How to Design a Cozy Baby Nursery
After a hot and sunny summer in Seattle, it's easy to look forward to Fall with it's changing leaves, crisp, cool air, and evenings that come a little earlier, but give us time to hunker down and get comfy with our kids. Creating a cozy environment to share quality time with baby and little ones is easy with these few ideas. [caption id="attachment_206" align="alignright" width="300"]
Cozy Velour from Satsuma Designs[/caption]
Gather Throws - Find a favorite bin or basket and pop a few plush blankies in for play, nap and reading time. Don't forget to pull one or two large throw blankets into the mix for mom, dad, granny and nanny. Here's the luscious Celine Throw from Furniture Crate.
Rotate The Rug - For a cheap and easily washable rug solution, sew some fun trim (consider this vibrant pom pom option) around an over-sized plush bath sheet - choose a color combo that works for your decor and the season. And if you have some cozy indoor time this fall, whip up one for each season. This is a great option for travel to Grandma's house and tummy time.
De-clutter The Closet - Pull cozy garb out to put in daily rotation. Say goodbye to sweet summer separates and cottons and opt for cozy velours, flannels, french terrycloth, and organic fleece.
Promote The Plush - Take a moment to sort baby's toys and create an all plush bin for mornings on the nursery floor. Consider a set like these cute Scrappy Cats from our favorite organic cotton clothing and toy company, Under the Nile. Remember to machine wash and thoroughly dry when baby's favorite friend develops a loving 'crust.'
Set The Mood - You may already have ample lighting in your nursery, but if not, now's the time to plan for shorter days and cozy afternoons spent on the floor with books, toys and tummy time. Scour local thrift shops for a lamp with character and have fun updating the shade with a piece of fabric, ribbon, or other special custom touch. Go nuts and make your own lamp shade with this easy to follow primer from Design Sponge. Take care if choosing a floor lamp that can pose a hazard as your little one starts scooting and toddling. Remember to also keep all cording well away from little paws.