The excitement of welcoming a newborn home brings most new
parents' nesting instincts to life. A nursery's style can reflect the
rest of the home or have a theme that truly stands out. Don't be afraid
to try something new in a nursery, whether it's simple and sophisticated
or bold and colorful — or maybe you've been itching to design a themed
room for years. This is the perfect time to take all of your emotions
about your family's new addition and transfer them into decorating a
Take a look at these eight inspirational nursery spaces — could one of these rooms work in your home?
The simple and
soothing colors of this classic nursery will never go out of style. I
love how the designer used a geometric harlequin paint pattern to create
a focal point with little investment of time and money. The
coordinating window treatments
soften the space, while the small-scale chandelier adds a subtle accent.
There's no rule
that says nurseries have to be all pastel. Like children's rooms, a
nursery can be a great place to have fun with decor. Color can help
stimulate a child, so go all-out! This neon-inspired palette of blue and
green feels fun and fresh without looking chaotic.See how colors affect children's behavior
Feminine. Love color
but don't want to go the bold and bright route? Embrace a dusty-pink
palette to create a sophisticated but girly room. In this one the
overstuffed floral chair, dusty-pink walls and light pink ceiling
balance beautifully with the crib and dresser's natural finishes.
wall pattern in this nursery gives the room a playful, circus-style
feel. I love how the designer mixed a few other black and white patterns
(like the zebra rug under the crib) for a little edginess. The bold
patterns, chartreuse accent color and fantastic chandelier
all bring the eye to the strategically placed crib in the center of the room.
Themed. Themed spaces
become more difficult to pull off as children age, since their tastes
and style change so quickly. But a playful themed nursery — like this
country-style farm room — works wonderfully. A scenic wall mural, rustic
room accents and farm-style accessories (like those fun picture frames)
make the theme crystal clear.
Design your nursery in a soft, transitional style that will grow with your baby. This sophisticated
blue and white nursery blends different textures and patterns for one
cohesive look. Vivid window treatments coordinate with the chair's
upholstery and the geometric chevron rug. If you replaced the crib with a twin bed, you'd easily transform this nursery into a chic guest room.
nurseries don't have to be boring. This fantastic baby's room looks
sleek and stylish with modern accessories and furniture. The ultracool
Lucite crib makes a big statement, and its sharp lines contrast
beautifully with the shag rug and dainty mobile
. Light filtering through the sheer drapes gives the room an ethereal feel.
back-to-basics, traditional style of this nursery will work with decor
for a baby to a teenager. The built-in-dresser, light gray walls and
classic rug could work with virtually any style, material or color