Autumn is arguably one of the loveliest seasons in Canada. So why not incorporate some of fall’s greatest qualities into your newborn’s warm nursery?
Many parents gravitate toward light tones for their newborn baby’s room. But this fall, dark hues make graceful alternatives for nursery furniture. For example, this cherry-coloured Verona convertible crib from Simply Baby Furniture is an elegant twist on the usual whites, creams and light woods typically used for nursery furniture (simplybabyfurniture.com, $309). Or if you’d prefer something with a less noticeable colour to it, moccachino, chocolate and espresso are all hot crib colours right now as well. Basically, if it sounds like it belongs in a warm beverage, it’s a stylish option for your nursery!
Just as the changing leaves indicate the arrival of autumn, so too can the colours of your nursery welcome your baby’s entrance into the world. A great way to incorporate the reds, oranges and golds of the season into the space is by painting one or all of the walls in a stunning fall hue. But if you’d rather opt for a less permanent option, try this lovely bedding set from Sears (sears.ca, $120). Bedding is a terrific way to make an inexpensive update to any room.
Wall decals are a unique way to add colour and establish a theme in your nursery. You can find all kinds of original designs on Etsy.com, such as this vibrant display of falling leaves from Lapoon Studio (etsy.com, $33). Choose whatever size you need, and go with the colours you like. Applying them is as easy as peeling them off and sticking them in place. And if when fall’s over you decide you want a different look for the room, you can simply take them off and pick something new.
During your child’s lifetime, he’s going to be surrounded by plenty of artificial items, such as electronics and plastic. So why not fill his space with loads of natural items while he’s young? This woven pendant drum light from Pottery Barn Kids is made with handwoven seagrass and will add warmth and simplicity to your nursery (potterybarnkids.com, $123). The neutral colour makes this light a perfect addition to any nursery, no matter your colour scheme or decor style.
Fall evokes some beautiful images of what the natural world is made of. One way of honouring that is by filling your child’s new room with simple, handcrafted decorations. These solid hanging wood planes with a weathered finish will look stunning above your newborn boy’s crib (potterybarnkids.com, $86). Or for your darling girl, check out these felt wool birdhouses made by fair trade artisans in Nepal (potterybarnkids.com, $36).
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