gives her painting new life on furniture and growth charts as well as canvases for wall hanging.

      Studio Avo and Oopsy Daisy
      619-640-6649
      The artists represented in these partner art collections are too numerous to mention. But if we had to pick a few faves, we’d direct you to the ultra-colorful work of Stephanie Bauer, Maria Carluccio, Caroline Blum, and Max Grover.

      Muffy’s Room
      203-389-5865
      Artist Muffy Pendergast must grin all day long in her studio, because the creatures in her paintings all seem to be smiling from the canvas, teaching us our ABCs or just being silly. Coming soon: Clothing, furniture, and other items painted with Pendergast’s signature, color-saturated look.

      American Postcard Art
      941-954-3124
      Get a mug of tea ready, because once you’re on this site, you won’t want to leave. American Postcard Art promises quality art prints made from vintage postcards. There are hundreds of topics appropriate for kids — we noted the nursery rhymes from the early 1900s. Getting your art is easy: Follow directions on the site for choosing the finished size of the print and the desired medium.

      — Written by Suzanne Morrissey

      Great Wall Letter Sources

      Many parents agonize over what to name their new baby — or at the very least, they go through gallons of ink writing up lists and confabbing on favorites and “can’t stands.” Now that you’ve selected the perfect moniker for your little monkey, spelling it out on the wall of his or her nursery is a stylish accent to the room’s decor. You can also use these hangable letters to spell out happy messages, such as love, laugh, sing, smile, and dance.

      Catfish Bite
      888-228-2483
      For the artistic child, you can’t beat Catfish Bite’s bright pieces with curlicued lettering.

      Craft Cuts
      800-705-4020
      This is a great source for basic wood letters that you can finish or paint to match the decor of your child’s room.

      Tatutina
      800-257-0471
      Each letter in Tatutina’s “bright” and “pastel” set is painted differently; some shine with stripes and dots, and others boast hearts, flowers, or stars.

      Twelve Timbers
      435-893-0175
      Specializing in simple and rustic typefaces, this company’s wall letters add country charm.

      The Well Appointed House
      This Web site offers the largest selection of wall letter styles in a variety of colors and patterns.

      — Written by Joanna Smith

      5 Unusual Products

      Rust-Oleum Magnetic Latex Primer
      800-481-4785
      Turn a wall, cabinet, or play table into a magnetized surface with this new product. The best part: You can paint over the magnetic primer in any color! (Note: Small magnets are choking hazards. Use extra big magnets that aren’t a danger in little hands.)

      Mascotopia
      800-399-1587
      Find puzzles, building block sets, and (our fave) mobiles featuring college mascots. Junior might still be learning how to stand on two feet, but that does not mean Mom and Dad’s alma maters can’t be a part of his world. (For the pro fans, Mascotopia also carries Major League Baseball and NBA collections.)

      HaPe International
      262-242-5077
      Along with cool educational toys and games, HaPe has created the Bamboo Collection, the world’s first collection of bamboo toys. Bamboo is highly sustainable — once cut, it grows back completely in three years — so these toys are environmentally friendly. The Bamboo Collection offers 14 games for kids 3 years and up.

      MemoryBorders
      Follow the directions on the Web site and your digital photos will be turned into a unique wallpaper border. You can select from themed designs in the catalog, or start from scratch with your snapshots. We love the border featuring a newborn’s teeny inked footprints, interspersed with the child’s name and date of birth.

      JELD-WEN Custom Carved Interior Doors
      800-877-9482
      Create a unique design for a child’s bedroom (or playroom) door — virtually any symbol, name, word, or image can be routed into these MDF doors, available in a variety of sizes. The door comes primed and ready to paint. Choose from 70 designs or submit one of your own.

      –Written by Suzanne Morrissey

      Originally published on AmericanBaby.com.





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      An integral part of raising a child involves the location in which he or she is raised. A room dedicated for a nursery has to be fun, yet safe, and colorful, yet not cloying. In my eyes, this room spells that out perfectly. It isn’t too large, yet isn’t too small. It is a perfect size. Right in front of the doorway is a unique lamp, hanging like an inverted pyramid. The floor is wooden, and is of a natural wooden shade. The walls are a pinkish peach, which seems pleasant to the eyes.

      The crib in the center of the room is large and deep enough for a baby. Its wooden frame looks sturdy and safe. In the day, the inside of the crib receives excellent light from the window.

