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Wyatt’s Bright Patterned Nursery


When we found out that we were having a boy, I envisioned a bright, bold, and colorful nursery where he would feel most comfortable, and love playing, reading, rocking, and falling asleep in his own special place.

Design Inspiration

We are renting our home, and Wyatt's nursery was the only bedroom that was painted when we moved in.  We thought the aqua walls would be perfect for a nursery, no matter whether we were having a boy or a girl.  Once we found out we were having a baby boy, I found inspiration in the Project Nursery gallery, on Pinterest, and from fabric swatches used by several Etsy artists.  Airplanes are scattered throughout the nursery, as my husband is a pilot!

Decorating Style

My decorating style is modern contemporary, tying together unique elements with a common thread that unifies the room.  I also have a "look for less" attitude, and try to achieve my targeted style on a reasonable budget.

Project Details

Dresser/Changing table - Dresser repurposed from our guest room.  Changing pad cover - The Morning Zoo collection from Land of Nod.  Tray organizer - Rubbermaid Bento from Target.  Nightlight - Tooli by OXO.

Glider - Little Castle

Chartreuse chevron ottoman - Zeldabelle on Etsy

Orange pillow covers - Gracie's Pillows on Etsy

Lamps - Land of Nod

Airplane wall pegs - Land of Nod

Green modern art canvas - HomeGoods

White book shelf - Expedit from Ikea

Orange bins and baskets - Land of Nod

Table fan - Hunter Brushed Nickel fan, purchased from Walmart

Chartreuse chevron pillow covers - Simply Devine by JoAnn on Etsy

Crib - BabyMod Olivia crib from Walmart

Crib bedding - The Morning Zoo collection from Land of Nod

Wall letters - Crafty Kraft Paper Letters from Land of Nod, decoupaged as a DIY project

Crib mobile - Hand-me-down used by my niece and nephews, by Tiny Love

Corner shelf - Craigslist find!

Initial artwork - DIY with fabric patterns, frame from HomeGoods

Airplane and cloud letter banner - DIY with felt, which I made for our baby shower

Book rails - Ribba picture ledges from Ikea

Window valances - The Morning Zoo collection from Land of Nod

Favorite Items

There are so many items in this nursery that I love!  The crib is one of my favorites.  BabyMod makes a solid pinewood crib that's eco-friendly, and budget conscious, purchased from Walmart.  The two-toned design tied in the other white and amber wooden furniture that were used in the nursery.  I also loved creating and displaying the DIY projects, including the wall letters, the framed artwork with Wyatt's initials, and the felt airplane banner.  The glider is also a favorite for its modern design and comfort.


Create a nursery that's pleasing to you and your baby.  You will be spending a lot of time in the nursery, and will continue to enjoy all of the design elements that make the room unique and special.

Dana Kirk

Thursday 10th of January 2013

OMG i absolutely LOVE the color !!! How could anybody walk into this room and not be HAPPY !!! i bet dreams really do come true in a room like this !!!

Cindy Jacoby McQuiggan

Thursday 10th of January 2013

Such a beautiful room! What great use of contrasting colors and patterns. Amazing eye for style. I'd let you decorate my house any day! :)