I am always looking for inspiration to create one of a kind, sophisticated children’s room. Margaret Russell, the editor of Elle Decor magazine has captured amazing child-like rooms in a charming chapter in her book Style and Substance published by Filipacchia Publishing.
I love the idea of this young person’s room. Fantasy and beauty from India serves as a great backdrop for a nursery. I have often referred to Indian tapestry, culture and arts when designing my own children’s line of bedding.
Keeping a nursery creative. I love the idea of patchwork tiles on the floor for fun. Flor.com has great new motifs. This room is all about fun!
Color, color, color. Mixing vibrant color with soft pastels creates a punch in room decor. Small accents keep the room childlike and playful. Try using pale lilac with a strong orchid… or melon with orange.
Boy color palettes are often better with some off-beat colors. Olive, orange, ochre, and steel blue all add a sophisticated twist to a boy’s life.
Pink & blue can often work together. You don’t always have to avoid blue in a girl’s room. Turquoise, French Blue, and Royal Blue all compliment pink. Add a hint of exotic in textiles and ethnic rugs.
Children’s rooms with subtle themes are just as inspiring. Down playing can actually create a more interesting overall feeling to the room.
I love rooms with a style that is unique and one of a kind. Explore Margaret Russell’s book Style and Substance for more ideas for decorating both your child’s room and your home.