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Decorating a room that grows with your child calls for creativity and clever planning. Keep life simple by leaving walls and furniture bright and white. The neutral backdrop will blend effortlessly with any number of solids and patterns on bedding and other decor. As a bonus, clean white walls keep this attic bedroom from looking cramped and tiny.
A vibrant headboard upholstered in a mix of patterns makes this girl's room ultra personal. A neutral backdrop of soft green walls allows the cheery fabrics to shine. Keeping other decor simple in solid colors ensures that pieces can last from childhood well into her teen years
Blending several personalities and decorating styles in a shared bedroom can be tricky. Keep the space looking cohesive by choosing one bedding style for every bed. In this room, each girl has her own color of quilt and pillow sham to accent the coordinating comforters and bed skirts. Neutral walls with just a hint of colorful trim offer more flexibility for mixing color and patterns.
Eye-popping aqua makes a statement in this little girl's nursery as a striking backdrop for crisp white furniture and wood floors. Pops of black and white pattern, such as polka-dot vases and zebra-stripe crib ties, contrast the nursery's ultracolorful walls. Bookshelf bins labeled with chalkboard paint keep toys organized and easy to reach.
Every room needs a splash of pattern. In this trendy teen room, an accent of cheerful pink wallpaper pops perfectly against lime green paint. Colorful pillows and bedding pull in more colors from the wallpaper and tie the color scheme together.
Emphasize a soaring ceiling with a showstopping theme. In this playful room, alternating stripes of sky and baby blues creates a tentlike ceiling treatment. A classic four-poster has long-lasting style, while freestanding furniture -- such as the desk, chair, and bookshelf -- can be replaced as she grows older.
A happy shade of pink surrounds a sleeping alcove with year-round freshness. The peony pattern is charming for a young girl, yet mature enough to suit her well into her teen years. For a fun twist, pair pinks with a hint of teal. Here, a scalloped border of robin's-egg blue provides a sweet edge for this playful bedroom.
From the baby-pink walls to the floral bedding to the beaded chandelier, this bedroom embodies everything girly. The simple look of the iron bed complements the antiqued look of the bedside and end tables. Cozy floral fabrics and billowy white curtains look airy and soft against harshly angled walls.
Turn your little one's room into a storage oasis with built-ins. Here, a custom-designed built-in bed includes storage space for everything from books to toys to clothing. A large cabinet next to the bed provides more storage for art supplies and games. And if those areas aren't quite enough, the spacious closet provides more storage space for shoes, clothing, accessories, and toys.
A gauzy, ceiling-hung canopy is a nice little-girl touch -- not only does it give this twin bed princesslike appeal, it also adds interesting height to the corner of the room. Simple, casual furnishings in neutral hues allow your little girl's decorating style to change easily as she grows.
A fresh color palette of blue-green, orange, and purple looks sunny in this bedroom. Turquoise walls complement soft peach curtains and table lamps. A modern take on a traditional floral pattern covers the beds and ties in the wall and curtain colors, and adds in a splash of soft lavender.
Soft colors and classic style will keep this girl's room timeless for years to come. Neutral walls and furniture create a sense of unity and allow patterned bedding and window treatments to be the center of attention.
If space is at a premium in your little one's room, try pushing the bed against a wall. With the bed out of the way, she'll have plenty of play space on the floor -- which will also prevent toys from cluttering up your living spaces. An upholstered queen-size headboard along the bedside creates the look of a daybed and keeps kids safe from rolling between the bed and the wall while they sleep.
Repurpose an ordinary bookshelf by turning it into a kid-friendly storage space. Here, colorful bins provide an easy place to organize kids' stuff. Once your little one knows where everything belongs, she'll be more likely to clean up after playtime on her own. Reserve the top shelf of the bookcase to display collectibles and picture frames.