Using Adult Accessories in the Nursery

Using Adult Accessories in the Nursery

Janie Lee
May 5, 2009

For some parents, no matter how modern and stylish baby accessories are (and we've come a long way), they still won't do. If you wince at the sight of baby elephant artwork or owl-shaped lamps, don't despair. There is a way to use adult accessories in the nursery, like this one we saw featured at Nesting blog. See our tips below the jump...

1. Build a nice foundation. To create a beautiful nursery, treat it like any other room in the house and make sure you are starting with a good foundation: clean floors; painted out crown molding, baseboards, and window and door frames; appropriate window treatments.

2. Make statements with color and pattern. Paint doesn't have to be pastels or brights; wallpaper doesn't have to feature cowboys or ballerinas. You can make a beautiful statement in the nursery using inspiration from the rest of your house. The same is true for rugs - an adult rug can work just as well, like the medallion rug in the photo.

3. Choose furniture pieces that are functional. Although not intended for toddlers, the leather ottoman in this nursery is a great piece. It's soft, easy to clean and a great height for young ones.

4. Add touches of playfulness. Layer in accessories and toys for your little ones. It's not an adult's room, but a child's room furnished with adult accessories. We like the large chalkboard wall, an unexpected and welcomed balance to the rest of the room.

(pic via Nesting Blog)

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