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Damon’s Bright Patterned Nursery


For the design of this nursery, I envisioned a room that was soothing and calm, though wanted to stay away from the traditional colors typically seen in a boy's nursery.  This project was designed to be similar, yet with distinct design elements, complementing my older son's nursery.

Design Inspiration

My design inspiration for this patterned nursery came from the colors in the crib blanket - gray, red, and a soft muted blue.  Once the color scheme was established, I found inspiration from fabric swatches used by several Etsy designers, and pulled other design ideas from Pinterest and the Project Nursery gallery.

Decorating Style

My decorating style is modern contemporary, tying together unique elements with a common thread that unifies the room.  I also have a "look for less" attitude, and try to achieve my targeted style on a reasonable budget.

Project Details

Dresser/Changing Area: IKEA HEMNES Dresser and Nightstand

Rubbermaid Bento Tray Organizers: Target

Changing Pad Cover: Little Owl's Nest on Etsy

Glider: Little Castle

Gray & White Chipper Ikat Ottoman: Zeldabelle on Etsy

Colonial Mills Basket/Pillows: HomeGoods

Arctic Blue Ikat Dots Pillow: The Pillow Toss on Etsy

Greek Key Print Pillow: HomeGoods

Lamp: Land of Nod

Wall Art: DIY and Refreshed Old Frames with White Spray Paint

Expedit White Book Shelf: IKEA

Gray Bins and Baskets: Land of Nod

Babyletto Hudson Crib: Amazon

Crib Sheet: Pottery Barn Kids

Crib Blanket and Skirt: Land of Nod

Wall Letters: Crafty Kraft Paper Letters from Land of Nod, Decoupaged as a DIY Project

Red Corner Shelf - Craigslist, Originally from IKEA

Ribba Picture Ledges: IKEA

Window Valances - Arctic Blue Ikat Dots: OldStation on Etsy

Favorite Items

There are so many items in this nursery that I love!  The colors and patterns from the various fabrics served as an inspiration, and tied the entire room together.  Each of the DIY wall art creations including the wall letters, Snoopy print, love stamp print, and the alphabet highlight the color scheme of the room, and I had the most fun making these projects for my son.  I also love how the shadow box turned out, with birth announcement, ultrasound, his tiny hospital bracelet, and some of my favorite pictures from his birthday!


Create a nursery that's pleasing to you and your baby.  You will be spending a lot of time in the nursery, and will continue to enjoy all of the design elements that make the room unique and special.