Sunday, October 16, 2011

a few of our FAVORITE decorating tips........

Our design philosophy, here at George & Bessie, is pretty much "anything goes". When decorating a nursery or child's room, don't be afraid to experiment and have fun. That being said, here are a few of our FAVORITE decorating tips........

1. Mix modern with traditional

Mix things up in your nursery with some flea market chairs and pair them with a modern piece of furniture such as a crib from IKEA.

2. Modernize with dark wood

Don't be afraid of the dark! We LOVE dark woods paired with bold colors or white. It definitely makes the bed the focal point of the room.

3. Ditch the rocker

You actually don't need a rocker to get baby to fall asleep. Using a chair rather than a rocker allows it to grow with baby and it can easily be moved to another room of the house.

4. Decorate with maps and other educational charts

Maps are gorgeous, full of color and shapes, and a great way to cover a big wall. We LOVE using them in kids' rooms along with vintage anatomy charts and flash cards.

5. Use bold light fixtures on the ceiling

Babies spend a lot of time on their backs. Why not make it interesting for them by hanging a funky, mid-century pendant or vintage chandelier?

6. Use real art or vintage posters

Introduce baby and kids to art appreciation at an early age. Hang quirky, vintage posters or real art by up-and-coming artists like Vik Muniz. The last photo is from the Novogratz's nursery. (FYI: Home by Novogratz is our current obsession, by the way.)

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