(Closed) Ideas for a Degas nursery?

posted 5 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
766 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I just popped in to say I love Degas paintings, brings back happy memories of ballet, tap, and jazz.

Can’t wait to see what you come up with! 🙂

Post # 5
2055 posts
Buzzing bee

@UK Bride:  Degas is certainly one of my favourites, and his work is even more exquisite IRL. This is a great inspiration foundation. 

What sort of additional inspiration are you looking for? Certain colours? Specific items to go into the room?

ETA: Can you paint a mural on the wall(s)? You could base it off of the Degas above. 

Post # 6
4803 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

My parent’s bedroom is Degas-inspired with some of his ballet prints hanging in there because my mom is a big fan. The walls are painted a light green, although blue could work too depending on which of his paintings you focus on, and the furniture is white.


And here’s an inspiration board someone did on Pinterest for a Degas nursery: http://pinterest.com/pin/188166090651144721/

Post # 7
3028 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

You could continue the femine 1800’s French theme with distresed white furnitture with soft pink accents, distressed frames , plush accents and drapping fabric.




Post # 8
1572 posts
Bumble bee

Congrats on the girls! 🙂 So exciting.
I love the idea of a Degas theme, very original.  I like the idea of going with a non-pink wall, like green, tan, or a creamy yellow, and then having the accents be pink like a tutu-like pink tulle crib skirt.

Post # 9
1448 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Besides the ballerinas, Degas was really into painting/sculpting women in the process of bathing or at their toilet.  I agree with and like the French vanity idea.

Post # 10
42 posts
  • Wedding: June 2015 - Pharmacy Museum

I love this idea and I think it would be super easy to accomplish. Using that painting as inspiration I’d use the teal-ish color for the walls, gold accents like heavy gold painted frames with a degas print and large mirror, chandelier, and saturated pink fabrics and textiles. 

Room color and gold accents like below (new Orleans home of degas)


Post # 11
1769 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 1997

@UK Bride:  Don’t have much input into nursery suggestions but just popped in to say I love Degas and his “dancers”! Love the french inspired themes above, very elegant.

I don’t know if I would do a ballet themed room only because I would not want to (not so subliminally) suggest an “interest” to my children. I feel the same about sports themed rooms for boys. Howver, I would do a Gryffindor or Ravenclaw room which is probably even worse!


Good luck!


Post # 12
1357 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Love this theme as well. I would probably mimic the formal French themes above, but to make it a little more fun and less austere, I would bring in elements like colored tulle wrapped around a changing table instead of using cabinet doors to hide what’s inside or as a “bed skirt” on the crib. Maybe hang a pair of ballet shoes and bring in some frothy flowers that mimic the impressionistic quality of Degas’s work, like baby’s breath.

Post # 13
9916 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

I would choose a neutral shade for the walls, and hang a Degas painting.  That way you can easily change the theme if your girls don’t want to be ballerinas.  


Degas himself was anti-semetic, if that matters to you.

Post # 14
2055 posts
Buzzing bee

@peachacid:  Ugh, I didn’t know he was a terrible human being. 🙁 Now I’m off to look into this further and engage in some serious reevaluating. Thank you for enlightening me. 

Post # 15
12252 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

I love this idea! I also love the coral pinks in your inspiration pic. 



Post # 16
1827 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

i have no suggestions- but i just want to say i LOVE this idea for a room. beautiful, unique and different. girly without being over-the-top princess sparkles in your face.


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