Decorating Baby's Room In Purple

Pantone's Radiant Orchid is the perfect "it color" for decorating baby's room. See our favorite picks of the hot purple hue.

When Pantone announced that Radiant Orchid was the 2014 Color of the Year, I instantly knew this pinky-purple hue was a killer match for nurseries. The lovely lilac shade is an obvious choice for little girl nurseries, but the calming color can also be paired with more masculine elements for a boy's room.

To play down the feminine quality of Radiant Orchid, try pairing it with neutrals like gray, beige or brown. Give it a sophisticated spin by incorporating a few brass details for a small dose of metallic bling. Or, go bold by pairing it with a bright turquoise.

Here are a few ideas to get you inspired.

Baby bedding

Bedding is typically an inspiration starting point for selecting the rest of your nursery decor. These choices range from a darker shade of purple to highlighting a more feminine pink tone.

Cute quilt

Bazaar crib bedding | PregnancyAndBaby.com

Bazaar crib bedding
(The Land of Nod, $29 to $89)

Dotted crib sheet

Primrose dot crib sheet | PregnancyAndBaby.com

Primrose dot crib sheet
(Rosenberry Rooms, $68)

Floral bedding

Dhalia nursery bedding | PregnancyAndBaby.com

Dahlia nursery bedding
(Pottery Barn Kids, $19 to $99)

Paisley bedding

Mosaic paisley | PregnancyAndBaby.com

Mosaic paisley crib bedding
(The Land of Nod, $29 to $79)

Nursery furniture

Unless purple is your favorite color, try using it on smaller accent furniture rather than large pieces. This will allow you to more easily rotate and swap out the shade if you (or your child) crave a change.

Colorful chair

Miramar upholstered chair | PregnancyAndBaby.com

Miramar upholstered chair
(Serena & Lily, $1,650)

Purple pouf

Purple leather moroccan pouf | PregnancyAndBaby.com

Purple leather Moroccan pouf
(Rosenberry Rooms, $289)

Transparent chair

Transparent purple children's chair | PregnancyAndBaby.com

Transparent purple children's chair
(Layla Grace, $295 for two)

Awesome ottoman

Threshold tufted ottoman | PregnancyAndBaby.com

Threshold tufted ottoman
(Target, $70)

Rugs for rugrats

Area rugs aren't only a great way to make a bold decorating statement in your baby's room, they're also essential if you have cold hardwood floors. A patterned choice might hide the inevitable spit-up spots that are bound to happen.

Super soft rug

Safavieh purple viscose rug | PregnancyAndBaby.com

Safavieh purple viscose rug
(Overstock, $190)

Simply sweet rug

Heirloom rug | PregnancyAndBaby.com

Heirloom rug
(The Land of Nod, $179 to $279)

Lovely lavender rug

Magic carpet rug | PregnancyAndBaby.com

Magic carpet rug
(The Land of Nod, $99)

Hand-tufted rug

Aimee wilder area rug | PregnancyAndBaby.com

Aimee Wilder area rug
(Inmod.com, $130)

Nursery decor

Decorative accents and wall decor are the perfect spots to bring in this purple shade. I love using functional accessories that will make your baby's room look great, while serving a bigger purpose. Stylish storage bins will help your baby (and you) stay organized as they grow, a growth chart doubles as wall art and pretty purple tassels can be used as decorations for baby's first birthday.

Pretty tassels

Purple party tassel | PregnancyAndBaby.com

Purple party tassel
(Etsy, $35)

Cool wall art

Nursery art print | PregnancyAndBaby.com

Nursery art print
(Etsy, $18)

Growth chart

Personalized growth chart | PregnancyAndBaby.com

Personalized growth chart
(Rosenberry Rooms, $49)

Storage box

Rabbit storage box | PregnancyAndBaby.com

Rabbit storage box
(Rosenberry Rooms, $26)

Baby gear

Retailers love jumping on the latest color trend so chances are you'll be seeing a lot of child-friendly Radiant Orchid shades this year. Buying colorful baby gear is a great way to try out the hottest new look without the commitment since you'll be using it for a short time. Meanwhile, your babe will be the trendiest tot on the block.

Glitzy shoes

Lilac tiny TOMS glitters | PregnancyAndBaby.com

Lilac tiny TOMS glitters
(TOMS, $36)

Hippo towel

3 sprouts hippo purple towel | PregnancyAndBaby.com

3 Sprouts hippo purple towel
(Layla Grace, $25)

Sleeping bag

Aden + Anais muslin sleeping bag | PregnancyAndBaby.com

Aden + Anais muslin sleeping bag
(Amazon, $45)

Lavender shampoo

Johnson's lavendar baby shampoo | PregnancyAndBaby.com

Johnson's lavender baby shampoo
(Diapers.com, $5)

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