nurseries: bright and bold

One of my favorite posts for New Year New Baby is rounding up nurseries. I only do it a few times a year so it always feels so inspiring to see what has come out since my last browse. Bold Nurseries might not be for everyone, but there is so much to take in in each, how can there not be something for everyone within each room!? If you check on today’s Instagram giveaway you will be able to win your own bold patterns to get a head start on your next space via Aelfie! New Year New Baby BannerThis was kismet because Kelly JUST revealed this amazing nursery for her son Arlo and she just so happens to be guesting on my Insta Stories today, too! Check out the rest of Arlo’s Nursery here! Isn’t UNREAL!?Bold NurseriesBold NurseriesIt’s a Small World Bold NurseriesInside Out Mag – Polka Dot RoomBold NurseriesInside Out Mag – Floral Wall

Bold NurseriesInside Out Mag – pink + red wall

Bold NurseriesInside Out Mag – Wire letter art

Bold NurseriesPetit and Small – Green Wall 

Bold NurseriesPattern Mixing – Boo and the Boy

Bold NurseriesInside Out Mag – Giant Pennant

Bold NurseriesZo They Say

Bold Nurseries

Find the NURSERIES archive here!




10 Modern Nurseries

Its been awhile since we shared our favorite nursery trends, see our archive here! We’re including three trends we’ve been loving lately below and how they’re done well.


This nursery has such a spot on use of color, every one is suitable for a baby’s room but still feels fresh. The combination of that chartreuse and deep yellows (not mustard, but almost!), mint or aqua, blush pink, orange pops. The combo is so fresh it hurts!10 Modern Nurseries

10 Modern NurseriesAnother nursery with chartreuse, coral. lime grinned that deep yellow. 10 Modern Nurseries

NEUTRAL GROUND: Neutral color palettes are huge in nurseries lately just as they are in homes. This one is more luxe but still has lots of great elements. Via Emily Maynard’s nursery tour!10 Modern NurseriesThis nursery has I would say no color as it is just black white gray and wood tones, but it still packs a huge punch, no? Not modern per se but still worth breaking the title rules to include. 😉10 Modern Nurseries Here is even more neutral… Just white and black and the green from the plant. Via Holy City Chic10 Modern NurseriesAgain mostly using neutrals but that wall is anything but demure. Via Project Nursery.10 Modern NurseriesNeutral palette with a completely different vibe. That white washed ship lap and southwestern textiles make huge impact. Just shows how styling can effect a room so drastically!10 Modern Nurseries

Stripes might seem like old news but this combo is so timeless. And if you’re over a trendy look this is for you.


JUMBO ANIMAL PRINTS: One trend we’ve seen in several nurseries lately is the oversized animal portaits. It bring such a sense of wonder and sweetness – while adding that interesting pop without breaking the bank. Via YourHomeandGarden

10 Modern NurseriesThis nursery via the Animal Print Shop is the same as the yellow tassel image up top, click here to see the whole space its awesome!!The Animal Print Shop by Sharon MontroseAnd this image is from an Etsy shop filled with options!10 Modern Nurseries


Pop Art Nursery!

We were sent the most darling graphic DC Comic Kids Book set and had to share! The titles and graphics are amazing and brighten up any kiddo’s shelf!IMG_0512If you’re feeling inspired, they also sent over this Pop Art inspired nursery! A couple items have sold out but catch our back-up options below.Pop Art Nursery

New Year New Baby: Nursery Art

If you ask me, the Animal Nursery Art trend can stick around forever! As you saw on instagram, that is what we chose for Dash and Sunnys room over the last couple of years. They have loved it, and so have I!

From the photo on Instagram, the Moose Art from Sunny and Dashs room can be found here. The Camel and Deer art can be found here. The Horse can be found here.

The art you hang in your new babies nursery is a big decision! Besides the little baby itself, it is the main focal point when you enter the room. It sets the feel of the room and represents the babies personality in a sense! Here are some pieces from around the web that I think are flawlessly done.


Replacing art with an installation wreath, how stunning! I love this idea and hadn’t seen it before this. More details can be found here.


This Geode by Amy Lighthall makes me drool. I bought it for Dash’s room when we split the boys into two rooms soon here. But I think it would be stunning over a crib or changing table.


This nursery belongs to a friend of mine. Ive loved it since she first shared it. I adore the single color large water color piece. You can see more of this nursery and purchase the artwork here19232ef500ab0cc73bea32759ecf66fb

As I was saying, the animal artwork reins supreme! Details here.

Here are some other Animal Art Shops I love!

Wildbook, Vivid Atelier, Modern Nation Print Mix 


I love this nursery reveal by Ave Styles. A clean midcentury style is always top on my list. This round wooden mirror is a gorgeous sub for artwork for us minimalists.


Want even more minimal? No artwork at all, just a detailed mobile. By Decor Pad

Chair in Dash and Sunnys room here, rug here, lamp here!

shared nurseries

During our month devoted to new babies and mamas we featured some amazing nurseries from around the web – Graphic Nurseries, Minimal Nurseries, and our favorite DIYs and hacks for them as well! We had a similar question from a few of you, which was “what if they can’t have their own room?” so we wanted to add one more post to the series, shared rooms! Rooms for your new baby and their brother(s) or sister(s)!
Shared NuseriesDeborah Gordon’s shared room. Her whole house is black and white – see the tour here -it’s incredible!38121001Scandinavian DekoShared NuseriesApartment Therapy5370fd638313c$!900xStyle Me PrettyShared NuseriesTwo Points for Honesty (full room tour + sources here.)Shared Nuseries

Melissa Esplin’s kids room.Shared NuseriesBrit + Co. 

