Archive for the 'kid’s room decor' Category
Monday, September 30th, 2013
The nesting instinct kicked in this weekend in my neighborhood. Those cool evenings must be the thing that has inspired it. No time like the present though! Today is the perfect time to start getting your home ready for winter.
Do you need a little help preparing for the cooler days to come? Here is tip that will save you some money, while keeping you more comfortable. Try switching your overhead ceiling fans to a clockwise direction. That helps to pull up cooler air that lingers around the floor and force warmer air down. It doesn’t sound like much, but it might save you a degree or two on your heating bills. Every little bit helps right?
Another thing you can do is to add curtains to your windows. Not only do they add a stylish touch, but they also help to keep cool nighttime air out of the room when your curtains are drawn at night. You can open them up to let the sunshine in come morning, which will naturally warm up the room, but those cool drafts off windows will be minimized in a decorative way, saving you heat and dollars.
One more step to take before turning the furnace on for the winter is to add layers to your wardrobe. It is officially Fall, so those shorts can safely be put away for the season. It is time for sweaters, long pants, hats and maybe even some long johns for the youngest members of the family. That extra layer will help keep your baby warm regardless of the temperature.
Of course, we’ve already suggested extra blankets, but how about going the direct route. Why not eat or drink warmer items? Start making soups to warm your bones. A roast in the oven warms up the house at the same time that it bakes up a tasty dinner for the family. And nothing says warmth like a steaming mug of hot chocolate on a brisk Autumn day.
What are your best tips to keep warm when the mercury drops in the Fall?
Monday, September 2nd, 2013
Back to school. Back to routines. Back to homework! Oh no!!
Babybox.com has got you covered though. We have already made suggestions on how to set up your child’s homework station. Now all you need to do is set it up, if you haven’t already. There are thousands of options out there, but who has the time to shop around? Let Babybox.com help you out. We have plenty of desks to choose, in a variety of personalized colors and styles, from some of our favorite designers. Whether you want new classic, modern, simple or ornate, we’ve got it all.
The Monterey Desk by Alligator Enterprise is the place where your child will love to do their homework. The large desk space has plenty of room for your child’s computer along with other favorite items to display. School supplies can be stored in the top drawer, the hanging file drawer is perfect for keeping items organized, and the drop – front keyboard drawer makes typing easy. The desk has a handcrafted and original design that makes it look great in any child’s bedroom. Select from a large variety of finishes to match their bedroom. No matter the finish, the Monterey Desk will be the perfect addition to any child’s bedroom.
The Bella Luna Desk by Sweet Beginnings is a perfect addition to any girl’s room no matter what their age. The versatile style can be used as a vanity when they are young and as a workspace as she grows up. The desk shown above features the heritage style leg. Whether complementing an existing home decor or creating a new living environment, this beautiful desk is functional and decorative. The classic design is available with two different styles of legs and for extra space there is an optional hutch. Most desks have many colors to choose from, so that you can truly customize the piece to match any child’s room or decor. The piece has an heirloom quality that is sure to be enjoyed for generations to come.
The DucDuc Campaign desk is a rocking unit for your kid. The optional entertainment unit is what you call icing on the cake. The custom made hardware with DucDuc logo pulls makes it attractive. Made in the USA.
The french style desk by Art for Kids is the perfect workplace for your little student and a great decorative piece as well. Handcrafted from alder and birch woods, this desk is available with and without applique mouldings and in many finishes. With drawers and a door it has plenty of room.
The planters desk, made by world-renowned designer Seabrook Classics, is a well constructed furnishing for your child’s room. It is made from solid wood, accompanied with two adjustable shelves on each side, with beadboard backing and plantation shutter doors that give plenty of space for storage. The desk is available in a Victorian white shade that adds to any nearby surroundings; definitely making it more charming with an energetic touch. The designing is done with perfection that makes it a point of attraction for any type of setting.
The Relics Furniture Beadboard Desk is a decorative way to furnish your young student’s room. This desk has traditional cottage styling with 3 Drawers on Left & 2 Open Shelves on Right. A pencil drawer is in the center. An optional hutch is available. The hutch has 2 Cabinet Doors on Left & Fixed Shelf on Right with 1 Adj. Shelf Behind Cabinet Doors. Shown in black above, it can be finished in any of the colors offered above OR we also offer the option of finishing this item with ANY other Benjamin Moore paint color, for an additional charge. Drawer hardware options include painted wood knobs, cast iron knobs or crescent pulls and crystal knobs. This item can only be shipped within the contiguous states 48 states. Made in the USA. This desk is a wonderful addition to your decor.
