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Add metallics “Metallic details in girls’ rooms are very fun and work well throughout childhood into the teenage years,” says Danilek. Don’t know where to start? You can incorporate metallic touches into a fabulous rug, basket or lamp.

Mix and match Wyler notices many people making the mistake of thinking all of their furniture must match (white crib, white changing table, white dresser, etc.). Mixing and matching styles gives the nursery a more eclectic vibe and makes the traditional nursery nontraditional, but still provides all the core furniture for functionality. Interior designer Brianne Bishop, (brianne often advises clients to repurpose a vintage dresser as a changing table to make the room eclectic and avoid the look of the conventional “three-piece furniture set.”

Paper the walls The number one tip designers love to embrace? A fantastic wallpaper that transforms the space. “There are many papers that include multiple colors, which allow you to still incorporate blues and pinks into the color scheme,” explains Judlo. “Some of my favorite brands are Candice Olson and Thibaut.”

Photo provided by Allison H. Delaney

Similarly, Lauren Behfarin, principal of Lauren Behfarin Design (laurenbehfarin, says wallpaper not only brings color, but is also an interesting focal point. If you don’t want to wallpaper the entire space, consider adding texture to just one of the walls with a wall covering. Bishop sees this as a great way to bring interest to the space, outside of painting with a color.

Photo provided by Alyssa Judlo

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