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Lincoln’s Blue, Orange and Lime Space Themed Nursery


We designed this space-themed nursery to be bright and bold, with lots of contrast to help our son's developing vision and curiosity!

Design Inspiration

My husband and I are both science nerds, so we decided to play on that by creating a space-themed nursery. Research shows that bright colors and high contrast designs help babies' vision develop, so I wanted the room to be colorful, with plenty of patterns to attract Lincoln's attention and encourage his curiosity.

Decorating Style

My style is definitely eclectic! I tend to like quirky and colorful designs. For this room I incorporated some mid-century modern elements (like the clock and some of the fabric patterns).

Project Details

Other than the crib and a couple accents, nearly everything in the room was DIY!

Wall color: Liberty by Behr

Crib and Changing Table Combo: Athena Daphne, AFG International

Stars, Moons, and Planets Mobile: DIY Using Cardstock, Macrame Rings and Fishing Wire

Letter "L": DIY

Crib Sheet: Amazon

Bumper: DIY (Most breathable bumpers sold in stores don't work with this three-sided crib, so I sewed my own using nylon spacer mesh and this accent fabric).

Moon: Uncle Milton's Moon in My Room

DIY Rug: Premier Prints Sydney Slub fabric in Tangelo

Dresser: Refinished from a Craigslist using Valspar's Can't Miss Lime and Semi-Gloss Polyacrylic

Spotlight Lamp: Target

Playmobil 1-2-3 Moon Rocket: Amazon

Pegboard: DIY

Buckets and Wood Letters: AC Moore

Basket: Home Depot

Clock: Amazon and I masked it off and spraypainted the balls and hands to match the room

Curtains: DIY from white twin sheets (masked them off and painted on the orange stripes)

Bench: DIY using an IKEA Expedit Bookshelf

Green Bins: Target

Bench Cover: Premier Prints Sofie Slub in Navy

Pillows: DIY

Picture Wall: Alphabet flashcards from Nerdy Baby.

Starburst Mirror: DIY

Embroidery Hoop Planets: DIY

Vintage Solar System Atlas Page: Etsy

Behind-the-Door Bookshelf: DIY

Favorite Items

I especially love how the dresser and rug turned out. I was nervous about choosing a lime green paint for the dresser but Can't Miss Lime lived up to its name!


If you're on a budget like we were, search online for DIY instructions to replicate higher-end items for much less money. Be forgiving of little mistakes you might make while crafting items for the room - in the end, the imperfections won't be noticeable and will only serve to show how much time and love you put into the room!


Monday 2nd of March 2015

hi I love your book shelf idea. How did you do it. Could you please email or comment on your step by step and what I need to buy please. Thank you :)

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Monday 8th of September 2014

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Friday 5th of September 2014

Love this, so creative!