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Interior Motives — Sophisticated baby


A baby’s room does not have to be the typical pink or light blue, filled with cartoon characters, or have a mural. See the tips below for a more sophisticated and elegant style.

No Theme

The nursery theme may be boats, teddy bears, princess, cartoon characters, sports and the list goes on. If you would like to have a sophisticated and elegant nursery for your baby, it is best not to use a theme. Themed baby nursery items tend to multiply and the room ends up looking like a gift shop.

Color Scheme

The color scheme is the first thing to decide when decorating a nursery. Some popular nursery color schemes are chocolate and light blue, chocolate and pink, chocolate and lime green, black and yellow, navy and green, or several shades of white.

Designer Bedding

Avoid going to your local baby store or you’ll just look like everyone else. Consider using multiple coordinating patterns for interest instead of a pre-packaged set. Use a simple matelasse’ and add custom fabrics of interest, mixing colors, patterns and textures. Then these items can be used for many years to come.


Babies have a lot of functional furniture that is not always very attractive. Consider putting the baby’s changing table in a closet. You can even exchange the closet door with a drape for easier access and more decorative appeal. Instead of a traditional baby glider, shop for a vintage or antique rocking chair and then have the upholstery recovered to match your color scheme.

Compliment the Rest of the House

Complete the decor as you would any other room in the house. Select coordinating rugs, use elegant light fixtures (perhaps a chandelier), add artwork, and select other sophisticated accessories.

Be Eco-Friendly

Try to use green and eco-friendly products in your nursery whenever possible. You can use an organic mattress and linens, organic carpet, and no VOC (volatile organic compound) paints.

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Susan Fisher
Susan Fisher
Susan Fisher is a designer at Roseland Draperies & Interiors, located at 204 S. Washington in downtown Naperville. Contact her at (630) 355-1565. Susan offers free in home consultations on window treatments, bedding,and upholstery.