A whimsical, contemporary, turquoise, orange and grey nursery on a budget!
I love color so I wanted to create a bold, fun room for our little boy! I love turquoise and orange as complimentary colors.
Modern, contemporary and colorful
I decorated our little boy's nursery with mixed prints in turquoise and orange to create a modern look on a budget. I found some great fabric to wrap a canvas in (stapled it onto the frame of the canvas) and then stapled another smaller canvas in the middle of the larger one. I painted the smaller canvas orange and painted and glued wooden letters onto the orange canvas to create a multidimensional artwork that featured his name. I got the canvases and wooden letters for 50% off at Michaels so that whole piece cost me around $50 to make. To save money on paint for the big heart painting I created, I took the fabric I was using, and had paint samples made at Home Depot so that the paint I used was a perfect match to the colors in the nursery. I wanted to create a lot of texture in the room so I used paper mache to raise the outline of the heart (in turquoise). That helped complete the large heart painting in the room. We bought the changing table off craig's list for $100 and the crib we bought for $25 and re-painted it black. I found some ornate matching frames that I painted orange for the artwork over the crib. The curtains are actually shower curtains from wal-mart. We bought the futon for $100 from a garage sale. The cover over the futon mattress is actually an orange polka dot duvet cover. I bought this off of ebay and made sure to get a king size duvet cover so it would be large enough to fit over the mattress. The modern orange lamp I bought for $20 off of craig's list. The changing pad cover and the blanket were from etsy. The fabric used on the 'Maverick' artwork and used to cover the drawers next to the crib, I bought off of ebay. The black drawers are actually bookshelves from walmart that I bought little fabric containers from target to use as extra storage. The entire room, furniture and bedding and artwork and everything included cost us less than $750.
My favorite items are the Maverick name plate and the heart painting I created. A lot of love went into those and I made them especially for my little guy! I also love mixing fabric prints that compliment each other so that was fun for me as well!
I did a Google image search of nurseries in the designs and styles and colors I liked to help give me ideas of how I could make a unique, one of a kind nursery on a budget. We own our own business, www.sleepingbaby.com, so our family tries to be really careful with how much we spend since a lot of our finances are devoted to growing our business right now... so just know that you can create a high end look for less by doing a little hunting on ebay, craigslist, estate sales, garage sales, pinterest and the like to make a very special place for your little one for a fraction of the cost. Plus... the hunt is part of the fun!