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Modern & Colorful Transportation Nursery


Fun nursery inspired by DwellStudio's Transportation collection with lots of mixing and matching.

Design Inspiration

I loved the DwellStudio transportation bedding but wanted a more eclectic look. I paired a few Dwell pieces with random finds from Target, Etsy, and other retailers to create something fun and colorful.

Decorating Style

Modern, fun

Project Details


  • DwellStudio stroller blanket and sheet
  • Boppy brand crib skirt
  • Carter's brown minky-dot bumper
  • Accent name pillow by etsy seller,¬†whimseyco
  • Personalized minky blanket from etsy seller,¬†BabyBeulah

Lamps & picture frames: Target   Storage containers: from various places including Target, Home Depot, Dwell, and Hobby Lobby   Wall Decor: Wooden signs by etsy seller Go Jump in the Lake, green mirror from Lowe's, name letters cut from Dwell Studio wallpaper (you can order just a small amount for projects and even scale the pattern to the size you want)   Windows: Eclipse brown curtain panels from Target, Valances/tie-backs sewn from material from the Dwell Studio fabric shower curtain   Shelf: vintage, repainted with Behr paint in Teal Zeal   Mobile and rag wreath: DIY projects made with scraps of the wallpaper and leftover shower curtain Dwell fabric.  Tips for mobile: make sure your cardstock is double-sided.  I purchased a whole pack of cute cardstock only to realize that the white backing didn't have the effect I wanted.

Favorite Items

I really love the etsy items that pull the room together and coordinate, yet keep it from being too theme-y.  I love the transportation pattern, but I didn't want to overdo it.  The pillow, personalized blanket, and bright wall signs add personality.


Even if you like an expensive bedding set, you can get the same look by purchasing a few less-expensive items from the collection and matching it with lower-priced coordinates from various brands.  I had so much fun putting together this nursery and like the effect more than if I had splurged on the set I initially eyed.


Sunday 19th of February 2012

Thanks so much! The pillow was by etsy seller, whimseyco. I plan to add the Urban Outfitters orange chevron rug to the room soon, but otherwise I haven't changed a thing. I love his room and it makes me so happy to be in it. Have fun decorating yours!


Friday 17th of February 2012

Who made the pillow for you? I am in LOVE with the transportation theme also. But didnt want to over do it. I think your room turned out perfect and about jumped out of my chair yelling to my husband "this is it! this is what i visioned!!!" lol!