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A Rustic Chic Neutral Nursery


I wanted a calm and soothing room for my daughter to feel comfortable in as she sleeps and plays. I went with a white and beige color pallet to brighten up the space as it does not get a whole lot of light. I combined a few rustic pieces along with touches of gold and glitter to add warmth and sparkle. I am so happy with how it turned out and I hope my daughter will enjoy her space for several years to come.

Design Inspiration

I'm in love with the cottage chic look and my husband is in love with the outdoorsy look. So I combined the two in a bright and beautiful way to create a rustic chic baby oasis.

Decorating Style

Vintage Shabby Chic with a little bit of sparkle

Favorite Items

I am so proud of the White Washed Pallet Wall my husband and I put together.


Take your time deciding on what you want your space to say or feel like when you walk in. I tried to rush into getting it all done and it showed. Several times I had to go back through rearranging and/or removing a few things to get the cohesive look that I was going for. If you are on a budget, try browsing DIY's online before going out and buying something you saw in a magazine or in the store. I guarantee you there is a "HOW-TO" out there somewhere that will be half the cost. Most importantly HAVE FUN!

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  1. […] though your baby’s room will probably have many things that are designed to look natural. You can paint the walls tan and use a lot of tan decorations like the ones in this nursery, and rustic decorations will blend […]

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  3. Beyond chelsea! I wish I knew. It was already painted when we moved in. I’ve searched high and low and have come up empty. It’s definitley a beige

  4. avatar Chelsea J says:

    What color is the wall color?! I am looking to do that in our nursery. Thanks!

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  6. avatar Melissa says:

    Hi Jess,

    Thank you! We actually used old pallet wood. I have the DIY here:

  7. avatar Jess says:

    Love the white wash wall…where did you get the materials to put together is it actually flooring?

  8. avatar Melissa says:

    I purchased it from Land of Nod :)

  9. avatar Jess says:

    Hi! Can you tell me where you find the organizer above the changing table?

  10. avatar Melissa says:

    Hi Antonia!
    Thank you so much :) The cubes I found at Lowes and I painted the numbers on them using a number template I made with word and my printer :)

  11. avatar Antonia Torres says:

    Hello, I love this nursery! Could you please tell me where you found the tan colored cubes with the numbers on them? Thank you.

  12. avatar Melissa says:

    Thank you Amanda! I actually bought the basket form Michaels on clearance, Painted it white and tied a ribbon left over from a Pottery Barn Gift Wrapped package I received.

  13. avatar Melissa says:

    Thanks Tiffany! I actually made the twine-wrapped initials myself using a piece of cardboard from a box I had laying around and twine. I posted a tutorial here:

    I then just hot glued the initials to three pallet boards that were secured together with a board screwed horizontally behind them. Which made for a great hanger too. (hope I explained that well :/)

  14. avatar Amanda says:

    Love it. Where did you get the white basket on the land of nod wall shelf?

  15. avatar Tiffany says:

    Love it! I was wondering how did you make the wooden/pallets that have your daughters initials on them?

  16. Hi Violetta!

    The white rug is from Walmart – very inexpensive and very good size :)

  17. avatar Violeta says:

    beautiful room!!! Where is the white rug in the teepee from. I’m looking for something just like that.
    Thank you

  18. Thank you Diane! The teepee is a DIY. You can find the tutorial by using the link in the “project details” section above :)

  19. avatar Diana says:

    This is a beautiful room, where is the tee pee from?

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  21. avatar Fawn Over Baby says:

    Thank you for your kind words. I’m not sure where these were purchased as they camera with the house when we bought it. We love them though! :)

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  23. avatar cld35f7 says:

    i love your white paneled doors…any chance you could tell me where they were purchased? (The nursery is ADORABLE!)

  24. avatar Fawn Over Baby says:

    Thank you Kristina! I had a hard time finding khaki chevron curtains while on a budget, so I made them myself. Here is the link to my tutorial:

  25. avatar Fawn Over Baby says:

    Thank you Hailey! I so wish I knew :( The trim and walls were painted before we moved in. I looked through the attic to see if there were any leftover cans of paint and had no luck. My apologies.

  26. avatar Fawn Over Baby says:

    Thank you Marie!! I chose ivory ribbon so that it would blend in with painted wood banner.

  27. avatar Fawn Over Baby says:

    Hi Kristen! I wish I knew :/ It was on the wall before we moved in. I couldn’t find any left-over cans in the attic either. My apologies.

  28. avatar Kristina says:

    Where did you get the chevron curtains?? SUPER cute room, great job!

  29. avatar Hailey says:

    What is the wall & trim colors used? This is fab!

  30. avatar Kristen says:

    What is the wall color you chose? Having a hard time finding the perfect light taupe.

  31. avatar Marie-Pier S. L'Hostie says:

    Love it !!! what is the color chosen for Wooden Letter Flag ???? Thanks !!! :-)

  32. avatar Fawn Over Baby says:

    Hi Jan! Thank you so much for your kind words! They truly mean so much! The Alphabet Wall Art is actually a DIY project that I tackled one weekend. Here is the link to my How-To!

  33. avatar Jan says:

    Love it! You have created such a calm and serene space for your little girl!
    I love the ABC wall. Did you create it yourself or did it come that way?