Blue and Gray Nursery with Room to Grow

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  • Cozy Window Bench in this Blue and Gray Nursery5/9
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It was important to me for the room to be a hybrid of sorts where our baby boy can grow from the crib to the bed and the room still feel comfortable and inviting to both him and us.

I had no idea where to start besides knowing I wanted gray walls and that eventually some color would start to bleed into the space through decor items I purchased.

I started just wandering stores and picking up things I loved. Not everything fit into the grand scheme of things and were returned, but the process helped me choose a direction.

Design Inspiration

I wanted a light and airy feel with neutral bones and hints of color.


Decorating Style

I like to keep things simple and clean so your eye can be drawn to accents in the room.

Project Details

The dresser, bookcase, bed, toy chest (and window seat) were existing in the room prior to renovation. I removed the headboard (that just didn't work) and used euro pillows to add height. The toy chest was simply painted to match the walls (I wanted it to blend in) and new hardware was added. I also re-upholstered the seat cushion in the "abc" fabric.

Gray Ghost Paint: Behr

Hundson Crib: Babyletto

Crib Bedding: Babyletto

Rocker: Giggle

Throw: TJMaxx

Ottoman Pouf: Target

Industrial Spool Table: DIY project of sanding and whitewashing

Lamps: ROSS

Painting: World Market

Frames: World Market

Corner Basket Shelving Unit: TJMaxx

Large Pillow on Window Seat: TJMaxx

Pillows: West Elm

Duvet and King Shams: Bed Bath and Beyond

Quilt and Euro Shams: Restoration Hardware

Throw Pillows: West Elm

Shark: RH Baby & Child

Surf Spot Art: RH Baby & Child

Decorative Shelving: Target

Bean Bag: DIY

Mirror: HomeGoods

Bottom Storage Unit in Closet and Inserts: IKEA

Growth Chart: DIY project using guidance from Pinterest

Favorite Items

We love the shark and surf spot art. Both as focal points helped me hint at our love of the ocean.


You have to start somewhere. Pick something you love to be inspiration for the space and look for things that work. You might find yourself headed in a different direction based on the things or colors you find yourself being drawn towards.

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