Jonah’s Alligator Inspired Nursery

  • Boy Alligator Nursery Corner of Room1/10
  • Boy Alligator Nursery Piggy Bank2/10
  • Boy Alligator Nursery Book Ledges3/10
  • Boy Alligator Nursery Alligator Wall Art4/10
  • Boy Alligator Nursery Book Shelf5/10
  • Boy Alligator Nursery Crib View6/10
  • Boy Alligator Nursery Room View7/10
  • Boy Alligator Nursery Blanket8/10
  • Boy Alligator Nursery Glider9/10
  • Boy Alligator Nursery Bookcase10/10


The inspiration for Jonah's nursery came from the Alligator Madras bedding set from Pottery Barn Kids. After browsing nurseries high and low, my husband and I saw the bedding set, and ran with the idea of incorporating alligators into his nursery.

We had a very small space to work with, and we knew we wanted the room to be as bright, colorful, and cheerful as possible...while making the most of every square inch.

Although the room is small in size, the amount of character we've added cannot be contained within these walls :)

Design Inspiration

The Alligator Madras nursery bedding set from Pottery Barn Kids.

Decorating Style

I would have to say that my decorating style for Jonah's nursery would have to be a pretty good mix of traditional, modern, and contemporary. We wanted to incorporate lots of color, and coordinate rather than match.

Project Details

Rug: RugsUSA
Crib & Changer in Espresso: Babies ‘R’ Us
Clock above the Diaper Genie: Target
Wooden Letters: Michael’s…painted by my Hubby, and hung with Command Strips!
Trio of Alligator Prints: The Princess and Pea Etsy Shop
Frames for Alligator Trio: Michael’s
Curtain Rods: Target
White Sheers: Walmart
Navy Curtains: Target (Not pictured)
Baby Books: Amazon (Baby BookBelly Book, and Birthday Book)
Glider: Given to us by my Aunt & Uncle and SO appreciated!
Yellow Pillow on Glider: Target
Book Shelf: Ikea
Wall Art: Amazon (The tree with leaves) and Home Depot (The jungle animals)
Picture Frames Below Shelf: Target
Shelf: Ikea
Green Lamp: Target
Chevron Tin Cup: Target $1 Bins!
Alligator Piggy Bank: Amazon
Orange Placemat: Target
Navy Print “I Prayed for this Child…”: The Educated Owl Etsy Shop
”Ho Hey” Lyrics Print: Livy Love Designs Etsy Shop
Alligator Madras Bedding: Pottery Barn Kids
Stuffed Jellycat Alligator: Amazon

Favorite Items

I would have to say that my favorite items are the rug, the personalized Alligator Quilt, and the Alligator Jellycat Stuffed Animal :) They are the core of the room, and pull everything together :)


My advice would be to find ideas and run with them! You can replicate many expensive things you find online and make them on your own. Try and think outside of the box - don't limit yourself to only one color or theme. Branch out, because the possibilities are endless :)


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    Alligators may not be my favorite animal, but this room is just adorable. That small tree decal is cute.

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