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Modern Superhero Nursery


My husband and I are both creative people & when we found out we were expecting a boy we both knew we wanted to make his nursery something special.  Since my husband has always been into superheroes, we decided to go with that as a theme.  The challenge was to update the theme by making it clean, modern & unique.

Design Inspiration

The design inspiration came from Captain America, my husband's favorite superhero.  He loves Captain America because as a superhero he feels a duty to do something to benefit the greater good & dedicates every ounce of himself to helping others.  The color inspiration came from the mobile that my sister & I created.

Decorating Style

Our decorating style is modern & colorful.  We pick pieces we love & they always end up looking great together in the end because they look like "us".

Project Details

The room started with a paint color before we even knew what we were having- a gender neutral teal.  Once we found out we were having a boy we started gathering pieces to create the room.  I knew I wanted white furniture but I also wanted to stick as close to a small budget as possible. We love all of the furniture we picked out.  Everything is modern & sturdy.  Another piece I love is the framed art above the crib. It's an illustration by Tilly Biedron & can be found on Etsy. We wanted to keep the bedding simple & clean since we had so much color going on so I had a crib skirt custom made by Lavender Linens on Etsy. My sister & I made the mobile ourselves out of paint chips. I feel like it is a major centerpiece for the room because it brings all of our colors together. There are tutorials all over Pinterest for these. It takes a lot of patience but it is worth it in the end.

Favorite Items

My favorite items are the pieces of art that my husband designed for our son that hang above his dresser.  He's a graphic designer & I knew I wanted him to create something special for our son's room.  The pieces are also for sale to the public.


My advice for anyone trying to achieve a modern superhero nursery would be to keep it light on the superhero.  We added pieces here & there but wanted to make sure the room felt inspired by superheroes, not a literal interpretation of them.  Resist the urge to get Spiderman sheets, a Batman lamp and an Iron Man lightswitch cover.  Instead opt for sheets with a star pattern on them (like Captain America's shield) or a red modern lamp & make your superhero pieces minimal.  Use the superheroes as inspiration & you're likely to get a room as fun as ours.


Tuesday 29th of January 2019

I am sure this post is very old, but I have been searching and searching for that blue rug that is pictured. Where did you get this?!


Monday 29th of May 2017

Hi where did u buy that face's hero portraits? thanks


Wednesday 3rd of May 2017

I see where you state that the awesome custom art your hubby made is for sale. Where would that be? Our surprise baby boy is going to be sharing a room with his sister for a while and we've decided to do her half rainbows and his superheroes so it's one color palate. Your art work is exactly what I'm looking for. :)


Tuesday 15th of November 2016

what silver rings did you use for the mobile? I agree, it looks much better than the string. You did a beautiful job!


Sunday 20th of December 2015

Would you have an idea of the paint company used and where you found the rug? Thanks in advance.