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!
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!
Makes me want to create a space for myself like this!
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...
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Whether it's a soft place to lay down baby or a play mat for a busy toddler, play rugs are functional and decorative.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
Place your feathers along the bottom half of the duct tape on the sticky side.
Fold the tape over onto itself and the feathers and press together.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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)!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Do you have a favourite wallpaper for kids? Share it in the comments below!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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