Whimsical Owl Nursery with Decals and Modern Furniture

To create this nursery, designers first painted the walls a pewter gray color; then, they added birch tree and owl decals to make the space fun and decorative. Once the walls were painted, designers brought in an IKEA dresser and added hand-crafted owl drawer pulls to tie the dresser in to the design of the space. They also added a multicolor rug, a white crib and a modern rocking chair to complete the space.

Tons of Seating in Little Girl's Nursery

Usually, nurseries are only used for sleeping and storage, but designers wanted to add seating so that parents, grandparents and friends have plenty of space to watch the baby sleep and play. On one wall, a soft, velour beckons guests to take a load off, while in another corner, a comfortable sitting area provides the perfect place for soothing a baby back to sleep after a late night wake-up.

Owl Mobile Above Window in Girl's Nursery

This cute owl mobile hangs above the large window to give it a nice little pop of color, as well as tie it into the room's design. The owls were hand stitched and tacked behind the trim so that they could be suspended in the air, adding a pinch of whimsy to this sweet space.

Flat Light and Fun Rug in Hallway Leading to Little Girl's Nursery

The hallway that enters this nursery is not exempt from the elegant design. A flat light fixture is used in this space to minimize the effect of the low ceiling and allow for plenty of room to open the closet doors. A hop scotch rug leading from the heart of the nursery to the door adds a fun little touch to this space.

Little Girl's Nursery with Symmetrical Book Cases and a Comfortable Sofa

This sweet little girl's nursery will also be used as a guest room when the family has guests stay the night, so designers added a plush, teal velour sofa that anchors the long wall of the nursery and doubles as a sofa bed when the need arises. To add symmetry to the space, bookcases on either side of the sofa add toy storage, and sconces add light to the space, while not posing a tip-over threat to the little one.

Bookshelf with Bin Storage for Toys

Storage and organization are essential in a child's room. When toys are grouped together, it makes playtime and clean up more manageable. This bookcase from Land of Nod does double duty, offering bin storage below for stuff animals.

About Rose Praino

Frank & Rose Praino started YDC Design, a residential and commercial design company, in 2004. They specialize in interior design, business design, real estate design and staging services for New York City apartment dwellers. READ MORE