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Colorfully Patterned Neutral Nursery


I set out wanting to add as much color as I could to the big white room that was going to be the nursery.  We rent, and the walls are wallpapered, so decals don't stick to well to them.  I am also a crafter and love sewing, so I wanted to make as much as I could.

Design Inspiration

I found a picture on Pinterest of a beautiful baby girls nursery that mixed a bunch of different patterns and colors.  We weren't going to find out our baby's gender, so my goal was to do something similar, but gender neutral.

Decorating Style

Eclectic.  I love modern and classic looks, so it is always hard making design decisions.

Project Details

Crib, Rocking Chair, Footstool, Changing Table: IKEA

Small Shelf: Walmart

Fabric for the crib skirt, bumper trim, rocking chair and footstool cover, pouf, curtains and changing table cover:  JoAnns Fabrics and IKEA

Sheet: Target

Lighting: IKEA

Artwork: IKEA

Bunting: DIY from fabric scraps ( I used pinking shears to cut them out so I wouldn't have to finish the edges)

Mobile: DIY

Felt Toys: DIY

Favorite Items

The bunting, which I think helps pull all the patterns together, and the pouf.  I had never made or sewn with piping before, so that was a challenge for me.


Don't be afraid to mix patterns. I was until I started this room. I started with the Alphabet print for the crib skirt and just kept looking for prints I liked with complementary colors. Shopping online actually made it a lot easier. I could add fabric to my cart(without lugging heavy bolts around) and see if they complemented each other. The selection is also a lot better online.