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New Trends in Nursery Design

You’ve picked a name and have started settling into the fact that your family is growing. Now comes the important decision about how to decorate the nursery. Gone are the days of just choosing between “pink or blue”. Now more trendy furniture and high design options are available to expecting parents.

Below are 5 nursery designs we love:

Dream a Little Dream

Cool soft colors bring a light and airy feel to the nursery. Consider using wall stickers, stencils or a mural to create the look of sweet birds, hot air balloons or, perhaps, a ferris wheel, hovering over your baby’s crib.

ferris wheel baby nursery

Go West

Giddy Up! Your little cowboy will feel right at home in this western-inspired nursery. Rustic touches such as a raw wood crib, faux fur throw, antlers and a barn door will give your nursery a cool western feel helping your child sleep off into the sunset.

western theme baby nursery

Super Mod

Paint the accent wall in the nursery black? Yes! Just hang a vivid piece of art, use brightly colored curtains and accessorize the room with a modern rug, throw pillow and minimal light fixtures. This will create a funky cool space for your kiddo.

modern nursery with black accent wall


All That Glitters

Metallics are making their way from the runway into the nursery. Give your child the royal treatment by using metallic based paints and accessories. Make sure it sparkles by hanging a beautifully ornate chandelier from the ceiling.

metallic paint nursery

Planning Ahead

Transitioning beds and convertible cribs are a great investment. Several companies offer cribs that covert into toddler beds and, in some cases, into full-sized beds. As your child ages out of the crib, you can transform the nursery into a toddler bedroom – all you would need to purchase is a new twin mattress.

romina furniture convertible bed

Finish It Off With The Perfect Mattress

Colgate is legendary for our exacting standards when it comes to manufacturing safe crib and toddler mattresses. We use only the highest quality components, hand assembled right here in the USA because while many crib mattresses may look similar on the outside, we know it’s what’s on the inside that counts.

Visit our website to find the the perfect mattress for your child. Remember, if you decide to go with a non-traditional shaped crib, such as round or oval, Colgate can create a custom mattress for you.

For more inspiration, check out our Nursery Board on Pinterest.

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Colgate Creates New “Retro Posh” Crib Mattress to Help Support SIDS Research

Introducing a bold, beautiful crib mattress with a cause!

To kickoff its national alliance with First Candle, a leading nonprofit dedicated to baby health and safety, Colgate Mattress proudly introduces its limited edition “Retro Posh“, dual firmness, foam crib mattress. It is now available for pre-order at colgatekids.comand select specialty store partners and a portion of the proceeds from the sale of each crib mattress will go to First Candle’s programs to help fight Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). With a look inspired by the bold American prints of the 1950’s, the Retro Posh’s innovative design also commemorates Colgate’s 60-year heritage of handcrafting the world’s best crib mattresses.

Although SIDS-related incidents have declined dramatically over the past two decades, infant deaths as a result of unsafe sleep practices are on the rise with about 1,500 cases reported in the US each year. Through its partnership with Colgate, along with the support of the National Institute of Health, First Candle will promote Infant Safe Sleep to the 80,000 nurses who will graduate from the nation’s 1,900 nursing schools this year.

“First Candle’s mission to ensure the health and safety of infants and toddlers is a cause very close to our hearts,” said Alan Wolkin, president of Colgate Mattress. “Through the sale of Colgate’s limited edition Retro Posh, we hope to arm thousands of new nursing graduates and healthcare professionals with safe sleep information that can save precious lives.”

“There are low-cost, high-impact solutions to end preventable infant deaths and support healthy moms and babies. Our hospital initiative with Colgate Mattress is about the steps we can, and should, be taking to protect their future,” said Chris Blake, CEO of First Candle. “We are grateful to Colgate for helping First Candle make the program a reality.”

Retro Posh: Certified Safe & Chic for a Cause

The Retro Posh’s dual firmness design is GREENGUARD® Gold & CertiPUR-US® certified safe and fits all standard size cribs and toddler beds. The waterproof cover is made of a soft poly/cotton blend and boasts a midcentury modern print with colorful bursts of aqua, coral and yellow. Available exclusively online and at select specialty store partners for $219.99, the Retro Posh is lightweight (8.5 lbs.) allowing for easy sheet changes.

“Clean lines and bold pops of color were du jour in 1955, so we decided to design a limited edition crib mattress with a unique cover that pays homage to Colgate’s humble beginnings,” said Terri Paul, specialty products marketing director, Colgate Mattress. “The Retro Posh is certified safe, has a fabulous look and supports an important cause.”

About First Candle

First Candle is a leading national nonprofit dedicated to safe pregnancies and the survival of babies through the first years of life. With programs dedicated to research, education and advocacy, the organization is working to ensure that every baby is given the best possible chance to reach not only his or her first birthday, but many happy birthdays beyond. First Candle also provides compassionate grief support to all those affected by the death of a baby through a toll-free crisis hotline (1.800.221.7437).

For more information or to make a donation, please visit or call 443-640-1049.