Good, Better, Best: Nursery

A good nursery can also be somewhere that a mother enjoys being in as well. So we have decided to show you how to make a nursery fun for baby and mom.

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Sources: Dutailer Melon-Crib, bed, dresser, Monte vola glider, Monte Duo side table, olio bedding, grey/white striped cuddle blanket, white cuddle blanket, change pad, mouse storage caddy, Mom's To Be and More; grey felt boxes, Loblaw's; yellow diamond wallpaper, Lee Jofa; herringbone wallpaper, Home Depot; standing lamp, balloon art, white and yellow elephant, Robot stuffed toys, Ella and Elliot; sheets, basket, white elephant, wood toys, books, wood train, grey throw, HomeSense; lack shelves, duvet cover, striped pillow, black woven boxes, stuffed toys, Ikea; pendant light,Morba; striped throw, CB2; Chisea Yellow rug by Suzanne Sharp, The Rug Company

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Crib and Dresser: These are great staple pieces. We always find the biggest decision in a child's room is what wood stain to choose on the furniture. The two we tend to lean towards are a painted white finish and a dark espresso finish, and these pieces are the perfect balance. The dresser can also grow with the child or could be used in a different room.

Glider: Every new mother knows how important a good glider is. From rocking to feeding and reading, they are essential in a baby's room. When buying a glider chose one that has style so that it could be moved to another room and enjoyed for years to come. That's why we chose this one, for it's style and durability as the leather allows for easy cleaning and the style is classic.

Paintable Wallpaper: We originally wanted to paint the wall, but found this paintable paper with a herringbone motif, which we painted a warm dove grey. To keep the space visually interesting, add chair rail above eye level and paint the top portion of the wall white. This is a more contemporary take on a very traditional treatment and we think it just looks fantastic!

Floating Shelves: Every new mom we know likes to have everything at hand. With your changing pad on top of your dresser, we have kept these floating shelves within arm's reach and have everything your might need on them - diapers, towels, wipes etc.

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Complementary wallpaper: We have kept the paintable wallpaper here, but have added some extra interest up high with this modern chevron paper. The yellow ties nicely in to our area rug and adds a pop of sunshine up high. For those with a sense of adventure, consider wallpapering the ceiling. This will add a really unexpected flare to the room and a warm glow over the entire space.

Decorative Shelf: As your baby grows and begins to crawl around, we want to move the shelving up and keep items out of reach for the little one. We have added a decorative shelf up high for all those beautiful toys, seasonal items, or lightly used items.

Added interest - Standing Lamp, Ottoman, Art, Mobile: All these additional design elements round out the space and add a layer of interest - it is about creating a cozy and welcoming environment.

The mobile is a DIY piece we made for the space. Mobiles can be shockingly expensive, but can be created yourself with a little patience and some ingenuity. Here we cut out dog shapes of thick board and panted it black and white. Babies respond best to black and white when they are young, so we opted for this solid graphic look that's in the art as well.

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Twin Bed: The crib we have chosen converts into a twin bed, which gives you the ultimate bang for your buck. You'll see that the d├ęcor still works in this more mature space. Many cribs come with a conversion pack which transforms them in to a twin bed, and your only additional investment is a mattress.

Pendant Light: We want to drop in a pendant light. Because your son is getting older, he needs added light to be playing and learning in his room.

Accents: This is where you child should have some say and where their personality shines through. Add some accessories to the dresser that speak to this. We'd like to see some toys, books, or whatever else your child likes in this space.

...and there you have it, the best nursery!

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