A Neutral Nursery With Pottery Barn Kids
September 28, 2014
I'm not the only one who has noticed this trend, however. Pottery Barn Kids, the ruling purveyors of all things home and fine living, are well aware and have included amazing pieces to their collection for babies that are perfect for the neutral nursery. Pottery Barn Kids is where you will pick up the staples for your new little ones room- no toss away, assemble yourself furniture here. These are investment pieces that will work for boys or girls, and last long after they've gone off to college. (Sob!) The idea here is to accent the nursery after the baby arrives; dashes of pink or lavender for a girl, say, or aqua or green for a boy. Go for florals and butterflies and dolls (or, conversely, trucks, baseballs and jungle animals) with the bedding, area rugs, wall art and accents. These are far easier to switch out if you child has to swap rooms with a sibling or if their tastes change as they age, and much less expensive, too. The base of the room remains the same, and will look timelessly stylish as your kiddo grows.
Here are the key pieces you'll need:
- Crib, preferably a convertible. Pottery Barn Kids has a few style choices of 3-in-1 cribs that can transition into a toddler bed bed and then again into a full sized headboard. Opt for white, grey, or natural wood finishes.
- Armchair or glider. Rest your weary bones in a comfy glider in a soft shade like taupe, grey, white or cream, or navy for a bolder pop of color. The perfect place for those late night nursing sessions, this chair can move seamlessly around your living space as needed.
- Storage, storage, and more storage. These little people need lots and lots of stuff, and its up to their parents to corral it all. One big storage shelving unit outfitted with bins or baskets is a handy way to house toys and books. Opt for floating wall shelves if you're short on floor space, and don't forget drawer organizers and bins for the closet, too. Those little, tiny clothes stack up quickly.
- A double duty dresser. Here's a secret: Any waist-high dresser can double as a changing table, and is actually a wiser choice than buying separate pieces. A dresser will always be needed, and the surface is typically plenty large enough to hold a changing pad. Spring for an extra-wide version in goes-with-anything white or any wood tone. Keep the top drawer stocked with diapers, wipes, creams and ointments.
So, what do you think? Is it a boy or a girl?