Crisp and Clean Little Boy’s Eclectic Blue and Yellow Nursery

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I designed this nursery for my son, whom I affectionately call HDawg.

Design Inspiration

I wanted to create a "boy-ish" room for my newborn son with a touch of several non-traditional elements. I was inspired by very colorful, somewhat gender-neutral rooms with lots of pattern and texture. I love both modern and traditional nurseries, so I wanted to include a little bit of both elements in this room.

Decorating Style

I usually like to describe my decorating style as "young traditional." I ebb towards trends, but I also like to keep things pretty traditional, for the most part.

Project Details

I shared this room design on my blog, Ten June. Here is a post on the final nursery design as a whole:

Here is a post on the full source list for all of the purchased and DIY items in the room:

Favorite Items

I think my favorite part of the room is the dresser turned changing table area. The family photo gallery wall is just beautiful, not to mention captivating for my son! And we're so pleased with our choice for the dresser- it has functioned so well to change millions (ha!) of diapers and store our sweet boy's clothes.

Those DIY gingham curtains were also a major labor of love, so those top the list too!


Don't stress about creating a room that's too "matchy matchy." Pick a couple of focal colors- like baby blue, yellow and navy blue in this room- and then incorporate small pieces that you like, regardless of their color or theme. The fact that you love each piece will make the room come together!


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