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Our Designer’s Tips for the Perfect Nursery

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Becoming a new parent can be overwhelming, but designing a beautiful and functional nursery doesn’t have to be! We asked our designers some of the most commonly asked questions about nursery and playroom decor to help out all of the parents-to-be. These foolproof tips will guide you nursery perfection and will have your friends asking how you did it!

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What are some tips for parents who want to decorate their nursery but don’t want to have to redecorate a few years down the road to accommodate for a less baby-ish look?

Yes, a nursery should be soothing, comfortable, and meet a few basic functions for your baby…but that does not mean that you can’t incorporate a few more mature design elements. Instead of a wallcovering covered in bunnies and baby chicks, opt for a classic polka dot or subtle stripe. Classic, timeless elements won’t date the space as your child grows. When shopping for a crib, safety comes first, followed by flexibility. Most manufacturers now offer toddler rails and bed conversion kits that can easily transform your furniture. For your changing table, either invest just in a tray that you can use on an existing dresser, or be sure that your changing table’s tray is removable so the dresser can grow with your child.

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