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Whimsical Girls Nursery


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.

Design Inspiration

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.

Decorating Style

Bright, colorful, whimsical and fun.

Project Details

Custom Nursery Bedding and Valance: Tushies and Tantrums on Etsy

Pom’s: Simply Nesting (poms) and Martha Stewart (lacy pink globes)

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

Favorite Items

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 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.

DIY: Tissue Tassel Garland - Project Nursery

Sunday 23rd of March 2014

[…] tassel garlands have been a huge party decor trend, and now they are moving into the nursery too. They’re fluffy and fun, and they fill a lot of visual space, so they’re perfect […]


Saturday 15th of February 2014

Beautiful nursery! Love the light pink and bubble gum pink on the walls and the color combination of aqua, pink & yellow.