An Updated Classic: Pegboard in Kids Rooms

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Once hidden in garages and pantries, pegboard is ready for prime time. And it's ready for your kids' rooms, too. It's inexpensive, highly customizable and adds both organization and a decorative element to a room. Here are some great ways parents have incorporated pegboard into nurseries and kids' rooms:

(Above) The tall, colorful pegboards behind these beds as seen on The Land of Nod give such height to the room and let each (theoretical) child customize the look with his prized possessions.

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In a similar vein, Our Fifth House used pegboard as a headboard in her son's room. Decoratively painted and the basket heights can be adjusted as the chidl grows.

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This large pegboard, painted the same color as the wall, blends in seamlessly and creates tons of storage and decor possibilities. Seen on Hard to Find.

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In the nursery, the most common use of pegboard is near the changing station where parents need easy access to diapering supplies. This cute version is on 100 Layer Cakelet.

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Slippers By Day rocked their son's closet by turning it into an organized and colorful play space. The back wall is lined with pegboard and holds hats, stuffed animals and anything they need down the line.

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Framing the pegboard ups the style factor in "Baby Capton's" Captivating Nursery on Apartment Therapy.
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Naptime Notebook put galvanized steel pegboard on her son's closet wall to create a LEGO minifigure gallery.

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This project from This Is Our Bliss is a perfect example of using pegboard for both function and decor. Painted grey, it is the backdrop for a gallery wall and holds diapering supplies to boot.

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In Phia and Anthony's Shared Space on Apartment Therapy, pegboard is attached to the back of an Expedit bookcase to become both a room divider and a place to hang toys.

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A diy pegboard nightlight (with tutorial) on Style by Emily Henderson.

(Image credits: Land of Nod; Our Fifth House; Hard to Find; 100 Layer Cakelet; Slippers By Day; reader Krista C.; Naptime Notebook; This Is Our Bliss; Brad Trent; Emily Henderson)

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As Apartment Therapy's Family Editor, Carrie covers design and modern homelife with children. A lapsed librarian, she lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two kids and is in contention to break the record for most hours spent at the playground.