9 Decor Treats That Aren't Just For Kids

Kids décor have graduated from cutesy animals awash in pastels or bright primary colors into sophisticated, chic options that have plenty of adult-appeal. Modern, clean, and often infused with a touch of whimsy, many of the décor and furniture items designed with kids in mind appeal to and can easily blend in with a room with adult sensibilities. Subtle yet still fun, these treats aren’t just for kids. 

By Vicky Law
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The Emily + Meritt Denim Chaise

Fashion darlings and stylists Emily Current and Meritt Elliott collaborated with PB Teen to update this elegant rollback chaise in functional and modern denim. Neither stuffy nor twee, this chaise is as much at home in an adult abode as it is in a teenager’s bedroom. $799, PB Teen.

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Lottie Dots Decals

Available in gold, white, and silver, these dot decals can be used to create clean, chic patterns, or to create swooping designs that appease your inner artist. Easy to apply, easy to clean, and—most importantly—easy to remove, they’re just as perfect for a growing child's ever-changing tastes, as they are for commitment-phobic adults. $24.95 for a set of 48 dots, Land of Nod

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Matra Flatweave Rug

Modern rug collections, this gradient-colored, handwoven flatweave rug is a great way to add a designer piece to dress up any room for a fraction of the usual price. Designed by Ben Soleimani, head designer of Mansour. $499 - $1349, Restoration Hardware Baby & Child.

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Zentique Decor “Boy” or “Girl” Small Cart

Gently remind the loved ones in your life to pick up after themselves with these chic storage options. Available in “Boy” or “Girl” versions, these weathered, recycled-wood carts aren’t just for kids. They’re a cheeky way to remind the adults of the household where “His” and “Her” books, magazines, electronic gadgets and more belong. $298, Layla Grace

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Eloquence Rouen Mirror

Designed for only the most fashionable nurserys, these Gothic-influenced mirrors could easily fit in any other room of the house. Versatile and eye-catching, the mirror's gorgeous patina in shades of grey, white and beige suit a wide variety of color schemes. $1470 per mirror, Petit Tresor

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Oeuf Mini Library

The Oeuf Mini Library is a clean and modern addition to any room, and provides plenty of shelving for books, pictures, toys, and more. Lower set than the usual bookcase, these streamlined pieces provide plenty of space above the top shelf for large art pieces. Bonus for the environmentally conscious: the unit is made with recovered wood fibers. $678, Juvenile Shop

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Eames Elephant

Amazing design transcends age and original intent. A plywood toy designed by Charles and Ray Eames that never production—this streamlined elephant has been resurrected in a plastic version that is hardy enough for indoor or outdoor use. The gently sloping back suits climbing children, but can also accomodate small plant or floral arrangements, stacks of books or blankets, or a well-made cocktail or two. $330 per elephant, Loopee Design

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Junior Ceramic Lion Sculpture

Pared down to simple shapes with geometric details, this Jonathan Adler lion is as much at home in a children’s bedroom as it is in a posh living room. $138, Jonathan Adler

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Flensted Floating Fish Mobile

This modern fish mobile is as much a work of art as it is an educational toy. Too beautiful to be hidden in the nursery, add this pine mobile as the centerpiece of any other room for an instant conversation starter. $115, Giggle

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