Our Favorite Nursery Design Tips

The newest space in The McGee home + a few nursery design tips

03 August 2021 -

Baby Margot McGee is finally here… 

and we couldn’t be more excited to share her nursery space! When designing nurseries, we like to start with elements we can layer onto for years to come, and when designing Margot’s room, we took the same approach. 

Keep scrolling to see more of Margot’s space and read our tips for designing a nursery you’ll love even after your little one grows out of their crib.  

Thank you to Killowen ConstructionClé TileMetrie, and Stanton Carpet The Shade Store, and Kohler for helping us bring our vision to life!

We used window treatments from The Shade Store in every room in The McGee Home, and we couldn’t love them more! Hand-crafted in the US, their wide selection of quality materials and designer fabrics elevate any space. Whether you’re updating your window treatments or starting from the beginning, check out their selections here, and read our recent blog post about how we choose window treatments!

No. 1: Design a space that will grow with your little one.   

Sadly, babies don’t stay babies forever, so it’s important to design with elements you can build upon as they get older. Invest in pieces like wallpaper, paint, rugs, and furniture. Then layer in playful moments through textiles, artwork, and décor pieces you can update easily.  

Benjamin Moore’s “Just Beige” on the ceiling and some of our favorite wallpaper from McGee & Co.’s new kid’s collection.

No. 2: Create zones.

Nurseries consist of three essential zones — a spot for sleep, feeding, and changing. Make sure these spots work together in a room and don’t forget that a comfy chair for late-night feedings is a must-have!  

No. 3: Add Ambient Lighting.  

Good lighting is important in every room, but even more so in a nursery. Build layers of light with floor and table lamps, so you don’t need to turn on overwhelmingly bright overheads. Bonus if they are dimmable!  

No. 4: Play with Pattern.  

Incorporating patterns is a great way to add playfulness and dimension, even with a neutral palette! Don’t be afraid to mix and match patterns to make an impact.

Stanton carpet in the style “Sumana,” and the color “Sand,

No. 5: Find Pretty Storage Solutions.  

Make sure the everyday necessities are easy to access with pretty yet functional storage solutions. Give everything a place with storage furniture, and layer in baskets and bins for grab-and-go essentials.  

Date Posted
03 August 2021