Gowns and sleep sacks instantly transport us to the newborn stage. It’s our favorite clothing item during the day for the first several weeks and night for even a few months! Being able to easily access diapers or make a quick outfit change without having to deal with snaps or buttons is the best! Especially when you’re tired beyond reason and you end up snapping them out of order four times in a row. Been there! Here are our favorites:
Best Bargain: Carter’s is carried at big box stores all over, and for good reason! These are great for stocking up.
Longest Lasting: For a gown that will last forever, look great through multiple siblings Kate Quinn Organics is the way to go.
Softest: Carter’s might be the best deal, but it definitely isn’t the softest option. If you want silky smooth, warm and cozy, Kickee Pants is hands down the best. We hoard these like crazy!
Heart Eyes: Electrik Kidz has an awesome line up of graphic gowns. How darling is this ruler set? We love that you can tie up the bottom as well for extra warmth.
Chicest: Or is it most chic? Either way, this classic look will put all eyes where they belong, on your beautiful baby!
We’re ditching the serene and going with bold and graphic for this next set of nurseries in our series! It’s all about bright elements and textures. You can take such fun risks in spaces for kids, and heres some of our favorites!
1. Colorblocked walls add interest without overpowering.
2. Starting with organic elements like wood paneling and live greenery make a great backdrop for adding big pops of color in the decor. This art, mobile and quilt couldn’t be better coordinated!
3. You all know our love for black and white. While it might feel stark for a nursery, all the shapes are really great for new eyes to learn to focus on.
4. Color palettes are such a fun way to take risks. Layering shapes and colors makes an otherwise boring flat green wall that you might get sick of, exciting.
5 & 6. The triangle stencil is a definitely popular choice over the last few years. It’s not overly sweet like a polka dot, while adding those nice lines!
7. Another example of that color blocked wall we love! We like how they’ve brought the wall paint choice up into the shelves too to tie it all in. How great are those colored light fixtures, too?
8. This wall packs a huge punch but all it is is a quick painter’s tape job. Swap out some of the decor and it could easily be a room for a boy as well.
9. Stenciling is great for simple designs, but when you want an intricate look, wall paper is the only way to go. We love how the painted trim breaks up all that white.
10. Maybe you want something special for your nursery but don’t have a lot of budget? This painted wall mural is so unique and all simple shapes. You don’t have to be an artist to accomplish something like this!
So where do you land — serene or bold? Or maybe somewhere in the middle?
Need more inspiration? Head to our LIVE pin board!
You all know how we love an easy repurposed DIY for our kids, so now that we have a little Small Fry lady on board we’re excited to add DIYs for her, too! This one is a super easy headband you can make from an old t-shirt!
Grab a t-shirt:
Tie the knot, if you don’t have a baby on hand you can use a ball or bowl as a measurement.
This one is such a great quick project, makes a great gift and we love being able to choose the fabric’s pattern and feel.
While we wait the long 40+ weeks for our new arrivals, creating a space for them to rest, play, and of course house their substantial amount of stuff, is our favorite way to pass the time! There are so many routes you can go with the design of that special space so we wanted to share our favorites from reader submissions, and of course, our “LIVE” pin board which is brimming with inspiration.
First up is the best of the web for quiet and serene spaces. Simple and neutral color palettes, timeless organic design, and soft decor elements.
(this whole tour is a stunner, see them all here!)
Lay Baby Lay (killer inspiration resource!)
Sissy & Marley (design firm that will knock your socks off!)
Design & Form (RIP!)
and one from the SF archives! With mazing tips by designer Jodee Harris.
Check back for the next post which takes a wildly different approach!