We love how each space embraces both ages, that there is plenty to do for any age and can easily transform as they get older! Got any favorite shared spaces to add? Comment below!

nursery DIYs and hacks

We’ve shown you beautiful, stunning nurseries, but as a bunch of DIY-ers we can’t help but be the most impressed with the spaces that include a little elbow grease and creativity. Here are some of our favorite DIYs and hacks for nurseries from around the web!


Bennebelle created this Western inspired nursery using our buddy Mandi’s tutorial here! The whole nursery is darling, see the tour here.

Sharpie Paint Pen Wall

and Macaire Douglas of Half Pint Shop‘s version:
Sharpie Paint Pen Wall


Take plastic animals and turn them into something special like these neon hooks via Say Yes:Neon Animal Hooks

Or these jar toppers via Caitlin Wilson Design:

animal jar toppers


Make a stop at your local Ikea to make this awesome painted changing table slash dresser, full room tour here!

Nursery Hacks & DIYs

Or paint their Fado lamp into this man on the moon via Mommo Design:DIY and Hacks for Nursery

Or how about these from the Small Fry archives:

After Jenna shared her nursery this week, far and away the most asked question was about the curtain rods. Who knew? But, after searching for gold hardware and only finding them in the exorbitantly priced variety, she decided to spray paint her own! All you need is this Ikea curtain rod and Design Master spray rod

Displaying Instagram prints, because there’s no such thing as overgramming a new baby:


Hanging multiple magazine racks for book storage (and easy access!) not to mention a pretty little display. ikea-hack-books

Turn any ol’ chair into a comfy nursery rocker with this tutorial by Interiors by Kenz:

Nursery Hacks + DIYs


Turn your favorite comfy sheet into a fitted crib sheet with this step by step from Dana Made It:

DIY Crib Sheet


The talent of the Internet never ceases, does it?


Lolly’s Nursery

*If you like this space, head to this giveaway to win the rocker, crib and $2500 worth of goods to Bling Your Nursery!*

By Jenna.

We just moved to California in November so I wasn’t planning on doing much of a nursery for Lolly but nesting got in the way and it became the most important room in our house to complete! Since it had been almost six and a half years since I had bought anything for a baby (we didn’t buy much for our second boy poor thing ;)) I took the opportunity to make a really clean and simple room that reflected the design style I’ve acquired over the years. I love everything about how this room turned out and I’m so excited to share it with you today!nusery5(Above image courtesy of Rachel Clare Photography)

I’ve loved the Nursery Works Sleepytime rocker. This Grey/Ash color is an exclusive to Giggle and is gorgeous. I was surprised when it came at how comfortable it was. I wanted a really minimal design and not the traditional overstuffed rocker so I figured comfort would be compromised but it isn’t. I spend A LOT of time in this chair feeding miss Lolly and I love it. I bought this pouf from West Elm and it’s a perfect foot stool. It’s since sold out, but you can find similar here and here.

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This ‘Head in the Clouds’ pillow is also a fantastic Land of Nod item. I love ALL their whimsical pillows that add such a unique quality to a room.The small (faux) fur rug was a Home Goods purchase, but I found similar here and here.

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I wanted a space that was feminine but not plastered in bubble gum pink. Finding pieces in that perfect blush pink color was crucial and so when I came across this rug I was so thrilled. It came and is the perfect pink and also surprisingly cozy. Also after scouring every rug shop online I was super impressed with the price. $200 for such a well made 8 x 10 rug is a fantastic price and I can tell it will last us a long time. That darling elephant chair in the background is from Laura Davidson Direct. She has a ton of incredible kid’s size (and adult) chairs that I’m obsessed with.

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You’re going to think I’m insane but I’ve loved few things as much as this Oeuf Merlin Dresser. Obviously it’s a gorgeous design but the drawers are some kind of magic. They slow down as you close them so no tiny fingers get pinched and it closes in one fluid quiet motion! When you have 3 chaotic kids – it’s the little things, guys. Would totally recommend this dresser all day. Also, has this white glove shipping guarantee and the shipping guys brought this heavy sucker all the way up my stairs for which my nine month pregnant self was so grateful for!

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Another perfect blush purchase was this Sweet Street at Dusk Wall Canvas from The Land of Nod. It’s the perfect amount of whimsy and fun in the room without having too much of a ‘baby’ vibe. I definitely want this room to be able to grow with her as she does! Also you’re probably thinking ‘what is this grey contraption?!’ And I was too. My friend Amy recommended the Keekaroo Peanut Changing Pad to me and this is probably the #1 new baby product I would suggest every Mom buy. It is so soft, safe and comfortable for baby and best of all is that at 2am when she decides to pee all over herself and the changing table… it’s the easiest of clean up! The rose gold lamp pictured on the left is a true gem and can be found here.

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The Stokke Sleepi Crib is sort of a dream crib of mine. Since I was a little girl i’ve dreamed of having a oval crib for my babies and this is so beautifully designed and functional. This crib grow as the baby does and can go up to 10 years old! Blanket pictured is the Aden + Anais Daydream blanket which we’ve talked about before… it’s the softest blanket in all the land!


And since accessories make the room here are some of my favorites: Paper-Mache Zebra (on sale) // Periscope Floor Lamp // Winged Horses Mobil // Because Of You Print


I had to include a picture of Lolly girl dreaming away with her Aden + Anais sheets to send us off! I love this space so much and the peace and tranquility it provides us in the busy hours of the day and the still quiet hours of the night. I hope you like it!

baby girl nursery(Above image courtesy of Rachel Clare Photography)