If 2018 includes a new addition to the family, we found these 7 essential design items you need to create the perfect nursery at Houzz.


Whether choosing a neutral color palette, like this charming nursery in grays and beige, or something more bold, color choice provides the foundation for your vision. Peaceful tranquility, enchanted princess, world traveler — it all evolves from wall color.

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When shopping for cribs, dressers, armoires and more, it is easy to find yourself overwhelmed with options. Consider the functions that work best for your space and life. For instance, if you can accommodate a round or oval crib as the room’s centerpiece, go for it, but consider the increased difficulty in shopping for that infant bedding in a nonstandard shape.

3. Your comfort

If you’re on a budget while nesting, there is one place not to cut cost: the rocker or easy chair. Whatever your seating choice, you will log many hours of the day and night keeping your little one soothed, fed and rested. Your comfort is essential. A rocker or glider is also another way to bring in a pop of color while prioritizing your coziness.

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4. Materials.

That brings us to choice of materials that are safe for baby and family. Steer clear of wall-to-wall carpet. Babies make thousands of messes that become harder and harder to clean, plus the glues and fibers can be hazardous to infants’ systems — think of how often their mouths and hands spend in close proximity to the floor. Area rugs offer the opportunity to spot-clean, replace, easily change themes and add color or creativity.

5. Decals.

Wall decals, wall decals, wall decals. Decals come in a myriad of different themes and are a brilliant and inexpensive way to change decor as your child grows. Fear of commitment is removed in as easy a step as peeling it from the wall.

6. Play.

Children learn and develop best through play. Be sure to make room for childish fun and play in your design plan, whether that be a dress-up costume rack or your standard toy bin. Lack of clutter works great for photos, but the clutter of toys that incite playful learning is essential.

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7. Touch of whimsy.

Whether your design is sophisticated chic or conservative, don’t forget to add a touch of fun and whimsy. Your idea of whimsy could be a teepee or a rocking poodle. Either would make a playful addition to any design theme.


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