      The window is half covered by sunshine yellow drapes that make the light coming in look more beautiful. The wallpaper of the room has small, decorative patterns of white and yellow.

      The cabinet, close to the crib, is wooden and painted white. There is plenty of space within it for clothes, books, and other material. The platform above the cabinet also offers more space to put things. And above the cabinet as well, we see space to hang clothes on hangars, or to put things like paints, out of reach of the child.

      The floor has a yellow rug in the center, matching the beautiful drapes. On the side of the wall next to the window is a cupboard that has space at the bottom for clothes and toys, and also much more space inside.

      Overall, the nursery is filled with the warmth and beauty that a child should be raised in. The walls are painted in pleasant colors and there is good ventilation and natural lighting. There is also plenty of space.





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      Plan a Shared Nursery

      Planning a nursery for multiples doesn’t mean you have to buy two of everything. While you will need two (or more) cribs, other furniture items, such as a changing table and a dresser, can be shared. Creative use of colors, patterns and furniture configurations can help each baby have their own space while still sharing the room easily.

      Floor Plan and Furniture Placement

      When deciding how to arrange your nursery furniture, start by drawing a floor plan. Record the room’s dimensions and mark closets, windows and doors. It’s a good idea to also take note of mechanical details, such as electrical outlets, heating vents and which way doors swing. The cribs will act as the room’s visual anchors and will have a big impact on how activity in the room flows.

      Positioning options include centering the cribs in the room for all-round access, positioning the heads or sides of the cribs in parallel against a wall, or tucking the cribs in corners. Arranging the cribs with some space between them may help prevent a giggling baby from waking a sleeping baby. You may want to plan space for bassinets for the first couple of months; babies often are soothed by the cozier proportions, and bassinets have the advantage of being portable.

      Zoning

      To organize the nursery, divide the room into activity zones, including sleeping, feeding, changing and playing, and incorporate storage into each zone. Placing a dresser in the closet frees up floor space for playtime but should still leave plenty of room to hang clothes above it. When choosing a changing table, look for one with easily accessible storage, so you can reach what you need with one hand while keeping your other hand securely on your baby. If your changing table has open shelves,

      add baskets and bins that provide portable, flexible options.

      Make sure you plan a spot where you can comfortably feed your babies, with a soft chair and a side table that will allow you to have bottles, burp cloths, storybooks and a glass of water for yourself within easy reach. Area rugs also help define different zones, and with all the time babies spend on the floor, choosing a soft one for the play area is essential. Make sure to add a nonslip pad if you have a hardwood floor.

      Adaptable Furniture

      Plan ahead by choosing cribs that convert into toddler beds, a changing table that becomes a dresser and modular shelving units that can be easily repurposed as needs change.

      The rocker or glider that you use to feed and cuddle with your babies now can later live nicely in another room if you choose one with an easy-to-update slipcover or upholstery.





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      25 Modern Nursery Design Ideas

      Oh, the joy of decorating a nursery. There s the excitement of expecting a little one, mirrored in the festivity of channeling this happiness into an amazing design project. What a wonderful way to express your feelings through creativity! In today s interior design world, an array of modern options awaits you.

      Whether you desire a clean-lined space with a dash of traditional style or you favor a more contemporary eclectic motif, we ve got you covered. From artistic wall murals to enchanting themes, we ve curated the most interesting modern nursery design ideas for your inspiration.

      Baby Girl Nursery Ideas

      While some people prefer nurseries that don t cater to a specific gender, there are many who delight in designing with a baby boy or a baby girl in mind. If you re searching for feminine motifs, keep in mind that you re not limited to traditionally girly colors and themes. Nonetheless, if you want to revel in pink flowers, perhaps the nursery below will pique your interest. Note the Asian-themed wall mural in this photo by Janis Nicolay. [from StyleAtHome.com ]

      A dash of fairy tale style can be added to a space with a leafy chandelier and golden artwork, such as the tree mural beside the crib. In fact, when it comes to mural locations, a crib-side display is a popular choice, as it ensures that your little one can fully enjoy the image. [from HGTV ]

      Walls can also be defined with decals, as shown in the nursery below for the baby of Laila Ali (daughter of Muhammad Ali). The metallic decals create the illusion of paneled walls, an elegant statement that s enhanced by bright accent colors like pink and lime green. [from HGTV.com ]





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      Plan a Shared Nursery

      Planning a nursery for multiples doesn’t mean you have to buy two of everything. While you will need two (or more) cribs, other furniture items, such as a changing table and a dresser, can be shared. Creative use of colors, patterns and furniture configurations can help each baby have their own space while still sharing the room easily.

