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Whimsical Eclectic Girls Room

As much as I love a beautiful monochromatic or neutral space, I can't help but get a little excited when I see a room infused with so much fun color! This room makeover was created by fellow maker and mom, Amanda from Jae to the Wall for her daughter's bedroom. Amanda's adorable tassel garlands and drop garlands are positioned throughout the room, and she managed to sneak in our Parade and Company Alphabet Banner and Dreamland Pillow alongside a slew of handmade treasures...details below! 

Fun eclectic girls room with Parade and Company Dreamland pillow

A small desk positioned beside the window floods the space with natural light, and is the perfect space for homework or any creative project. And how awesome is the chalk board wall!  

Fun eclectic girls room desk area with chalkboard wall room inspiration

Who wouldn't be inspired sitting in front of this adorable shelf? From left: Wander Lust Digital Print, Cactus String Art, Letter Board, Alphabet Banner, Bead Garland and Drop Garland.

Cute Shelfie in Girls Room Featuring Original Wall Decor - Alphabet Banner by Parade and Company

Details are so important...totally crushing on Amanda's natural bead garland and tassel garland, paired with these Mountain Hooks and Sleepy Eyes Sign.

Jae to the Wall garlands for kids room Etsy

This bedding could last well into the tween years. Bedding: I Am Loved Rainbow Blanket, Rainbow and Emojis Pillows, Dreamland Pillow by Parade and Company.

Rainbow bedding in girls room

 Makes me want to create a space for myself like this! 

Closeup of girls room desk | drop garland by Jae to the Wall

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Parade and Company and Mini Style Blog

A longtime favorite, Mini Style blog is one of our 'go-to' destinations for the latest trends in fashion and decor for the lovely littles. So we were beyond excited when Parade and Company was featured by the blog and shot by photographer Krystyna Winn! Check out some of the beautiful shots of this boho styled nursery...

Boho nursery design with alphabet banner and dachshund pillow decor

Boho inspired nursery design Parade and Company pillow

Boho nursery decor by Parade and Company

Dachshund Pillow by Parade and Company in crib

Alphabet fabric banner in boho style nursery

I believe in unicorns sign for nursery by Parade and CompanyBrush Your Teeth and Wash Your Hands gold foil bathroom art

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Top 10 Nursery Trends Predictions 2017

It looks like 2017 is going to be another exciting year for nursery interiors! Here are our predictions on what will be the hot nursery trends in 2017. Let us know what you think will be trending this year in the comments below.

1. Playhouse Beds

If 2016 was the year of the 'house frame' floor bed, then 2017 will be the year of the playhouse or cabin bed. A souped-up version of the house bed, playhouse beds have the benefit of being elevated off the ground but having a fully enclosed sleep area – keeping toddlers from rolling onto the floor at night, while making bedtime fun!  

Playhouse bed 10 top nursery trend predictions

Source: Jen Wood House

2. Candy Colors

We are seeing a shift from the soft pastels of 2016 to a more saturated palette. Whereas the soft pastel rooms featured one or two colors, todays colorful rooms have no limits.

2017 Color Trends for Baby Nursery Design

Source: Four Cheeky Monkeys

3. Doll Houses

The wall-mounted house shelf phenomeon is still going strong, and in 2017 we will see more and more elaborate versions that are more 'doll house' than shelf. And these aren't your grandmother's furnishings – these dollhouse interiors rival some of the trendiest magazine spreads today.

Modern Doll House Ikea Hack Girls Bedroom Decor

Source: Whimsy Woods

 

4. Precious Metals

From brass cribs with a vintage flair to gold light fixtures and wall decor, nurseries are all about the sparkle using all types of shiny metals. 

Metallic Girls Nursery Decor by Hudson and Harlow Top Trends Kids Bedrooms 2017

Source: Hudson and Harlow

5. Boho

The Boho trend is a truly global one. From the tribal themes in Australian interiors to the 'south-western' flair in North America, this trend mixes global and local...anything goes! From dreamcatchers, arrows and feathers to macrame and moroccan rugs. 

