To Use a Nightlight or Not to Use a Nightlight: That is the Question

Posted by on Oct 31, 2014 in General, Kids Room Decor, New Mom on the Block, Nursery, Toddler, Toddler Tips | Comments Off on To Use a Nightlight or Not to Use a Nightlight: That is the Question


Once your baby is transitioned into her own room you might start asking yourself if you should (or should not) be using a nightlight for your child during bedtime. You may worry that a light will keep her up and disturb her sleep – or perhaps your worry is just the opposite in that your little one will be scared to sleep in the dark. A good simple rule to follow is, if you’d like to use a nightlight then do so. Or if you feel that your baby seems more comfortable with a nightlight on then by all means have one. However, it’s important not to make assumptions right away that your child is scared of the dark. Small children – especially infants – are pretty much accustomed to dark environments due to the time they spent in the womb. I would recommend putting your baby to bed without a nightlight at first and see how it goes, if your baby seems uncomfortable in the darkness, then you could try adding a nightlight.

If child is a little older and does need the night light due to some developing fears of the dark or you may want some light in the room so you can see when you go in to check on them – it’s OK to do so. Research shows that nightmares can begin as early as two years old so when nightly fears develop, adding a night light could provide just the level of comfort your little one needs. It’s important to always be sure you understand why your child feels scared – addressing the core issue first is vital. If your child needs the night light for comfort then let them have it. If it means helping them feel safe and secure in their environment and promotes better sleep for all then it’s not a battle you need to bother having. Just remember if you do end up using a nightlight, be careful what watt bulb you buy. Aim for 4-7 watts, but no brighter to promote restful sleep.


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How to Choose the Perfect Color Palette for Your Baby’s Nursery

Posted by on Oct 24, 2014 in General, Kids Room Decor, Nursery, Toddler, Toddler Tips | Comments Off on How to Choose the Perfect Color Palette for Your Baby’s Nursery


Did you know that babies are able to perceive color from the time they are about 3 months old? It’s true! You may already know that certain sounds elicit particular emotional responses from your baby – in that same way different colors will produce different reactions. This may lead you to start asking questions about what color is best for your nursery and what colors will lead to enough stimulation for your child.

Don’t fret as these questions are very common among parents. There is tons of scientific evidence out there for your review as to all the ways color affects adults. Despite any scientific debate regarding infants it stands to reason that color at least has the potential to affect your baby as well. Why not take advantage of all the research out there and use it in your nursery? Use our quick review guide below for help in choosing the perfect color palette for your little one’s special room!

COOL – Think blue and green sections of the color wheel. If you need to make a cramped space feel more spacious and airy use lighter color shades which will be calming and soothing. Darker shades can be cold and depressing so think light! Blue promotes sleep which is good for any newborn (and parents!) – studies show it slows down the human nervous system and produces a calming effect which helps prepare the body for sleep. Green is also another calming tone that can bring feelings of tranquility and well-being. Be sure to accent your cool shades with hints of the warmer ones listed below!

WARM – Think red, yellow, and orange sections of the color wheel. These tones make larger rooms feel smaller and cozy which fosters feelings of comfort and relaxation for your baby. However, be sure to pick more earthy balanced tones as intense shades could overstimulate your little one. Bright vivid red is best as an accent color only and not to be used on walls. Use it only to add a burst of energy to a more neutral palette.

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How to Organize Baby’s Room by Maximizing Storage

Posted by on Oct 17, 2014 in General, Kids Room Decor, Nursery | Comments Off on How to Organize Baby’s Room by Maximizing Storage

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As many of you know, living in a small space is challenging – add a baby into the mix, and even those who thought they had their space organized can be thrown for a loop. As the due date draws closer, the nursery will fill up quickly with tiny clothes, toys and books. Not to mention big stuff like swings, strollers and other newborn gear! Figuring out where to put everything can be a challenge but here are a few fun suggestions to keep all of baby’s things organized, read on.

First things first!
Pack away all toys, clothes and other gear that baby is not ready for yet. Only leave out the age appropriate things that are necessary in daily life on your easy to reach shelves. Babies grow up so fast that its normal to accumulate things – especially clothes – that your kiddo is not quite big enough for yet. However, that doesn’t mean those items need to be accessible right now. Make the most of your closet space by utilizing high shelves; also consider using under-bed boxes for quick, easy access. Be sure to clearly label the stuff you stow away (and sort it by age if possible) to make it easy to find the next size up when you need it.

Storage is key!
Parents understand the need for lots of shelving – especially if you live in a small space. Floor-to-ceiling shelving would be ideal for most parents as it allows for tons of things to fit in one space and is super-convenient for putting things away. Unfortunately storing everything on open shelving can look messy but you can easily hide your storage area by hanging full-length curtains from the ceiling in front of the shelving.  That way you can just slide them closed and all of the mess will disappear! Another idea to use cute storage boxes to stow all of that gear in – choose something that is easy to pull in and out and make sure to add a fun tag to label what is inside.

Do you have other ways to maximize storage in baby’s room? We would love to hear your suggestions!



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Nursery Decor: Finding the Perfect Match

Posted by on Jul 30, 2014 in Baby Bedding Collections, General, Kids Room Decor, Nursery | Comments Off on Nursery Decor: Finding the Perfect Match

“Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in our hearts.” –Winnie the Pooh

With your little one on the way, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the task of creating room for your little one in your home and in your heart. You want to have the perfect nursery. After all, you’ll be spending quite a bit of time in there.

It’s important to, first, decide on a theme. Everything else will flow from there. The best place to start is with the bedding. Then you can decide which color and material you’d like to use for the crib and furniture.