Friday, August 16th, 2013
How are you doing on your back to school shopping? Do you have backpacks, lunch boxes, and a new outfit to send your child back to school with? Super! Have you thought about what happens when they come home from school though? It’s time for homework to resume! The kids might not be thrilled by that, but if you create a space for them to work in that fits their needs, that is half the battle. Doing homework on your bed might seem good enough, but a proper work space can make all the difference. They need dedicated space where they can open their books, lay out their pens, pencils and calculators, and focus on the task at hand (vs the distraction of TV, video games, cell phones and other electronica). The faster they can get their homework done, the faster they can get back to what they really want to do – Play!
How to set up a child’s workspace
choose a child-sized chair and desk for them to work at. Ensure that it will have enough space for all of their homework essentials, like books, computer, lighting (if necessary), and whatever else your child might need
- remove distractions like televisions, gaming systems, and electronica from the area
- make sure that they have any materials they might need handy, like pencils, rulers, erasers, extra paper, etc.
provide sufficient lighting for the task at hand
- locate the workspace in a handy location, so that you can help out as necessary
- if a computer is part of your child’s workspace, set up parental controls to ensure their cyber-safety while surfing the net
set up rules about when homework will be completed. Will it be immediately following school, after a snack, when you come home from sports practice, after dinner, before bed? Whenever it is, is up to you, but making sure there is enough time to complete any assignments will help your child to succeed in their school careers and set up good lifelong scheduling habits
make sure that the space is your child’s own. Let them add some finishing touches that make them feel comfortable and that they own the space, whether that is photographs, a special trinket, or picking out their own bulletin board
Remind children that homework is part of their schooling and it will help them in the long run. Having a space to do it in, is key. It is one step in helping them do the best that they can and will get them farther in life. Ultimately it is up to them, but starting them on the right path today is something you can help them with, and they take that into the future.
Friday, June 14th, 2013
Here’s to the good ole Stars and Stripes! We have had them since 1777 and have been celebrating Flag Day on June 14th since President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed it should be so in 1916. Congress was a little slower to agree, only establishing an Act of Congress in 1949, but I suppose we can cut them a little slack since our allegiance is still going strong today. And why not?! America is a beautiful country where we should be proud to fly our glorious flag! Do you have your flags flapping this week?
Put your little guys best foot forward with the STARS & STRIPES SHORTALL. He will be a hit at the parade! The blue seersucker shortall features double buttons on each shoulder and snaps between the legs for easy changes. Front pocket features an embroidered American Flag. 65% cotton/35% polyester. Machine washable.
This product is proudly made in the USA.
Celebrate the USA with fun fourth of July or Flag Day photos in this hand painted frame…all year long! The red, white and blue, American Flag design is patriotic and decorative. A coordinating gingham ribbon along the outside border of the frame completes the fabulous design. The frame is available in a couple of sizes. Makes a great gift!
Stars & Stripes handpainted mary jane shoes for your little girl are oh so patriotic! Available in infant/toddler whole sizes 1 – 10, to ensure your little girl can celebrate in style.
Maryjanes do not come in sizes larger than a 10. If you would like this style in a sneaker (comes in youth sizes) please let me know – the cost is $3 more for this on a size 11/12 sneaker.
Shoes come with coordinating removeable hairclip bows (may or may not be those pictured, depending on what is in stock)
These Nantucket hand painted wooden wall letters (“Simply Patriotic” Design) are the perfect addition for any nursery, children’s bedroom, playroom or bathroom. Each wooden wall letter is hand painted and is one of a kind. The letters are sanded, primed and then painted to match ANY theme you desire. (If you provide us with a sample or the name and manufacturer of your child’s bedding, we will coordinate the letters to match. We welcome swatches as well as links so that we may match your theme as closely as possible.) You can spell out your child’s name for the bedroom or the words “bath”, “let’s play!” etc. to add some fun to the bath and playroom. Please let us know if you have something special in mind for the designing of your letters. Ribbon is available upon request, otherwise hardware will be attached to your order. You are not limited to the designs you see on this web site. Custom order requests are welcome…
Happy Flag Day America!
