An earthy nursery provides a subdued sanctuary in which to grow
Birds — and birdcages — are tr¿s chic these days. Combine style and functionality with the Branch and Bird chandelier ($170; target.com), or try the handcrafted Roost Flock of Swallows mobile shown in our inspirational nursery ($140; velocityartanddesign.com).
Although the gender-neutral, earth-toned color palette is both practical and stylish, a baby’s room calls for a touch of whimsy. Carter’s Tree Tops decals ($20; babiesrus.com) are easy to apply and look adorable on the walls. The frisky woodland creatures align with the theme perfectly.
Mix and match natural wood tones. To add a touch of sophistication, add a tall cabinet usually intended for adult spaces. The Mark¿r glass door cabinet ($299; ikea.com) and the Sauder Edge Water Library ($179; walmart.com) have ample space for your baby’s diapers, wipes and other essentials. Add simple wicker baskets to the shelves for perfect organizational bins (Neu Home 2-piece Slant baskets, $34; kohls.com).
We love the tongue-in-cheek quality of a faux animal-skin rug as well as the interesting shape it provides. The Cosmo Tiger rug ($158; sears.com) is ideal for large spaces, while the smaller Black Bear rug ($40; adventurersgear.com) offers a childlike and charming feel.