I wanted to make a girlish, whimsical nursery for my little daughter due any day now. The room already had the white beadboard and shelves around the top, so we repainted the beadboard a light pink and then used a darker pink above the shelves and in the closet to make the room pop a little bit. With the addition of custom crib bedding and lots of textures and colors, I went "themeless" with just WHIMSY and pretty in mind.
My biggest inspiration was just finding the right combination of pretty and mixing fun patterns and colors. I was very "themey" with my son's nursery, so I wanted this room to be the exact opposite and be something she could grow into and change up decor with time.
Bright, colorful, whimsical and fun.
Custom Nursery Bedding and Valance: Tushies and Tantrums on Etsy
Custom Frames above Dresser: Cut It Out Frames
8×10 Photos Over Dresser: Lily Cole on Etsy
Custom Tissue Paper Tassel Garland over Crib: Homemade XO Jules in Custom Color Choice
Ombre Aqua Cloud Mobile: Baby Jives
Custom Embroidered Hoop Wall Art with Baby Name: EmbroiderWee
Personalized Acrylic Tray on Dresser: Erin Condren
White Table and Pink Lace Lamp: Home Goods
Teal Floor Lamp, Fabric Baskets in Closet, Pink Wire Heart Floor Basket all from Target
The custom bedding from Tushies and Tantrums on Etsy was my favorite thing to get and to design. We worked together on every facet and choice with that bedding and it's truly a 100% unique crib bedding and blanket that I can ALWAYS cherish for my little girl.
Think outside the box with your nursery...pair bold and traditional fabric in a variety of colors and patterns (floral, stripes, polka dots, geometric all in complimentary colors) OR pair several different patterns in one or two colors that really capture your attention. I first looked for color inspiration in nursery photographs and decor and then came up with my own pattern choices by searching online fabric stores and having custom bedding made. You don't HAVE to spend a killing on custom bedding either...shop around and find a designer that makes quality and affordable bedding. I think mixing patterns and colors gives your room a unique look and keeps the eye moving and interested in all you've put together.