Friday, August 3rd, 2012
It’s Friday. A perfect time to shine a little light on Babybox.com’s children’s lighting department. Did you know that we have sconces, lamps, lamp shades, nightlights and even chandeliers in stock? You can’t enjoy the nursery if you can’t see it! And there is certainly something to be said about lighting that is geared towards children. They should be able to appreciate all the aspects of their rooms, including the parts that illuminate them. Here is just a sampling of some of the beautiful and child-inspired lighting options that Babybox.com offers.
Wall sconces are an eye-catching way to decorate and add lighting to your child’s room. The sconce designs provide elegant and simple fixtures in a variety of styles and finishes to add a subtle brightness to any room. The collection also offers beautiful shades that bring a special touch.
This gorgeous wall sconce has been painted ivory and adorned with stunning Milky Opal-aqua-blue French pendants and matching fancy-cut glass bobeches. Delicate glass bead chains in 2-tone aqua blues add just the right amount of color and decadence… Plenty of crystal teardrops and layers of crystal chain swags add loads of glam and sparkle.
The sconce measures 19″ long including the prisms and 12.5″ wide across the arms, which protrude about 5″ from the wall. It will come ready to hang (hard-wire to an electrical outlet in the wall) with required hardware.
To bring light to any child’s room, choose from one of children’s lamps for a table or floor style.
The safari animals table lamp by Art For Kids will fit beautifully in any room. The lamp is available in many finishes and custom hand painted motifs. Complete the lamp with a beautiful shade. (Shade additional cost – not included). The lamp is a perfect finishing touch and a great accent!
Complete your baby, toddler or older child’s room room with a beautiful chandelier. We offer handmade boutique quality traditional and contemporary lighting including chandeliers, wall sconces and lamps. Select from our collection of chandelier shades, lamp shades and nightlights? something for every taste!
The ivory glass turret chandelier with pink pearl dot shades is a perfect lighting choice for any room. The fixture is designed with 4 glass balls towering up the center. Gorgeous crystals encircle each arm adding sparkle and shine. The pink pearl dot shades add a nice feminine accent touch.
Personalized nightlights are decorative and functional. Make your little one feel safe with these delightful unique designs that will also illuminate the dark. The variety of designs ranges from trucks to princess themes. Perfect for boys and girls. The whimsical and colorful patterns are a great way to add some fun and functionality to your nursery and child’s room.
This Oopsy Daisy “Sleeping Dog” nightlight brings a cute and adorable companion into your little dog lover’s room. This nightlight can be easily wiped clean with a soft, dry cloth and is ideal for your child’s room as it does not have a glass surface to break. You can personalize the nightlight with your child’s name or any other word or phrase like “Good Night”. This nightlight is designed by Jessica Flick, whose biography is included with each unit.
This is just the tip of the iceberg as far as lighting goes. Babybox.com also has another line of nightlights and many more kids lamp and chandelier shades to compliment any decor. Take a look and see how we can help illuminate your child’s room today!
Monday, April 23rd, 2012
Let me look into my crystal ball…
I see a good week ahead of you. There will be smiling children’s faces, rays of sunshine touching your skin by the end of the week and productivity in the tasks that you attend to. What do you think the odds of that happening are? I would like to hope they are good odds, but I might have to look again into that bit of crystal to be sure. Would you like to look at my crystal too? Perhaps you will see something different (like children’s room decor or jewelry)? I predict that you will like what Babybox’s crystals show you though! Just take a look and see…
You can find crystals aplenty here, in addition to a beautiful crystal ball. This ornate vintage-inspired 6-light Empire chandelier has been painted a soft antique white. It is draped with long sparkly crystal chains and decorated with plenty of teardrop prisms, fancy-cut glass bobeches and a gorgeous large crystal ball. Sophisticated, elegant and sparkly, a touch of vintage Glamour…
There is even more sparkle where that came from. Add it to your furniture and watch the whole room come alive. The light of day is reflected in Babybox’s delicate crystal knobs. This crystal drawer knob set is a great way to accent a dresser or armoire. The perfectly faceted clear solid crystal knob is sure to make furniture special and enhance your decor.
