Then I decided to show you a few more nurseries that I thought were great, all found on the wonderful site, Houzz.
I have to start by saying nurseries are hard to decorate.
I think it’s because your proportions are off from the beginning. Cribs aren’t very big, and while you want them to be the center of attention, other bulky furniture starts to have as much dominance. Then we get the stuffed animals grandma brought by you can’t deal with, and there’s so many “themes” to get caught up in. You’ve got ugly diaper pails and storage needs…..nurseries really are tough to get right.
Well, here’s a few that did get it right…..and I’ll tell you why.
Let’s start with this one. There is a lot of editing that went on here. No knicknacks all over the walls, only a very meaningful display of a part of this child’s life. While I’m not a huge fan of vinyl lettering on walls either, if you do it in French, it’s okay! Ha, ha; no, really, before you put something on the walls, ask if it matters or if you’re just trying to fill space. If it doesn’t matter, hide it in the closet. I love the neutral palette and gorgeous lines of the furniture in this nursery.
Speaking of furniture, that is what this next nursery got so spot on, I just have to take my figurative hat off. I’ve never seen a crib so clean-lined. I love this modern nursery! And all the colors have equal intensity, something I’ve found doesn’t work in, say, large living rooms, but it makes the best nurseries.
Speaking of modern furnishings, I’ve seen this rocker in many nurseries on the web. I don’t know where it comes from, but I love it!
I am also liking striped walls in nurseries. The mobile over the crib in this nursery is so sweet. I’m getting a little nervous about the clutter on the wall next to it, but the designer or homeowner thought to put in a bed for a very tired parent doing the late night feedings…..genius. I wish I had thought of that when my kids were infants.
This nursery is a little fancy for my taste, but that crib is such a stunner, it made the cut for this post.
Here’s one I could live with. It is very nice, yes, but it’s not over the top. The details on the furnishings were thought out carefully. Again, nothing obnoxious on the walls, just a focus on the things that matter. The simple rug and tasteful millwork are perfect.
Speaking of which, I’ve saved this image from One Kings Lane on my Pinterest board. I hope one day to decorate a boy’s nursery based off of it. Isn’t it the coolest truck you’ve ever seen? Any takers out there?
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