Bohemian Camp Themed Nursery

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Description

I've been dreaming about decorating a nursery for years; when we found out we were expecting (and a girl, no less), I couldn't wait to get started! I had so much fun bringing this room to life for our little Gracelyn. <3

Design Inspiration

I wanted the room to be mostly neutral, but with a definite feminine touch and I thought a sort of "bohemian camping" vibe would be a fun theme that can grow with her. I started knowing that we wanted to incorporate a Montessori-style floor bed, but also wanted to jazz it up a little bit more than just having a mattress on the floor. So I found this project and it was the perfect springboard for the rest of the room.

Decorating Style

I love to create, as well as to repurpose. I rarely buy a picture frame new; most come from Goodwill or garage sales. And I love stores like HomeGoods and Target, where I can find items that are my style, but are within my budget. And when I find something I like that I think I can make myself, I usually try to find a way to do that. I'm drawn to decor that is unique, yet inviting and comfortable. Rooms have to be functional, not just pretty. :)

Project Details

This room was a labor of love by several people and most of the items in it are either handmade or sourced second-hand, which gives the room such a personal touch as so much love was put into making it special and unique.

  • Dresser/changing table and storage cubby: built by my super-talented father-in-law
  • Globe: bought at a vintage store, hand-painted by me
  • Rocking chair: passed down from my in-laws
  • Curtains: from IKEA; hand-dyed by me
  • Picture frames: Goodwill
  • Woven wall hanging: DIY
  • Feather mobile: DIY

Favorite Items

I don't think I can pick one! I love how the entire room came together. But I'm especially in love with the furniture that my father-in-law made. I love that they will grow with her and can be passed down to future generations. <3

Advice

Have fun with it! Take your time to gather your inspiration (I used Pinterest and Houzz a lot), and I encourage finding ways to make the room really personal with either handmade items or things passed down from family members. It really gives the room a special touch. :)

12 Comments

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    Hi! I love the curtains and plan to try making them myself. Tips on how to do this? Type of material? What dye color did you use? Any advice would be great.
    Thanks!
    Mikelle

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    Love the curtains. Can you tell me what kind of dye and color you used? I can’t find coral dye anywhere!

    Beautiful room!

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    Hi there! Thanks for all of the lovely comments! :)

    For the curtains, I used a mixture of two dye colors to get the perfect coral/peach I was going for- I used Rit brand in Petal Pink and Sunshine Orange. It took a few test strips of fabric to get the perfect hue (and I don’t remember the exact proportions of each color that I used, so sorry! I’m pretty sure I used more pink than orange though, so not a 50/50 mix). I used a big storage tub to hold my hot water/dye mixture and holding both curtain panels together, I dipped the bottom (or in this case, the top, as I wanted the tops of the curtains to have the color) into the dye and after 30 seconds or so, I would add a little bit more fabric into the tub until I had the amount of fabric saturated that I wanted…this made the ombre effect as the part of the fabric that went in first sat in the dye the longest…when I had the color effect I wanted, I rinsed the curtains in a utility sink and then did a rinse cycle in my washing machine. And that’s it!

    And about the dressers, I wish my FIL would make and sell them! He’s so talented…but I think I officially burned him out on making furniture with this project. Woops! Sorry to my future children who won’t also get custom furniture from their grandpa. ;)

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    What an absolutely gorgeous room! I am planning on using goodwill finds and things passed down from family. You did such a great job putting it all together.

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