Boy and Girl Shared Yellow and Gray Room

  • Crib1/11
  • Upholstered Headboard2/11
  • Vintage Baby Dresser3/11
  • Custom Bedding4/11
  • Birch Tree Mural5/11
  • Embroidery Hoop Wall Hangings6/11
  • Etsy Dress up Doll and Custom Book Holder7/11
  • Vintage Toys8/11
  • Fairyland Mushrooms9/11
  • FairyLand Mushrooms Close up10/11
  • Rocking Chair11/11


I am lucky enough to have a sister with amazing design and sewing talent.  I gave her all my ideas, existing furniture, budget and she surprised me with the final result!  Her challenge was working with a limited budget and making the room suitable for both a boy and a girl.

Design Inspiration

We were inspired by a few different ideas found online especially this one.... Gray and Yellow Nursery

Decorating Style

Modern, Vintage and Budget

Project Details

Bedding, Curtains, Bookholder: DIY Upholstered Headboard: Nurseryworks - a Craigslist score Crib: Babi Italia Scandi Crib - Craigslist Woodland Inspired Rug: DIY project inspired by this website. Framed Fabric Paperdoll Wall Hanging:  Etsy Rocking Chair - Thrift store find. Hired a local seamstress to recover existing (ugly) cushions for $70.  Completely worth it!

Favorite Items

I absolutely cannot pick a favorite item!  I love just sitting in the funky but oh so comfortable rocking chair we found at a thrift store and enjoying everything in the room.


Troll online tutorials, etsy, craigslist and real room project galleries to find inspiration.  Create an Ideabook on Houzz to assemble all the ideas you find.


  1. 1

    I love your nursery! It’s funky, yet sophisticated, and works for both a boy and a girl!
    *where did you end up finding the wall decal? I’m looking for one just like it. Thanks!

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    What a beautiful nursery. My daughter and son share a room and i love to see other shared rooms that blend the decor so well. The gray chevron curtains are my favorite. thanks for sharing

  3. 3

    Indeed, you are very lucky to have the kind of sister you have. I wish I had someone, too, whom I could totally trust my decorating ideas to (without spending big bucks for a professional). My favorite is that rug with felt toadstools. It really looks interesting and pretty!

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    Can you please tell me what your wall colour is?
    Is it a true grey, or does it have blue or brown undertones (sometimes hard to tell on computer)?

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