The theme of the room is a Native American forest with a river running through it-note the turquoise as a representative of water. The additional decor theme is the triangular and circular shapes. I wanted the room to be fun and inspiring without using pastels or too "babyish" of a decor. I wanted it to be versatile, have pops of color with different textures and dimension popping out of the walls, all the while on a limited budget. There are many different natural textures to feel in this room - the real branches on tree limb rack, the real wool blanket, the bumpy ceramic tile that looks like stone in the lizard plaque, and the real leather in the mobile. I have a deep love for nature, animals and geometrical figures. The main color of the room is teal turquoise with secondary splashes of orange, yellow, and even more subtle greys. In some of the pictures the blue looks just blue, but it is in fact a bright teal. The wall is a faint Tuscany yellow but since it's wall paper I hesitated to paint over it...the only thing yet I have to complete is paint the walls, add a rug and perhaps get some different curtains...the ones I have there came with the house.
For a few college projects I studied Native American literature and their cultures inspire me in natural spirituality and influence, patterns and textures. I tend towards rustic decor and the Native American theme gave me the chance to add my favorite things like wooden branches, pottery, feathers, arrows, and animals to the design. I also found a blog of someone who did a Native American nursery that inspired me to buy my blanket and my cabinet knobs: http://www.thecoterieblog.com/2011/08/our-native-american-themed-nursery.html
My style is modern rustic, southwestern, modern vintage, world cultures and travel, old world, Gothic, and definitely anything that is truly unique.
Otter stuffed animal
Box on bookshelf
Dresser Knobs - Volcanic Stone
Leaf dresser handles
Branches wall rack
Blanket on Crib
Made in Oregon (Pendleton)
Orion Constellation Nightlight Art
Buffalo tile picture
Ceramic tile lizard
Arrow, Feathers, Deer, & Stick Drawings
Picture frame on bookshelf
I have many favs in the room...probably the blanket, the Orion constellation nightlight, and the Triangle I painted.
I think if I did it all over again from what I learned I would look around for art pieces or furniture pieces I love first (like on Etsy) and then get inspired from that. I love themes so an easy way to start is to type in random theme keywords in etsy and observe pieces. Then this will inspire you to type in new words into the search and it goes on from there. Also, look for patterns you love.