From the minute that pregnancy test comes out positive we are determined to give our children the best of the best, and that includes making their first room as cozy and comfortable (and cute!) as possible.
The star of TV Guide's Hollywood Moms has some amazballs ideas for decorating your nursery with celeb-style and WITHOUT the Beverly Hills cost!
Sometimes we go a little crazy with the baby stuff, and it’s understandable, but it’s important to remember to stick to our budgets. Decorating Baby’s nursery doesn’t have to send your bank balance into a tailspin; there are plenty of clever ways to make sure you have all the functional necessities while infusing them with a dose of personality. My good friend and interior designer, Michelle Niday, shares with us some tips on how to make this happen
"The key items in every nursery are a crib, a changing table, a comfortable chair, a laundry bag and wall art.
Any chair can be customized by having a slipcover made from discounted designer fabrics or even pretty sheets, and the changing table can be made using a vintage chest painted to look like an expensive piece. Laundry baskets can be created from almost anything – vintage milk crates or baskets (which can then be stenciled with the family or Baby's name), industrial metal barrels and even large planter pots. Just line them with a removable washable liner! You can take an average crib and paint it in an interesting, whimsical way with stenciling or monogramming. As for wall art, it can be made from so many things these days. Framed favorite baby clothes (perhaps that were Daddy's or Mommy's), illustrations from favorite children's books blown up, or even several pieces of pretty wallpaper could be framed and grouped together for a great effect.
If you are looking to decorate an older child’s bedroom, Michelle recommends using neutrals with lots of texture minus the traditional primary or pastel colors. This will impose a more sophisticated look and help ease the transition from child’s room to tween’s room more easily.
Slipping or reupholstering existing pieces in hip or graphic prints will be timeless, stylish and budget-friendly. Try having some of their favorite photos blown up and framed to make their walls come alive! It is also important to incorporate enough creative storage solutions to encourage organization (Restoration Hardware offers some great options), and remember to include enough seating, like beanbags or a small love seat, to encourage kids to have friends over. It is all about creating a warm and inviting space they can feel is their own."
What CUTE ideas! We want a baybay just so we can decorate. LOL!
Check out a pic of one of Michelle BEAUTIFUL baby-proof living room decorations below!
AND to check out Michelle’s work, visit her site michellenidayinteriors.com and look her up on