Classy wallpaper and a lucite crib. Wow. I wonder how many fingerprints they are constantly wiping off that crib. I can’t quite decide if it would be worth it.
I adore the palest pink hue of these walls and the rustic styling.
Now that is what I call a bassinet. Everything about this space is just perfect. For a lot of people the wallpaper may be too “out there” but I absolutely love it. It’s so perfect for a whimsical nursery.
one | Emily Henderson
two | Tamsin Carvan via The Design Files
three | The Hostess Haven photographed by Jamie Street via 100 Layer Cake-let
Usually the design for children that catches my eye is on the neutral side; cute and comfortable but with a sophisticated grown-up undertone and maybe just some pops of color. Then every once in a while I see rooms like these that are brightly colorful and definitely “kiddish”. When done well they are wonderful too! I mean, ice cream cone bedding? Adorable.
This is honestly a little too much color for me. It’s the peach wall that puts it over the top. If it was a super soft, light peach I’d be more on board. But that rug is so fun and of course the tent is awesome.
The color in this room is dialed back but it’s still very playful and sweet. Say yes to mint green hutches. I love wallpaper for a kid’s room. Anewall has some very cool options, I adore their affordable murals!
one | Sack Me! via The Design Files
two | The Design Files
three | Lantliv via Lina Ostling
Well if that isn’t the most glamorous child’s room I’ve ever seen. It could easily be an adult’s room; the dolls on the bed tip us off to the true occupant. Doesn’t this design just make you smile? Perhaps you have to have a certain level of girliness in you to appreciate it. I qualify. I love how it is largely neutral yet plenty playful.
Just plain old good, adorable design. Again there is a lot of neutral white in this room but it is more than adequately punctuated with colorful elements. I love the framed photography. It gives the room an unexpected maturity that really elevates it. Kids’ rooms deserve art just as much as the rest of the house and it doesn’t have to be “kiddy” art either!
This looks like toddler heaven. What can I say other than “bravo” about this design? Wonderful colors and plenty of whimsy. Appealing to both children and mom and dad. That’s the goal!
one | Christine Dovey, photo by Ashley Capp via Style Me Pretty
two | Sarah Lavoine via desire to inspire
three | Peppermint Bliss
I don’t think many people think of the word “DRAMA” when imagining how to decorate a nursery. But oh man if you can pull it off is it ever fabulous. The above nursery flourishes with contrast. White walls, black floor. Modern crib, traditional armchair. We are in need of some window treatments, though. Definitely not something you can leave out in a nursery for when baby needs to sleep during the day!
Art in the nursery gets a big YES from me. Even better if it isn’t all “kiddy” art! Hold the phone… that’s the same toy car as in the first shot! Wow, quite the popular little prop.
And then there’s this one. Which basically stopped my heart when I saw it. Let me count the ways I love this. That awesome modern pendant paired with a traditional ceiling medallion no less. The classy black bendy sconces. The amazing daybed piled with sweet stuffed animals. The whole space is perfectly neutral and warm and cozy and I must have it. One day. You know, when I actually have a baby.
OH MY GOD you guys. I was just looking at the rest of the photos of this last nursery and THEY HAVE THE SAME FREAKING TOY CAR TOO! It’s white instead of silver but seriously what part of the Twilight Zone did I just get sucked into? Check it out, 3rd photo here. I took this to be a sign from the universe that I must find the source of the car, so here you go: Variations of this car are sold by many vendors. Here it is on Amazon in silver, and here’s a white version (red too!) on this site.
one | Chelsea De Luca, photo by Toby Scott for The Design Files
two | Estee Stanley, photo by Laure Joliet for Remodelista, via Because It’s Awesome
three | Bijou and Boheme for Style At Home, via My Favorite and My Best
Of all the places to go a little wild with color and quirk, kids’ rooms are great. Reason #2 why the design-obsessed have babies: you get to decorate a nursery! (I hope you know I say that in jest… partly.) Colors you might not normally consider are suddenly feasible, and you can justify purchasing funky mobiles and animal lamps. (Who am I kidding, animal lamps are almost always justifiable.) The above nursery looks fabulous because the child-like elements are balanced with sophisticated, sleek-lined furniture and a neutral wall.
Clouds: they’re trending. I am not fully on the wall decal train, but I have to admit this cloud wall is freakin’ adorable. This color palette is so good. I don’t know if I could ever be disciplined enough to limit myself to just one color plus a few neutrals like this, but it sure does make things look polished.
Aaand more wall decals. For some reason I am really resistant to them. It just feels too trendy. But would I give in to make a little girl or boy happy? You betcha. It would be much less difficult to sell me on a pink bentwood chair and those pillows. Then again, I don’t ever fix my bed and I doubt my future children will so possibly this many throw pillows would just be asking for a mess. Oo they are cute though! The polka dot wall decals and wonderful pillows are available for purchase in the Empire Lane shop!
one | Chloe Warner for Lonny
two | Ashley Thalman for Mermag via 6th Street Design School
three | Empire Lane via The Design Chaser