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The 2008 Guide to Baby Nursery Decor

Luckily, we live in some very exciting times. The advent of the internet has done for nursery decor what the jet engine has done for flight: turbo-charged it! Decorating your baby or child's room is no longer limited to the handful of stores in your area and a few mail-order catalogs... these days anyone with a computer has access to some of the most fantastic nursery decor, baby bedding, and children's furniture ever assembled. Specialty children's stores containing the most unique baby gifts were once tucked away in out-of-the-way, inaccessible corners. Today however, these luxury baby boutiques are available at the click of your mouse, providing near limitless opportunities for creating the baby nursery of your dreams.

Not only that, but online shopping has given access to a much wider array of merchandise. Individual artisans are now able to sell hand-painted wares from their own corner of the web, allowing for very individualized and unique shopping experiences. Owning a brick-and-mortar storefront is still a costly endeavor. The elimination of such an overhead has allowed the most talented artists an outlet for all their hard work. This type of situation can only be win-win: starving artists get to eat, and you the consumer get the type of unique baby decor that's sure to wow friends and family.

The right baby crib set is the heart and soul of any child's nursery. Aside from designer baby bedding sets already available, many smaller companies have made their way onto the internet market, providing a fresh new crop of girls and boys bedding for infants and toddlers. These crib sets often come at lower prices, but not always reduced quality. In fact, some of the toddler bedding available from these corners of the internet is special, one-of-a-kind, and has a matchless handmade quality as well.

Yet no baby's room would be complete without nursery wall letters, hand-painted and personalized to compliment any kids room. You can spell your child's name using sports or fantasy letters, pinks, blues and greens; from the frog to the butterfly, from the knight to the princess. Limitless ribbon options are available to coordinate these wall words with your rug color, nursery paint, or just about anything else you can match up. Most of these artists will work with you, and some will even accept swatches of fabric and will paint your wooden letters to exactly match that decor. This type of individualized attention was never available before - yet the internet makes it possible.

Unlimited accessories are available too, which suit any baby's room. Hand-painted step stools, personalized wall tiles, and door hangers can all be created to your specifications. Artisans will now personalize amazing works of kids wall art as well. Wall hangings and canvas reproductions can often be custom painted with any name or phrase of your choice, making for gorgeous heirloom artwork. Boring, mass-produced art prints are out. Colorful Murals and giclee reproductions are in. Available framed or unframed, the right one of these treasures can often define your child's entire nursery.

And when contemplating unique shower gifts, the standard old baby gift baskets and sleep cozys fall woefully short in comparison to some of the fantastic custom-made merchandise now at your fingertips. From monogrammed Swarvoski bling pacifiers and rattles to beautiful hand-made diaper cakes stuffed with tons of great newborn items - there's always a cure for the tired, the mundane, and the totally recycled baby shower gift ideas that have so often been used too much. From custom receiving blankets to mommy bracelets and baby jewelry... there are several new ways to breathe life into that next shower, and to kick your baby nursery decor up a couple of notches!

Visit our baby boutique at The Frog and the Princess for literally thousands gift ideas, including unique baby gifts, kids wall art, and all types of personalized children's decor.

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