Easily transition your baby's room — without feeling overwhelmed

March 26, 2010 at 11:21 AM ET

By Meredith Barnett, editorial director of The Inside Sourcemaybeunderstandneed — methink
  • Rock out with a rocking chair: Instead of the traditional (hulking!) glider that only looks right in the nursery and takes up a ton of space, try a chic, modern rocking chair that you can transition out of the nursery and into the living room or den once your child stops breastfeeding and wants more space to play in his room.
  • Use walls as a creative canvas: Vinyl wall decals are inexpensive (I've found them priced anywhere from $5 to $50), super easy to put up, and since they come in countless designs, can be changed up as your child grows up and his interests develop. Much cheaper than re-painting or buying expensive artwork!
  • Storage can be chic: Instead of plastic-y storage units made for kids, search eBay, antique markets or fair trade markets for more unusual storage solutions that will grow with your child and match your style.
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