A gallery wall of transportation prints makes a colorful, fun backdrop to the sleek gray crib in this boy's nursery. Visual texture and tactile appeal is brought in through a mix of patterns from the graphic curtains to the blue-and-white gingham rocking chair and faux fur area rug.
The spare, simple backdrop of this nursery's white walls and wood floors is energized with colorful toys and playful details like the hot air balloon mobile. Paint: Benjamin Moore Simply White; Crib: Stokke; Rocking Chair: Giggle
Not the nursery we grew up with, Pattern Play is a result of the client’s love of graphic patterns and color. This long room lacked architectural features. What seemed like a negative became the perfect playground for the offbeat mix of patterns, texture and color. The main challenge in the space was a balancing act on how to make all these patterns and colors work. In this corner of the room, designer Karen Wolf used mustard yellow as a powerful accent color against the black and white wallpaper and gray furnishings.
Tricks of the Trade:
1. Create a focal point in the room.
2. Pop your accent color at least three times around the room. Note the mustard yellow.
3. Ground your space with neutrals to provide a place for the eye to rest. (Crème shag and gray Jim Thompson textured wallpaper).
4. Use black, white or gray. There is always a place for these classic colors. Ferm Living Half Moon Wallpaper.
5. Change up scale of patterns. Medium sized wallpaper print, large stripes and small bedding prints.
6. Mix up the patterns: Circles, Stripes, Brushstrokes, Chevron, Ditsy, Solid and Abstract.
7. Throw in an unexpected color – Red art.
8. Play with sheen and lustre, high to low.
9. Have fun and let yourself go. Design is a layering process and sometimes you need to delayer, start over and layer again. Mistakes happen and that is OK.
This adorable nursery blends antique finds with graphic prints and playful color to create a space that's chic for any age. The pink stripes are a subtly feminine touch. Coral stripe paint color: Sherwin Williams Coral Island Code SW 6332; Paint color above chair rail: Sherwin Williams Worldly Gray Code SW 7043; Window panels: Nate Berkus for Target; Crib: Baby Town; Gray Glider: Buy Buy Baby
A nursery design should calm baby and parents alike. A soft, neutral color palette accented with botanical artwork does just that. Hang framed prints symmetrically above the crib for a look that feels both clean and organic. This is also a great idea for the perpetual houseplant killer – you get the color of nature without the upkeep.
The nursery in this cabin is complete with several seating options. The fuzzy over large chair makes a great place for soothing late night cries, while the wool covered stools and chairs give baby the perfect place to play and learn as she grows.
Bright colors and cool graphic prints make a whimsical wonderland out of this nursery. Dragonfly wallpaper decorates the wall behind the crib and is a subtle backdrop for the rainbow artwork and bed linens.
This fashionable transitional baby's room does not skimp on designer touches, from the wallpaper that pops with eye catching color to the crystal chandelier that illuminates the room. The furnishings were kept white giving a sense of space and peace while allowing the more colorful elements of the room to shine.
A soft pastel nursery combines romantic and contemporary styles. The round mirror hung over the dresser features beautiful patina that brings out the slight blue shades throughout the decor. A mint medallion area rug adds style underfoot, while the abstract art above the crib is custom painted to match the palette of the room.
This midcentury modern nursery features a white crib, blue Eames rocking chair, white Roman shades, and a striped yellow rug. A white nightstand provides storage and supports a blue midcentury modern table lamp.
When spending money on the design for nurseries and/or children's rooms, it's okay to splurge on pieces that have longevity. The splurge in this nursery was the leather-upholstered glider, which is durable enough to last and stylish enough to potentially work in a different room.
In the nursery, bookshelves are hung low so that they are easily accessible to the homeowners' small children. They display a great collection of colorful books that draws the eye and beckons kids to open their minds to adventure. To top off the space, the word "Book Worm", made of wooden letters covered in pages to an old children's book, makes this area of the nursery a little more fun.
This adorable nursery feels alive and oh-so-fun with lots of bold, graphic prints and personality-filled accents like the rug and the zebra above the crib. The floor space is kept open thanks to two built-in bookshelves, and a large window all along one wall fills the room with light.
Taupe walls, a bright blue glider and lime green accents balance the black in this dark nursery. Bold black-and-white whale-patterned wallpaper creates a bold focal wall, which is broken up by a solid black dresser.