The sparkle of crystal is tempting for more than just lighting or your furniture though. You can adorn yourself in crystal too! Look no further than this silver vintage starburst brooch to add a touch of pizzazz to your step. This sparkling brooch with hand-set crystal stones is an elegant way to bring the beauty of crystals to your outfit. It is approximately 1 3/4″ in diameter with a pin backing. You will certainly get the wow factor that crystals demand.
Sometimes a hint of sparkle is all that you need though. In that case, why not choose these pristine deco drop earrings to shine in. The deco faceted CZ and Czech crystals adorn delicate vintage inspired drops. Your lobes will catch the sun and the eye of anyone you pass with their perfect 1/2″ drop length and sterling silver fish hook earwire.
Friday, November 4th, 2011
Happy Friday everyone! And a big TGIF from me today. It has been a busy week! You know what the nice thing about it is though? This weekend Daylight Savings Time ends! That’s right! On Sunday, November 6th don’t forget to wake up and set those clocks back an hour. Then perhaps fall right back into bed for an extra hour’s sleep too! It works so much better in the Fall, don’t you think?
So when someone asks you, “Do you know the time?”, you can say “Yes, I do!” and check the clock on the wall that you reset before bed. Like this one here: the bunny or teddy clock! These adorable 5 x 7 inch clocks with soft teddy and bunny figures are perfect for capturing that special moment for your baby. They come in pink, blue and white. The pink frame has a sweet white bunny. The blue one has a cuddly brown bear. Add a matching picture frame to complete the set! These make a great gift for any lucky little baby and will fit perfectly into any new baby’s decor.
A good idea at this time of year is to check and change the batteries in your clock while you are it. Maybe head over to the big box store and stock up today then, as you won’t be able to resist adding this clock to your home either. This pink table top clock makes any nursery or children’s room fun. Ball feet, whimsical clock hands, and funky numbers make this clock unique. Available in pink, blue, and green stripe. A great time piece for any room.
While the other clocks are cute for the baby’s and kid’s rooms, you need one for your space too! Now this is a clock that is just the thing for Mom’s office. This personalized desk clock is a snazzy way to keep track of time. It adds dazzle to your desk, dresses up your dresser or pretties up your powder room with this eye catching timekeeper.
It measures 4″ square with rounded corners, clockworks with 2 hands and has an acrylic stand. You can custom design it with any of our icons, plus personalization is available. What better time than now to get one!
One other thing, while you are changing the batteries in your clocks. Now is the perfect time to change the batteries in your smoke detectors as well. A smoke detector is the first line of defense for you and your family in the case of a fire. The warning you receive from a properly placed smoke detector can make the difference between life and death, in some cases. It is a proven fact that smoke detectors save lives. So why not take the time this weekend to check all your smoke detectors and put fresh batteries in them all. You should have a smoke detector on every level of your home. They should also be outside of any sleeping areas. And that is our public service announcement of the day! So enjoy that extra hour of sleep on Sunday, but use your rested self to keep yourself safe and service those smoke detectors! You only want to see the fire truck pedal car in the yard, not the real thing! Have a great weekend!!
- pedal car – deluxe fire truck
Friday, October 28th, 2011
Brr, there certainly is a nip in the air! Forget Autumn, I suspect that Old Man Winter will be knocking on our door before we know it. I swear I even saw my breath this morning when I was getting the kids ready for school. While you might have pulled out the sweaters, jackets and hats, have you thought about warming up your house too? I am not talking about the furnace (although I have turned mine on already!). I am thinking more along the lines of warming up your decor. Here, let me show you;
Why don’t we start with the floor. Those beautiful hardwood floors shine in the summer, but can be a little chilly first thing in the morning when you are running to the bathroom. Why not warm up the floor with this beautiful area rug. The colorful Sky Dots Rug by DwellStudio is the perfect floor covering for any room. The cheerful circle pattern will transform your child’s space into a bright and cheery place. Made from fine wool in a variety of aqua hues, this rug adds a unique touch to your decor. The sky dots rug is designed to coordinate with the Dwell Studio bedding and crib collections or it works by itself!
