Bright and Bold Nursery

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Description

We have a tiny, rented space for our soon-to-be-arriving little one, and will be moving soon and leaving furniture behind. But I could not let go of my visions of a fabulous nursery, so on a tight budget have pulled together what I think is a playful, modern, gender-neutral nursery, bursting with color!

Design Inspiration

The inspiration for the bright, primary colors in this nursery were my Flensted mobile purchased in Copenhagen, as well as the vibrant-hued Danish watercolors gifted by my mom. I wanted a fun, lively room with a bit of Scandinavian flair.

Decorating Style

Modern with a twist. I like bright colors and lots of contrast, and aim for simplicity and clean lines with a few unexpected elements to add interest.

Project Details

One of my favorite elements of the room, the Flensted balloon mobile, was purchased in Copenhagen. It's also available online: http://www.allmodernbaby.com/Flensted-Mobiles-C405180.html?refid=GCA30421.[flensted+mobile]

The orange checkered crib sheet, which adds a retro feel to the room, is by Litto Kids, purchased from http://www.babybot.com, a Canadian website packed with modern goodies for baby.

The crib, dresser and rocker are all from Ikea. I purchased the wooden shelves at Michael's and mixed my own acrylic paints to create a warm orange shade.

I also adore my yellow minky fabric covers for the nursing pillow and change pad - both are available locally at Bo Bebe (http://www.bobebe.com/)

I found that just a few splurges, like the sheets and plush fabric covers, added richness and texture to the space, and allowed me to get by with less expensive furniture.

Favorite Items

The Flensted balloon mobile - it makes me happy every time I look at it!

Advice

Find one or two bright, bold pieces that speak to you, and let those be your guide for the mood and color story of the space.

Most of all, have fun! Decorating for a child allowed me to push the limits of how bright and playful I could go.

7 Comments

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    I love the festiveness of this room.   And clean too!  Where did you get that framed giraffe?

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    I love the festiveness of this room.   And clean too!  Where did you get that framed giraffe?

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    Thanks so much!! The giraffe was actually made by a talented friend of mine – she wrapped fabric over a canvas and painted the giraffe on with a stencil.

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    Simply adorable!  It is very evident that you’ve put in a lot of work on this room.  Thanks for the inspiration!

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    Hi Jennisu:  Thanks for answering my question, it does break my heart though that it was exclusive made for you by a friend! am envious :)  Any chance she’d sell her crafts??? :)

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