Monday, March 7, 2016

Décor Aid Offers Nursery Design Tips (and more!)

You know how it is when you have a conversation with someone and it just clicks? You instantly like them, and are happy to have crossed paths. I recently had a chat with a smart, kind and lovely young lady like that named Denise who was just bursting with positive, and with enthusiasm for a business called Décor Aid.  In her words below, you can read what Décor Aid entails. I do hope you'll stop by the website too and took a look at all of the wonderfulness they have to offer. Whether you're looking for design now (or storing information away for later) or simply want to help yourself to some delicious designing eye candy, it is definitely a great site to visit and explore.

Décor Aid is a New York-based startup that is modernizing the interior design industry. We do some things the traditional way, meaning that we have a full-time, in-house team of designers from the best firms in the country to work with residential and commercial clients in person. However, we use a tech platform that streamlines every area of the business, from design and sales to purchasing and customer service. Pricing is transparent, and we pass our exclusive trade-only discounts on to clients. Unlike the other affordable interior design models in this space, we offer in-person service from top designers from the best firms in the country, not just online-only designs. New offices are set to open in San Francisco, Chicago, Miami, Washington DC, Boston, Philadelphia and London this month. 

Décor Aid is also a part of the team that designed the nursery of Dr Rachael Ross, a host of CBSTV’s The Doctors. What a fun surprise for her to get, and you can tell from her reaction to it (on their website) that she absolutely loved it!



Taking a look at these pictures, I can definitely understand why because I love it too!


Below are some excellent nursery designing tips that Décor Aid has offered to share with you. Enjoy!

How to Design a Nursery That Grows With Your Child


When you’re designing a dream nursery for your baby, you might think nothing of the time, effort, and resources you’re putting into the project. That is, of course, until your child outgrows the space a few years later and you have to start all over again.


With the right planning and some key pieces, you can save money and effort by creating a space that will easily transition from a nursery to a big kid’s room.


Invest in pieces with long-term potential. Instead of buying items that have limited use, like a changing table, invest in pieces that will have staying power, like a dresser. You can save even more by repurposing a dresser you already own or by picking up a vintage piece at a flea market or online. Just add a diaper changing pad to the top and make sure that the piece is the right height so that you’re not bending at an uncomfortable angle (you spend a lot of time at the changing table that first year!)

Stick with decals. Decals are your best friend when it comes to decorating a transitional space. They're easy to apply and remove, and you can create your own custom design (without the expense of commissioning a mural).


Choose natural wood finishes. Instead of opting for a more traditionally masculine and feminine styles, like dark wood for boys and white painted wood for girls, go with furniture that has a natural wood finish. That way, the pieces will easily transition to a more grown-up room, or it can be used by another child.

Be smart about seating. A common mistake when designing a nursery is the choice of chair. A glider is essential, especially in the first year, but when it comes to other seating, think long-term. Instead of designs that seem kid-appropriate, like benches and chairs with low backs, find a wingback chair so you can enjoy hours of (comfortably) sitting together.

Add shelves. If you own your home, consider investing in built-in storage. They’re great for hiding toys, which can quickly overpower a space, and they can be used for clothes, books, and other gear as your child gets older. If you’re renting, try adding bookshelves with cabinets or an armoire. For safety reasons, just make sure to securely anchor these pieces to the wall.

Visit Décor Aid to learn more about what they can do for you. They also offer gift solutions (what a fun gift to give!). You can follow them too, on Facebook and/or Twitter.

56 comments:

Masshole Mommy said...

When my oldest was on the way, I LOVED decorating the nursery when I was still pregnant. It was so fun!

Paula Schuck said...

What a beautiful room. I had so much fun decorating my kids' rooms when they were on the way.

Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle said...

That is a beautiful room. When I was pregnant and in full-on nesting mode, my favorite part of the process was putting together the baby's room.

Pat Hatt said...

Decals would sure be the way to go, can change them with ease

Lindsey Paris said...

I agree with decals - we have a HUGE whale shark in my son's room that was only $30, and we can just peel it off when he wants a change of decor.

Heather @ Girl Gone Mom said...

After I had my first, I repainted her nursery during naptime. I didn't like the purple walls anymore!

Sandee said...

How fun and I love that you can easily change things as our baby grows. Far less expensive too.

Have a fabulous day. ☺

Monica said...

Designing the nursery with my first was so incredibly exciting. I can't agree more with imaging a space that can grow in someways as the child does. What a beautiful dreamy nursery you shared!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Looks like some good tips here.

Marijean L. said...

Beautiful nursery! Decals we absolutely love in our bedrooms!!

Pam said...

We are in the process of helping my daughter design a nursery right now. We have really been focusing on pieces that will stand up well to time and growth!

Catherine Sargent said...

What a pretty looking nursery. You can never have enough shelves. I need to get a couple more for my sons room.

Liz Mays said...

I think it's super important to lay out a a plan for your nursery. Designing a room that can change over time is a great idea.

Colette S said...

I don't think I"ll ever have a nursery, but a few things from a nursery will be quite the treat!

Cascia Talbert said...

That is a beautiful nursery. I need to put up shelves in my kids' bedrooms.

Diana Elizabeth said...

