One fun idea/trend that I see on flickr, Project Nursery, and HGTV.com all the time is incorporating a simple wall decal into the design.
I mean, how cute are these?
(both images from projectnursery.com)
Not surprisingly, there are oodles of designs to choose from. Birds. Flowers. Stars. Sports themes. And on and on. We'd both like the overall nursery "look" to be modern and simple and slightly whimsical. For the decal/wall art, I came up with idea of a dandelion.
It's sweet. I love the little round puff, and the seeds floating away in a graceful little arc. It reminds me somehow of dreams and wishes and and fresh air. I envisioned it very subdued, just giving some extra interest to one of the walls. Something like this, but in white and in a nursery setting:
(photo courtesy of flickr & aijographics.com)
Well then, my friends, I hit a road block. My husband.
You see, he works for a company that sells lawn and garden products. They have a number of different product lines, including grass seed, bird food, insect killer (it probably has a more professional name than that, but I don't know it), dirt (aka "growing media"), and fertilizer. Josh works specifically on the "lawns" team there.
And what, do you think, is the #1 most hated lawn problem?
Um yes. It's weeds.
They're particularly troublesome to lawn-loving folks everywhere.
And Josh refuses to include them in the decor of our baby's room.