Gender-Neutral Nursery Makeover

Take a cue from these homeowners who transformed a guest room into a nursery. From easy furniture transformations to affordable DIY projects, there's a lot to look at in this playful room.


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Green color scheme
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Paint Picks

    This room, from John and Sherry Petersik of younghouselove.com, boasts a gender-neutral scheme with a green base, pops of pink accents, and a bit of floral fabric. The pear-green walls are cheerful without being overpowering. The light aqua ceiling feels like you're staring up at the clear blue sky.

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Closet Coup

    The closet door was removed in favor of a floral homemade floor-length curtain that can be pulled to the side for easy access. Adding a second hanging bar along with open shelves introduces even more function and storage.

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Cornered In

    A window-lit corner is the perfect spot for a reading area. A circle chair, footrest, and cozy throw are the perfect combination for a relaxing afternoon.

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Easy Art

    An asymmetrical arrangement feels anything but formal and showcases a collection of personalized pieces. This adds to the made-just-for-you feel of the room.

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DIY Dresser

    This leggy six-drawer piece for $20 was a bit worse for wear before. Luckily, a little sanding, staining, and painting solved the issues. The stained-bottom-meets-painted-top effect mimics the two-tone crib in this room.

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Patterned Parts

    Line the drawers with patterned wrapping paper to add even more personality. Storage here and in the closet keeps everything organized and easily accessible.

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Swell Storage

    Building two floating shelves lets the homeowners show off kid-friendly accessories. Add a lip to make it easy to tuck in books and stuffed animals, keeping them easily corralled.

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Mobile Magic

    Create three airy orbs with a bit of florist's wire, then add faux hydrangea blossoms to each sphere with a quick thread stitch. For just $12 you can make a light and breezy accent that hangs from fishing wire above the changing table.

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