Thursday, April 23, 2015

Nursery Design 101

The past month and a half I've been learning all about nursery design......it's been my very own Nursery Design 101.  It is amazing all of the wonderful options that are now available.

There are so many new things on the market.  Cribs are now convertible, meaning they can grow with your child.  They can go from a crib to a toddler bed, daybed, and then a full size bed, which is awesome.  Things to look for when purchasing your crib and nursery furniture is making sure that no MDF or particleboard is used because they can off gas. Green Guard Certified furniture is now offered with nontoxic finishes.

You want to find a crib mattress that is free from harmful chemicals and make sure that it is made with pure materials, that it is sealed, waterproof, duel sided, and offers superior support. A mattress in my opinion is the most important purchase. Just think how much time your infant/toddler spends on it.

Another important item is the glider and there are some great ones available. There are so many different styles and fabrics to choose from. Sit in them and make sure you feel good back support and head support. You will not only be rocking the baby, but feeding the baby and sleeping in the glider too.

When planning your nursery design, start with:

  • The crib and furniture (dresser / changing table, nightstand, etc.) It can take up to 12 weeks for delivery so get it ordered first.
  • Baby Bedding. This is the focal point of the room. You can incorporate a theme or build a color palette for the room. Custom can take 6 to 8 weeks. 
  • Glider
  • Artwork / Decor
  • Lighting
  • Rug
  • Storage

Here is a nursery design that I did for GreenPea Baby & Child.


The crib, crib bedding, glider and ottoman, artwork, rug, and lighting can all be purchased through GreenPea. We can help you design your nursery from the top to the bottom and can assist with every detail.

Here are a couple of other ideas that I have designed:








If you are expecting a new baby or designing your child's room, please come see me at GreePea Baby & Child. I would love to work with you in creating the perfect room for your child. If you are out of the triangle area, no problem! We can ship things directly to your front door.