Monday, July 14, 2014

Create 5 different nursery ideas looks using the same 5 fabrics
Start with a fabric collection you love.
Choose your 3 favorite prints and 2 coordinating solids
By varying the placement and density of each fabric you can completely change the look of the room.  The slide show below shows 5 very different looks using the same 3 prints and 2 solids.


Thursday, July 10, 2014

Color Blocking your Nursery

 "Color Blocking" your nursery

"Color blocking" is a design concept using multiple solid colors together.  We have seen or heard the term most often used to refer to clothing, but it works just as well when decorating a room.  In fact, the more fabric used in the room the stronger your color blocking statement will be.

Follow the simple steps below to create your "color-blocked" nursery.
  • Start by choosing one fabric print.  This print will act as your inspiration.
  • Next choose coordinating solid colors.  
  • The less you use the print, the bolder your color blocking will feel.  Use the print one or more times, then fill-in the rest of your fabric spaces with the colors you've chosen.
  • Feel really daring, use the print for inspiration only, then fill the whole room with 3-4 solids inspired by the print.  Pull everything together by framing a piece of the inspiration fabric to hang on the wall. Baby Bedding Sets

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Decorating Your Nursery

Choosing Fabrics for your Room

I get asked all the time, "How do I put together fabrics when decorating a nursery?"

Starting with a fabric collection narrows your choices and makes decorating your nursery easy. 

A fabric collection is an assortment of fabrics that share similarities in color, and design.  The collection will usually contain solids and small, medium, and large scale prints all supporting a common theme. Most people are happiest decorating the nursery in a style compatible with the rest of their home. Whether your style is modern, traditional, shabby chic, country, or eclectic, you can find a fabric collection you will love.

You can use the following tips when deciding how to put the various fabrics together.
  • Once you’ve chosen the fabric collection, choose 2-3 of your favorite prints in differing scales and design types. So, you may choose a large floral, a medium stripe and a small abstract.  
  • Next choose 2-3 coordinating solids; all together you should have 4-5 fabrics in your mini collection.
Now it's time to decide which fabric goes where.  Here are some of the tricks I use when placing prints next to each other.
  • Choose no more than 4 prints and a total of 5 fabrics when you add in the solids.
  • Place prints of differing scale, differing design, or differing color next to each other.
  • Repeat the use of prints around the nursery to create a coherent look.
For example...
  • Place a large scale floral next to a small floral
  • Place a large floral next to a large scale stripe
  • Place the same print in 2 different colors adjacent to each other

Barnyard Buddies
I own an e-commerce  custom nursery bedding and accessories business.  We craft all of our products from organic materials and we choose vendor partners with a "green approach" to business.  I get asked lots of questions about decorating nurseries and the why's of using organic products so I decided to share those answers with you.  I am also passionate about volunteering and helping those in need, so I will also update you from time to time on one of my favorite children's charities-Project Night Night.

I'd love to hear from you, so please leave your questions and comments and I'll get back to you as soon as I can.