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15 Playful Nursery Décor Ideas That Aren't Just Blue Or Pink

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Because decorating the nursery = a chance to indulge your inner child

Nursery décor has come a long way. For one thing, kitting out a newborn or toddler’s room is no longer limited to reaching for the novelty wallpaper and investing in a few tins of pastel paint in blue or pink. Whatever your thoughts on the rise of sharenting and ‘mummy bloggers,’ one side effect of this shift in parenting trends is that, on Pinterest and beyond, social media is now awash with interiors inspiration for kids rooms that are aesthetically pleasing, functional and – crucially – are imaginative with a major sense of fun.

Whether you have a little one on the way or are looking to re-imagine your child’s nursery space, there are a number of practical considerations to take into account. When choosing colours, be that for walls, floors or furniture, think about how well those shades will ‘grow’ with your kids: neutrals, such as greys and whites, will create a timeless effect and can be switched up with affordable, colourful accessories and favourite toys, or even extra painted motifs (we love the Pinterest-inspired trend for 'mountain' walls, which look striking and are surprisingly easy to recreate). Before you set your heart on that colour scheme, though take textiles like curtains, rugs or throws into account - and think about turning the ceiling into a feature, with a mural or a calming colour (babies spend more time lying down than most adults, after all...)

Feeling inspired yet? From colourful, creative storage solutions to kid-friendly printed wallpaper and paint ideas, we've scoured Pinterest to bring you some brilliant nursery ideas that you'll want to recreate for your own little ones...

For more interiors inspiration, check out our guide to the prettiest pastel living rooms, shelf styling hacks to use in your home and the ideas to steal from Pinterest's best bathrooms.