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Go Bold: Bright Ideas For Summer In The Nursery

I have always been a traditionalist when it comes to the nursery, but with summer here and fashion trends set for “bright” I thought it would be fun to take inspiration from current trends in fashion and apply an unexpected bold twist to the nursery. So why not embrace it and invite summer into your child’s space with pink, orange, turquoise and other cool colors!

The bright and colorful pink Mumbai Ikat Applique Dress from Maslala Baby goes perfectly with the happy Ikat pink baby bedding from my Little House collection

A bright turquoise marbleized painting from Wostudios on Etsy inspired by waves would make an unexpected bold statement in the nursery.  Loving it with this Malibu Waters Tie Dye top.

Chevron stripes, like in this bib from Arfeiniel on Etsy are bold, fresh and modern for baby. A simple yet bright graphic print, from PuffedPeonies on Etsy and chevron teal Moses Basket are great alternatives to the simple stripe for boy.

Ombre has also been a huge trend the last few seasons in both fashion and home decor. This happy pink gradient dress from is adorable with a bold typography print with inspiring lyrics from the Flaming Lips by 2142stuart on Etsy.

Lily Roach

Tuesday 5th of July 2011

That turquoise painting looks really lovely and very refreshing! I love light and breezy colors like that! I also saw this professional abstract painter, who's only 4 years old(!!!), and she uses really bright colors that remind me of summer blooms, too. See her at work here: I'd love to have one of her paintings someday.

Marge Hunter

Monday 4th of July 2011

I once did a room with a "Forever Summer" theme and aside from summer prints and bright colors making the room really nice and refreshing, I thought that it's really a great way to approach things. Bright, fun and summer-y colors give a room a cheerful feel, and so it encourages people to be optimistic, too. Even if the weather gets dark or wet, there will always be that place that will remain sunny, a little space where we should always refuse a sad and gloomy day to dampen our spirit.

Valentina@baby quilts

Friday 1st of July 2011

Pink and orange is such a lovely summer combination for girls; I just started experimenting with it and really love it!

Sara - The Homespun Hostess

Thursday 30th of June 2011

I {heart} that giant pinwheel!