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Whimsical Woodland Nursery


I wanted to create a happy but bright space for our baby boy. I was inspired by the 1960's vintage sputnik light that I pulled from my grandparent's home and the rest of the room just followed suit in an eclectic way!

Design Inspiration

The previously mentioned sputnik light as well as a fun retro print I found online led the way. I initially didn't choose a theme but it ended up leaning towards woodland creatures with a bit of whimsy thrown in for good measure.

Decorating Style

I love layers of texture and pattern and I always like the ability to bring new things into a room months after declaring it 'finished'. An eclectic style really lends itself well to that design process.

Project Details

All of my sources are included in my blog post. I'm a budget shopper so many of the items I used were either existing in my home, hand-me-downs from friends and family, or found at places like Target and World Market. The rocking chair was originally from Ikea but we ordered rocking legs and followed a DIY tutorial to turn it into a rocker.

Favorite Items

The vintage ceiling light is my favorite item, for sure!


My advice for readers would be to find a piece or art or fun fixture that you like and build off of it. Don't rush yourself and don't back yourself into a corner by waiting too long and buying everything at once. I always avoid matchy-matchy which tends to happen when you're in panic mode. It took about 6 months start to finish to achieve the look I wanted because I didn't want to settle on anything!


Sunday 11th of June 2017

Love the room! What color did you use on the walls and ceiling?