With a baby boy on the way (and having tackled a baby girl's room just 16 months ago), I was excited to create a boy's room that was both baby-ready and something he could grow in to. His Dutch-themed room with bold navy walls and lots of orange accents will hopefully keep him happy for years to come.
I was inspired by my Dutch heritage for this room. My dad was born and raised in the Netherlands, and during a recent trip there, he purchased a Holland football (soccer) scarf for my husband. I wanted the scarf to be the focal point of the room and hanging it over the crib was a perfect fit. It's not cheap to frame a large scarf, but it will be part of our family forever.
I also introduced in the Dutch's passion for bicycles when I found a large wall clock made from a recycled bike tire from an artist in Portland, OR. Not only does it look awesome on the wall, but it's practical! The hands of the clock were originally painted red, but the artist graciously painted them orange to coordinate with the room.
I kept the rest of the nursery simple with a comfy striped glider and orange and navy changing pad cover.
Simple decor with a bright pop of color. Nothing too fussy or fancy; just practical and functional with a bit of fun.
Crib and dresser: Fisher Price Newbury Crib and Espresso Dresser
Glider: Enchanted Cherish Glider by Walmart
Wheel Clock: Etsy.com, TheSpokesMan
Mattress pad cover: Etsy.com, LittleOwlsNest
Orange canvas storage: I Think I Canvas Storage Mega Sorter, Land of Nod
Curtains: Hotel White and Navy Panels by Sweet JoJo Designs (found a great deal at Wayfair.com)
Paint color: Indigo by Valspar
While the recycled bicycle wheel is fantastic, my favorite piece is the framed soccer scarf. My husband and I are huge Holland soccer fans and are thrilled to pass along our passion to our kids.
Don't be afraid to paint a small room with a dark color. In fact, the deep indigo color is great for making the room dark for nap times.
Etsy is the go-to place for unique pieces for any nursery! Just be sure to set a budget because I could get carried away on that site.