By dressing the bed with white linens, the designers ensured that the room would grow with its young resident. At the same time, patterned pillows add interest to the space and can be easily changed out as the seasons change.
A collection of plane-oriented vintage black-and-white photos hang above the changing table, making a fun display for grown-ups and kids. Broad and narrow painted stripes in blue and yellow race around the room's walls.
A former old-world bed was transformed into a coastal focal point simply by changing its surroundings. "I never dreamed that it would work in this environment," says designer Lori Rourk. "Once I placed it in the room, it became a focal point and was an unexpected delight."
Follow the lead of the pros when it comes to large furniture purchases: Choose a neutral fabric. This lets you to change the less expensive room elements like window treatments, rugs, side tables, throw blankets and pillows for a completely new seasonal look or whenever you're ready for a change.
Storage Dilemma: You need to create storage in an odd-shaped room or closet. Solution: Create versatile storage that takes advantage of every inch available with racks and shelves secured with brackets. An adjustable mounting system also allows you to fit the space and change the configuration as your needs change.
Smart lighting completely changes the aesthetic of your home. Kevin O’Gara, founder of Thou Swell, suggests setting the tone of the room by incorporating LED lighting or smart home light bulbs that allow you to change the ambience. "Every room should have a mix of lighting, including overhead, accent and task lights, so get creative with the mood," says O'Gara.
With a crib and changing table on one side of the space, this built-in toddler bed adds a place for an older sibling to comfortably enjoy a new room with the new baby. Shelves on either side of the bed and drawers below add storage for toys and clothes, giving the big kid a corner of the room that is all his own.
Change the look of existing pendants or garage sale finds with interchangeable shades, says Ili Hidalgo-Nilsson, architect and designer with Terracotta Design Build in Atlanta. You can alter the room’s design style and add color with this simple change. Here, textured glass shades catch the eye and soften the light over the kitchen island.
This simple yet colorful and playful living room displays the homeowners love of clean crisp lines, geometric patterns and bold pops of color. The neutral gray sofa adds flexibility in changing up the accents in the future but also adds warmth to the space. Accessories in coordinating bright colors bring life to the space.
This simple dining room instantly takes on a wintry grace with a centerpiece of pinecones and branches. The room's neutral setting acts as a blank canvas. Add accessories and colors when seasons and occasions change.
This nursery not only offers a crib for the baby, but also a full-sized bed for an older sibling or in anticipation for when the baby gets older. The bright yellow walls adds to the cheeriness of the large room complete with changing table, rocking chair and built-in window seat.
Full of whimsy and style, this gray and white nursery proves that kids' rooms can and should be just as chic as adult bedrooms. The white swan rocker appeals to both children and adults for its pretty form and playful function. Although currently serving as a changing table, the versatile white dresser provides storage from infancy into teenage years.
To create a cozy yet sophisticated look, don’t just rely on overhead fixtures. Layer lighting throughout the room via table lamps, sconces, and floor lamps. Put a few on dimmers to change up the mood of the room.
Wrapping the room in a stunning blue plaid changes the personality of the room. It becomes more about creating a mood with continuous pattern and dark color. It’s especially important in rooms like this to stick with a simple palette.