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how-to: a minamalist's approach to kids design

It may not be one of the most obvious minimalist spaces, but a nursery is actually a great place to apply a streamlined aesthetic. Toning down stimuli in the bedroom doesn’t just apply to the master suite. Ultimately, you want to make this space a soothing, serene environment for both you and your child. The calmer you are, the calmer they are, and the sooner everyone gets to slumber. You want to accomplish the following key points while decorating a baby’s room.

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1.) Think playful. Do make it an exciting and engaging environment for them to want to play, but there are other ways to reach that objective than by bringing in too many bright colors and characters. Rather than cluttering the room, bring in a few large-scale toys like this LED lamp from design studio Mr Maria.

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2.) Think streamlined. It’s inevitable—the room will get messy. Closed storage is a must to hide smaller knick-knacks. Cabinets like these from European company This is Dutch are both fun for the kids, and functional for you.

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3.) Think neutral. You don’t need to resort to the stereotypical pastel greens, blue’s and bright pinks. For a more sophisticated look, try a neutral color palette. You don’t necessarily have to tailor the room to your child’s sex, either. Gender neutral is both chic and convenient, especially if you’re planning on keeping that a surprise!

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4.) Think ahead. Ultimately, your baby is going to grow with the room. Stick to the classics, and choose furniture pieces that will either grow with your child, or that you can re-purpose and re-use as they get older, like this dresser/changing table.

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