For the first time, I am writing about designing a nursery and decorating with baby products. I have three children of my own who are now about to enter college, but I vividly remember the incredible joy and fulfillment that becoming a parent and welcoming my newborns to this world brought to my life.
Every season is baby season, and an impending arrival is one of the most delightful reasons to redecorate!
Your precious bundle deserves the very best from day one, to protect their sensitive skin, maintain their health and wellness, and protect the planet for their future – so if you’ve ever considered shopping for products from sustainable resources, now is the time!
In my eBook, Where to Find Eco-Friendly Furnishings for a Sustainable, Stylish Home, I go into detail about what to think about and look for when shopping for sustainable items. Be sure to download it, and check out the section on Nursery design there as well.
In essence, you’ll want to look for products made from organic fibers and fabrics, sustainably harvested woods, low-VOC paints, recycled materials, and heirloom-quality craftsmanship to decorate a safe and comfortable space for your little one.
Whether you are aiming for a naturally neutral nursery or a vibrant rainbow of colors, there’s no limit to the direction you take your design!
Beyond the way you furnish your nursery and play spaces, remember to extend your sense of sustainability into the other areas of your baby’s life, and look for accessories, toys, skincare, and clothing made from eco-friendly resources as well. Wellbeing is a holistic practice, so we can apply sustainability values to our whole selves as well as our surroundings.
Here is a selection of pieces that are Laurence Carr-approved for style and substance when designing a nurturing, cozy space for a new baby:
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Hopefully, this array of products ignites your imagination and can help set you off on a sustainably-minded, creative path toward decorating a baby’s nursery.
There is great peace in knowing that you’ve done your best for your baby and for the world. Shopping sustainably and surrounding your little one with items that promote wellness is a splendid beginning!
Laurence Carr is founder & CEO of Laurence Carr Design, an award winning interior design firm in New York City providing full service and e-design services to clients. She creates exquisite holistic interiors that promote mindful living and harmony, while attaining a level of sophistication through layering modern art, furniture, antiques and accents. Born in France, Laurence has 20 years experience in design, the performing arts, and fashion. She has been nationally published and is a frequent speaker and panelist in major industry related events.