Vintage pink and orchid fabrics, layered and pieced together, make this room pretty and expressive. Designer: Pamela DiCapo. Retailer: Lauren Alexandra.

© Bill Matthews

One of a Kind Baby Nursery Decorating Idea

Once upon a time, there were three baby girls whose parents had three very different ideas about decorating. These ideas got a great workout when it came time to create rooms for their daughters.

Different as the rooms may be, they share some appealing elements. Each features the color pink -- that timeless girlhood favorite. Each also includes a distinctive, pretty crib and a comfortable chair with gentle roll arms for cuddly times together. That's where the resemblances end.

One room is filled with exuberant romantic flair; another is soothing, sweet, and timelessly traditional; and the third combines nostalgic charm with a funky vintage feeling.

Whatever your style, you don't need to buy a complete ready-made furniture set. Furnish your little one's room with unique finds, and your decorating story can end happily, too.

On the next page, learn how to center your decorating ideas around childhood stories.