Metro Mama & Metro Baby

By Stephanie Ila Silver-Silberstein

You ordered the furniture, tried out every glider, picked out the perfect shade of pink or blue wall paint and agonized over what crib bedding to get. You want your newborn baby’s nursery to be perfect and there is no shortage of questions to be answered. Should there be a theme? Ok, what theme? Sailboats? Safari? Princesses? Contemporary or traditional? Well, here are a few things that will help make your baby’s nursery unique and decorated to perfection!

Blankets, Pillows and Rugs, Oh My!

Zoobie Pets

All of the Zoobie Pets are so ridiculously cute, take my word for it, you will not be able to pick just one. This innovative 3-in-1 design gives your little one a plush toy, a soft pillow and a comfy blanket. But be warned: Your baby will love his zoobie so much, this ideal travel companion may not spend a lot of time in the nursery. Visit http://www.zoobies.com.

Rugs from Kelly Rightsell Designs

A nursery rug found at Kelly Rightsell Designs is the perfect finishing touch for your nursery. You are sure to find just the right rug to fit your color scheme, size and theme of your nursery. Visit http://www.kellyrightsell.com for a wide selection of nursery rugs, pillows, bedding and artwork.

The Ultimate Green Store

The Ultimate Green Store Organic Crib Bedding is good for both your baby and the environment. Your baby can travel to places like the wetlands, the woodlands and the jungle in comfort and style. With a wide array of baby products from furniture to toys, the ultimate Green Store is a one-stop-shop for all your baby’s needs. Visit http://www.theultimategreenstore.com.

Soft Spot by Wozzy

If you simply can’t bring yourself to cover the beautiful hardwood floors you just had refinished, then the Soft Spot by Wozzy is a must. This foldable, 4 foot wide, portable floor mat provides a safe place for your baby to lay, sit and play. And with a variety of funky patterned covers available, it’s the perfect addition to any nursery. Visit http://www.softspotbywozzy.com.

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

Cid Pear and Shutterfly Stationery

Announce your baby to the world with the unique style and whimsy of Cid Pear Stationery and then frame it for a personalized piece of artwork. The intricate and timeless designs from artist Tina Givens have a magical quality. Each envelope is lined and each card gives the impression of being hand painted with watercolors. And for a personal touch to your baby’s thank you cards, add a photo of your baby to fun, colorful yet sophisticated designer stationery (by Stacy Claire Boyd for instance) from Shutterfly. Visit http://www.cidpear.com and http://www.shutterfly.com.

No nursery is complete without a keepsake photo album of your baby’s first year on display. Rag and Bone Bindery offers a multitude of gorgeous handcrafted books for any occasion. There are journals, guest books, growth charts and picture albums from which to choose. Baby’s First Book, prettily bound with ribbon is an absolute must-have for any new mommy and her baby. Using the 24 fill-in pages provided, you can record important moments leading up to and throughout your baby’s first year in this unique and beautiful keepsake. Visit http://www.ragandbonebindery.com.

Nursery Artwork from FineStationery.com

Fine Stationery is not just for stationery. There you can find personalized artwork that is sure to make your baby’s room unique. The canvas silhouette and quality picture frames, as well as the adorable monogrammed artwork are all presented professionally and beautifully. Visit http://www.finestationery.com.

Ajobebe Picture Frames and Photoworks Canvas Photos

If you’re tired of the cutsie baby picture frames featuring trains and princesses and you’d like to incorporate some adult sophistication into your baby’s room, check out the gifts and frames from Ajobebe. Their cool fabrics and modern designs are perfect for the hip and stylish baby (and her mommy). Or give your photographs an artistic touch by turning them into wood mounted canvases. Check out http://www.ajobebe.net to find out where to shop for these products and visit http://www.photoworks.com.

You Name It Baby

Take those ordinary wood letters typical of many nurseries and turn them into colorful and cheerful works of art. Both patterned letters and themed letters are available at You Name It Baby. With letters, artwork, stepstools and other room accessories, this one-stop-shop for your baby’s nursery will satisfy all of your personalization needs. http://www.younameitbaby.com.

Decorative fans by Deco Breeze™

Your baby’s nursery is a place to showcase your baby’s potential life passions with style and comfort, not to mention safety, in mind. The innovative decorative fans by Deco Breeze™, for instance, are both adorable and practical (Doctors recommend keeping a fan on in the baby’s room to decrease the risk of SIDS). To find the Deco Decorative Frog Fan, visit http://www.lampsplus.com.

With these products and your own creative flair, you are sure to provide an inspiring environment for your newborn. Let’s just hope all these adorable things surrounding your baby won’t keep him from sleeping through the night!

Originally published April 2009
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