We designed this space-themed nursery to be bright and bold, with lots of contrast to help our son's developing vision and curiosity!
My husband and I are both science nerds, so we decided to play on that by creating a space-themed nursery. Research shows that bright colors and high contrast designs help babies' vision develop, so I wanted the room to be colorful, with plenty of patterns to attract Lincoln's attention and encourage his curiosity.
My style is definitely eclectic! I tend to like quirky and colorful designs. For this room I incorporated some mid-century modern elements (like the clock and some of the fabric patterns).
Other than the crib and a couple accents, nearly everything in the room was DIY!
Wall color: Liberty by Behr
Crib and Changing Table Combo: Athena Daphne, AFG International
Stars, Moons, and Planets Mobile: DIY Using Cardstock, Macrame Rings and Fishing Wire
Letter "L": DIY
Crib Sheet: Amazon
Bumper: DIY (Most breathable bumpers sold in stores don't work with this three-sided crib, so I sewed my own using nylon spacer mesh and this accent fabric).
Moon: Uncle Milton's Moon in My Room
DIY Rug: Premier Prints Sydney Slub fabric in Tangelo
Dresser: Refinished from a Craigslist using Valspar's Can't Miss Lime and Semi-Gloss Polyacrylic
Spotlight Lamp: Target
Playmobil 1-2-3 Moon Rocket: Amazon
Buckets and Wood Letters: AC Moore
Basket: Home Depot
Clock: Amazon and I masked it off and spraypainted the balls and hands to match the room
Curtains: DIY from white twin sheets (masked them off and painted on the orange stripes)
Bench: DIY using an IKEA Expedit Bookshelf
Green Bins: Target
Bench Cover: Premier Prints Sofie Slub in Navy
Picture Wall: Alphabet flashcards from Nerdy Baby.
Starburst Mirror: DIY
Embroidery Hoop Planets: DIY
I especially love how the dresser and rug turned out. I was nervous about choosing a lime green paint for the dresser but Can't Miss Lime lived up to its name!
If you're on a budget like we were, search online for DIY instructions to replicate higher-end items for much less money. Be forgiving of little mistakes you might make while crafting items for the room - in the end, the imperfections won't be noticeable and will only serve to show how much time and love you put into the room!