Chic Children’s Rooms and Nurseries

We used to think of children’s rooms and nurseries as being cutesy rooms in shades of powdery pink or baby blue, but baby and kid’s rooms today proven otherwise.  With bright colors, glamorous accents, whimsical touches, sophisticated furniture, and inspiring patterns, these rooms make us wonder if maybe the kids have the most stylish rooms in the house!

We love the combination of the patterns on the rug and walls, and the unexpected color combination that surprisingly looks great and works well for either gender!

Rather than traditional pink, this warm coral and lavender color combination is feminine and sophisticated, and the elegant Murano chandelier gives it a touch of glam.

You might be doing a double-take looking at this one, but this is in fact a children’s den!  We love the contrast between the grown-up herringbone wood floors and dark walls with the orange and rainbow modern furniture and playful chandelier.

This room is so peaceful and stylish with the bright white palette with dark brown touches, vintage light, and eclectic accessories.  This adorable nursery would be perfect for a boy or a girl, and a lot of the items would work great in other rooms once it’s time to change the nursery into a more kid-friendly room.

We love the soft blue walls, fun patterned daybed, and cute green chair.  This room shows that blue definitely isn’t just for boys!

With the striped ceiling, modern mix of furniture, patterned hide rug and flokati hide, and contrasting black wall, this is one very hip kid’s room!

This darling room is perfect for an elegant little girl.  The light lavender is soft and pretty, but the pop of orange adds a fun and youthful element.

This has to be the most grown-up nursery we’ve seen, but it still looks like a fun, peaceful place for a baby.  This shows that you don’t have to buy all baby-specific items for a nursery for it to be an adorable room.

The multicolored striped walls in this playroom are so fun and add so much great energy!  The prints on the wall and comfortable white sofa coordinate perfectly.

How is your child’s bedroom or nursery decorated?

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How to Make Your Bedroom a Peaceful Place

We spend about a third of our life sleeping and additional time in our bedrooms reading, getting dressed, and relaxing, but far too often, this room doesn’t measure up to the peaceful, happy haven it should be.  Here are some quick, easy tips to make this important room be the warmest and most comfortable space in your home.

First and foremost, invest in a great mattress and comfortable pillows.  A good mattress is a must for great sleep, and the right pillows will be the perfect complement.  Since mattresses are generally kept for a lengthy period of time, invest in something you’ll want to spend years sleeping on.  Pillows are also something that people tend to hold onto, so purchase pillows you’ll want to use every night.  Visit Furniture Connexion for great deals on exceptional mattresses!

Now that you’ve got the mattress, it’s time to think about the sheets!  Your bedding is another place to spend a little money since nice sheets can make such a difference.  However, if you can’t afford luxury sheeting for all the items on your bed, spend less money on the duvet cover and decorative shams since they won’t actually be against your skin, and the most money on your flat and fitted sheets and pillowcases.  The general rule is that if it touches your skin, you can spend a little more money.  Depending on where you live, you may want to buy a few sets of sheets – heavier flannel ones for cold winters, and lighter cotton ones for hot summers.  In addition, you may need an extra blanket for winter as well.  We love the classic look of a white, fluffy bed, but like to dress it up with decorative pillows and a throw at the end.  Just remember to pick bedding that will coordinate well with the rest of your room and that you’ll enjoy for a long time. People tend to keep their sheets for years, so you won’t want to buy a busy print you might easily tire of.

Make sure your furniture is perfect for you.  Buy a bed you’ll love!  If you’ve been wanting an upholstered headboard, don’t settle for a slat-back one just because it’s on sale.  Make sure you buy the exact thing you’ve been wanting and consider how it will work for you.  If you’re tall, you may not want a low platform bed that will be hard for you to get in and out of.  Also consider storage: If you like to keep books, magazines, medicine, and other items near your bed, you’ll probably want a nightstand with storage to keep the area clean and organized.

Now that you’ve got the furniture, mattress, and bedding sorted out, it’s time to think about your more sentimental items.  Keep photos of loved ones in your bedroom. Have a piece of artwork you adore?  Hang it up for you to see and enjoy first thing when you wake up in the morning.  If you’re going to keep knickknacks in your bedroom, store them on a tray to keep everything contained and give a sense of order.

Perfect your lighting.  Your bedroom lighting should be soft, so stay away from harsh lights that are too bright.  In addition to an overhead light, you should have a light on either side of the bed, preferably with lighting that’s adjustable so that if you stay up reading, your partner won’t be bothered with a bright light.  If you can, have at least one stylish lighting choice, either bedside lamps or overhead, to make a beautiful statement.

Inject your style!  For a bedroom that’s soft and romantic, add a canopy or drape mosquito netting around it. For a glamorous look, mix in some mirrored or lacquered furniture, a dazzling tray to hold perfumes and lotions, or hang some framed vintage fashion prints. For an ethnic spin, add some ikat or kilim prints and pillows.  Put at least one bold element in your room to give a stronger sense of the style you’re going for. Have fun with your bedroom and make it unique – this is the one space in your home that is just for you!

Don’t forget color!  One of the most basic ways to create a particular feeling in a room is to change the backdrop.  Yellow walls can be cheerful, cool blue walls give a sense of calm, deep brown or even black walls can be dramatic and sophisticated, and pink gives off a soft, feminine vibe. Just remember that since it’s a bedroom, you’ll want to choose a color that is flattering (which is why green isn’t the best option) and calming (this may not be the best place for neon geometric wallpaper).

Remember the little touches. Keep your bedroom smelling fresh and feeling cozy and clean!  A vase of flowers will look lovely and may give your room a soft fragrance, or consider using a linen spray to lightly scent your sheets.  The first thing you do once you wake up is get out of bed, so have a soft rug for your feet when they hit the ground.  And don’t forget to make  your bed – it only takes a couple minutes, and it immediately makes your room look fresh and clean.

What’s your favorite thing about your bedroom?

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