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Airplane Themed Nursery


The theme for my son Fritz's nursery is airplanes. The color scheme is navy blue, gray and white with pops of orange.

Design Inspiration

My inspiration came from a paratrooper decoration I bought for my husband from Pottery Barn Kids almost 10 years ago (while he was in the US Army). He was a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne at the time, and I thought it would make a cute and meaningful gift. We used it for a home decor piece wherever we were living, and now it hangs in my son's room. It has a lot of meaning to our family, and thus became the inspiration for the entire nursery...a kind of tribute to my husband.

Decorating Style

I would say I'm transitional, but lately leaning towards modern. I like design that is both fun & functional. Most importantly, I love to mix patterns and textures.

Project Details

Crib Sheet, Blanket & Changing Pad Cover: The Land of Nod

Metal Letter Shelves: The Land of Nod

Airplane Pillow: LittleKorboose Shop on Etsy

I Love Germany Print: LisaBarbero Shop on Etsy

Orange Chevron Pouf: Zeldabelle Shop on Etsy

Dresser/Changing Table: IKEA

Wire Airplanes: Pottery Barn Kids

Babyletto Rocking Chair: Amazon

Floor Lamp: CB2

Gorilla Bookend: Zuny

Striped Area Rug: Target

Laundry Basket: Home Goods

Rocking Bird: West Elm

Airplane Craft Table: The table belonged to my mother when she was a kid, all my brothers & sisters used it too. For my shower my sister refinished it and painted it to match my nursery theme and color scheme (Thanks Jenny!).

Diaper Airplane: Baby Shower Gift

Favorite Items

The metal initial letter shelves from The Land of Nod are definitely my favorite! I spray painted dollar store army men orange to keep with my color scheme and added them to the shelves.


Reuse things you currently have (add new flaire to old pieces by reupholstering and spray painting) and shop around. There are tons of great resources out there. It's always nice to support local artists, or small shops such as those on :)


Friday 21st of February 2014

Love this nursery! Super cute and I love the pops of orange.