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Nautical Nursery on a Budget


I'm a first time mom and nursery decorator. I wasn't super impressed with the "boy-themed rooms in a box" options so I created my own design inspiration. 

Design Inspiration

Since we live so close to the water, I wanted to draw inspiration from the beach and boating lifestyle that is already so much apart of our home.

Decorating Style

For me, kids room all about color and stimulation. I want to like it as much as they do. It was also important that I stay on budget and use pieces that will transfer well into a toddler room. 

Project Details

Crib: Wal-Mart (Graco, $149)

Dresser: Ikea ($299)

Rug: Dash and Albert rug company ($99)

Chair: ($599)

Curtains/Bedding: Custom made by mom :) 

Lifesaver pillow: Land of Nod ($29)

Flags: Land of Nod ($29)

Green lamps: Target ($19)

Orr & Nautical Accessories: Home Goods ($75)




Favorite Items

Crib sheets are my most favorite because they zip on and off- best invention ever!!: Clouds and Starts $32 for starter kit


You can spend as much or as little as you like,  I just opted to pay less. And after 14 months, I still love as much as I did on day 1.


Thursday 17th of January 2013

Is the dresser in your photos the Hemnes dresser from Ikea or did you purchase one of their unfinished ones and paint it yourself? Thanks!


Friday 3rd of August 2012


Thanks Stephanie!


Friday 3rd of August 2012

Becky White,

Thanks mom :)


Friday 3rd of August 2012

Frauline Melfi,

I agree! I can't express the hatred for my camera...I realllllly need a new one :)


Friday 3rd of August 2012


Hi Pam!! My mom actually custom made the curtains and I believe she bought all her supplies at Jo-Ann's Fabrics. The panels alter both white and navy denim and then lined with black-out material so its nice and dark for nap time :) We later found similar curtains at Pottery Barn for half the price it cost to custom design the curtains...wah, wah.