Perspective on the Nursery
The Telegraph has a series of photographs from a new book called Where Children Sleep. LIFE has a photo series too, with some additional children. Check it out. Thanks to my friend Michelle for the link.
The photos depict bedrooms (or, lack of bedrooms) from all over the world, with portraits and short introductions of the child who sleeps there. Some of them are just a one-room hut, or even a bed in a literal dump full of trash and old tires and used gym equipment. Living in our three-bedroom house... setting up a nursery for a yet-to-be-born baby who probably won't even sleep there for months to come... it puts our 6'x10' nursery (that I think feels tiny) into perspective. I have had a lot of fun perusing etsy for decor ideas, but coordinating crib sets* seem to matter less when I'm reminded that many children don't even have a bed, nevertheless a bed in their own room.
* For the record, I'm not registered for a coordinating crib set. Didn't really see the point, since quilts & bumpers & pillows aren't recommended, anyway.