We created this aqua, yellow and navy nursery to be a calm, happy space for our sweet baby boy! My husband and I both poured our hearts into this little room, and I'm so happy with how it turned out! My husband installed crown molding and painted furniture, and I sewed/crafted various things (curtains, mobile, changing pad cover, lampshade, etc.) and picked out meaningful art pieces to go in the room. It's a nursery built with lots of love!
Oh, and we did it on a very small budget! :)
I've always loved this paint color (Valspar's "Distant Valley") because it's calming and serene while simultaneously happy and cheerful, so I used the paint color as a starting point. A Pinterest search of aqua nurseries led me to this nursery and this nursery and this nursery (all beautiful!).
Once we found out we were having a little boy, I really wanted to include some navy in the room (is there any color more classy and perfect for a little boy's room?), so I kind of meshed all of that together in my head and went from there!
I'd say my style is traditional + sentimental + clean & simple. Some of the elements in this room are very traditional (the Jenny Lind crib, the rocking chair), but I love the serene, calming aspect of clean lines as well (like the dresser, bookshelf, and side table). The room is full of gifts from loved ones, and I think it's really special that our baby is literally surrounded by symbols of love.
Paint Color: Valspar's Distant Valley
Dresser and Side Table: IKEA's Hemnes collection (painted white with new silver knobs)
Crib: Da Vinci Jenny Lind
Rocking Chair: Windsor Rocking Chair from Hayneedle
Bookshelf: IKEA's Expedit
Door Wreath: DIY (using large burlap ribbon, cardstock, and letter stickers)
Elephant Hamper: Amazon
Sleep Sheep: Amazon
White Shelves: Hobby Lobby
Cloud and Stars Mobile: DIY (felt for stars and quilt batting for clouds)
Crib Skirt: DIY (fabrics from Hobby Lobby)
Changing Pad: Summer Infant
Changing Pad Cover: DIY (fabric from Hobby Lobby)
Wipes Dispenser: OXO
Growth Chart: Hobby Lobby
Crib Sheet: Babies R Us, Carters brand
Elephant Bank: Things Remembered
Lamp: HomeGoods (customized lamp shade with pom pom trim from Etsy seller ichimylove)
Aqua Hourglass: HomeGoods
Noah's Ark Cross NIght Light: Amazon
"Be Strong" Art: Lindsay Letters for Hobby Lobby
"You Are Loved" Cross: Hobby Lobby
Wooden Animals: Souvenir from a trip to Africa
Navy and White Pillow: Target
Aqua Blanket: HomeGoods
Navy and Blue Storage Box Trio: TJ Maxx
Twinkle Twinkle Print: Free download
"C is for Connor" Print: Free download (customizable for name and colors)
"The World is Super Lucky" Art: Lindsay Letters for Hobby Lobby
Ceramic Cross: Etsy seller sashleeceramics
MORE DETAILS CAN BE FOUND HERE.
The cloud and stars mobile, even though I was VERY frustrated with it by the time I was done sewing it! I had a picture in my head of exactly what I wanted, and I couldn't find the exact right thing anywhere, so I made it myself and it turned out just how I pictured (except that I didn't actually finish it until my son was 6 months old! haha).