3 Trendy Themes to Pin for Your Babe’s Nursery
Decorating a nursery is one of the best parts of having a baby — apart from the baby, of course. Last year’s fave nurseries brought some seriously savvy style: Jungle Book nursery decor, gender neutral color palettes and dark walls ruled everyone’s Pinterest boards. 2017 trends span just about everyone’s tastes, from whimsy to mod to minimalist. This week’s edition of Decor Resolutions shows you how to decorate a nursery space for the boho-chic babe, the minimalist and the preppy kiddo.
HOW TO DECORATE A BOHO-CHIC WOODLAND NURSERY
According to Pinterest, woodland-themed nurseries are going to be huge this year. Grizzly bears in flower crowns, arrow prints and mountain ranges pair beautifully with soft pastels and light wood for a boho-chic vibe.
Pillowfort Flower Bear Throw Pillow ($17), Blabla Blush and Dijon Pom Pom Mobile ($160), The Land of Nod Good Hare Day Wall Mirror ($69), Land of Nod Mountain Range Decorative Wall Hook ($29), Pillowfort Bear Nightlight ($17), Circo Valboa Baby Blanket ($17), Glitter Guide Elodie Rug ($225+), Pottery Barn Kids Midnight Wall Art by Minted ($46+), The Land of Nod Metallic Pinstripe Throw Pillow ($19), Pottery Barn Kids Faux Fur Lounge Chair ($499), Pottery Barn Kids Margherita Missoni Dripped Side Table ($89), Land of Nod Geometric Rose Gold Lamp ($99), Pottery Barn Kids Luna Oval Crib & Conversion Kit ($999)
HOW TO DECORATE An Everything-modern MINIMALIST nursery
Bold colors and graphic patterns go together like pureed carrots and apples, so it’s no surprise that monochromatic, vibrant nursery decor is trending hard. From mid-century sleek to black and white, modern designed nurseries will wow you and baby for years to come. You know your little one is just the sweetest, so play with pops of color and just pick up all the candy-themed accessories you can find. NOM.
Pottery Barn Kids The Emily & Meritt Modern Wingback Convertible Rocker & Ottoman ($749+), Pottery Barn Kids Hexagon Accent Table ($279), Oh Joy! LED Moon Wall Light ($50), The Land of Nod Cosmos Floor Lamp ($219), The Land of Nod Gummy Bear Night Light ($29), The Land of Nod Twinkle Twinkle Wall Hook ($10), The Land of Nod X Marks the Gold Book Caddy ($99), Pottery Barn Kids Margherita Missoni Pop Color Stripes Rug ($149+), The Land of Nod Panda Crib Bedding ($24+), Babyletto Lolly 3-in-1 Convertible Crib With Toddler Rail ($400), The Land of Nod Abstract Throw Pillow ($24), The Land of Nod Cotton Candy Throw Pillow ($19)
HOW TO DECORATE A PREPPY TECHNICOLOR GLAM NURSERY
See ya, pink and blue: Nurseries, kid rooms and playrooms are bursting with technicolor shades this year. Saturated and bright colors (and lots of them) are a fun and cheerful way to add interest to the space. And a few unicorn accessories never hurt anyone either.
Pillowfort Tassel Throw Pillow ($17), Castaway Cove Decor Metallic Gold Pillow Covers ($20+, set of two), Near and Deer X-Large Unicorn Head Wall Décor ($120), The Land of Nod Tropical Punch Crib Bedding ($24), Pillowfort Unicorn Table Lamp ($35), Pillowfort Scallop Kids Accent Table ($80), The Land of Nod Campaign Toy Box ($349), Pillowfort Starry Globe Nightlight ($17), PBteen Textured Dot Rug ($149), Bed Bath & Beyond Faux Fur Ottoman ($75), Pottery Barn Kids Margherita Missoni Comfort Swivel Rocker & Ottoman ($249), Pottery Barn Kids YAY Wall Art by Minted ($56+), Dream on Me Alissa Convertible 4-in-1 Crib ($160)
Which is your favorite nursery theme? If you’re looking for more decorating ideas, follow us on Pinterest for even more tips and inspo.
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It can be intimidating to step out on your own and build a business from the ground up. As part of our collaboration with Office Depot, we're talking with Selfmade alum and solopreneur Colette Lawrence, the faith-based motivator and relationship builder behind The M.E.E. Movement, about ways in which women in business can find success.
B + C: How did you know M.E.E. Movement was your business to start?
The M.E.E Movement represents motivation, empowerment, and encouragement for women. It is what represents me. I did not know at first that it was my business to start, but then the thought of monetizing what I loved came to me. It scared me, however. I registered the business in July 2020 and have been slowly building my wings since.
B + C: What's one strategy that's helped you start your business?
Thinking through and researching what the requirements are to start my business, and then asking questions of people who are in the business. Not all advice worked; however, it helped me to figure out what I needed to do and not to do.
B + C: Did you always know life coaching would be your entrepreneurial path?
(Smiles) No, I did not. I 'stumbled" on it. I knew that people were always coming to me for advice and I found that I loved having conversations with them, especially with women, young and old.
B + C: What was your most valuable takeaway from Selfmade?
My most valuable takeaway was the first day of training: Get out of your own way. There were a lot of great moments and important takeaways from every presenter. However, getting out of my own way, pushing past doubts, was for me my most valuable takeaway. Doing something that I had never done before took courage. If I do not focus on what is happening with me mentally then I cannot deliver to my clients successfully.
B + C: What's one piece of advice you would give to female entrepreneurs on the brink of starting?
Get out of your head. You have something to offer. You have what you need to succeed so go ahead and do it.
B + C: How do you stay motivated?
I stay motivated by listening to music and listening to motivational speakers, and sometimes someone will just reach out and talk about the impact that I made in their life. That adds the extra juice or sauce I need to pummel through the day.
B + C: What's your best organizational tip?
Keep a diary and journal. It's the best way for me to keep organized and it also provides a source motivation as I record not only my "losses" but my wins as well.
B + C: Who inspires you in the entrepreneurial space?
Shirley Toliver – She motivates and empowers and makes me always want to show up.
B + C: What has receiving the Office Depot scholarship to Selfmade done to help you start or grow your business?
The scholarship was a blessing in that all the areas that were covered offered valuable information that I needed, from social media to HR. As a new business owner, I needed to know this to increase my own personal awareness in what it takes to run a successful business. The candidness of the presenters made it easy to see myself in their shoes and helped me to realize that I can also get there.
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