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Unique Nursery Decor You’ll Want to Steal for Your Own Bedroom, Too

If you’re spending some of these endless at-home days trying to redecorate a bit, you’re not alone. And if your current jazzing-up room of choice is your baby’s nursery, you may be a bit stumped. After all, the majority of baby room design advice out there is about finding the “cutest” items for an “adorable” space. But isn’t everything kid-size inherently… cute? Can’t we raise our decor standards a bit and aim for child-friendly pieces that are also creative, unique, well-designed — even (dare I say?) elegant? I know it sounds like a lot to ask from a room that’s often relegated to the overly cutesy realm of rainbow-colored everything, plastic toys and chevron. (Please don’t get me started on chevron.)

It is possible to create a nursery that looks neither like a Toys R Us on Black Friday nor your aunt’s Pinterest board circa 2009. All you need are a few key items to take the aesthetic from Elmo to elevated. Ahead, you will not find: chalkboard paint, plastic overload, gender-arbitrary pastels or anything involving Mason jars. What you will find are innovative designs, recycled and recyclable items and veritable pint-size works of art — in muted neutrals and/or pops of neon you’ll be proud to display in your home, not shove into kiddo’s closet whenever guests come over. Because you’re stuck at home with your kids anyway; you might as well make it a chic place to be.

Besides, doesn’t your budding artiste deserve better than chevron? At the very least, your house does.

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A version of this article was originally published in November 2017.

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