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Ditch pastels when you decorate for baby

Pastel baby accessories and gear are a thing of the past. When you decorate your new baby’s nursery, embrace color and bold modern design. We’ve picked out six adorable additions for your new addition.

If you’re tired of pastels, look no further than these funky accessories and furniture for baby nurseries. From affordable to major splurges, here are six great nursery items for design-conscious parents and fans of bold color.

Elephant mobile

Elephant mobile

Get away from pale pink and pale blue and try a mobile that pops with bright orange. Always-trendy elephants adorn this cute mobile that has a modern touch but retains newborn cuteness thanks to adorable ribbons. Support a small business owner when you order this bold mobile for babies (Love Bug Lullabies, $63).

Giant world map

Giant world map

Give your kid’s room a travel and exploration theme with a huge, colorful world map (Metropolitan Museum of Art, $200). The bright multicolored tones of this map make it easy to match with nearly any bright color. As your baby grows up, she can begin exploring her world with the hands-on embroidered attachments.

Sunny side up play mat

Sunny side up play mat

Looking for a cheeky addition to your baby’s nursery and a bold pop of color? The handmade sunny side up play mat (MoMA Store, $95) resembles a giant fried egg. The yolk is a lovely, bright yellow and serves the dual purpose of cushioning your baby’s head during floor play time. Try a pale gray wall and bursts of yellow and teal in your nursery to complement this cute mat.

Foam kids chair

Foam kids chair

If you’re a fan of modern design, embrace it on a smaller scale with an Offi EVA foam kids desk chair set (AllModern, $398). In bright green and teal, these pieces will work in a nursery for a boy or girl, and are also perfect for twins. They’re pricey, so consider them Baby’s first investment in collectable furniture for the home.

Brightly colored crib

Brightly colored crib

Thanks to optional, cheeky decals, you can customize the ducduc Alex crib (ducduc NYC, $1,300) to your own sense of humor. Available in surprising colors like bold orange, deep blue and hot pink, this is one of the most unique cribs available today. However, it also comes at a uniquely high price. Let this be your one big splurge if you’re tired of the same old cribs.

Graphic wallpaper

Dwell studio wallpaper

Wallpaper is trending in a major way. Great for accent walls and bathrooms, it’s also the ultimate way to give your nursery a bold look. Try papering the wall behind the crib or changing table for a focal point that sets the tone of your nursery. Dwell Studio Gio Aqua wallpaper (Dwell Studio, $90) has a unique take on the common safari theme.

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