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Beach Baby Nursery


I wanted to create a calm, bright, airy, beachy nursery for our baby. Using neutral colors, woven textures, and blue hues to achieve the look I was going for. I had dreamed of designing a nursery for my baby for my whole life, and making this dream a reality was just so much fun. We knew we were having a little boy and I have always loved the beach, so it was fun to throw in some beachy accents without making it too "themed".

Design Inspiration

I would say some of the first things I bought were the Whale Tail hook and the white ceramic whale. I hadn't really decided on a "theme" or anything, but was continually drawn to those beachy, nautical items. So those added with the pineapple sheets that I was obsessed with, things started coming together. I knew from the start that I wanted it to be simple, bright, and not too "themed" or baby looking. I am so thrilled with the way it turned out!

Decorating Style

Light, open, airy, beachy, cottage feel. I use a lot of neutral colors.

Project Details

Crib: Fisher Price Riley Island Crib

White Chair: IKEA Ektorp

White Side Table: HomeGoods (Several years ago)

Dresser: Antique

White Shelves: IKEA

Curtains: IKEA


Wire book baskets: Hobby Lobby

"Our Greatest Adventure" Wooden Sign: Made by my husband and I

"Beach Baby" Wooden Sign: Made by my husband and I

Felt Ball Mobile: Made by me

Checked Quilt: Handmade

Sheets: Handmade

White ceramic Whale: Target

Metal "C": Hobby Lobby

Wooden "C": JoAnns

Small Clock: IKEA

Wooden Stacking Toy: IKEA

Gray Teddy Bear: Baby Gap

Trash Can: IKEA

Paint Color: Repose Gray by Sherwin Williams

To see more photos and more sources, check out my blog.

Favorite Items

It's so hard to choose a favorite...I love it all so much! I would say though that one of the things I love the most would be the mobile that I made. The simplicity of it gets me and it's one of those projects that was so fun to see come to life. I had the image in my head for a long time, and it turned out exactly the way I imagined. I also love the shelves above his changing table...oh I had so much fun accessorizing those! And of course I love the signs that my husband and I made together.


Take your time in planning. I was finishing up last minute touches a week before our little man arrived. I think it turned out exactly the way I wanted because I didn't rush things and I made sure I only bought things I absolutely loved and knew I wanted. If you are looking to create an open, simple nursery...keep things just that..."simple". Don't go overboard with patterns and bold colors. I tried to stay with neutral colors for the most part, with some splashes of navy and yellow here and there. Also, mixing textures and adding in some wood tones helped to make the space exactly the way I wanted.


Thursday 12th of December 2019

What color trim did you use and what finish? Thanks!!