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Harper’s Modern, Colorful Nursery


Harper's nursery is bright, modern and mostly gender neutral. Designed on a budget, most of the furniture is from IKEA and decor from Etsy or Target.

Design Inspiration

My inspiration for the nursery decor began from the color combination of FLOR carpet tiles in teal, yellow and orange. I chose modern white furniture and plenty of art prints from Etsy for colorful touches. The idea for the wall of books came from nurseries I saw on Pinterest.

Decorating Style

My decorating style is modern and colorful. I like simplicity, clean lines and interesting color combinations.

Project Details

Basically everything in the nursery is from IKEA, Etsy or Target. A few things are handmade by my creative family members, like the bunting, quilt and knitted blankie. And a few things, like the embroidery hoops, pink monster doll and the print on the bookshelf are from a local craft fair. The map lamp and play sign on the bookshelf are from And a few odds and ends are from Container Store and Anthropologie.

Here are links to most of the store bought furniture and decor:

Crib: Babyletto Hudson from Amazon
Dresser: IKEA
Glider: Little Castle Monaco Glider from Wayfair
Toy shelf: IKEA
Wall shelves: IKEA
Side table: IKEA
Carpet tiles: Toy Poodle Flor tiles in Clementine, Breeze, Dusk, Oyster and Sunny

Crib sheet: Oliver B White/Yellow fitted crib sheet from Bed, Bath & Beyond
Crib mobile: AzureAlchemy Etsy shop
Harper pillow: RainyDayQuiltCo Etsy shop
Owl pillow: Target
Blue chevron fabric bin: Creat4usKids Etsy shop
Gray chevron floor pouf: Zeldabelle Etsy shop
Gray chevron crib skirt: babylovin Etsy shop
Changing pad cover: sweetheartnsunshine Etsy shop
Growth chart:
Animal fabric bins: 3 Sprout from Amazon
Coat rack: P'kolino Safari Wall Hooks from Baby Earth

What a wonderful world print: thewheatfield Etsy shop
You are my sunshine print: petitcollage Etsy shop
Alphabet print: 1canoe2 Etsy shop
Personalized Harper print: HenryJamesPaperGoods Etsy shop
Solar system print: pennyluxesales Etsy shop
Run Wild My Child print: TheWallaroo Etsy shop


My advice for parents designing a nursery is to skip the matching theme decor from stores and instead find inspiration on Pinterest and Etsy for a more unique and personalized room.


Thursday 28th of March 2013

Babylovin is happy to have been a part of your beautiful nursery! You did a great job putting it together!


Monday 12th of November 2012

Love the FLOR carpet tiles! Adds such a great punch to the room!

Gavin Crew

Thursday 8th of November 2012

Lovely modern and colorful nursery. That pinwheel mobile got me confused for a little while. I was trying to figure out what it really is before I realized there's a photo with a worm's eye view.


Monday 5th of November 2012

Love all the work you put into this! I've been sourcing etsy also and I know how overwhelming it can all be (but you can find such original and well made gear!!). You did a wonderful job! Thank you also for such detailed info on each nursery item..very helpful.