      Floor Plan and Furniture Placement

      When deciding how to arrange your nursery furniture, start by drawing a floor plan. Record the room’s dimensions and mark closets, windows and doors. It’s a good idea to also take note of mechanical details, such as electrical outlets, heating vents and which way doors swing. The cribs will act as the room’s visual anchors and will have a big impact on how activity in the room flows.

      Positioning options include centering the cribs in the room for all-round access, positioning the heads or sides of the cribs in parallel against a wall, or tucking the cribs in corners. Arranging the cribs with some space between them may help prevent a giggling baby from waking a sleeping baby. You may want to plan space for bassinets for the first couple of months; babies often are soothed by the cozier proportions, and bassinets have the advantage of being portable.

      Zoning

      To organize the nursery, divide the room into activity zones, including sleeping, feeding, changing and playing, and incorporate storage into each zone. Placing a dresser in the closet frees up floor space for playtime but should still leave plenty of room to hang clothes above it. When choosing a changing table, look for one with easily accessible storage, so you can reach what you need with one hand while keeping your other hand securely on your baby. If your changing table has open shelves,

      add baskets and bins that provide portable, flexible options.

      Make sure you plan a spot where you can comfortably feed your babies, with a soft chair and a side table that will allow you to have bottles, burp cloths, storybooks and a glass of water for yourself within easy reach. Area rugs also help define different zones, and with all the time babies spend on the floor, choosing a soft one for the play area is essential. Make sure to add a nonslip pad if you have a hardwood floor.

      Adaptable Furniture

      Plan ahead by choosing cribs that convert into toddler beds, a changing table that becomes a dresser and modular shelving units that can be easily repurposed as needs change.

      The rocker or glider that you use to feed and cuddle with your babies now can later live nicely in another room if you choose one with an easy-to-update slipcover or upholstery.





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      Portfolio

      Sherri Blum, CID is your baby nursery design and kids room design specialist. Sherri is internationally renowned for her timeless design and attention to details. Over the years she has designed and decorated baby nurseries ranging in themes from princess rooms to sports and nautical nurseries. Her kids room designs include floral girls rooms, transportation theme boys rooms including trains, airplanes, and boats; plus cowboy theme rooms and other classic vintage designs that will grow with your child through the years. Sherri has also assisted with commercial design in daycares and preschools and was part of the advisory team for a children s playroom that was totally environmentally conscious for the Leeds Certified Covergirl offices in Baltimore. She has designed a celebrity nursery for the Hollywood celebrity babies of Jodie Sweetin, NFL star, Bart Scott and others. Her heirloom quality nursery wall art can be found in the celebrity nurseries of Mario Lopez, John O Hurley, Angela Kinsey, Tori Spelling and more. She can create a beautiful child s room or designer nursery on any budget. Sherri also offers luxury designer baby furniture and decor such as designer baby crib bedding, baby nursery furniture and kids decor for every taste and style. Contact her today for an appointment or if you re out of the area, check out her Cyber Design Services for interior design clients anywhere in the world. See a sampling of her dozens of designer rooms here to get some great baby nursery ideas!

      Want to contact us to discuss your needs? Complete our brief Contact Us form and we will contact you shortly!

      Interior designer, interior decorator Baltimore Maryland, Harrisburg, Gettysburg, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Washington DC, Virginia and nationwide.

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      Nursery Design Ideas

      Nursery furniture sets should not necessarily be white, baby blue or pink. The nursery is a place for a child to sleep, play and grow so there are more engaging nursery design ideas. A color schemes can be bright featuring wall decorations and upholstery. The decorating style of the nursery can be traditional or modern as well as combine the both styles.

      Different Color Scheme

      There are many options for the nursery color scheme. From color blocks to muted brights or neutrals with pops of color. The nursery can also be designed in gender neutral style using sleek furniture and colors and hues that are not associated with the particular gender.

      Wall Decorations

      Cute wall decorations can add the playful element to the nursery. If the nursery is also meant to be a play room cute and educational wall art will create the atmosphere of game and play in the room. The walls can also be decorated with family portraits, artworks or mirrors.

      Furniture

      Nursery beds have a special design but are available in various color options and materials. Some of the beds can feature a curtain to ensure a sound sleep while others come in sleek design with the bars.The rest of the furniture usually includes cabinets for storing baby s clothes and an armchair to rock the baby to sleep. The furniture can be ornate or simple it all depends on the style of the nursery .

