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A Bright and Modern Boho Nursery


This is our first baby, and I was really, really excited to get started on the nursery! Since we opted not to find out the sex, it was a little challenging for me to make choices that were neutral without being boring. I did a lot of looking around on Pinterest and Instagram for inspiration, and found myself gravitating away from the quintessential gender-neutral grey. This was an opportunity to do some stuff that I couldn’t (or wouldn’t) necessarily get away with in an “adult” room, so I definitely wanted to take advantage of that without going too bananas. My inner-self battled between a space that was perfectly serene and simple, and one that had a lot of visual interest, textures and pattern. I normally hate anything that screams BABY LIVES HERE (the word “whimsical” makes my teeth hurt) but at the same time…a baby will live here.

The lunar cycle accent wall was my jumping-off point for the whole room. I DIY’d my own “wallpaper” to hack this removable version from Chasing Paper (which is g-o-r-g-e-o-u-s but also $$$).

I found the giraffe print on Etsy and knew it would be perfect. I purchased the downloadable file from JuniquePrints and had it printed as a poster at Walmart, so it was very cost-effective.

The dresser-turned-change-table was thrifted, and just needed a little bit of TLC by way of a nice coat of white paint. The mobile hanging above the changing pad is a DIY ( I will be posting the tutorial soon) but it was really, really easy, and I love how modern it is. I debated painting the wooden balls, but keeping it natural really helped to warm up the rest of this wall, which is heavy on the white.

Another of my favorite elements is the beautiful alphabet watercolor from belliesartboutique.

The round mirror on the wall and black blanket ladder are both DIYs as well — I will hopefully have the tutorials for both up on my blog soon. I would have loved to have left the ladder natural, but there were a lot of wood tones competing in that area so in the end I opted to paint it with Rust-Oleum matte black spray paint.

You can visit my nursery blog post here for more details.


Thursday 26th of July 2018

Hi there! Your nursery looks beautiful! I really love the chair and have been looking for a similar one for our nursery. The link you had to it on wayfair didn't look quite the same. Can I be a bother and ask which one you ended up getting? The cushioning on it also looks quite a bit nicer than others I have seen! Did you find it worked well in the nursery? My husband is a bit concerned on the functionality aspect lol. Thanks so much for your time! Much appreciated.


Tuesday 19th of June 2018

Where did you find your light fixture?


Tuesday 5th of June 2018

Thank you Nikki! I am.sorry I have not updated my post to include the wallpaper tutorial but you can find it here:

Good luck and let me know if you have any questions!!


Saturday 2nd of June 2018

Your wallpaper is stunning . Can you please let me know how you did it? I’m desperate :) we can’t find your link anywhere on the diy. Thanks so much


Tuesday 6th of February 2018

Thanks Beth! :) It was super easy and so cheap, too (which I love). The tutorial will be up on Remodelaholic soon, I'll be sure to update the post and link it here when it is. Thanks again for your kind comment!