non-traditional nurseries

While I was putting together last Wednesday’s pink post and researching pink decor, I came across a boatload of baby girl nurseries.  Since this is traditionally the most pink room in the house, it made sense that I came across so many.  However, the more I saw, the more they all started to blend together and look the exact same.  I mean let’s be honest, how many nurseries have you seen that look just like this?
Not that there is anything wrong with it whatsoever – it’s completely adorable, and if I would have had my way when I was little, my room would have looked JUST like this.  In fact, when I was about 4 or 5 years old, my parents built our house and “let us pick” how we wanted our rooms to be finished.  I say “let us pick” because to this day, I still remember being completely devastated when they wouldn’t let me have the pink carpet I wanted (although somehow they agreed to let me have bright blue carpet instead, which really isn’t any better).  
Anyways, as I was bombarded by overwhelmingly pink nurseries in my search, I of course got sidetracked.  Before long, I had wasted who knows how long looking up unique nurseries.  So, I thought I just had to share my findings with you.  
The main thing I took away from this was in order to make your nursery different, don’t go pink crazy.  Using a neutral wall color with pink in the accents makes it just as girly and adorable, but lets your baby’s space be a little different than your neighbor’s next door. 
Neutral Walls:
When you start with a neutral wall, the possibilities are endless.  You can mix and match with nearly any color furnishings, and it really gives a modern feeling to an otherwise traditional nursery.   
This image is my absolute favorite.  I love how the coral curtains pop against the gray walls.  Coral is such a fun and bright color and it makes a great addition to a nursery.
I love the whimsical feeling you get from the butterflies scattered about the wall and the gentle ruffled curtains (not to mention that stunning light fixture).
The use of multiple patterns adds liveliness to this neutral palette. 
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Wall Decals:
Wall decals are a great way to add personality to a room – especially when you put quotes or names on the wall.  However, it can be really easy to get a carried away, so in order for decals to look tasteful and not tacky, they need to go with the color scheme and/or theme of your room.   
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Sophisticated:
Who says a nursery can’t have a little sophistication?  I think the nurseries below are to die for.  I just adore how chic and elegant they are – and the best part?  You don’t need to redo the room once they reach age 5.  With a few minor changes in artwork, pretty much any teenage girl (or at least those who are fond of pink) would be more than content in these gorgeous rooms.
I am drooling over that dresser/changing table.

Also, I am completely obsessed with the Andy Warhol inspired baby art.  
The woodwork on these walls makes this room feel so grown up, yet the pale pink makes it feel all cute and cuddly. 
And what little girl doesn’t want to feel like a princess with her very own chandelier in her bedroom?  I know 4 year-old Kirsten would have died to have this in her room.  
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One Response to non-traditional nurseries

  1. salman santo says:

    My favorite stencil on 41 Orchard’s site is the Plaque Initial in Lilac or Rose! Fun!kids wall decals

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