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      Baby Girls Nursery Decorating Ideas

      Decorating a nursery for your baby girl can be exciting as well as an overwhelming task. But before you go shopping for your baby girl s nursery, do some research to see what styles you are interested in and what color schemes that best suit your room and make a list of things you are looking for as that would help you when you start make decisions regarding the decorations.

      Colors play an important part in your baby s vision development. For instance, brightly colored toys and wall hangings will capture your baby s attention and develop her ability to distinguish colors and shapes. So keep that in mind when you are decorating your baby girl s nursery.

      Colors that are commonly used in baby girls décor include pink, lavender and white and colors that are considered gender-neutral include shades of brown, yellow and green. You can also wallpaper the entire room or wallpaper just one wall. Either way, consider a contemporary pattern such as stripes or damask for an easier redecorating transition in the future.

      After choosing a color scheme for your baby girl s nursery, choose a decorating theme. You can choose traditional or contemporary nursery themes for baby girls. Traditional themes like princess, fairy tale, ballerina and animals, and contemporary like beach, garden and global bazaar. There are also themes that are age-neutral and will require less redecorating as your baby girl grows up. Or you can make your theme revolve around your family s interests. For example, if you are a dog lovers family, choose a puppy-themed nursery.

      The final step in your decorating process is choosing the nursery furniture. Nursery furniture usually includes a crib, dresser or armoire for storing baby s clothes and a changing table. You can stack diapers in decorative baskets on the changing table s shelves for easy access. You can also add a rocking chair or comfortable armchair, a bookshelf, toy box or a daybed for extra seating in the room. Make sure to leave open floor space for a play area.

      Anyway, we hope you’ll enjoy looking at these photos and will find some interesting ideas for your baby girl s nursery.






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      Elin s advice for designing children s rooms is to consider above all what your child s interests and needs are, what they are playing with and how they play. Perhaps they don t need a large table or desk that takes up a lot of space, if they always play on the floor or at the kitchen table. It should be easy for them to find their toys and to play, and preferably to clean up after themselves. In Edda s room, for example, her kitchen and little dining area occupy 1/4 of the room, since that s what she plays with the most. Also her puzzels, books and dolls are easy for her to reach and play with, since that is what she loves the most.

      Time to talk to Edda now! Tell us Edda

      ♥ What is your favourite food? Pizza.

      ♥ What are you into right now? Painting, puzzles, reading books, playing with dolls and in my kitchen.

      ♥ Your favourite book? Pippi Longstocking.

      ♥ What is your favourite colour? Blue (though she s not quite clear what colour that is says mum ;-)).

      ♥ Your favourite animal? Cats.

      ♥ What do you like best in your room? My kitchen, I love to feed my family and my dolls.

      ♥ Which is your favourite duvet cover? The same one as my mum s, a dusty pink one with a sea shell design from kongessloejd.dk.

      ♥ Your favourite pyjamas? The white and pink ones with the little penguins, the same as my sister.

      Thank you Edda, it was super nice to meet you!

      (photography: Elin Wallin)

      Maaike s advice for designing children s rooms is to keep the base calm and the bed and other furniture light, then you can use accessories to add colour and atmosphere. Quirky details add character, and wallpaper is great for setting the mood.

      Time to talk to Amélie now! Tell us Amélie

      ♥ What is your favourite food? Spinach.

      ♥ What are you into right now? I love riding my bike, which I got for my birthday. I also like painting and sticking stickers on pretty drawings.

      ♥ Your favourite book? Little Golden Books, right now I m really into mermaids.

      ♥ What is your favourite colour? Black (unfortunately says mum ;-)).

      ♥ Your favourite animal? Tigers and crocodiles.

      ♥ Trousers or a dress? It depends I love glittery dresses, but I m kind of cool girl too.

      ♥ What would you like to be when you grow up? Black Pete, or a ballerina or a princess.

      ♥ What do you like best in your room? My bed, being tucked in and re-arranging the cushions.

      ♥ What do you like doing in your room? Reading, and pottering in my kitchen.

      ♥ Which is your favourite duvet cover? The one with little deer and bows and there have to be lots of cushions on my bed!

      ♥ Your favourite pyjamas? The ones with little hearts and rabbits.

      Thank you Amélie, it was super lovely to meet you!