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Bright and Cheerful Nursery


Our little boy's nursery has bright cheery colors and fun colorful designs. We kept the walls of our gust room blue and added white furniture with colorful accents to make a fun playroom for Luke filled with lots of books and stuffed animals galore.

Design Inspiration

The inspiration for this nursery project was vintage classic toys. The primary colors and simple design inspired us to create a fun place for sleep and play.

Decorating Style

My decorating style is modern with a twist of playful tradition. I used modern and simple stripes for curtains, a modern gray shag rug, and traditional animal and toy accents. Some of the items in the room are actually from Luke's dad's childhood.

Project Details

Much of the furniture was from Ikea which offered budget friendly solutions for our bookshelf, armoire, changing station table, and striped fabric for the curtains. I made the curtains with no-sew fabric strips. The colorful mobile was a DIY project made of scrapbook paper. I created and designs all the wall art in the frames and the Wall decal was from an Etsy shop. My talented sister made the puff for the non-traditional foot stool. All the links are in my blog post:

Favorite Items

My favorite item in the room is the rainbow DIY mobile. I wanted to find a mobile that was colorful and had movement but wasn't into all the mobiles from the chain stores. I also didn't want to spend a lot so this was a good solution and Luke loves looking at it when he is in his crib.


This look is based on bright colors so my advice would be to not tie yourself to staying within a specific color scheme but to let it happen organically. We started with the wall color and the gray  rug. With that original look it was feeing very cool and blue but when we added the green in the curtains and the colorful wall art, the room just came together. Now whatever type of toy Luke gets, it will fit in with the look of the room because it is so colorful.


Sunday 11th of March 2012

Love the color combo! I was thinking of doing something similar, but can't decide what shade of blue for the walls. What color did you use?


Saturday 31st of December 2011

Love the details! How'd you make the mobile??


Thursday 27th of October 2011

Thank you Jamie, I got the pad from babies r us but I don't think they have it anymore but I found it on amazon here:


Thursday 27th of October 2011

what a fun room! where did you get the changing pad (brown dots??)

Thanks, j


Friday 21st of October 2011

Thank you both very much! It is nice to play in there with the baby, I hope he likes it when he gets older.