Friday, April 15, 2011

Playtex baby teams up part 1

Playtex baby has teamed up with Celebrity Nursery Designer Mary Bauer to introduce: The Insider’s Guide to Creating a Stylish Nursery.

According to a recent Playtex survey, 87% of moms agree that it’s important to put time into making the nursery a great area for their baby. But is it really for the baby? About 67% of moms spend up to (if not more) then three hours a day in the nursery.

As a new mom I remember going over all the different types of thymes for my little one's room. I was so
overwhelmed and did not know where to start. Mary Bauer gives this great guide to help you make the most out of your babies room. I wish I had known some of the thing Mary Bauer is about to share with you. It would have make

Here are some of the tips/guild lines that Mary Bauer uses for creating a stylish nursery:


    • Ease up on Themes and Colors: Bright colors and busy patterns are loads of fun, but use these elements sparingly. Too much can overload the senses and make the room feel crowded. And don’t go overboard on the themes – look for less obvious elements that speak to your theme, and keep them to a minimum.

    • Make the Most of Your Room Size: If you have a small space, avoid using small scale furniture; instead, use a few normal-sized pieces, and choose furniture that can do double duty – like a changer that's a dresser, or an ottoman with a storage compartment. Also, use soft cool tones to make your room feel larger. Make a large room feel intimate by using low light when appropriate and taking advantage of fabulous floor coverings to minimize sound. And dark walls feel cozier – think navy, ochre and browns.

    • Create a Convenient Changing Space: Ensure that your changing table is well-stocked with baby wipes, diapers and an extra set of clothes right at your finger tips, so you never have a reason to leave your baby unattended. Position your diaper pail right next to the changing table and choose a pail that makes the whole process as easy as possible. The Diaper Genie II Elite® Pail offers a convenient foot pedal, allowing you to hold your child and dispose of a diaper at the same time.

    • Secure your Sleep Haven: Whatever your budget is, don’t scrimp on the crib – it’s the place where your baby spends the most time without you and should be a safe and comfortable space. Check out new crib regulations released by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission before making your purchase.


    • Keep the Whole Room in Mind:  Moms often focus on one element, be it the furnishings, wall treatments or bedding.  Consider your floors, ceilings and trim too, finding unexpected ways to make the room pop, like layering a zebra skin rug over your wall-to-wall carpet, or painting a high ceiling navy blue.



    • Make It Personal: Adding personality to your decor doesn’t have to be super expensive – create your own personal touches in your nursery to make it meaningful to you. Include vintage photographs, your baby’s silver cup, framed family heirloom christening gowns, or anything else that means a lot to you. This gives heritage to a brand new space, and makes it all your own.

      
    • Create a Timeless Feel: No one wants to redo their rooms every year with the changing trends.  Keep furnishings, which are the big ticket items, timeless in design, and add trend with more affordable accent items like bedding and paint.

    The pictures where from Google. Just some cute ideas that go long with her tips. I hope this help a lot of you first time moms, or soon to be moms.  



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