7 August 2014

Designing a baby boy's nursery

The trend for baby nurseries these days seems to be moving away from pastels and towards more graphic pops of color for a room that can easily transition from baby to toddler to elementary school and beyond. The nurseries and kids rooms we’ve been seeing lately are sophisticated, but still whimsical. One of the most important elements of any baby nursery is the window coverings. They need to be designed with your baby’s best sleep in mind! A quiet pulley system and black out lining are a must. The shade is also a great opportunity to bring a fun, graphic print into the room that can really set the tone. Here are a few of our favorite children’s rooms where a fun (but transitional!) roman shade fabric was selected to inform the color scheme for the space.
Cintra_Roman_Shade_Steven_Gambrel_Elle_Decor_LookBook_July_2011The fresh blue and red combination of this room, below, feels very modern. The roman shade here was made more interesting by creating a greek key-like motif with tape around the border.
Elle DecorIn this green and yellow room, below, a white sail cloth fabric is used with a lime green tape border for the roman shade.
6a01156e5d7bde970c0148c7c32e7e970c-450wiWe’re helping one of our clients with her baby boy’s nursery right now and in the process of choosing a fabric for the roman shades. These are three of our favorite options–which one do you like most? 1, 2, or 3?
image2.image3.imageWhat do you think about how babies/kids rooms are evolving? We’re glad people are starting to use stronger color and more graphic prints.

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I love the navy/light blue combo chevron!
They are all great, but my fav is #1.
You had me at Ikat, #2...
I like the first option. I'm a sucker for navy. I'm looking for fabric for roman shades for our kids' room. Our son is three, and our daughter is only 11 weeks. They will share a room once she's a little older, so I'm looking for something that work for everyone! :) Right now, her nursery has grey walls, off-white linen-like curtains (IKEA), and pops of navy, peacock (really several shades of blue), tangerine and yellow. It's feminine but not traditional for a little girl's room. I don't know how she feels about it, but I love it!
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