This nursery has a "Brave Little Man" theme. I wanted it to be subtle, but distinctive. For example, there are multiple arrow designs throughout the room, both on decals and in the framed prints, etc. The words described in various pieces of the decor reflect a theme of bravery, courage and strength. With the addition of a few added patterns such as herringbone and geometric triangles, it added a little something extra to the space.
I wanted to create a space that caters to an infant, but also remains boyish and masculine as he gets a little older. The room has features perfect for a baby, while including decor and colors that are more mature.
I try to be creative and unique when decorating spaces, so I don't fall into the trap of just sticking with current trends. I love seeing room designs that go against the grain and add in special touches people may not have ever thought to have in the room. I enjoy seeking out one-of-a-kind items, and/or pieces that can be customized to fit with the theme or vision I have in mind.
Many of the design pieces used in this space came from Etsy. Below is a list of each item and the shop it came from:
Brown Pouf Ottoman - Aleta Fae
Green & White Arrows - Fletcher and Fox
Grey Crib Sheet with White Arrows - Max and Grace
Large Vinyl Wall Decal - Stick it There
"Be Brave & Be Kind" Wooden Wall Art - Pamela Joyce Designs
Grey Minky Changing Pad Cover - Birds Have Flowers
"With Brave Wings You'll Fly" 5x7 Print - Persimmon Prints
3 John 1:4 8x10 Print - Paper Therapy Shop
Isaiah 43:1 8x10 Print - Just Making Ends Meet
"Brave" 5x7 Print - Maidservant of Encouragement
Green Triangles Swaddle Blanket - Alphabet Monkey
Burnt Orange Monogram Letter "G" - Naomi's Custom Gifts
"Follow Your Dreams" 8x10 Print - Quotable Stuff
"Be Strong and of Good Courage" Small Vinyl Wall Decal - Sweet Little Tweets
Brown Arrow Swaddle Blanket - Kat and Stiina
"Greyson" 8x10 Print - The Lion and the Lark
Monogram "G" Burlap Pillow Cover - La Rae Boutique
Green Triangles Pillow Cover - Cushion Cut Decor
It's hard to choose just one item that's my favorite, but I would see my top couple are the large rustic monogram letter "G" hanging above the crib, and the scripture verses framed above it as well. They compliment the theme so well, and hold special meaning.
If you find yourself getting overwhelmed by too many color options, or decorative pieces, take a step back and start fresh. Don't underestimate your own creative ability. You probably have more ideas of your own than you think you do. :)