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Connor’s Colorful Nursery


Connor's nursery is bright and colorful room, filled with an eclectic mix of animal details and DIY projects.  It focuses on our love of animals, books, crafts and color. 

Design Inspiration

When I found out we were having a baby boy, I knew that I wanted  his nursery to be bright, colorful, energetic and fun.  No pastels or soothing colors here.  I wanted something that would be able to grow with him as he got older and keep his attention. I started out with the colors green and orange.  I thought a green wall would be fun, with bright orange accent pieces.  I later added teal to the equation to brighten it up a bit more and make it more "boy."  Since my husband and I are both animal lovers, I added lots of animal details like a cardboard deer head, a zebra rug, a frog rocker and tons of stuffed animals.  I also have a love affair with children's books, so a homemade display bookcase was a must.

Decorating Style

Fun, energetic, crafty, colorful, bold, wild, unique.

Project Details

Paint - Four Leaf Clover by Benjamin MooreCrib bedding and chevron pillow - Carousel DesignsCrib - Monterey Convertible Crib in Chocolate Mist from J.C. PenneyDresser - Monterey Changing Table and Hutch from J.C. PenneyGlider and Ottoman - Little Castle Heritage Glider and Ottoman from J.C. PenneyStorage Units - ClosetMaid storage units from TargetFabric and wicker baskets - TargetCardboard Deer - Urban OutfittersSide Table - Avenue Six Slick Cube in OrangeFloor Lamp - Urban OutfittersOrange Desk Lamp - Lowe'sAbacus, alphabet blocks and teal pillow - HomeGoodsBookcases - DIY, built by my fatherCloset shoe caddy - Household Essentials from AmazonCeiling fan - Lowe'sMobile - DIYFergie the Frog Rocker -  RockabyeZebra Rug - overstock.comName banner - DIY, but also available hereOrange pillow and multi-color blanket - Pier 1Curtains - West ElmPrints - all from Etsy  

Favorite Items

My favorite item has to be the bookshelves, made by my father.  What a great way to display all the wonderful books from childhood and a great way to add color and character to the room.


My advice would be to make sure you incorporate items that are special and meaningful to you into the room.  Decorating a nursery for your child is a labor of love and should reflect who you are, as well as the child.  Don't be dissuaded from using an item just because it's not pastel or doesn't scream baby.  


Sunday 9th of September 2012

I love it! This is exactly the color scheme we're going for with our son's nursery. Our green turned out a tad brighter, so I wish I saw this before we painted!! Oh well. Also, I love the bookcases. I would love to have a whole "reading corner" like that, but don't think we'll have the space once we put in baby's furniture. I'll have to find an alternative.

Thanks for the inspiration!!

(p.s. I meant to hit 5 stars, and it went with three and won't let me vote again. Sorry to mess up your rating!)


Saturday 18th of August 2012

Just adorable, what a fun nursery!