Our Bright and Simple Nursery

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Our project was to create a fresh beautiful nursery for a girl or boy (as we dont know). We were so happy with the end result, simple and bright :)

Design Inspiration

Our inspiration was just to create a gender neutral nursery that was simple with a touch of DIY.

Decorating Style

I would say our decorating style is quite modern and just simple/DIY.

Project Details

The main feature in the room is obviously our wall sticker which turned out beautiful! I purchased this from Leafy Dreams Nursery Decals. For us this was the hardest job to do in the room, the sticker is great quality but we did find that all the branches would have overlaped (as they all came seperate) and you would have been able to see this all over the design. We ended up cutting each branch to shape the tree so it sat perfectly. http://www.leafydreamsnurserydecals.com.au/

We decided to go with the turquoise blue as it is such a refreshing bright colour, goes beautifully with white and ofcorse pink if we have a girl!

Our furniture is Boori Urbane (Cot and change table). I purchased these from Better Baby Deals in Bunbury WA, they were fantastic to deal with!

The DIY aspects of the nursery are the frames, photos, pillow and crib skirt. I purchased the frames from ikea and then simply made the pictures to go inside on word and printed on photo paper. Searching on google gave me heaps of ideas! A simple but affective touch was painting the inside photo border with the same turquoise wall paint, to tie it all in together.

For the pillow case (as I cannot sew!) my mum helped. Simply I purchased fabric from Spotlight (enough for a crib skirt and pillow case). She aswell isnt a confident sewer but we found a site to make them and it was unbelievably easy! - we were very proud of ourselves :) - here is the link (this actually looked like a different site but this is the same way we did it. http://tatertotsandjello.com/2012/10/make-a-pillow-cover-in-4-easy-steps.html

For the crib skirt, VERY simple again, purely measured the length of the crib (just the front, I didnt bother having it wrapped the whole way around) and measured the length of the highest point the mattress can go to the floor. I then...wait for it... whole punched the top corners and tied the crib skirt to the wood frames underneith the mattress, EASY! - I got this simple inspiration from this site - http://www.viewalongtheway.com/2012/04/silliest-little-adjustable-crib-skirt-tutorial-on-the-web/

Lastly, our chair, shelves and floor rug were purchased from ikea and our little drawer was from bunnings.

Amazingly for me, my partner is a builder and completley amazing when it comes to doing things around the house and just great ideas - this made creating our first nursery fun, simple and the perfect end result for us :)



Favorite Items

My favorite item would have to be the wall sticker, although it was the most painful to do, it really makes the room!


Simple is great, tie colours in together and try some DIY effects which you will look at and be proud of!


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    the nusery looks absolutly amazing very fresh bright and clean i love it awsum job guys, good thing ur hubby is a builder x

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    pretty nursery..did you made skirt only on one-side???how many yards did you used to make the crib skirt???

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    Hi there! Thank you :). Yes we made the skirt only to show on the front, now we don’t really use yards but I believe it was about 1.3. You will see above I posted the link where I got the idea for making a simple crib skirt :)

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