Mary, 4, like youngest kids everywhere, has hand-me-downs in her bedroom. But since the pieces are timeless, like the toddler bed and the multicolored striped rug from IKEA, nothing looks dated. The flower-splashed PBteen beanbag is the sisters’ designated spot for belly-flopping, wrestling, and reading. A Serena & Lily blue-and-green Euro pillow sham adds even more color to the room, and a double-wide dresser from Young America can grow with Mary.
Grace, 8, a voracious reader, props her current favorites on five floating shelves, transforming the book covers into a changeable, colorful art display. Mekea spray-painted the curlicue wicker headboard a pretty coral and paired it with a Serena & Lily elephant-patterned bedspread. An overdyed wool rug from One Kings Lane works with the room.
Just because you're decorating for a little one doesn't mean you need to sacrifice style points. In fact, the nursery is a great place to get super creative with a relatively small space. Whether you're creating bunting on the wall, making your own mobile, or filling the room with cute photos of baby animals, the possibilities for a well-designed nursery are surprisingly endless. Here are 25 ideas to inspire your own interior design creativity.