A Shared Kids’ Bedroom {featured nursery and preteen room}

Fun, fresh design! This week’s featured real room is a colorful shared nursery for a soon-to-be adopted baby and a 9-year old girl—featuring lots of colorful fabrics and unique inspiration prints. Decorated by Kelle Boyd of Ann Kelle for children’s photographer Angela Crutcher, this room is a great example of how to make a shared room work.

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A Modern, Gender-Neutral Nursery {Featured Real Room}

This week’s featured real room is a gender-neutral nursery, featuring black furniture, gray walls, and accents in turquoise and yellow. New mom Erin D. gave birth to a healthy baby girl a few short weeks ago, but when she designed this nursery she had no idea what she would be having.

Erin says, “We didn’t find out what we were having so I wanted to create a gender neutral room that was calming and relaxing— but that wasn’t yellow and green, like many think of for a gender neutral room.” Mission accomplished! The nursery is bright, inviting and uncluttered.

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Bright Chevron Gender-Neutral Nursery

This week’s featured real room is a gender-neutral nursery, featuring white walls and bright chevron fabric. Mama-to-be Maggie B. of Okay, Now What? chose not to find out the sex of her baby and set off on the adventure of designing a neutral space.

She used a colorful chevron fabric as her inspiration and made it the focal point of the room by sewing curtains, throw pillows and a crib skirt for the nursery. Maggie made lots of other things too—like the tissue paper pom poms and the art in the room. By taking on all of these do-it-yourself projects, this expectant mom was able to save her money to purchase big ticket items that she really wanted—like the Monte Design rocker!

Including that splurge item, Maggie managed to keep her budget under $1,500. You go girl! We’ve got all the details on this bright, gender-neutral nursery after the jump.

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Baby Girl Owl-Themed Nursery {Featured Room}

Putting together a nursery on a small budget can be challenging. But doing so while you are a renter presents a whole new set of complications — no painting allowed, for example. Jordana K. is a new mom and CCN reader. She resides in Canada and designed this neutral, owl-themed nursery for her newborn baby girl in her rental apartment—for about $1,000!


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Mellow Yellow: Nursery Inspirations From Bluebird Kisses

I’m thrilled to have Ana of Bluebird Kisses share some of her design inspirations with us today! Bluebird Kisses (a blog dedicated to everything stylish and beautiful for moms, babies and life) has become a must-read for me. Ana has a great eye for design and we’re sure you’ll love her nursery decorating ideas and tips for a yellow, gender-neutral nursery.

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Deciding on the perfect nursery pieces for a soon-to-be little guy or girl can be a challenge, especially if you do not have a color scheme in mind.

The best way to start is with a piece of inspiration. This can be a photo, a piece of furniture, or even a quilt. Decide which colors attract you and how you can incorporate them into a complete design.

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Yellow based color schemes are lovely and bright. The color opens up rooms, and creates an inviting atmosphere. Tie it all in with crisp white furniture and some bold colors such as pinks and blues, and you have the perfect retreat for you and your baby.

1. Giraffe Sconce ($195) from Jonathan Adler
2. Hot Air Balloon Mobile (approx. $89) from Classic Original Models
3. Eames Rocker ($550) from Herman Miller
4. Hensvik Crib ($120) from IKEA
5. Wheely Bug ($90-$98) from Ella + Elliot
6. Monkey Storage Bin ($32) from 3 Sprouts

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Stripe Me! 5 Nurseries With Painted Stripes

Painting nursery walls in stripes has become a big trend. Not only do the stripes make a big impact — but they also save you loads of money on wall art! Wide stripes, mixed stripes and even ceiling stripes are all options for when it comes to painting your nursery or kids’ room.

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Featured Real Room: Retro Modern Gray Nursery

Designing a gender neutral nursery can present quite a few challenges — like choosing a color scheme and decorative elements that will work for a boy or a girl. New mom Lindsey took on the challenge to design an eclectic modern nursery for her little bundle of joy and we think she totally nailed it! Using gray as her neutral color, she added pops of yellow and aqua for a gender neutral space that’s anything but bland.

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