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Colorful Disney and Toy Story Inspired Nursery and Play Room


For our son’s room, we wanted something more than just a nursery. The room is rather large, so we made it more of a child’s room with a play area that he could grow up in, not immediately grow out of.

Design Inspiration

Both my husband and I are big Disney fans, so we looked towards Disney for inspiration, especially Toy Story! We also wanted a theme that allowed for friends and family to be able to contribute toys or decorations without having to worry about whether it "fit the theme".

Decorating Style

We chose primary colors to make the room colorful, bright, fun and stimulating.

Project Details

Most of the large furniture items in the room are from IKEA. We took a major shopping trip there to get all the items, including multiple bookcases, shelves, children’s toys and decorations and a comfortable chair for me! The crib is the DaVinci Ashbury from, and it can convert to a toddler bed and a full-sized hopefully that will last for a long time!


We decided on a light gray wall color (Benjamin Moore Gray Horse) and white furniture to be neutral against all the bright items in the room. We added lots of books and wooden toys, along with Toy Story and Disney toys.


There is an area for arts & crafts, including a table and chalkboard/whiteboard easel.We even left space on the wall for his eventual works of art!


There are several DIY projects by us in the room:


Hanging Barrel of Monkeys

Scrabble Letter Blocks over the crib

Growth Chart Ruler

Framed Letter T

Alphabet Wall

and we completely redid the closet for added space and storage.

Links to all of our shopping items and DIY project tutorials can be found on my blog at:

Favorite Items

We love all of our DIY projects so much, but our favorite is the hanging barrel of monkeys! They are just like the favorite children's toy, just much much bigger!


Don’t confine yourself to what others think a nursery should be. Kids grow up so fast, so a nursery doesn’t have to be just for when a child is a newborn; it can also be a room that they can enjoy for at least a few years. 

Ashley B

Sunday 1st of July 2018

hi your links aren't working I wanted to see how to make the monkeys

Lynn S

Sunday 8th of July 2012


Thanks! Here is my post on how we made the Scrabble letters


Monday 18th of June 2012

Just how did you make those scrabble letters? They're divine!

Lynn S

Thursday 7th of June 2012


Thank you! The hanging barrel of monkeys was our favorite project to make and we posted a tutorial on how we made them too!

Lynn S

Thursday 7th of June 2012


Thank you!