Why is it that you don’t want to get out of bed in the first place? Why, because you are nice and toasty warm under your new duvet of course! Everyone knows that duvets offer a warmth unparalleled in the winter. This duvet is no different. Little House Bandana Breeze Duvet adds a delightful touch to a girls decor. The cheerful print fabrics in 100% cotton are classic and fun. The duvet features Bandana Breeze Duvet fabric reversing to Euro Stripe Breeze. Add matching pillowcases, bed skirt and pillows to create a fabulous room.
Another reason not to get out of bed is because it is still so dark in the morning! I don’t know about you, but if the sun isn’t up yet, its still night time in my world. One way to fix that is by adding a little more light on the scene. Presto, we have the gold crystal dangle lamp-green floral bouquet shade. The Gold Crystal Dangle Glass Ball Lamp Base is an elegant lighting fixture for any room. The base features delicate crystals hanging from the center of the lamp base. The green dupioni silk large shade is beautifully adorned by hand with silk ribbon and pearls.
(*Psst! We just wanted to let you know that BabyBox.com is also offering Complimentary Ground Shipping on all Lighting Orders at this time. Please enter coupon freeship at check out.)
And our last suggestion is to warm up the walls in your home. Sure you could paint everything red and feel the heat that way, but what about a nice warm picture to remind you of warmer days instead? These boys know what they are doing with that roaring fire they have going! It will be sure to warm your heart on the coming cold winter nights. This “Campfire Kids” wall art from Oopsy Daisy by Maria Carluccio is an incredibly detailed portrayal of a group of adventurous young boys taking on nature. This top quality canvas reproduction is made using the Giclee printing process and has the look and feel of an original painting. Each piece is stretched over wood bars with no glass to break and is equipped with a wire hanger on the back for easy wall displaying. No additional framing is necessary. Each canvas is decoratively finished along the 3/4 inch thick sides. It can be wiped clean with a soft, dry cloth. Makes a wonderful addition to any child’s room, playroom or even beach house. Designed by artist Maria Carluccio and it comes with her biography attached to the back.
BabyBox.com is wishing you warm thoughts for this coming weekend. Maybe you will get the chance to warm up your decor too! Contact us. We can help!
Monday, August 22nd, 2011
Across the country children have returned to school for another year, or are anxiously counting their last few days of freedom before it begins. Honestly, we don’t know why back to school time can be dreaded so much though. The start of the school year is an exciting time of learning and fun! Children get to see friends they haven’t seen all summer, meet new friends and teachers, plus get to start participating in all the great extracurricular activities that have been dormant all summer. Yes, after the day’s learning is done and the bell has rung, it is time to head out for the extracurricular activities that help to make your child a well-rounded individual. Whether it be football, ballet, lacrosse or piano lessons, get your children signed up for something soon and watch them blossom into the fabulous people they long to be. In honor of all the fun, Babybox.com would like to highlight some of the sports and activities that are available out there for your child, and that you might like to bring home for your child.
If lacrosse is the game of choice at your house, look what we have here. The “Lacrosse Athlete” wall art from Oopsy Daisy by Aaron Christensen uses large icons of the game and bold colors to make modern artwork. This top quality canvas reproduction is made using the Giclee printing process and has the look and feel of an original painting. Each piece is stretched over wood bars, glass-free, and comes ready to hang! No framing is required. This is the ideal surface for kids’ rooms as there is no glass to break! Artwork is finished on all sides and comes with a wire hanger for wall mounting. It can easily be wiped clean with a soft, dry cloth. Makes a great gift idea. Designed by artist Aaron Christensen and it comes with his biography attached to the back.
When football is on your child’s mind all the time, why not think about putting it on their chests too! This personalized football pattern classic long sleeve tee shirt (youth size) will look adorable on any boy. Designed with red, brown and white football print, it is classic and unique. Same style as our classic style long sleeve tee, but available in larger sizes for older children. Made from 100% cotton and easy to care for. While youth sizes come in 8, 10 and 12, we also carry infant and toddler sizes, as well as short-sleeve, capsleeve, tank tops and baseball tees available in this design.
For your little prima ballerina, give her a ballerina all her own to love. The Ballerina Pal Knit Doll is the perfect way to enjoy a playdate. The adorable ballet dancer is decorated with a hand knit dress complete with fun tutu. So soft and cuddly, this Sweeters Pals can be personalized and done with brown or blond hair. She can practice her pliés, then get her knit doll to copy everything that she does! It makes a great companion for any girl.
