A nursery isn't just a place where babies sleep. This is where babies eat, play and get changed. It's where moms sometimes sit for hours in the middle of the night, holding and rocking and wiping off tears. It's where playdates eventually take place and it's where clothes and toys need to have a home.
This list of 10 Ways to Decorate the Kids' Room will get you inspired.
There are days in the newborn stage where exhaustion kicks in and you don’t feel like you’re playing with a full deck. Not to worry. These eye-catching custom-framed letters should help spell things out clearly. $38.50, available at <a href="http://www.etsy.com/listing/112102006/framed-vintage-letter-playing-cards" target="_hplink">etsy.com</a>
Sharing that first evidence of your perfect little prenatal human(s) was an amazing moment. Why hide it away in a baby book when you can keep the memory mounted—in tasteful minimalist fashion—on their nursery wall? A sound decorating idea, indeed. $85, available at <a href="http://koodlekids.com/art-for-babies/minimalist-ultrasound-canvas/" target="_hplink">koodlekids.com</a>
Let’s shed a little light on things, shall we? Next to the kitchen (and, later on, the potty), the nursery is where you’ll be spending a significant amount of time. Who wouldn’t want a little bit of loveliness in there? Add in a lantern shade that could bring some spring into your (sleepy) step. $17.95, available at <a href="http://www.avasappletree.ca/djeco-spring-flowers-lantern/" target="_hplink">avasappletree.ca</a>
Plain wall paint can look pretty but that’s not always what little boys are lookin’ for in their chill space. Save the sophistication for other areas in the house (your own boudoir perhaps?) since kids love—and need—creative things to connect with. These wall decals are…wait for it…out of this world. $121.27, available at <a href="http://www.etsy.com/listing/85082370/spaceship-wall-decals-nursery-outer" target="_hplink">etsy.com</a>
Nursery design is often all about cute animal prints, stuffies and growth charts. But there’s nothing wrong with bringing in some graphic travel-inspired touches too—like a Moroccan-themed mosaic rug inspired by the country’s well-known traditional tile work. $50.86–$777.51, available at <a href="http://www.westelm.com/products/ankara-dhurrie-t144/?pkey=cpattern-rugs-flooring&cm_src=pattern-rugs-flooring||NoFacet-_-NoFacet-_--_-%22" target="_hplink">westelm.com</a>
It’s always good to remember where you came from. For babies who are interested in their roots, this nostalgic looking ‘Oh Canada’ print pinpoints exactly where their birth spot was. The heart marks the spot where your love affair began with that baby. $40.76, available <a href="http://www.etsy.com/listing/87168302/canada-roots-map-11x14-customized-print" target="_hplink">etsy.com</a>
What a doll. Yes, your babe of course, but we’re actually referring to this little guy on the left. The contemporary line carries hand-knit artisan toys, blankets, mobiles and more, made with natural fibre that adds a punch of colour and character to any nursery. $56–$156 available at <a href="http://www.blablakids.com/Online-Shopping/knit-dolls#.UPgghifhpIl" target="_hplink">blablakids.com</a>
Not surprisingly, soiled baby clothes, washcloths and blankets tend to take away from your beautifully designed and soothing baby nursery space. So stuff it all into a hamper that hides most of it. Kids will love to put their things in the ‘X–marks-the-spot’ too. $49.99, available at <a href="http://www.lussobaby.ca/OXO-Baby-Hamper-in-Green-Pink-6222900.htm" target="_hplink">lussobaby.ca</a>
Once, they ruled the earth. Now, they rest beautifully and comfortably on your glider. Oh how the mighty fall—and when your little one falls too, they’ll be saved by this soft and well-made pillow of prehistoric proportions. $80.51, available at <a href="http://www.etsy.com/listing/100648712/16x16-inch-dinosaur-pillow-stevie-the" target="_hplink">etsy.com</a>
You’ll never have a change of heart about having kids, but changing your mind about their room decor—that’s a parents’ prerogative. This Canadian creative team understands—so they created their linen-based, sweet, fun and funky wall mural designs knowing you may want to replace them more than once (or not). $69–$99, available at <a href="http://www.designbypersnickety.com/" target="_hplink">designbypersnickety.com</a>