Are your nursery room ideas leaving you "blue" . . . (or pink)? Resist the temptation of cliche colors. Go modern and mainstream. Your newborn's "pad" can have the same character as the rest of your home.
I prefer choosing colors that are more unisex. This is especially helpful if the expectant parents do not want to know the gender of the child beforehand, but want to complete a nursery. Some of the best and safest colors are light, soft greens and yellows. These non-gender specific colors say "baby" and you can easily find plenty of nursery related accessories that match.
Need a design theme or direction? Look in nursery departments. What are you seeing often from store to store?
This should give you some ideas. Giraffes, monkeys and turtles are subtle themes that are easy to accessorize. Some
current, hip trends are
whimsical owls, as seen in the featured, stylish nursery below.
These nursery room ideas have Owls-A-Hootin!
A neat owl fabric is used throughout this space.
The handy homeowner created a custom window valence, blanket, numerous throw pillows, table runners and
some safe, fabric wall art.
A nice overall view of the room
depicting a clean, balanced look.
This corner angle shows how a neutral breaks up the two opposing accent walls of green. Use this technique
to keep your room feeling light and airy.
A "found" shelf is repainted with some contrasting, leftover paint. Cute storage bins become a creative solution in this free, functional unit. You never know what you will find curbside.
Want to create this look in your home?
Follow these nursery room ideas and decorating strategies.
A hand-painted tree trunk provides interest
in a corner and becomes a foundation
for some owl and branch wall decals.
A smaller tree is hand-painted in a sibling's room to
use up the remaining, numerous owls and chirping birds.
And the "Piece De Resistance" - a custom owl mobile.
This handy homeowner took an old mobile, used by her eldest son (my nephew), and recreated it to fit this room's theme. Hand-made, plush owl animals were sewn together from some leftover fabric.
Let's give this frugal mom a hand! Good job Sis!
Enjoy crafting and creating your own nursery art?
Consider using helpful tools such as the
Cricut Expression 2 Cutting Machine
which creates perfect shapes and then cuts them into paper, vinyl and fabric
to name a few. Add the Create a Critter cartridge for more fun and versatility.
Additional Nursery Room Ideas
Some Additional Themes or Design Motifs