Boho Nursery Decor for Baby, Design Inspiration 2017

Source: Bre Purposed

6. Garlands

Probably one of the most versatile trends, garlands can suit any decor no matter the gender or style. A budget-friendly way to make a big impact, garlands have made the leap from party decor to nursery decor.

Jae to the Wall Baby Tassel Garland Styled by Winter Daisy Kids Interiors

Source: Winter Daisy Kids

7. Murals

Although this trend has been predominantly mountain ranges, we expect that we will start seeing more variety with these DIY murals –from clouds to color blocking. 

Mountain Mural Boys Nursery Monochromatic Trend 2017

Source: MyHomeStyle89

8. Neon

These playful lighting alternatives, are great as wall art or a night light – infusing a pop of color with a modernized 1980s flair. Available as personalized name signs or shapes to suit all nursery themes, we think neon lights will only grow in popularity in 2017.

Neon Name Signs in Girls Rooms Trends in Decor 2017

Source: HideSleep

9. Play Rugs

Whether it's a soft place to lay down baby or a play mat for a busy toddler, play rugs are functional and decorative. 

Play Rugs for Kids Trends 2017

Source: Petit and Small

10. Monochrome

The black and white trend has been going strong for a couple years now, but has it reached its peak? It's a tricky one to predict. We are seeing the beginnings of a transition to more to greys and neutrals now, as well as the introduction of more natural elements.

2017 Nursery Trends Grey Monochrome Baby Boy Nursery

Source: _honeypunch

What do YOU think will be the top trends of 2017? Let us know in the comments below:

 

 

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Pantone's Color of the Year 2017 – Greenery

Do you need a jumping off point for decorating your baby's nursery? Why not use Pantone's 2017 color of the year – greenery! Vibrant and fresh, this year's green takes a bit of courage to incorporate into a room, but when mixed with some neutrals, it can really pop. 

Pantone's 2017 color of the year baby nursery design ideas

 

1. Dinosaur Print, Parade and Company  2. Cloud Hanger, Down to the Woods, 3. Wood T-Rex Toy, Leo and Bella  4. Grey Felt Toy Storage, Gopher Handmade  5. Plush Doll, Lucky Boy Sunday  6. Moda Crib, Room and Board  7. Half Moon Garland, The Land of Nod  8. Gummy Bear Night Light, The Land of Nod  9. Alphabet Throw Rug, Lorena Canal

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Baby and Kids Products – Small Business Faves

I love small businesses, especially when it comes to baby and kids products. I truly believe that is where we find innovation at it's best. So many small businesses in the baby and kids niche were founded by talented moms with so much drive and passion for what they do. In honor of Small Business Saturday, here is my round-up of some of my faves.

Our current fave small business products for baby and kids!

1. Mobile, Baby Jives. 2. Knitted dolls, Bla Bla Kids. 3. Pom Pom Bib, Kishu Baby 4. Wood Camera, Craffox. 5. Drop Garland, Jae to the Wall. 6. Cloud Throw, Babasouk 7. Decorative Pillow, Parade and Company. 8 Felt Campfire, Domestic Objects

 

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DIY Feather Garland in 15 Minutes for Under $5

If there are two things I've learned since becoming a mom, it's how to get things done fast and on a budget. And since I'm more than a little obsessed with all things decor, I love anyway I can make an impact in a room without stretching my pocketbook! This DIY feather garland is a testament to the bountiful wonders of a bit of duct tape and some imagination...

I picked up some white duct tape for $1.25 and two packages of craft feathers for a total $2.50 at the dollar store. That's $3.75 TOTAL for this garland – less than the price of a grande latte, folks! I choose white for a soft and pretty look, but I think that black feathers would also look so cool in a monochromatic kids room. In the end, the two packs of craft feathers were enough for just over 5 ft of garland.

Materials for DIY feather garland

Step 1.

Line up your feathers with a ruler for a straight line. In hindsight, I think I might even skip this step because I think it would be pretty simple to make a straight line using the duct tape as a guide. 

