Bright red sconces pop off the robot-themed wallpaper, a fun, whimsical touch to this boy's nursery. The changing table area is built into sleek cabinets, but is designed to grow with the child, providing much-needed storage to the room.
Privacy plants are an attractive solution for over-exposed decks and patios, but it can take a long time for them to mature. Design firm Eco Minded Solutions recommends planting fast-growing trees like the Emerald Green Thuja, which can grow up to five feet per year.
Arranging plants tightly not only creates a full design, it also helps to shade soil. Plants that grow shoulder to shoulder act like living mulch, helping to suppress weeds and slow water evaporation from soil.
Designer Claire Paquin created a little girl's bedroom with room to grow by using a neutral color palette and adding pops of colors for fun. The design remains sophisticated enough to grow into teen years but still functions well for a 3-year-old child. The rug and walls are in soft gray tones, and upholstered armchairs are comfortable and inviting.
This garden's design focuses on foliage mixes and textures of perennials instead of aromatic plants, due to the homeowner's allergies. Plants used include native Eastern Redbud and Kwanzan Cherry. Fast-growing, semi-evergreen bamboo covers some of the cement wall.
A light palette of blues and sands creates a calm, relaxing atmosphere in this nursery designed on season four of HGTV Design Star. Contestant Dan also adds elements like a daybed and entertainment area so the room can grow with the baby.
White walls and simple furnishings make this minimalist nursery easy to grow into. Designer Sarah Stacey stocked it with the bare essentials so the parents could focus on what's most important, the baby.
To create a touch of whimsy in the space, designers added some cute details, such as the doll chair and mirrored nightstand, to the space to create a personal, unique design that can grow up with its occupant.
One of the goals of this New England home's landscape design was to connect the outdoor spaces harmoniously to the natural surroundings. Here, vines grow in a playful design and twin armchairs look out over a meadow-like garden.
Don't forget to incorporate plants and greenery in the bathroom. The asymmetrical nature of growing things (in design lingo this is called fractal) will help offset the bathroom's many right angles and straight lines.
With plenty of room to play, this nursery's bold and whimsical design is fit to grow along with the child. Splashes of color in the wall decor, bedding and accessories add life and energy to the black and white palette.
For this city nursery designed by Interior Design Fair, a large armoire with sliding pine doors and open shelves on each side provides flexible toy storage. Wire baskets hold smaller stuffed animals, fabric bins provide a home for larger toys, and woven baskets currently storing cloth diapers and receiving blankets can transition to hold collections of small toys as the child grows.
The design for this sweet nursery aimed to be soft and feminine and able to grow with its young owner. Walls are neutral for flexibility; color comes from furniture and decor in different shades of blush and pink.
When designing kids's rooms, let the childlike feel come from accessories and accents and keep major elements neutral, as seen in this sweet bedroom. That allows the space to grow along with the child.
The texture and unruliness of the twig vines growing on columns beside this patio walkway are a curious sight, yet they work almost as works of art against the austere cement and limestone structure of the home. Their addition brings a simple, natural element to the home. Design by Andrea Michaelson.