Create a Bright and Sunny Nursery for Your Baby

This expert-designed nursery has a calm yet cheery feel.

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John Woodcock

Brighten Up!

To create this roost for a couple expecting their baby girl, Joanna Gick and Jennifer O'Dowd, co-owners of J&J Design Group in Scottsdale, Ariz., used a peppy color palette of yolky yellow and crisp coral. A focal wall cloaked in bird wallpaper ( gives the space a serene, floating feeling. Inspired? Help your little birdie's room take off with the following tips from Gick and O'Dowd.

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John Woodcock

Create The Look

1. To maximize space, choose a dresser with plenty of drawers for storage and enough real estate to serve as a changing table. If painting an antique piece, end with a high-sheen clear coat—it makes wiping up messes no big deal.

2. When looking for artwork, search smaller shops, like Etsy. Artists are often happy to customize the color or modify the words of the piece you like, so it's totally unique!

3. Add a rug that doesn't canvas the entire floor to keep a room from feeling small.

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Monte Design

Baby Glider

Sway your babe to sleep in the cushy Monte Design Luca Glider in Charcoal. ($995,

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Urban Outfitters

Stylish Side Table

The fancy Concentric Metal Side Table is a glam perch for your nursing necessities. ($79,

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Rugs USA

Bold Accent Rug

The Keno Nava Trellis Rug in yellow adds punch at the ground level. Pow! ($440 for a six-by-ninefoot rug,

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Wall Mirror

Let baby check herself out in the Cooper Classics Martin Wall Mirror. She thinks she has her mama's eyes, too! ($287,

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Convertible Crib

The Bellini Stella Crib is an elegant spot for your snugglebug to doze off—plus it converts to a toddler bed later. ($1,240,

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