Gender Neutral: French Toile
The elegant nursery of Rate My Space contributor abaker incorporates caramel apple-colored walls, tea-stained furniture, toile fabric and an ethereal-blue crib canopy. \"I found all my fabrics at a local fabric store,\" says abaker. \"And I had a lady make my bedding. She did an incredible job for about what I would have paid in a store.\"
Gender Neutral: Beachy Chic
A bedroom for twins, designed by Little Crown Interiors, features sky blue walls and beachy accessories. \"This room was very small, and we had to come up with some creative ways to make it work for twins,\" says the designer. \"We started with two cribs, each with custom bedding made from Serena & Lily fabrics. The double-width glider was custom-made by Little Castle Furniture in a chocolate-brown fabric that matches the custom drapes. The changing table is from Newport Cottages and has a rubbed-paint finish for a casual feel.\"
Gender Neutral: A Hint of Animal Print
Rate My Space user ejcsnc infused an otherwise traditional baby's room with a hint of zebra print. \"We wanted to be a little neutral with a splash of color. So I used black and white with touches of different shades of green,\" she adds. \"The bumper and curtains were made by my grandmother. Painting the stripes was actually easy. My aunt painted the stripes and the argyle mural.\"
Gender Neutral: Contemporary and Clutter Free
Rate My Space user JnT created an organized and serene baby's nursery with smart storage accessories, neutral wall colors and contemporary furnishings. \"My husband and I painted the entire room and installed all the molding ourselves — chair rail, crown molding and molding surrounding the frames and shelves above the crib and dresser,\" says JnT. \"We also added the closet organizer and I hand-painted all of the frames to match the Pottery Barn Kids bedding.\"
Girl: French Traditional
Muted pink walls paired with touches of black toile make this nursery room a classic. A sheepskin rug adds a cuddly touch. \"We wanted a nursery that was 'girly' and would fit with the character of our 1926 home,\" says Rate My Space user MPLS. \"To keep with the classic style, we painted the walls pink and chose white furniture with traditional charm. A chandelier ties this French-traditional theme together. We found this tree-branch wall graphic on etsy.com and bought the birdhouse from an old man at a flea market and painted it to add a whimsical element over the crib.\"
Girl: Parisian Chic
This nursery by Rate My Space contributor ProudNewMommy was inspired by a European vacation. Rich fabrics, touches of gold paint, crystal accents and wall monograms complete the look. \"(A) celebrity-style nursery inspired from a recent trip to Paris while I was pregnant with our little girl, Lila Paris,\" she says. \"The color motif comes from the famous chocolate shop Ladurée.\"
Girl: Penchant for Preppy
Rate My Space user cotyjoy has no intention of redecorating the nursery once her little girl grows up. \"For our second daughter we wanted something bright, fun and very current. We decorated the entire room including the closet,\" she says. \"We used paint and ribbon to create the diamond shapes. It is pleasing and inviting for adults and kids. This room will grow with her and not require us to redecorate as she grows up.\"
Boy: Safari Style
This nursery is a great example of a room transformed by paint. Wall murals, stripes and stencils pull the jungle theme together. \"My husband crafted the baby's name out of bamboo rods we found at Hobby Lobby,\" adds Rate My Space contributor meli. \"He used hot glue to glue the pieces together and I tied raffia around the joints to cover the glue. The canvases were painted by artist Jessica Rollins from Covington, GA.\"
Boy: Kaleidoscope of Primary Colors
RMS contributor treilove took on an ambitious, color-blocked wall treatment in her son's nursery. The colors, inspired by a blanket from Ikea, coordinate with floor pillows, polka-dot rugs and a collection of record albums on the wall. \"The squares took forever; we first painted the wall a linen white then did some calculations about evenly distributed and sized boxes,\" says treilove. \"My husband then drew the grid, taped it off and painted the squares. After that we went back over with the linen white to cover the pencil lines. Not easy but totally worth it.\"
Boy: Pet-Friendly Design
For RMS contributor brodysmom, baby-friendly also means pet-friendly. \"After looking everywhere for a place that sold or could special order an interior Dutch door, my husband ended up making one himself,\" she says. \"Now we can keep the dogs out of the nursery but be able to look in on Brody in his room. The door hanging was custom-made and used as decoration for one of my baby showers that my friends threw me.\"