Conventional wisdom teaches us that children and immaculate white decor are mutually exclusive. But the conventional wisdom could be wrong. In some respects, white is a very practical option for a nursery, as it helps parents create a space that will grow with their child.

Fresh and contemporary, the blanks are clean, bright, and easy to update. Add a dramatic accent color or change up your accessories, and you have a whole new look. Simple white decor also helps nursery schools look less crowded, covering up a scale of post-playtime sins.

As for Crayola’s grimy, sticky little noses, a little bleach and a Magic Eraser go a long way in an all-white space.

Ready to throw the conventional wisdom out the window? These wonderfully white nurseries did just that, to devastatingly elegant effect from grey and white nursery.