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Greyson’s “Brave Little Man” Nursery


This nursery has a "Brave Little Man" theme. I wanted it to be subtle, but distinctive. For example, there are multiple arrow designs throughout the room, both on decals and in the framed prints, etc. The words described in various pieces of the decor reflect a theme of bravery, courage and strength. With the addition of a few added patterns such as herringbone and geometric triangles, it added a little something extra to the space.

Design Inspiration

I wanted to create a space that caters to an infant, but also remains boyish and masculine as he gets a little older. The room has features perfect for a baby, while including decor and colors that are more mature.

Decorating Style

I try to be creative and unique when decorating spaces, so I don't fall into the trap of just sticking with current trends. I love seeing room designs that go against the grain and add in special touches people may not have ever thought to have in the room. I enjoy seeking out one-of-a-kind items, and/or pieces that can be customized to fit with the theme or vision I have in mind.

Project Details

Many of the design pieces used in this space came from Etsy. Below is a list of each item and the shop it came from:

Brown Pouf Ottoman - Aleta Fae

Green & White Arrows - Fletcher and Fox 

Grey Crib Sheet with White Arrows - Max and Grace

Large Vinyl Wall Decal - Stick it There

"Be Brave & Be Kind" Wooden Wall Art - Pamela Joyce Designs

Grey Minky Changing Pad Cover - Birds Have Flowers

"With Brave Wings You'll Fly" 5x7 Print - Persimmon Prints

3 John 1:4 8x10 Print - Paper Therapy Shop

Isaiah 43:1 8x10 Print - Just Making Ends Meet

"Brave" 5x7 Print - Maidservant of Encouragement

Green Triangles Swaddle Blanket - Alphabet Monkey

Burnt Orange Monogram Letter "G" - Naomi's Custom Gifts

"Follow Your Dreams" 8x10 Print - Quotable Stuff

"Be Strong and of Good Courage" Small Vinyl Wall Decal - Sweet Little Tweets

Brown Arrow Swaddle Blanket - Kat and Stiina

"Greyson" 8x10 Print - The Lion and the Lark

Monogram "G" Burlap Pillow Cover - La Rae Boutique

Green Triangles Pillow Cover - Cushion Cut Decor

Favorite Items

It's hard to choose just one item that's my favorite, but I would see my top couple are the large rustic monogram letter "G" hanging above the crib, and the scripture verses framed above it as well. They compliment the theme so well, and hold special meaning.


If you find yourself getting overwhelmed by too many color options, or decorative pieces, take a step back and start fresh. Don't underestimate your own creative ability. You probably have more ideas of your own than you think you do. :)

Karen Wolowicz

Tuesday 18th of March 2014

CUTE!! What's the green color on the walls? I find a good kelly green impossible to find! Thanks!