DIY feather garland - line up feathers in a straight line

Step 2. 

Place your feathers along the bottom half of the duct tape on the sticky side.

Parade and Company DIY feather garland using duct tape

 Step 3.

Fold the tape over onto itself and the feathers and press together. Press the tape together step 3 feather garland DIY

You're done! Now if you have a sewing machine and are feeling adventurous, you could also try this DIY using a wide ribbon and sewing the feathers in. Or experiment with different kinds of tape (eg. a wide fabric tape). Let me know how it goes and what works for you!

Completed feather garland DIY

Parade and Company DIY feather garland

 

 

DIY feather garland for less than the price of a latte! Love!

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10 Stunning Wallpaper Designs for Kids

There's no denying that wallpaper has seen a major resurgence recently, especially when it comes to designing rooms for the little tots. Even better, is many wallpapers are now available as peel and stick for easy application and removal! The following list includes some designs which have been burning up social media channels... and some surprises! 

10 Stunning Wallpaper Designs for Kids list by Parade and Company

Sissy + Marley

If you don't already know about Sissy + Marley, stop everything you are doing (except reading this post!) and go to their website. New York based, their style is fresh, contemporary and fun! They have partnered with wallpaper designer Jill Malek to create their popular star wallcovering.

Sissy and Marley silver star wallpaper for baby nursery or kids room

Source: Sissy + Marley

Anewall

Anewall's gorgeous wall murals add a dreamy, fantasy feel, and are a bit quirky, like this cactus wallpaper TellKiddo uses in this fun toddler room.

Quirky and fun cactus wallpaper in baby nursery

Source: TellKiddo

Jimmy Cricket

Jimmy Cricket is an Australian brand that teams with top designers to create the most adorable wallpaper in a range of styles. This room by the amazing interior design team at Live Loud Girl features bunny wallpaper by Pax and Hart. We are also crushing on their watermelon and swan motifs.

Bunny wallpaper in children's room

Source: Live Loud Girl

Rifle Paper Co. 

Stationery superstars Rifle Paper Co. have teamed up with Hygge & West to create a line of wallpaper with the most darling illustrations. Our favourite for kids rooms is this safari motif in sky blue.

Rifle Paper Co. safari pattern wallpaper for baby nursery

Source: Rifle Paper Co.

Photowall

Who wouldn't love a giant C3P0 and R2D2 mural in their bedroom or playroom? This wall mural is magical and would excite any little Star Wars fan (and possibly their parents too)!

Star Wars mural in kidsroom playroom

 Source: Photowall

Ferm Living

If you admire the Scandinavian design aesthetic it's likely you are familiar with this Danish interiors products company. Their line of kids and baby accessories is truly divine, and their wallpaper is no exception.

Scandinavian designed Ferm Living's wallpaper

Source: My Colourful Life

Cole and Son

This British purveyor of traditional wallpapers might not be top of mind when looking for nursery wallpaper but their pink flamingo wallcovering is absolutely breathtaking in this little girls nursery by Paola Salinas of PS Interiors Group.

Pink flamingo wallpaper in baby girl nursery

Source: Project Nursery

BC Magic Wallpaper

This Etsy shop features peel and stick wallpapers that can be customized in the color of your choice. They are based in New Zealand, and we love that they offer free international shipping.

BC magic wallpaper little girls room wall covering

Source: BC Magic Wallpaper

Paperboy Wallpaper

The unique range of wallpapers of this U.K. brand is perfect for those looking to create a theme in their child's room, since all the wallpapers are also available as fabric. 

How it works animal wallpaper from Paperboy Wallpapers

Source: Paperboy Wallpaper

Livettes Kids 

Another great peel and stick, removable wallpaper, Livettes Kids is an Etsy shop run by art student Liv. We love the celestial look of this graphic pattern. 

Teepee playroom celestial wallpaper for kids rooms

Source: Livettes Kids

Do you have a favourite wallpaper for kids? Share it in the comments below! 

