Oliver’s Light & Bright Nursery

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I started out not wanting a theme for his room, but we ended up with a lot of airplanes and some elephants, too! The colors are light and bright and fun- yellow, blue, gray and white. We splurged on his glider and crib, but everything else in his room is pretty budget-friendly!

Design Inspiration

I have some more photos on my blog post on the nursery.

Project Details

Antique Airplane: my grandfather's

Oliver Pillow and Glider Pillow: made by his Nana

Favorite Items

I LOVE his little reading corner with his pillow- I hope he enjoys reading when he's older.  I also love the vintage airplane from my grandpa.


Mix and match things you already have and start your search early so you can get good deals.  I saw on Project Nursery when we were getting started to look outside of the baby stores and found that really helpful!


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    Such and elegant and classy room. I love how you executed the theme and still kept everything clean and crisp. And hey, that yellow side table and blue chair are gorgeous!

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    Are you happy with the rug? I’ve been looking for ages for a rug like this that is within this price range! They grey looks a lot darker in your pictures then on the website. Is it? What size in yours? Love the room. Mine is very similar and the rug has been stumping me!!

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    Great sense of style! Love the old and new balance! My fav… the vintage propeller paired with those prints! LOVE!!

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    I’m curious to know the color and maker of your gray paint. Thank you! Absolutely adorable nursery!

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    I LOVE this nursery, great job!! I’m wondering what size your rug is? I’m going to get a similar one from Urban Outfitters, and I’m wondering if this is the 5×7 or 8×10?

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    Sorry this is so late, this is my first time logging in since the baby was born!

    The rug is 5×7 and yes it is a little darker than on the Urban Outfitters website. I like it and think it’s fine on top of carpet, but if you have a hard floor it would need some sort of pad under it for sure. It’s not very soft either- when I put the baby on the floor I usually have a blanket under him (when he’s a little older he’ll be fine). The corners curl up sometimes, but if I just flip them under for a day it lays flat again. For the price, I’m not complaining :)

    Sorry but I have no idea about the paint. The room was already this color when we moved in, and the paint in the garage doesn’t have a name or code on it! It’s just walmart paint.

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    Hi! I was curious if there is a difference in paint color in the pottery barn crib and the ikea changing table!? I love pottery barn but want to save some money by going with the changing table you used however I’m a little OCD on matching the furniture!! Ha

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    Ikea offers white Hemnes dressers in two different finishes: “white stain” and “white” (a shinier finish). May I ask which one you used? Which is pictured here? Thank you!

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