Creating a Sophisticated Kids Room

Ask any parent and they will tell you that kids grow up just too darn fast. So when it comes to decorating their bedroom, you want to make sure you invest your dollars wisely to create a space that can grow with them.

Decorating a nursery
Decorating a nursery for baby is one of those special moments in parenthood. And when you first bring your sweet baby home it it can sometimes be hard to imagine that one day they won’t be needing a changing table, crib or rocking chair. So when planning the décor for your nursery, think about adding pieces that can transition from baby to toddler to tween to teen.

In this European-inspired nursery, a neutral wall color offsets the whimsical curtains and furniture. The paint color, Benjamin Moore‘s Caramel Apple, will serve as the perfect neutral backdrop for many years to come. The fabric on the window treatments is playful, yet sophisticated. And the changing tray can be removed from the chest of drawers for an easy transition from nursery to child’s room.

Photo by Design Dazzle
Photo by Design Dazzle

This nursery is clearly for a little girl, but the neutral green wall color will grow with her. The curtains can easily be switched out if she outgrows the pink stage, and the tree on the wall is actually a removable decal. The chandelier adds a sophisticated touch to this nursery.

girl nursery
Photo by HGTV

Decorating a child’s room
As your child grows, you’ll switch the crib out for a bed and add a few more adult pieces of furniture such as a desk or extra storage. The paint color and furniture choices in this room are pretty neutral, so the whole look of the room can be changed based upon your fabric and accent choices.

decorating girl's bedroom
Photo by Better Homes & Gardens

The roman shades in this room are timeless and versatile. Even if this room is one day turned into a guest room or office, those curtains will withstand the transition. The picture frames above the bed are also simple and classic, and the pictures can be easily swapped out to suit your child’s taste.

decorating a boy's bedroom
Photo by Houzz

For more kid’s room inspiration, check out our post, Kids Rooms for All Ages.

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