Popular Themes for Girls:

Popular Themes for Boys:

From there, you should choose a crib. It has become extremely popular to choose a crib that can be easily converted into a toddler bed, and then to a regular-sized bed. This is a cost efficient way to update your child’s room as he or she grows. Once you have decided on the wood color or material you’d like to use, your next items to purchase should be the dresser, rocking chair, and changing table.

A few decorations should complete the look of your nursery. Consider waiting until after the baby shower to purchase decorations. Often, wall decor is a popular gift item for parents-to-be. Be sure to register for the things you’d like to have, and send invites in a similar theme to your nursery. This can help guide your friends and family to the right purchases.

No matter what you choose for your little one, it’s sure to be the perfect match. Making room in your home is the hard part. Making room in your heart will come naturally.

For more ideas on how to decorate your nursery, or if you’d like to place an order, feel free to visit our site. Come check us out, and see how you can get free shipping on your entire order today.

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Organizing Your Nursery With Baskets and Stylish Basket Liners

Posted by on Apr 5, 2014 in Nursery | Comments Off on Organizing Your Nursery With Baskets and Stylish Basket Liners

Small baskets with liners serve as great decor in a nursery by bringing out fun colors. They also serve as ideal storage.

I don’t know about you, but we love baskets at Baby’s Own Room! When it comes to organizing the nursery with baskets, how about this idea? Upcycle baskets you already have around the house with the use of adorable, coordinating basket liners. Not only are baskets with stylish liners a simple solution for storing small items around the nursery, they also serve the dual purpose of being functional.  As a parent, you likely have several things on your mind, especially if this is your first pregnancy. Not to worry, with varying color basket liners, you now have a simple solution to find just what you are looking for when you need it. Plus, you can create a fun, colorful, and great looking nursery, at the same time! 

Color coordinate, and create a fun nursery setting.

Using a variety of colored basket liners, can be an easy way to organize–using a color coded system for certain items. For example, you can use blue liners for a basket that holds diapers, yellow for baby onesies, and red liners for dirty clothing. You can easily mix and match different color liners, and depending on the color, you can easily find what you are looking for in each basket.

Use baskets to easily store small and large items in your nursery.

Rather than purchasing pricey furniture, colorful baskets with liners are a clever alternative. They’re also a frugal and affordable option for storage. Small changing items, diapers, toys, spare bottles and feeding accessories can be stored. The basket liners at Baby’s Own Room come in varying sizes as well, allowing you to purchase large baskets, for certain items you need stored. Not only are they easy to place in any area of the nursery, they are also far more affordable than larger pieces of furniture.

Small baskets with liners serve as great decor in a nursery by bringing out fun colors. They also serve as ideal storage.

Small baskets with liners serve as great decor in a nursery by bringing out fun colors; but also serve as the ideal storage. They come in varying sizes, so you can store nearly anything in the baskets, plus you can place them in closets, beneath the crib or changing table, and anywhere else you need to quickly grab items, when you are taking care of the baby in the nursery.

What uses can you think of for stylish and functional baskets in the nursery room setting? If you enjoyed this post, we’d love for you to share it with another mom. Please and thanks. 🙂 

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Non-Traditional Colors For Your Baby Nursery

Posted by on Mar 5, 2014 in Baby Bedding Collections, Nursery | Comments Off on Non-Traditional Colors For Your Baby Nursery

Non-Traditional Colors For Your Baby Nursery

Trying to decide on a non-traditional color pallet for your baby’s nursery? We are so conditioned to decorate our spaces for baby, in either pink or blue. More people have begun to introduce greens and yellows as gender neutral nursery room décor. But, have you considered creating a unique dream nursery in colors like orange, brown, black, or even red? Baby’s Own Room is here to help you think out the box for some non-traditional ideas.

Love bright, happy, or rich colors? Here are some ideas that may suit your fancy.

Orange invites attention and warm summery feelings. It’s vibrant, energetic vibe promises a unique and cheerful space. If you want to brighten your baby’s room, choose an orange crib bedding set. If you haven’t determined your baby’s gender, orange baby bedding sets are great for a gender neutral nursery as well.


Non-Traditional Colors for Your Baby Nursery - Orange Baby Nursery Teyos Tires Theme

Another color that can be both whimsical and fun is red. Red bedding sets can be inspired by both classic and modern themes–from sports to animals and fire trucks to floral. For instance, if you love an outdoorsy look; imagine the lady bug themed nursery you could create in red, black, and white.

There are more choices out there that are limited only by your comfort zone.

Purple is a versatile color that symbolizes royalty. What better color for the new reigning princess in your life. The color purple has been associated with royalty, power and wealth for centuries. In fact, Queen Elizabeth I only permitted close members of the royal family to wear it. Purple’s elite status stems from the rarity and cost of the dye originally used to produce it.

Black is definitely a non-traditional choice, however, used cleverly can be the perfect color pallet for a masculine baby boy nursery. Combined with softer colors, it can be perfect for a little girl baby too.

Some reasons to go with Black:

  • Black may not be the first color you think of when decorating your child’s room but it certainly makes a bold statement that unlike any other color, is basic and never goes out of style.
  • The color black is so widely regarded as powerfully sophisticated in fashion that the term “the new black” is often used to describe and give merit to a color trend, so why not decorate with your nursery with it?
  • Deciding to use Black Baby Bedding in your child’s room makes a formal statement of dramatic elegance that brings strength and presence to the room capable of standing alone or it may be used to emphasize other colors of your choice.

Go right on out there and create an amazing focal point in your nursery with orange and beyond bedding! At Baby’s Own Room, you’ll find that we offer a great selection of matching nursery décor.  Add matching wall hangings, window curtains/panels, lampshades, laundry hampers and more; to complete the non-traditional baby nursery of your dreams. What’s your favorite color?


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