7 Nursery Decor Items Grown-Ups Will Want to Steal

updated Jun 11, 2019
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We’ll let you in on a little secret: There are plenty of gorgeous pieces of decor out there that are technically marketed as nursery items but are 100 percent adult-friendly, too. If you have kids, buying furniture and decor that your child can enjoy for years is practical and cost-effective. And if you don’t have kids, browsing nursery items is still a good way to find simple, gorgeous decor. We rounded up some of our favorites below, and don’t let the names of these products fool you—they’d look just as stylish in your place as they would in a little one’s abode.

Acrylic and Metallic Nursery Storage, starts at $39 from Pottery Barn Kids

Trust us—these containers can do so much more than stash diapers and baby products. Use them to hold extra washcloths in the bathroom, or store lotions and nail polish on a dresser or in a cabinet. The sleek gold and acrylic combo is very on-trend and looks decidedly grown-up and chic.

Walnut and White Mid-Century Bookcase, $299 from Crate & Barrel

This bookcase may have been designed with kids in mind, but we can think of tons of different uses for it in an adult home. It makes an amazing storage solution for records, could serve as a bar cart of sorts, or be used as a gorgeous plant stand.

Magic Linen Banner, $24 from Etsy

This soft and muted wall hanging is perfect for a minimalist nursery—or a cozy bedroom or home office space. It’ll look great above a bed or desk, and the neutral color palette will look great with both modern and traditional decor.

Sabrina Toy Chest, $119 from Pottery Barn Kids

Toy chests aren’t just for toys—store everything from throw blankets and extra linens to scarves out-of-season clothes in this roomy chest. The rustic vibe is perfect for farmhouse-style homes.

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2-Pack Hooks, $5.99 from H&M Home

At just $6, you can’t go wrong with this hook set. Grab a few pairs and set up a storage system for all of your tote bags and cross-bodies. You could even spray paint them a bright color for some added pizzazz.

Minted Untitled 1 by Jaime Derringer, starts at $48 from Pottery Barn Kids

Black-and-white items are often a go-to as baby’s vision develops, but we’re a big fan of them, too. This abstract print would look stunning in an adult bedroom or living space—the broad brushstrokes are eye-catching and visually pleasing.

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Tasseled Storage Basket, $17.99 from H&M Home

Turn this tasseled basket into a fun plant holder for your fiddle leaf fig. It’s way cheaper than most hardware store options and adds a healthy dose of color to any space.