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Baby K’s Bright Nursery


Since we don't know our baby's gender, we decorated the nursery in bright, neutral colors - aqua/teal, orange, yellow and green. We furnished and decorated the space on a budget, so most of the projects for the room were DIY.  You can see more pictures of our nursery on my blog at

Design Inspiration

My inspiration was keeping the space neutral, but not wanting to have a theme like animals or book/movie characters.  I also didn't want to use pastel colors.  So I decided on a handful of bright colors and created the room from there.

Decorating Style

Simple, a little shabby chic.

Project Details

Bedding/changing pad cover - Land of Nod

Rug - Urban Outfitters

Book shelving - Ikea

Cubby wall shelf - built and painted by my husband, Richard

End table - already owned, painted it bright aqua

Dresser - bought used on Craigslist, painted it white and changed the hardware

Glass dresser knobs - Anthropologie

Chandelier - Pottery Barn Teen

Bunting banner - made myself with a variety of fabrics and ribbon

Lampshade - plain white shade from Target that I decorated with yellow, aqua, and green ribbon

Toy chest - from a local unfinished wood furniture store that we painted white

Glider chair - Walmart

Ottoman pouf - custom ordered from Etsy

Pillows - Target, Land of Nod

Wall art - "How Wonderful Life is Now You're in the World" print from Etsy; "What Would Superman Do?" print designed and framed by me and my husband; New Jersey "Grown in the Garden State" print designed and framed by me; Dog artwork made by me with chalk pastels.

Letters and numbers in vintage frames - My husband cut the letters and numbers out of wood and I covered them in different colors and patterns of scrapbook paper.  We hung them inside a set of vintage frames that I purchased from Etsy.

Mobile - Mamas and Papas brand from Babies R Us.

Favorite Items

My favorite item is the cubby wall shelf that my husband built.  I love the bright aqua color of the back of the shelves and it's a great storage item that doesn't take up space on the floor.  I also love the ottoman pouf and the letter/number wall art that my husband and I made for above the crib.


Pick your colors or an item that inspires you and build the room from there.  Look everywhere for ideas - Etsy, catalogs, Project Nursery, and Pinterest.

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Tuesday 19th of March 2013

Is the glider you have gray? I have been looking for one just like it and love the style and price Walmart offers, but am unable to find the glider in gray on their website. Did you purchase the glider recently? Thanks! :)


Monday 25th of March 2013

Hi Morganne, It's actually more like a taupe color than gray. We purchased it from Walmart about 9 months ago. Good luck with your search for a glider! It took us a long time to find one that we liked.


Friday 8th of February 2013

In case you're still interested, my husband finally wrote up plans for the cubby shelf.


Friday 1st of February 2013


Love your nursery! I have the same glider and I am looking for an ottoman and I love yours. What size is it? The Etsy seller has various size options. Thanks!


Friday 8th of February 2013

Thank you! It's the larger size, 24 inches.