Here’s Janet's four-point plan for creating your little one’s lovely lair.

1. Make a Statement
The mistress of this magical domain was in the market for big and bold. Gridley obliged with lustrous metallic hand-screen-printed wallpaper and custom neon art. To create grandeur around an old daybed, she had a canopy fashioned out of copper plumbing pipe and sheer curtains that she dip-dyed to match the walls.

Monaco wallpaper, price upon request, Flavor Paper; neon wall art, prices vary, Neon of Dallas; pique tailored shams, $125 each, scalloped euro shams, $125 each, and tailored duvet, $300, all Peacock Alley; love pillow, $175, Jonathan Adler; fringe throw, $615, Nest; grasshopper floor lamp, $875, Design Within Reach; Reinaldo Sanguino ceramic stool, $2,000, Nasher Sculpture Center Store; Coming and Going coatrack, $98, Urban Outfitters; over-dyed wool  rug, $1,695, Calypso Home; Moroccan Winds shag pile rug, price upon request, Feizy


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2. Dress Up Your Basics
Painting your furniture is so 2012. All the cool kids are using wallpaper to give their ho-hum pieces some wow. Covered in leftover paper, a ubiquitous Ikea dresser takes on a whole new—and infinitely more glamorous—identity.

Malm chest, $80, Ikea; Monaco wallpaper (on chest), price upon request, Flavor Paper; Kaleido trays, $16-$29, Design Within Reach; Santorini bowl, $198, Jonathan Adler; unicorn bank, $24, Urban Outfitters; octagon mirror, $379, Wisteria; Ulu brass stool, $1,200, Jonathan Adler


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3. Create Comfy Corners
A groovy rattan swing chair paired with a plump leather ottoman provide the perfect spot to daydream, doodle, or dive into a book. Layers of bright blankets, cozy pillows, and cushy sheepskins add texture and warmth.

Rattan hanging chair, $450, serenaandlily.com; Moroccan leather pouf, $450, serenaandlily.com; peace pillow, $165, Jonathan Adler; wool throw, $525, Design Within Reach; sheepskin rug, $30, Ikea; bunny poster, $40, store.debbiecarlos.com; op art framed print, $250, Vieux Design


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4. Add Awesome Accents
Accessories imbue a space with personality. Choosing the right ones is key. To keep the room modern and young, Gridley sought out graphic prints and decorative items with a sense of humor.

Cat clothes hanger, $12, Urban Outfitters; screen-printed prints, $85 each (framed), shop.readbetweenthelines.com


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“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.” — William Morris

Morris’ iconic adage doesn’t just apply to grown-up spaces. Handcrafted works lend a soulful vibe to a child’s room while serving as a live-in art appreciation lesson.

Fredericks & Mae handmade arrows, $95 each, TenOverSix; Reinaldo Sanguino ceramic stool, $2,000, Nasher Sculpture Center Store