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Ryder’s Modern Rustic Outdoor Inspired Nursery


A modern rustic outdoor inspired nursery with a reclaimed wood wall and woodland wall mural.  I wanted the room to be soothing and fun but still be something that he could grow with over time.

Design Inspiration

My husband and I both love the outdoors and finding adventures.  I tried to bring the outdoors in for our little, looking to our local wildlife for inspiration. I hope the room inspires him to want to be outside and explore as he grows up.

Decorating Style

My decorating style is a mixture of modern and rustic.  I like to keep major parts of the room, paint and large furniture neutral, and then add lots of texture and fun accessories.  I like to layer things and mix different elements of wood, metal, and softer items.

Project Details

White Feather Garland: DIY

Mural: DIY

Minnow Bucket/ Lantern: Antique/belonged to Grandfather

Favorite Items

The wood wall and mural are my favorites, but I also love the ceiling light.  I think lighting is often overlooked and it can make such a big impact on the feel of a room.


I think that you should only decorate with things you love.  Especially in a nursery, you will be spending lots of time rocking, feeding and playing with your little one and want to enjoy and feel relaxed in this space.  I think it's great to try to incorporate everyday items into the decor.  Things like books and toys can be decorative and functional.

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  2. avatar Rachel says:

    Hey everyone. Sorry to those questions I have missed. I wasn’t getting notified for awhile. Anyways you can find my whole source list for Ryder’s nursery at Thanks for all the room love! :)

  3. avatar Rachel says:

    Thank you! I designed and hand painted the mural. I just used various shades of grey craft paints for the mural and the wall color is silver birch by Behr. :)

  4. avatar Lindsay Tebout says:

    Hi, love your mural. Would love to know which paint you used, and was there a stencil for the mural?

  5. avatar Brittany says:

    What color is on the walls???

  6. avatar Keri says:

    Hi! Where did you find that rug?

  7. avatar Stephanie says:

    Where is the rug from I adore it

  8. avatar brienne McDowell says:

    Did you sand the wood to make it somewhat smooth or are you worried about splinters once he’s older and touching the wall? Looks great!

  9. avatar Ashlie says:

    Hi! I love this room. Could you tell me details on the pendant light? What finish is it and what is the size of the cage?

  10. avatar Melissa says:

    What brand is this crib? Love this nursery!!

  11. avatar Samantha says:

    Wish I could find a crib like this! I love it!

  12. […] This nursery combines a classic look with twinge of the rustic, for a cozy, woodsy feel. […]

  13. avatar Jessica says:

    Hi! We are doing a wildlife theme and would love to know the color of paint you used. Thanks!

  14. avatar Autumn says:

    What kind of paint did you use and what color on your DIY wall mural? I love it!

  15. Hi Cheryl!
    I used reclaimed barnwood from a local barn that was torn down.

  16. avatar cheryl says:

    May I ask what product was used for the wood wall?

  17. Thanks Jody! I hand painted it. =)

  18. avatar Jody says:

    Did you use stickers for the mural of the Deers? It’s lovely!

  19. Baillie, I got the crib at buy buy baby. unfortunately it’s discontinued… I purchased the floor model. They did have something similar there though that was a Munire brand.

  20. Hi Christy! I got both of the frames at Target! The prints are from :)

  21. avatar Baillie says:

    Can you tell me where you got the crib? I love it!

  22. avatar Christy says:

    Could you tell me where you purchased both of the picture frames on the collage wall? I love this nursery and I’m doing something similar for our son. I am interested in the frame with the fish print and the animal tracks prints. Thank you!