Gold has become the accent color of choice lately and slowly and surely it is creeping its way into kids rooms. But how exactly does one decorate with gold without going overboard? Or end up with something that looks too grown up? Here are five simple guidelines to help even the most design-challenged of parents come up with something that looks contemporary, and classy, and cute.
2. Team it up with mints or soft pinks. Just take a look at how pretty gold and mint looks in Wren's Room (shown above). This would make an incredible color palette for a cool, girly nursery.
1. Use gold in a geometric pattern. No one wants their nursery to end up looking like their grandmother's wardrobe. Using modern shapes will take the "old" out of your nursery "gold". See how modern the gold wall triangles and gold polka dot sheet look in Sienna's Graphic Girly Nursery?
3. Don't be afraid of pairing gold with other neutrals like silver or even grey. This handmade gold tassel garland hanging in Noah's Girly Grey Abode looks amazing against her deep grey walls. (For un-crafty Moms and Dads, you can buy similar tassel garlands on Etsy.)
4. Add a touch of whimsy by "gilding" something fun and unexpected. These bees in Elke's Sweet as Honey Space are the perfect example of a contemporary use of gold - a use of the color without the need to get all serious and stuffy. If wall decals aren't your thing, consider gold leafing something unusual in the space.
5. A little goes a long way. A tiny gold picture frame, gold wall brackets for a shelf, a vintage hairbrush - don't underestimate the power of small amounts of gold. Touches of gold throughout the room - small touches - is what makes this Gold and Grasscloth Nursery work.
(Image credits: Holly Baker; Brandon Kidd; Monique Farren; The Beetleshack; Justina Phippen)