December 4th, 2012
Discontinued collections, dye lot changes, surplus inventory – these are usual occurrences within the baby bedding world. You can benefit from these events when you purchase from our outlet section. Did you know we have an outlet section? We do! It’s located under the Sale tab on our website.
In the outlet, you’ll find a variety of items at a discounted price. All of these items are new, but we offer the lower price since we will no longer maintain the items in inventory. Are you looking for extra crib sheets? You can never have enough. Why not browse the outlet to see if there are a couple sheets that coordinate with your nursery? Does grandma or auntie host sleepovers? You may enjoy looking for a portable crib set or cradle set to outfit the temporary nursery.
Maybe you’re just looking to save a little. Since all the items are quality Carousel Designs products, you will have the designs and colors you’ve been eyeing at a discount price. In addition to crib bedding, the outlet also discounts changing pad covers, mobiles, rocking chair and high chair pads, and much more.
In fact, the outlet offers several sets which include different combinations of products to help complete the nursery. The outlet is constantly changing to do the limited availability, but we offer sets for portable cribs and standard cribs.
Is there a collection that you liked that was recently discontinued? Carousel Designs will place the remaining product inventory in the outlet which results in a nice discount.
We all love to find a deal. We hope that the variety in the outlet provides plenty of options when you are looking for savings on gifts for others or gifts for you!
November 19th, 2012
Color has a way of affecting your mood, freshening a room, and bringing your home up-to-date with current trends. Looking back at my parents’ choice of colors in our home growing up will tell you that trends don’t usually last. Choosing a ‘classic’ color can be a safe choice and using current color trends can get you motivated to decorate. How do you decide?
Since I’m not a designer myself, I like to browse the internet to see what’s new and imagine how the new ‘IN’ look would fit into my home. It really helps you get creative.
While nurseries are the baby’s room, you’ll be in there a lot too, so it’s probably wise to choose colors that are pleasing to your eye and soothing to your soul.
One article I found online had a nice overall explanation of how colors make you feel and which ones work where. Freshome.com has an article Room Color and How it Affects Your Mood. Interestingly enough, the article suggest that we don’t choose strictly by trends since they come and go.
It’s also wise to select your furniture and bedding before mixing two gallons of a non-returnable paint. How many times have you fallen in love with the color at the paint store, brought it home, and painted the walls only to discover you can’t find any décor to match? Hopefully not as many times as me! Instead, why not bring pieces of décor with you to the paint store to pinpoint the exact shade of the color you’re interested in?
Fabric swatches are very handy when picking a paint color. They fit right in your purse (or man bag), and prevent you from relying on your memory to select the color you need. Carousel Designs offers fabric swatches for all the fabrics we carry. Ensure you get the right color for your mood and one that matches your bedding and décor by bringing those swatches with you.
And just in case you’re curious about the color trends for this coming year, Benjamin Moore has some predictions for 2013. Take a look and see if any of these lighten the mood.