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5 Tips For Your Dream Nursery

1) Furniture- This doesn't have to all match! A lot of retail stores market buying entire collections of crib, dresser, changing table, and accessory piece. While this is a great option it isn't your only option. In my personal and many nurseries that Coomer & Co. has designed we opted to mix and match pieces for a more collected look. A good example of mixing and matching is in my son's nursery. We used a white Da Vinci Jenny Lind crib, a grey Bassett dresser (personal hardware), a Largo Acaia/Metal bookcase, and a Best Furniture swivel glider to create our mix & match nursery. It is all about creating cohesion in the entire space. *A personal tip, you can use your dresser as a changing table if you need to save space!

1) Furniture– This doesn’t have to all match! A lot of retail stores market buying entire collections of crib, dresser, changing table, and accessory piece. While this is a great option it isn’t your only option. In my personal and many nurseries that Coomer & Co. has designed we opted to mix and match pieces for a more collected look. A good example of mixing and matching is in my son’s nursery. We used a white Da Vinci Jenny Lind crib, a grey Bassett dresser (personal hardware), a Largo Acaia/Metal bookcase, and a Best Furniture swivel glider to create our mix & match nursery. It is all about creating cohesion in the entire space. *A personal tip, you can use your dresser as a changing table if you need to save space!

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Mad’s Photography

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Mad’s Photography

2) Creating a Focal Point– A nursery is no different than any other space in that I prefer to start with a focal point. This is a great way not only to catch your eye or can be an inspiration for the rest of the space. In my son’s nursery I chose to do a grass cloth wallpaper on all walls which inspired a “nature” vibe for the room. This not only gave a good warmth to the space but provided a texture to the room. Some other ways you can create a focal point is by an accent wall that is either wallpapered, painted, or stenciled. Also your focal point can be a large piece of art and/or wall decor. The possibilities are endless.

3) Comfy Seating– When I was putting together my nursery everyone emphasized how important a rocker/glider was. Until you bring that sweet baby home you don’t realize how much time you spend in the chair. It will quickly become your home away from home! I was so happy with my rocker from Best Furniture; its a timeless design with a stain resistant fabric. A misconception is you have to sacrifice comfort for style or vice versa. This just simply isn’t the case anymore. The market today offers such a great variety of designs allowing you to get the perfect fit for you and your nursery.

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4) Lighting & Rug– These are two elements that can really make a difference in a nursery. There is such a wide range of pricing in accessories but especially in lighting and rugs. This means you don’t have to break the bank to get bang for your buck. I chose a shag rug to give another element of texture. For the light fixture I chose a metal drum shade light to coordinate with other metallic objects throughout my nursery. Don’t be afraid to have fun with these elements!

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5) Gender Neutral- Another misconception for nurseries is that you have to have ALL blue or pink colors with boyish or girlish themes. I like to start out with timeless neutral bases that they can grow into (ex. 3-in-1 DaVinci Jenny Lind Crib) and won’t get tired of quickly. In my nursery, while we have some touches of blue, we have no particular theme. For an example we have a cloud mobile over the crib, deer pulls on the dresser, and a giant stuffed giraffe in the corner. It could easily appeal to both genders. Our theme is simply…baby!

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Tara

*Safety first don’t forget to fasten all furniture to walls, hide cords, and BABY PROOF BABY PROOF. 🙂

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