Every baby boy will love this sports-themed baby blanket personalized with their name! Choose from three super-soft fabrics in a wide array of colors to make this blanket the perfect complement to any nursery, stroller or play area. Part of the charm of this blanket is that each is handmade. Each design is hand-traced and cut by hand, and a lot of attention to the special requests made for each blanket. As a result, it generally takes four to six weeks for an order to be completed.
Do your kids live, dream and eat everything sports related? Here we have perfect thing for just that child – the sports baby plate. It is ideal for your sporty little boy or girl! With fun, kid print in the center and sports equipment bordering its edge, this plate will bring smiles to every meal. The border is hand-painted including items from all sporting activities, from football to tennis. In the center you can personalize the plate with any name you wish. The plate is orderable in two sizes, 8.5 or 10.5 inches and can have a custom message on the back.
Do you have a budding musician at your house? This Schoenhut’s® “Elite baby grand piano” is designed keeping the three-to-nine-year-old in mind. This toddler sized piano is the perfect choice for introducing a young child to the world of music. This piano is fun and educational (and also extremely durable). It is the ideal instrument to promote eye-hand coordination and develop musical creativity. This smaller version of grand piano is designed for a child with serious musical aspirations. Perfect for practicing at home after music lessons.
Friday, August 19th, 2011
Who would have known? Today is National Aviation Day in the US. Way back in 1939, President Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaimed that August 19th should mark this date to commemorate the history and glory of aviation. Why the 19th you wonder? Well it seemed appropriate, as it was Orville’s Wright’s birthday and he is credited with the first successful flight back in 1903. Those precious 12 seconds and 120 feet, began the age of flight that we take for granted today. With that first tentative soaring jump off the ground, the sky was no longer the limit. So today, we salute all that the Wright brothers helped to start and make possible. Babybox.com loves airplanes too, so watch out as we let them soar through our blog today.
Let’s go back to the start of the aviation age with a look at some vintage airplanes. The Vintage Airplanes sleigh crib by Sweet Beginnings brings an aviation theme to the room. The crib with its classic plane motif will enthrall your young pilot. Handpainted and made from fine wood, the crib is available in many colors so that you can truly customize the piece to match any child’s room or decor. There are three mattress height settings. This crib is heirloom quality and sure to be enjoyed for years to come. Here is the perfect start for a budding aviation enthusiast to come!
What better thing to hang over that vintage airplane sleigh crib, than an airplane mobile! Your little one can pretend to be a pilot while watching these small colorful airplanes flying over head. The bright red, yellow, blue and green planes float gently around a cloud and will delight your future aviator for hours. This mobile is mounted on strings and pre-assembled with the hanger system. You just need to “click” the single elements together. Made in Denmark. Makes a wonderful addition to any room.
When your child’s collection of airplanes gets too big for the top of the dresser, it might be time to look for more storage space. This vintage airplane hand painted toy chest by Art for Kids is the perfect thing! It is a great addition to any child’s room. Use it to store toys and other items and add fun to the room. Makes a great gift for that special boy in your life or even that little girl that can’t get enough of airplanes.
And if there aren’t enough airplanes in your child’s room, then why not hang some on the walls. This “Airport” Oopsy daisy Wall art by Jill McDonald, brings the thrilling and exciting world of airports and airplanes into your child’s room. This top quality canvas reproduction is made using the Giclee printing process and has the look and feel of an original painting. Each piece is stretched over wood bars with no glass to break and is equipped with a wire hanger on the back for easy wall displaying. No additional framing is necessary. Each canvas is decoratively finished along the 3/4 inch thick sides. It can be wiped clean with a soft, dry cloth. Makes a wonderful addition to any child’s room, playroom or even beach house. Designed by artist Jill McDonald and it comes with his biography attached to the back.
Heck, why not even dress your little aviation enthusiast in their own airplane pjs! Busy Bees classic vintage inspired loungewear is the ultimate statement in stylish lounging. Elastic drawstring waist, long sleeves and contrast button stitching in luxurious cotton. Airplanes pjs in a chic charcoal grey with grey piping. Sizes 12m, 18m, 2-12. This lounge wear will be your little guys favorite pjs for a long time to come.
And with that, we thank the Wright Brothers for starting us out on the right flight path to soar to the sky and beyond!