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How To Decorate Your Nursery

How to design a modern - but still playful - nursery

By Amy Saunders  | July 27, 2018 | Category

by Megan McDonough, (c) 2018, The Washington Post

Nursery design has come a long way from pastel pinks, blues and yellows. Now home designers are mixing in fresh, modern patterns and whimsical accents alongside their nursery’s safe, stylish and functional furniture.

Modern nurseries should be “simple, yet youthful, with a sense of play,” says Edyta Czajkowska, an interior designer and founder of the Chicago-based design firm Edyta & Co.

“As with all rooms, start the design by identifying your point of view. For nurseries, I prefer bright, clean walls as the base,” Czajkowska suggests. “Look to items like art, lighting and rugs to infuse colour and personality. Furnishings should be clean and simple, offering the highest level of function, while tying the room’s design together.”

Here are Czajkowska’s top nursery picks.


Nursery Works Vetro crib in clear (, left. Sloan acrylic convertible crib in simply white ( Image: 2Modern; Pottery Barn Kids


Monte Como glider and lumbar pillow, both in beach (, left. Olive swivel glider and ottoman in cream ( Image: 2Modern; Wayfair


Lucky Boy Sunday Bunty doll (, left. Knit Redhead toddler doll ( Image: Fawn Shoppe; Crate & Barrel


Clemente wall light in black and brass (, left. Aj wall sconce in black ( Image: Circa Lighting; Houzz


Feather mobile by Hotchkiss in copper ( ), left; mMoon phase mobile. Image: Guggenheim Store, Urban Outfitters.


Featured Image: Liliane Limpens, Unsplash

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