Kid's Room Design Tips With HGTV's Dan Vickery

HGTV Dan Vickery
HGTV Dan Vickery

It used to be that parents painted rooms pink or blue, added a night light and placed a musical mobile over the crib -- and that was the extent of décor in children's rooms. With the proliferation of home interior design books, television shows and consumer interest, kids' rooms have emerged into imaginative, delightful spaces that engage both children and their parents.

HGTV.com's "Kid-Sized Design" host Dan Vickery, 28, got his start as a contestant on the network's "Design Star" reality show, where he showed an affinity for decorating for children (Vickery showed his prowess when he created a sophisticated beach nursery for the son of actor Jason Priestley).