We wanted to create a fun bright general neutral nursery for our first baby! There was no real theme in mind other than trying to portray a classic retro look with a modern twist.
I was originally inspired by a fun bright nursery I saw on Project Nursery that was aqua blue with bright yellows. I loved the light sunny feel of it. As the project progressed it became more and more our vision.
I didn't want the room to be overly themed. My style is a mix of traditional, retro, whimsy, and modern tones if that makes any sense. I really just choose pieces I loved and put them together to create the final project. I didn't want the room to come off too cutesy.
I had decided I wanted the room to be a mix of blues, greens, and yellows based on my original inspiration. I later decided to add some pops of red to create a more modern retro feel. I love the collage wall with baby pictures of my husband and me. The stuffed owl was a diy project completed before we purchased any furniture or painted the room. I am very attracted to all things elephant, but tried to limit myself on elephant items at my husbands request.
My husband's family owns a toy company so we encourporated a lot of the vintage tin toys in the decorating.
Crib - Europa Baby
Hemnes Dresser - Ikea
Expedit bookcase - Ikea
Glider/Recliner - Babies R Us
Giraffe & Lion Prints - I purchased these at a local boutique, but there is a set of 9 available at the link above.
Strawberry Roots print over changing table
Twinkle Twinkle Art Over Closet - Bella Luna Boutique Rehoboth, DE
Tan Hamper - Land of Nod
Red hanging Lamp - Ikea
Change Table Basket - Pottery Barn Outlet
Mirror over crib - Homegoods (repainted yellow)
Blue Side Table - Homegoods
Owl Pillow - I made this using a free pattern and my own fabrics
T-shirt Blanket on glider - Made using my husbands old t-shirts create a very personal keepsake. I used t-shirts from our town, college, vacation spots, favorite sports teams, honeymoon, etc.
Keep Calm & Rock On, LOVE, and Philly skyline were all handmade by cutting out the designs using an exacto knife.
Bedding/Curtains - Made by grandma
Rocking Horse - Handmade my Uncle
I also love how the cutouts I made turned out. Especially the Keep Calm art.
Start with one or two pieces you love as inspiration and go from there. I was overwhelmed at first by the possibilities. I have heard a lot of people say a good place to start is your bedding and I would agree with that. Also, make the room yours. As much as you may love a nursery you see online it is so fun and rewarding to let the room come together organically and become very personal to you!
Please let me know if you have any questions about any specific items in our nursery!