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O’s Modern Forest Nursery


Gender neutral nursery designed with a modern woodland/ forest theme. Walls are a soft grey/green/blue with orange, grey and blue accents. Lots of budget friendly DIY projects in a small space with quirky touches.

Design Inspiration

I started decorating before I knew Mr. O's gender so I wanted to keep things fairly neutral. I loved the Jenny Lind crib as soon as I saw it and then was inspired by some fabric to incorporate the woodland animals. I starting finding tons of amazing orange and gray fabrics that pulled together the color scheme and made the room feel more modern.

Decorating Style


Project Details

Crib - Jenny Lind

Rug, Dresser and Bookcase - IKEA

Pouf - Target

Open Shelving - IKEA + Home depot

Rocking Chair- Vintage, Repainted

Art - Vintage, Etsy, DIY

Clock - DIY

Mobile - DIY

Mural - DIY

Blankets - DIY

Toy Box Bench - Old trunk that I added the cushion to.

Favorite Items

One of my favorite things is the rocking chair, which I was initially really bummed about. I had picked out a fancy (and expensive) modern one, but it wasn't in the budget and I already had a vintage rocker sitting on my porch that had been in my nursery as a child. I really didn't like the 70's brown and gold, but I repainted it grey and stenciled the animals at the top and fell in love with the result.

I love the pattern pieces in the mural- they're actually homemade fabric decals which were super easy and introduced pattern without tedious painting. (They would also be great if you didn't want to repaint later)

Last the fabric boxes in the book shelf- they are the cheapest cubes from Ikea (drona I want to say?) that I coated with spray adhesive and covered in fabric. Really easy and cheap way to incorporate more fabric into the room.

For more images and project details please visit: Made From Scratch


Sunday 26th of January 2014

I love all the handmade touches! It makes it so special. I remember when I made a piece of wall art for my now 4-year-old. It is still in her room and she loves it ( she asks me to tell the story of why I made it from time to time). May you spend many lovely moments in that room :)