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Nursery Culture – Retro Done Right!

Believe it or not, a Retro Nursery is completely current today.  So today, we’re sharing some easy tips for Retro Done Right.  First off, we LOVE a Retro Nursery.  It provides endless opportunities for priceless mementos of the past – it’s the perfect starting point for incorporating cherished memories into a special place meant to build new ones.  Giving a child a sense of their past is not only important, but can also be difficult to do.  So, without further ado…

Unisex Retro Nursery Interior Design

Expert Tip: Mix and Match Retro pieces with Modern pieces to be sure your nursery design is timeless – no matter what decade!

Remember Your Roots: Choose artwork with a purpose.  Whether it’s a family tree, or a collage of Grandma’s letters, use artwork as an opportunity to talk to your child about their history.

Geneology Tree Artwork from My Tree and Me

Geneology Tree Artwork by My Tree and Me:

Lighten Up: There are so many fun lighting options to choose from, just don’t loose focus – properly placed lighting in the nursery is key to a successful, functional, convenient room.

Nursery lighting by Stray Dog Designs

Miles Pendant Light by Stray Dog Designs:

Down Time: A beautiful nursery rug is key – especially for the tender knees of new crawlers.

Bright Buds Rug by Amy Butler

Bright Buds Rug by Amy Butler:

Change It Up: A great changing table can be used for years to come.  Pick one you’ll love to look at everyday – through this Retro phase, and well into the next.

Retro style nursery changing table by Mason Gray

Savannah Changer by Masongray:

Get Cozy: We can’t stress enough the importance of a comfy nursery chair. A little time spent thinking about the memories you want to create here will pay off for generations to come.

lime green nursery glider

Gus Glider by Olio Studio:

Have you incorporated retro or memory-based pieces into your child’s room?  Do you love (or not love) the Retro look?  Well, Project Nursery is more than just a place to read Nursery Culture and tons of other great blogs – it’s a community for exchanging ideas.  We would love to hear your ideas: how have you made your child’s room special?  And, who knows – it could be the topic of our next Nursery Culture.  So please, post your comments now!

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Thursday 29th of July 2010

As owner of, I certainly appreciate the slip up, but I believe that comfy chair is from OILO Studio - :)

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