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Sweet Baby James

January 12, 2012

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One of the things I find all the time when scouting home decor ideas are nursery’s and children’s rooms.  It is no longer just about pink for girls and blue for boys, but lots of parents and designers are taking a much more diverse  approach to decorating kids rooms.  Today’s nursery’s seem to be designed to fit a home’s aesthetic and personal style, as opposed to the traditional motif of flowers and bunnies everywhere.  Taking this approach also makes it easier to pivot from a baby’s nursery to a child’s room is important because no one necessarily wants to be repainting and starting from scratch every few years.

Let’s start with the boys…

I actually saw this episode of Candice Tells All on HGTV and loved this room. Everything from the different width stripes to the pom-pom trim on the curtains, and wallpaper on the ceiling! This is every bit the boy’s room, with some sophistication as well. Check out Candice’s tips for decorating kids rooms.


I liked the use of the image against the dark blue wall in this room. Overall, the color is a little dark, but the white tree’s definitely brighten it up. There are lots of options these days to do something like this with vinyl decals, which are inexpensive and easy to put on and take off.

IMG Fave

I thought this room looked nice by the way it combined the blue walls and baby’s furniture with more grown up accents and patterns like the rugby striped bin and the red and white window treatment.

Chic Spaces for Little Faces

Restoration Hardware is known for their investment furniture and is a great option, especially for the things you will have forever like dressers and bookshelves. But I also liked this rooms very subtle sophistication. You know it’s a child’s room but it’s also a really well designed space.

Restoration Hardware

These rooms are really pretty with the paneling and blue and orange accents and nautical accents. I love having block letters to spell names to. It’s a little trendy at the moment, but I like it.

Simplified Bee


This is Jenna Lyons’ son’s room from a Domino spread a few years ago. I am not sure about the yellow striped ceiling (can that be conducive to sleeping? :)), but I love the rug and the block letters on the wall spelling his name.


I really liked this idea for using gray as an alternative to blue in a boy’s room.

Decor Pad

This room uses chocolate-brown and a sea-foam for a very nice, sophisticated aesthetic. And how cute is the framed bow tie idea??

Elements of Style

Elements of Style

I have seen this cute idea of using block letters to spell the alphabet. This would be great for a large wall.

Project Nursery

Make sure to check back next week for a Post on ideas for a girl’s room!

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Whitney Vasey permalink
    January 12, 2012 9:39 am

    Great post! So helpful! Thanks, Jess!

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