0. Paint the backs of plain bookcases. Make basic bookshelves pop with a background of vibrant color. Alternatively, you could cover the backs of the shelves with pretty wrapping paper or wallpaper scraps in a fun pattern.
Go cheap and chic for storage. Inexpensive paper boxes bring instant order to small toys and supplies. Stick with one color for all storage boxes and bins — the color will help the boxes look like part of an ordered collection.
Provide a cushy seat that will grow with your little one. A chair, couch or daybed large enough for an adult to comfortably sit on makes a great investment for the nursery, since it will last well beyond the baby years. Purchasing or making a slipcover to cover your nursery seating will extend its life — and you can always swap out the slipcover down the road for a new look.
Harmony. Soft color tones and subtle Shabby Chic style are more than welcoming in this guest bedroom. Under a peach painted ceiling, the focal wall is adorned with a '70s large-print wall covering. Identical white beds in shades of blue-green are harmoniously placed across the room from the slipcovered wingback chair. A sisal rug placed on the diagonal visually connects both sides of the space.