A fun and happy space for our eagerly expected arrival! I combined a bit of old and new and a few circus-y elements without sticking to a theme. I also DIY'ed a lot of elements for a personal touch.
This room was previously a home office and we knew that we were not repainting. The green walls were the starting point. I found inspiration when I saw the fabric I would end up using for the sheet. From there, I thought a striped rug would look perfect with the bedding and the other elements soon fell into place.
I like modern with mid-century touches.
Some of my favorite elements were things that I diy'ed. I took a dresser from our bedroom and painted it this beautiful aqua. I also made the mobile that hangs above it (right down to the colorful pom poms) as well as most of the artwork. The top 2 prints as well as the bottom 2 prints, I made in photoshop using a combination of clip art and free fonts and dingbats. I also made the elephant collage on the left. The other prints I purchased on etsy. The 2 paint-by-numbers were already in my collection of artwork. I bought the letters above the crib from woodland manufacturing and covered them in faux wood contact paper. I bought the rug from dash&albert, the crib at babies r'us, the storage unit from ikea, and the rocker recliner from jcp.
My favorite item is the blue dresser/changing table. Aside from being functional, it makes a statement and really pops against the green walls. Also, I was happy to re-purpose it and not buy something new.
Don't get so caught up in matching everything perfectly. Having a mix of colors, textures, and patterns gives the room depth and makes it feel liveable and inviting.