I am so excited to share with you my little mister’s nursery. It is my favorite room in the house right now, not just because it is about the only place that it is quiet around here these days, but because it feels so good!
I love designing and decorating kids rooms. They have to both inspire imagination, and function well because let’s face it, kids come with a whole lot of loot! Most importantly, this room has to go from baby boy room to a little-big boy room in a few years…so my choices had to be able to grow with the little Mr.
I went with a very light lime green color (Sherwin Williams Lime Granita) for the walls that make it feel light and airy. This color also makes it very much a nursery, but with the contrast of navy blue, it becomes modern and will easily transition to a little-big boy’s room. The stripes on the ceiling are my favorite part of the room. They add instant interest without being over the top. You can see how I get perfect stripes every time in this post.
Every kid’s room needs their name somewhere and this wall decal was perfect for just that. The basket was purchased at target and holds blankets now and toys down the road.
A nursery is all about the details and I love these ones. I made the mobile myself. You can check out the project in this post. I had to have chevron stripes because they are my latest obsession so I found the fabric online and my grandmother did a fantastic job making the bumper and the sheets for me. Then I added a few more paper airplane decals.
I’ve spent a lot of time in this chair in recent months. The rocker was purchased from a baby furniture store when I was doing my daughter’s room. I’m so glad we went with a neutral color here because it is getting a whole other round of rockin’ now! The side table was sitting around my parent’s house and was black, but a nice coat of lime green spray paint made it a really fun piece for the room. Our house had roll up shades when we bought it that are not the most attractive. Instead of spending a small fortune to replace the shade, I followed this tutorial to cover it with fabric and then bought this inexpensive navy blue roman shade which pulls down easily at sleepy time to block most of the light. I also covered the white lamp shade with some scrap fabric from the sheets using a hot glue gun.
Storage is a must, so we purchased this dresser from Ikea and I love that it is a bit taller than a standard dresser which makes changing diapers easy on the ol’ back. I painted some old frames I had navy blue and and hung them using my perfect gallery wall system.
This bookshelf can eventually go on it’s side if necessary and is perfect for toy storage. The bins were made by yours truly with this fun elephant print.
There are of course little tweaks that I still need to take care of, because I don’t ever feel like a room is all the way done, but so far so good. I love the way it has turned out and the little touches that I have been able to make myself.
More projects from the nursery…