 

 

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Top 10 Nursery Trends Predictions for 2016

 

Top 10 Nursery Trends. What's your favorite? Comment below!

1) Pastels

Pastels are back and they have attitude like never before. This room by Petite Vintage Interiors has been burning up social media and hits the nail on the head for a lot of 2016 trends. 

Kids room by Petite Vintage Interioes

2. Black & White

In case pastels are not your cup of tea, another trend of 2015 that shows no sign of slowing down in 2016 is 'Black & White' decor. A little bit hipster and gender neutral, this trend has been seen in all aspects that make up a room – walls, cribs, bedding, toys, storage, and the list goes on. We expect this trend to continue in 2016, but we will likely start seeing some more little pops of color. Black & White looks beautiful with pretty much any other color, so it is a great flexible theme that can grow with your baby.

black and white nursery decor

Source:  Blog Millam2

3. Oversized Art Prints

Upsizing art prints is the perfect way to add a focal point to a nursery and a pop of color that you and baby will love. Oversized art is trending in home decor and we will see this more and more in baby's room. 

oversized art print for baby room

Source: Anewall

4. Woven Wall Hangings

This trend seems to be picking up steam and we will be seeing more of these gorgeous woven wall hangings in all shapes and colors popping up in nurseries and kids rooms. Textural and colorful it is a natural choice for baby's room.

woven wall hangings for baby rooms trends 2016

 Source: Etsy

 5. Swans

Move over foxes, the swans have arrived. We've started to see more swans in everything from bedding, wall art, pillows and toys and there is no end in sight. 

Land of Nod swan bedding nursery trend

Source: Land of Nod

6. Marquee Lights

Whether it's personalized letters, lighting bolts or clouds, marquee lights make a great alternative to a night light and add some sparkle to any room.

marquee lights nursery decor trend

Source: Little Lights Co

7. Reading Nooks

A quiet retreat from a busy day is important for even the littlest of us. Cosy and cute reading nooks having been gaining popularity in nurseries and kids rooms and show no sign of slowing down in 2016. 

kids reading nook design trend for nurseries 2016

Source: MommoDesign

8. Display Boxes

Whether shaped like little houses, geometric shapes or simple squares, display boxes are the perfect way to display toys, figurines and little treasures. These boxes from Bloomingville have been stacked and topped off with a cute little house shaped box. 

Bloomingville shadow boxes for kids rooms trends

Source: Bloomingville 

9. Knot pillows

Already popular as a DIY, these knot pillows have been popping up in all rooms in the house and are especially cute in kids rooms.

 Little Dwellings girls room knot pillow trends

Source: Little Dwellings

10. Hanging Chairs

This trend has been picking up speed and variations of it have been seen in kids rooms of all ages. There are several types of hanging chairs, some of which can be DIY'd. Will the traditional glider be replaced?....probably not! BUT hanging chairs are a fun additional that are a great place for reading.

Boys room with hanging chair trends 2016

Source: 100 Layer Cakelet

 

 

 

 

 

Cool nursery design trends. What's your favorite trend? Comment below!

 

 

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2015 Holiday Gift Guide – Baby Edition

Shopping for the wee ones in your life can be either incredibly difficult or unbelievably fun, depending on how you look at it! Personally, I absolutely love it because it gives me the chance to find those unique items that are beyond the essentials, but at the same time needed and appreciated. Here is my list of top holiday gift ideas for baby, with a strong focus on originality, and craftsmanship. 

Holiday Gift Guide - Baby Gift Ideas 2015

 

1) Black Sheep Nursery Art Print by Parade and Company  2) Cosy Bundler by Bookhou for Mini Mioche  3) Wooden Bunny Teething Toy by Mielasiela  4) Metallic Leather Booties by Mini Mioche  5) Baby's First Year Memory Book by Lucy Darling  6) Stacking Boat Wooden Toy by The Wandering Workshop 7) ZZZZZs Wool Baby Blanket by Wee Gallery