By Anna Kocharian

Published on December 24, 2014

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Cheerful, organized, and personal. Create a space that's made for playing, growing, and dreaming.

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Photography by Brittany Ambridge

Experiment freely with various shades of a livey tone and fill the space with bold patterns. Deck the walls with simple prints and photographs documenting a fond family event they can look back on.

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Photography by Brittany Ambridge

Add a refreshing touch of color to a neutral space. Turquoise and tangerine add a fresh, invigorating, and gender-neutral spin on this nursery. 

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Photography by MELANIE ACEVEDO

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This room reminds us that decorating a child's room needn't be predictable. Push yourself to design a space that's playful as well as engaging. It's not just about pink or blue. Opt for a daring color combo with refined details. The striped ceiling is a surprising look that even a grown-up would want to recreate. 

See the ultimate kids' room makeover here

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Photography by PAUL COSTELLO

A reminder that orange works. Saturate the space with a fearless shade that encourages warmth and confidence. When choosing a bed, opt for something that can grow with the little one, seamlessly translating through the years.  (This is a trundle bed, which is perfect for sleepovers!)

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Photography by BRITTANY AMBRIDGE

Don't feel pressured to fill the walls with animated characters and extravagent decals. A dynamic paint color paired with a few eye-catching details leaves more to the imagination!

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Photography by MAX KIM-BEE

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Pastels aren't the only hues for girls. Maximize the play area by setting the furniture against the walls. Create a layered look with a plush skeepskin, which isn't only essential for insulation, but also adds a textured dynamic. 

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Photography by BRITTANY AMBRIDGE

The best part of decorating for the little ones? There's no holding back when it comes to the amount of colors you can use! Push the boundaries of his imagination and create a space where creativity is endless.

Find more creative decorating ideas for kids here