Visit antique shops to find unique buys. HGTV fan lolaboutique designs a chic girl's room with vintage furnishings. An antique iron bed is topped with cozy white bedding and toile pillows, while aged frames spell out the little girl's name in varying fonts.
Cozy and Colorful
Save money by getting out your staple gun or taking your furnishings to a local upholsterer. For her little girl's turquoise and pink room, HGTV fan isabellaandmaxrooms recovers a headboard found on eBay and a chair bought at an auction in robin's egg blue fabric.
Pretty and Practical
Take a stroll through Ikea. HGTV fan mblanchette finds affordable style at the Scandinavian chain with her purchase of a white desk and birch shelves. To create the wall mural, she also picks up a branch-inspired sticker.
Find new uses for existing furnishings. HGTV fan seasideinteriors fills the room with family hand-me-downs, then gets creative with other pieces: she turns a trunk on its side for a nightstand and hangs a bamboo window treatment to act as a headboard.
Mix old with new. HGTV fan chunkymonkey adds an old-fashioned touch with vintage paper doll artwork and a repainted sewing machine table. To complete the look, she sews plaid pillows, window treatments and even uses the leftover fabric to make the lampshades.
Nurseries are the perfect place for a little fantasy. Inspired by the book How I Became a Pirate, HGTV fan Wendyleia paints a pirate-themed mural on the walls and ceiling of her son's nursery.
Vibrant and Fun
Smart shopping is a must. HGTV fan drmerwoman finds vivid pink draperies at Target to complete her apple green and fuchsia color scheme.
Instead of repainting the entire room, paint one focal wall. HGTV fan Jen416 paints horizontal stripes to add interest to the wall behind the bed, as well as visually expand the room.
Create a room that grows with your child. HGTV fan TheSouthardFamily uses a crib that transforms into a toddler bed. Plus, all the bed linens, which were sewn by her mother, work for the crib and bed.
Put your artistic talents to work. HGTV fan michdoug1 paints a baseball player on Masonite to hang above her son's bed.