Eco Chic Nurseries and Children’s rooms March 15, 2013 11:19
Nadia here, newest member of the Ash and Aly’s Babes team! You might be seeing more of my baby bump and me.
I am incredibly excited to welcome a baby girl into the world on June 4th (or whenever she decides to start the party). Like most expecting mothers, I am reading lots of books, buying itty bitty baby clothes, and creating an adorable nursery. This will be my first child and I am humbled by all I have yet to learn.
My brief time spent working Ashley and Alyssa has opened my eyes to an eco-friendly lifestyle. These girls are passionate about clean eating, eco-friendly products, organic clothing, and overall health and well-being. I am beginning to view the world through different eyes. While purchasing baby clothes, I pay attention the fabric the garment consists of. Is it safe?
Although there are countless nursery ideas and themes out there, (can you say Pinterest?) I have been paying special attention to the actual elements within the nurseries. I have been excited to observe that eco-friendly nurseries are actually on trend right now. Designers are incorporating elements of sustainable wood and bamboo. There are more and more options for organic-bedding (we carry some super cute ones in the “Sleep” section).
Some of the most important things to consider in creating a safe nursery include choosing furniture made of sustainable materials with non-toxic/low VOC paints, organic mattresses, second-hand items, organic bedding not treated with flame retardants, safe toys, handmade and/or locally produced décor and calming colors and patterns.Here are some of my favorite eco-chic baby and child rooms: