Photo Gallery: Nursery Decorating Ideas
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Vancouver stylist Carrie McCarthy chose red as an accent colour to the wood tones in her son’s room. Vignettes are up and out of reach but she says, “Nothing is too precious — if anything gets broken, I’m okay with it.”
Chalkboard paint allows Tanya Linton’s son Eddie — once he’s old enough — to draw on walls without rebuke. Painted iron moose antlers is a humorous art piece that doubles as hook storage.
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To shake things up in her son’s room, homeowner Risa Greenspoon added a graphic square mirror above a change table with circles. Instead of a chair rail, she added a chalkboard panel to break up the vibrant blue and chocolate brown wall colours.
Stephanie Vogler, co-owner of Vancouver’s The Cross, layered eclectic style into her son’s room by introducing an antique wrought-iron crib for her infant daughter. It adds personality to the inexpensive Ikea kid’s bed she painted in a timeless shade of white.
Homeowner Sappho Griffin created a country theme in her daughter’s bedroom with beadboard panelled walls and ceilings. Beautiful traditional furniture elevates the room while a floral laser-cut pendant lamp adds a touch of whimsy.
A modern crib, chair and side table, juxtaposed with DIY accessories, give this nursery an eclectic, vintage feel. The bird mobile is made of wooden pieces found at a craft store, while the artwork features vintage flash cards in found frames. Books stored underneath the crib add colour.
With its soaring ceilings, white furniture and striped wall treatment, there’s nothing babyish about this room. Apart from the crib, all the other pieces will transition as the child ages.
A white crib pops against hot-pink wallpaper featuring a fresh twist on damask. Polka dot bedding and a gingham pillow look sweet next to the mod circular rug.
Little people accumulate a lot of gear, and a spacious unit like this cubbyhole shelf is essential for corralling it. Baskets — sized to fit the unit and tucked alongside — hide messier items. The cushy star-dotted rug is a warm and soft designated play space.
Toronto designer Colleen McGill added a fun element to her daughter’s room with white upholstered panels that can display artwork when Reese is older. During the holidays, McGill displays festive decorations that can be easily taken down. Two wicker chairs provide a spot to read bedtime stories.
Whimsical birds and letters add personality above a classic white crib. Wicker baskets corral books for reading time.