Amazingly Fabulous Nurseries

Amazingly Fabulous Nurseries | thedesignfiles.net | design-vox.com

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!

Amazingly Fabulous Nurseries | remodelista.com | design-vox.com

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.

Amazingly Fabulous Nurseries | bijouandboheme.blogspot.com | design-vox.com

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

Trendy & Cute Children’s Rooms

Trendy & Cute Children's Rooms | lonny.com | design-vox.com

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.

Trendy & Cute Children's Rooms | mermagblog.com | design-vox.com

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.

Trendy & Cute Children's Rooms | empirelanedesign.com.au | design-vox.com

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

Inspiring Children’s Rooms

Inspiring Children's Rooms | ingerstedt.se | design-vox.com

Love this mix of a vintage worn vibe with cute kid details.

Inspiring Children's Rooms | jhinteriordesign.com | design-vox.com

Such a sweet activity area!

Inspiring Children's Rooms | 100layercakelet.com | design-vox.com

A nursery to emulate, for sure. This is a great example of a colorful, yet restricted color palette. Several different garlands are used for some playful visual interest. I think my favorite detail is the fringe mobile above the crib.

one | J. Ingerstedt
two | Jessica Helgerson, photo by Andrew Cammarano via Design*Sponge
threeDelbarr Moradi via 100 Layer Cake

Color Palettes for Kid’s Rooms

Color Palettes for Kid's Rooms | amiecorley.com | Featured on Design-Vox.com

Now, normally I am a big proponent for children’s rooms that are colorful with a refined palette. You know, whites and other neutrals being predominant with colors brought in with smaller moments. But I forgive this room for using color with broad strokes because it’s so cute! Orange and blue are complimentary colors which means they look fab and dynamic together. Bits of chartreuse with the side table and rug are a super playful addition. The key to the success of this room’s color palette is that while yes, there is a lot of color, there is also a lot of white breaking it all up. Many people might have been tempted to, for example, find bedding that matches the drapery. No, I tell you. Not everything in a room has to have a “partner”, something that “goes with it” color-wise or even stylistically. Don’t limit yourself by thinking this way!

Color Palettes for Kid's Rooms | marionalberge.com | Featured on Design-Vox.com

Ah, that is a might easier on the eyes, isn’t it? I support this minimalist all-white look just as much as the first room. It all depends on what feels right to you. Do you want the room to be energizing and exciting? Or soft and soothing? Both are valid endeavors. Remember: the kid’s toys will be plenty colorful to stimulate that little brain; the walls and decor don’t necessarily need to be colorful too!

Color Palettes for Kid's Rooms | the-brick-house.com | Featured on Design-Vox.com

How about something in between? Mostly neutral but with bits and bobs of color and fun? This is currently my favorite type of color palette for a nursery. The walls would be just as lovely with cream or a light gray. This whole room is just wonderful and you can see it all on designer Morgan Satterfield’s blog!

one | Amie Corley via 6th Street Design School
twoMarion Alberge, photo by Cyrille Robin, via 79 ideas
threeMorgan Satterfield

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