I saw this idea in the February 2013 Canadian House and Home magazine issue and thought it was so clever! This is a fantastic way to beef up the baseboards in a nursery (or anywhere in your house) for very little cost. This DIY idea gives the illusion of much higher baseboards.
Simply build onto your existing baseboards by adding a bevelled base cap 1″ – 2″ above the baseboard. Then paint out the baseboard, wall gap and new trim piece all the same colour to give the appearance of tall baseboards.
I also loved the idea of painting out your baseboards a rich contrast colour, but instead of using an earthy hue shown in the photo, I would suggest going for a soothing sophisticated pastel for a nursery. Some of Pantone‘s 2013 Fashion Report’s colours would be perfect! My favorites are Greyed Jade and Linen.