Decorating children’s rooms can be one of the most creative spaces to decorate … how would you decorate your child’s room???
In addition, decorating children’s rooms can be one of the most creative spaces to design and one that needs the most restraint.
As the excitement continues around the royal baby, George Alexander Louis, I can’t help to wonder along with the rest of the world how the nursery will be designed.
Several articles indicate the nursery will be an extension of Kate’s style; simple, classic and elegant. As for color, the buzz is that the room is going to have a neutral palette of earth tones and sage, perfect for a soothing night sleep. We’ll all need to wait and see …
This room is so cute and happy I can just hear all the laughter and fun.
From Parents Magazine, by designer Pamela Porter “The Ultimate Nursery”.
Visit Parents Magazine for more pictures of this “ultimate nursery” at
Decorating children’s rooms at any age can be one of the most creative spaces to design and one that needs the most restraint.
My tips ~ Safety is always the first concern and keeping it simple is second. So keep in mind that a baby grows quickly into an inquisitive toddler it’s a bit easier to design a room that can grow with your baby. However, not to say you should rush those magical early months. But rather look ahead to the day where they try to stand and pull themselves up on anything in their path. So to alleviate your anxiety and allow for a peaceful space.
I just love this paint color by Farrow and Ball – Calamine Estate Emulsion, for a Girls room. The picture below provided by Farrow and Ball & Josie Long. Visit Farrow and Ball at www.farrowandball.com for more inspiring paint colors.
And the image below from HGTV’s Green Home 2012 is a wonderful example of creative design with restraint for a child’s room. This warm neutral palette accented by accessories, bedding, and furnishings in gray & white punched out with bold green keeps the room young and fresh yet restful.
So decorating children’s rooms applies to any age “child”!
My simple real life truth ~
As you know my sons are three years apart. And we moved quite a bit when they were under the age of 7. While living in a few apartments I worked with the off white walls and added color in bedding and accessories. A neutral back drop gave me the opportunity to change out their bedding and accessories according to their likes as they got older.
And I decorated on a shoe string budget ! As I made my own draperies, shade treatments, bumpers, even a lamp! All in all, we lived in three homes after the apartments. And then all paint broke out, I really enjoyed the freedom to paint! And as things seem to go full circle their rooms are now painted in shades of white. Sail Cloth and Navajo White with Super White trim by Benjamin Moore. And now my sons both have places of their own. So I’m working on decorating their rooms one last time so when they come home to visit they’ll enjoy their space.
So thanks for stopping in ~ Nancy
be happy + be comfortable in your home