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Nurseries, quite understandably, aren't usually known for sophisticated aesthetics. But that isn't the case with this stunner by Kaila Walls, which perfectly demonstrates how to make a kid-friendly space from more grown-up sensibilities. So, what makes it work? For starters, the killer color palette features timeless, neutral hues and and functionality that looks effortlessly fresh. Those whimsical floating shelves — which pick up shades in the rug, crib, and surrounding accessories — do well to showcase a cute array of desert-inspired details on a small scale, and the organic ladder neatly displays essentials while providing some added texture. And speaking of texture, this room has it in spades! From the potted plant and contemporary mobile, to the bright yellow throw and black-and-white art, this nursery proves that a baby's hideaway can still look as chic as a master suite. All you need is an energetic, cohesive theme.

Outfit your own little one's haven in a similar style with these items.

Black white and beige desert-inspired rug
credit: West Elm
Natural wood letter with white paint on the lower half
credit: Anthropologie

Kelly Weimert

Kelly Weimert

Kelly is a full-time freelance writer, aspiring aerialist, and passionate interior design enthusiast. She's a regular contributor to design-centric publications like Apartment Therapy, The Spruce, and TexasLiving Magazine.