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Trending now: Greenery in your baby’s room

We rounded up our favorite examples to inspire your own decor. ?

Trending now: Greenery in your baby’s room

Something about spring seems to go hand-in-hand with new babies. New beginnings and freshly blossoming life define both seasons. So we're happy to see nursery greenery as a trend starting to sprout up just about everywhere. (Plus, we're suckers for a gender-neutral nursery theme.)


We rounded up our favorite examples of the greenery trend to inspire your own decor.

This oversized art would be at home in either a boy or girl nursery, and it would be easy to repurpose the prints in your home later on.

A simple faux greenery wreath creates a charming over-the-crib focal point for the room. (Pro tip: Hang it well out of reach for when your little one starts to stand.)

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Statement plants like a fiddlehead fern are great for nurseries because they require little care to thrive. (Unlike, say, that eight-pound task master that sleeps in the crib.)

Go green with your keepsakes! You never have to worry about this sweet birth announcement wilting.

A simple, herb-inspired mobile is a delicate way to start every day with a bit of nature.

Statement wallpaper or a hand-painted mural is a great way to tie in greenery while also upping the room's style factor.

Embrace your boho side with a bookshelf display of easy-to-grow plants like cacti and succulents. (Bonus points for tying in an adorable green dresser like Paige Jones did here..)

Even the tiniest nursery is freshened up by plant or two. Hanging your fauna also saves precious floor space (and keeps leaves out of reach from tiny, pulling hands).

Got a black thumb? No judgment. Add your greenery with a sweet sheet set (no pine needles necessary).

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My first baby and I were alone in our Brooklyn apartment during a particularly cold spring with yet another day of no plans. My husband was back at work after a mere three weeks of parental leave (what a joke!) and all my friends were busy with their childless lives—which kept them too busy to stop by or check in (making me, at times, feel jealous).

It was another day in which I would wait for baby to fall asleep for nap number one so I could shower and get ready to attempt to get out of the house together to do something, anything really, so I wouldn't feel the walls of the apartment close in on me by the time the second nap rolled around. I would pack all the diapers and toys and pacifiers and pump and bottles into a ginormous stroller that was already too heavy to push without a baby in it .

Then I would spend so much time figuring out where we could go with said stroller, because I wanted to avoid places with steps or narrow doors (I couldn't lift the stroller by myself and I was too embarrassed to ask strangers for help—also hi, New Yorkers, please help new moms when you see them huffing and puffing up the subway stairs, okay?). Then I would obsess about the weather, was it too cold to bring the baby out? And by the time I thought I had our adventure planned, the baby would wake up, I would still be in my PJs and it was time to pump yet again.

Slowly, but surely, and mostly thanks to sleep deprivation and isolation, I began to detest this whole new mom life. I've always been a social butterfly. I moved to New York because I craved that non-stop energy the city has and in the years before having my baby I amassed new friends I made through my daily adventures. I would never stop. I would walk everywhere just to take in the scenery and was always on the move.

Now I had this ball and chain attached to me, I thought, that didn't even allow me to make it out of the door to walk the dog. This sucks, I would think regularly, followed by maybe I'm not meant to be a mom after all.


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