(Closed) Nursery inspiraiton?

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
544 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

Etsy.com has some adorable custom bedding that would be great starting point for a nursery.  I love the site and have bought several items for my upcoming niece. 


Post # 5
3526 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Fiance has this thing with the sun, stars and moons decoration theme. He has a bunch of wind chimes, candles, etc of his from when he was a bachelor. Although they no longer match our current decor I’ve saved all those items intending to refinish them when we’re decorating a nursery. I thought sun, stars and moon is a great unisex nursery theme and the fact that they belonged to his/her father would be a extra sweetness factor!

Post # 8
5823 posts
Bee Keeper

I started out with a theme, then tried to find bedding and decor to go with it.  I DO NOT recommend that route.  I couldn’t find what I was looking for and ended up returning an entire bedding set.

I would check out Walmart (no seriously!) or Target for bedding sets and plan your nursery around that.  We got this one, which comes with everything and was WAY cheaper than anything at Babies R Us!  It also comes with a lot more than a typical bedding set.  Plus it was very non-specific in terms of theme.  We can decorate with flowers, bugs, birds, or trees, and I like that I can mix and match pretty much anything in the color scheme (green, brown, pink, and white).

You don’t have to buy a bedding set either!  You can buy crib sheets and bumpers and dust ruffles all separately!  (I didn’t know that when I got my set.)  It could be much more fun and personalized to mix and match different things to a particular color palette instead.

Post # 9
368 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I agree with Mighty, we found a bedding set we liked and went from there.

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Post # 10
281 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010 - The Glen Manor House

I was going to suggest Project Nursery and WallStickerShop.com. Project Nursery is great for overall decorating, and wallstickershop has some great theme ideas. Of course, browse Pottery Barn Kids catalog too!

Post # 11
2030 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

LOL Wink futurefisher, it’s so cute that your photos are dated for the year 2017 and your name says “future” – have you got a time machine you’re keeping from the rest of us? Just kidding! Your nursery is amazing and very unique. What a cool design! Did you do artwork yourself?


Post # 12
2856 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I got my “theme” after browsing through the Pottery Barn Kids website. They had so many inspiration pictures to go off of. This is where I eventually found the bedding set that we liked. We then went on from there to decorate the room. Since we chose this as our bedding, I was able to play around a bit. So our chosen “theme” is colors and patterns. I’m talking, Polka dots, butterflies, flowers, stripes. Yes, it may seem like a lot but it is all meshing well right now.


Post # 14
7082 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

We had a poster that we wanted to make a centerpiece of the room.  Luckily most of our bedding is handmade by crafty friends and family, so we only needed to show the inspiration to make everything happen.  Yeah, the greens and blues may not match perfectly, but when we finally get the nursery set up (when we buy a house), we’ll know that everything she has is handmade with love!

Edited to add: And you know from my wedding that I’m not a huge fan of matchy match 🙂

Post # 15
256 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

I have been going through nursery bedding sets like everyone else recommended. We are renting and won’t be painting our nusery so granted we won’t be doing a lot of redecorating other than gathering assorted pieces, but the bedding set really helps if you need a jumping off point. I second what everyone else suggests about mixing and matching. The only problem I had with that is that I know I wanted to put the bedding on our registry since some family members might think it is cute to give that as a gift, and I felt bad registering at too many places just to hand pick single items, so I am trying to stick to a couple of places, but my friend said that if you love something you can register for it without feelign guilty about it. Worst-case scenario is that you buy it later.

@futurefisher – that is such a cute and original nursery idea! I love the closet door and the chickens in the grass, I never would have thought of that.

@Mrs. DG – i wish we were lucky enough to have handmade items, nevermind the matchy-matchy stuff, the fact that it is made with love is the sweetest. My aunt is making a blanket for the baby and I am going to be afraid to use it since it the one handmade item the baby will have! 

Post # 16
5823 posts
Bee Keeper

@FutureFisher: That nursery is ADORABLE!

Like flbeachbride we are renting.  While our landlord gave us the go-ahead to paint, we decided it wasn’t worth the investment, so we were stuck with brown walls.  I decided to use a vinyl wall decal instead!  I very much recommend those for decorating because they are easy to apply and easy to remove!

(When I get my computer back up and running I can give you some of my nursery inspiration sites!)

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