Wonderful tips, I will pass this along to my expectant girlfriends. I use some of these choices when I buy furniture myself for every day. It really helps save money in the long run when you invest in good pieces.

Lori Gunn said...

These are great ideas and a wonderful opportunity to get helpful hints. My sis bought me a NASCAR fathead for Dale Junior and it literally looked like it was coming right out of the wall. The chair in the nursery looks like it will stand the test of time. How fun for baby's visitors to enjoy a lovely nursery with a lot of personality.

Chasing Joy said...

These are great tips. I will look into decals when I design my nursery.

Mom Knows Best said...

Thankfully my 9 year old still loves the bugs on his wall. His room also has bright green walls.

Liz Mays said...

It's so smart to think long term instead of short term. Nursery furniture is expensive, so it's not wise to do anything else!

Michelle Gwynn Jones said...

I loved decorating my child's room each time we moved and we moved 4 times before he was 5. Nursery decorating is so much fun.

Miles L. said...

Décor Aid sounds like a great business. There are many parents who would love to know some of these tips.

Annemarie LeBlanc said...

Decals are very economical in designing a nursery. I totally agree with you on that. The choice of chair is essential too. It should be for long term use, from nursing to reading books to them when they are older.

Elizabeth O. said...

It's been a long time since I had to decorate a nursery, but these are all lovely. Those are very good suggestions too!

Boulder Locavore said...

Great advice and this room is adorable! The wall stickers for decoration are fantastic.

Amanda said...

I remember desiging my first baby's nursery. It's so much fun!

Amanda Love said...

Those are some great tips and I used most of them when I designed Madison's nursery. Decals and pieces that could grow with her.

Lexie Lane said...

I Love your design and tips! I will follow this. Thank you about that!

Emma White said...

oh what a beautiful nursery I miss all the amazing baby items on the house

krystle cook said...

My son had one of those convertible cribs with attached changing table. Once it was converted the changing table became a dresser. It's still used today :)

Nicole Escat said...

That would be great for my niece, she is coming soon. I love this. Really!

Ann B said...

This is such a beautiful nursery. I love using decals to change up a room.

alissa apel said...

We did our nursery in spring like bullfrogs. I really liked it, but I had dreams I gave birth to a bullfrog. -ha

Jeannette said...

This is a beautiful nursery! I wish I had had these tips when my kids were little - I just went with what worked and I would have loved to make their nursery magical.

Christie C said...

I'm looking for easy decor ideas for my daughter's nursery! Definitely will check out Decor Aid

The Mommy-Files said...

These are definitely some great ideas for decorating a nursery. These are some great tips. Thanks for sharing.

Annie Mac said...

Cant wait to be expecting myself, just so I can have this much fun with decorating! Great post! :) x

burlap+blue said...

so many great tips here! I wish I had another nursery to decorate:) both of mine have moved into big-kid rooms:)

Jenn Peters said...

I look forward to planning a nursery someday. It will be so much fun!

Doran HauteBeautyGuide said...

What a beautiful nursery! I love the idea of a convertible crib.

Brandy Ellen said...

This is so cool! I miss the baby days, sometimes ;) They have such amazing options now that I never knew existed back when my kiddos were little like that!

Melinda said...

only recently did we part with a dresser from my 20 year olds nursery set. It held up great but we didnt need it anymore. it was great to pass on to every child so we know we made a great choice in picking something timeless

Casa Vilora Interiors said...

Decorating nurseries is so much fun! It is my favorite room to decorate

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

I have always loved natural wood finishes. Both of our son's cribs were made of natural wood.

Beth@FrugalFroggie said...

I love that nursery. It is fun to meet someone and click with them instantly.

Theresa Mahoney said...

Can I just admit, I am so glad I am not in need of nursery decor anymore lol. I was just telling my best friend that I am so excited to start the next phase of my life in 6 years. Allison will be off to college, and I'll be off traveling the world ;)

I do wish we would have had access to more wall decals when my girls were little. It would have been a fun way to spruce up their nurseries!

Lisa Rios said...

Such a beautiful room & I have always preferred decals as they are easy to use & you can remove when you don't need them any more. These design tips will be so helpful not just for the nursery, but in general too.

JOJO VITO said...

great tips. yes, nursery rooms that can grow with your child is a very good idea..I guess its also being practical about costs :)

CourtneyLynne said...

Decorating my daughters nursery was the highlight of my whole pregnancy! Now I need a friend to have a baby so I can decorate for them lol!!

Ms KathyKenny said...

This would have been something useful to me when I initially gave birth. Glad that there are more tips now for new Moms.

Eileen Kelly said...

I loved decorating the nursery when my children ere little. I so agree, keep the wood neutral so the pieces will be used for a long timed. Great advice

Healing Tomato said...

I love this idea of having an evolving nursery. Great post

Kelly Hutchinson said...

We have used decals in a few of our rooms. They are so easy to use and move around when you get bored!

~ Noelle said...

How cute.
I need to do more to Savannahs room, but not sure what I want to do yet.

April Mims said...

Decorating a nursery can be so much fun but you definitely need to figure out what you truly need.

Coralie said...

It is so fun to decorate nurseries. Babies are a lot of fun and they don't care how you decorate lol. These are good tips.