Behind The Scenes: Our New Beach Collection

By PBK Editors

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This season we headed out to Cape Cod, Massachusetts for our Spring catalog shoot. From our favorite super heroes to bright seaside icons, our beach towels and totes were the perfect essentials for little ones lounging by the water. See the full behind-the-scenes footage in the video above and shop a our new beach collection at potterybarnkids.com!

 

3 Incredible Dream Bedrooms for Kids

By PBK Editors

There’s always room for extra whimsy when creating the perfect dream bedroom for your little one. Here are three fantasy bedroom looks your little one will love.

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Sail away in a room filled with adventure. Does your child love a world of magical treasures and pirates, or do you have a tiny explorer with a calling for the sea? Fill the room with nautical style and make their dreams come true with our Speedboat Bed & Trundle. Plus, with the addition of a trundle, your little captain will have space for fellow shipmates!

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Bring the outdoors in with a functional fort! For a truly versatile and special space, make a grand statement with your little ones bed – like our Tree House Bed. Great for a bedroom and play space in one, this bold bed can even work in a shared bedroom with our Tree House Bunk.

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Make the room sparkle with magic and get swept away into a fairy tale. You don’t have to stop at a beautiful bed! Add wall decals, a fun rug or your favorite garlands to make our Cottage Loft Bed really come to life.

Ready to get started on creating a dream room for your little one? Visit potterybarnkids.com to shop our bedroom furniture sale here.

The Perfect Recipe and Craft for Lunar New Year

By PBK Editors

Did you know that tomorrow is Lunar New Year? Celebrate the Year of the Goat in 2015 with our favorite craft and recipe for this cultural holiday.

The Perfect Recipe and Craft for Lunar New Year

These Pineapple Tarts from Rasa Malaysia are the perfect sweet treat for a classic Chinese New Year celebration. It’s an easy crowd-pleaser and you can easily serve this recipe again at a summer party or tropical-themed get together.

The Perfect Recipe and Craft for Lunar New Year

Take a traditional icon, like the fortune cookie and turn it into a festive craft like these Paper Fortune Cookies. For an extra special surprise, fill each one with a personalized message.

For more great ideas on celebrating Chinese New Year, visit our party page on Design Studio.

3 Quick and Easy Valentine’s Day Ideas

By PBK Editors

We can’t wait to celebrate the sweetest day of the year tomorrow so we’re sharing three of our favorite ways to spread the love. From a quick morning recipe to a sweet treat bag, here are three quick and easy ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

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Put a handmade touch on your treat bags this Valentine’s Day with these DIY Heart Pom Pom Bags from The Stylehouse. Whether you’re filling these with a sweet treat or packing your little one an extra special lunch, this DIY can be used for a fun surprise year round.

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Want to make a big impact without all the sugar? We love this DIY Paper Heart Box from Oh Happy Day for filling up with tiny toys, trinkets, or little love notes!

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Start your day off right with these Mini Heart-Shaped Strawberry Tarts from Sweet Little Peanut. These delicious handheld treats are simple to put together and get big smiles of approval from your little ones.

Looking for more great Valentine’s Day ideas? See our favorite Cupid-inspired breakfast ideas here.

Countdown to Your Dream Nursery

By PBK Editors

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When preparing for a new addition to the family, it’s important to get organized around planning and preparing — especially when it comes to designing your dream nursery. That’s why we’ve created a handy printable to keep your nursery progress on track! Download the Countdown To Your Dream Nursery sheet to get started and read on below for more helpful tips.

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Create a beautiful space for your baby to sleep, bond and grow with our suggested nursery milestones below. Keep in mind that many of these elements can be pushed forward or back depending on your personal timeline — visit your local Pottery Barn Kids store or connect with us online for any additional guidance when creating your dream nursery.

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Weeks 20-23: Planning

Start planning for your dream nursery by gathering inspiration, enlisting help and registering or purchasing key decorative pieces. Select colors and a theme for the nursery and begin building a Pinterest inspiration board like this one or printing a few of your favorite nursery designs to reference. Schedule a free in-home consultation with a PBK Interior Design Services Specialist or ask family members and friends to help plan your space. Once the initial planning is done, you can move on to the fun part: purchasing or registering for your favorite prints and patterns! Don’t forget: When you create a registry with Pottery Barn Kids, you could win everything on it! Every month we select a new winner — see our registry page for details.

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Week 24-27: Preparing

If you are planning to paint the room or put up wallpaper, now is the perfect time to do it. If you have carpet or hardwood floors, you can also steam or refinish them so that your nursery has a clean canvas to begin decorating. Finalize and pick out furniture items to purchase, especially if you are ordering a custom piece. Custom upholstery, especially on a nursery chair or glider can help tie together your theme and colors with the room. Since you’ll be spending a lot of time in the nursery, make sure you are preparing an environment you’ll love to see everyday by selecting soothing shades and sturdy furniture.

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Weeks 28-30: Organizing

As you get closer to welcoming baby’s arrival, you’ll want to bring together all of your nursery pieces. Begin your babyproofing plan for the nursery. Start organizing all of your baby items and shower gifts in storage bins and baskets (plus wash baby clothes and begin putting them away). Use the floor plan you created early on to arrange your furniture in the room, starting with the largest items first. This will give you the most flexibility as you finalize the placement of each piece.

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Weeks 31–36: Finishing Touches

Now is the time to add those final touches! Purchase any last minute baby essentials you may not have received at the baby shower. Collect final décor pieces like frames, keepsakes and other accessories to help style the space. Lastly, set up a bassinet in your room so that your new little one can be close-by before moving to their nursery.

For more great advice, visit your local Pottery Barn Kids store or schedule a free in-home consultation with a PBK Interior Design Services Specialist.

5 Tips for Designing a Shared Space + A $500 Room Makeover Giveaway!

By PBK Editors

There’s no doubt that a shared room for siblings is a difficult design challenge. From opposing interests to designating personal space, creating a room that kids share requires a lot of problem solving.

Pam Ginocchio from Project Junior worked with our Interior Design Specialists to completely make over the room for her kids Gray and Sloane. See the full reveal on Project Junior and scroll down to enter our $500 Room Makeover Giveaway!

5 Tips for Designing a Shared Space with Project Junior

Here are the five top tips she learned about making over a shared room:

1. Re-think the traditional room layout. You’d be surprised how fresh and new a room can feel by moving around furniture, especially for a shared space.

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2. Create individual nooks for each kid. Play up the things they love with a reading nook or dress up station. Plus, every big kid wants a workspace complete with their very own desk!

5 Tips for Designing a Shared Space with Project Junior

3. Find a fun way to organize. Although a room makeover is a great excuse to clean out clutter why not use their most treasured items like books, toys or trinkets as part of the room decor? Organize books by color, install a shelf to display a trophy or frame a favorite hand made piece of art.

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4. Don’t be afraid to ask for help! Use resources like Pinterest and in-store services like PBK’s Free Interior Design Service to help plan the space before you commit.

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5. Everything in the room doesn’t have to match. Try using the same bed but mix it up with different bedding for an individual yet pulled together look.

5 Tips for Designing a Shared Space with Project Junior

Enter below for your chance to win a $500 Pottery Barn Kids gift card to get started with your own room makeover — Giveaway ends March 8th.