Mr. Shops and I are anxiously awaiting the arrival of Grandbaby #2. While I helped my daughter decorate her Eclectic Gender-Neutral Nursery, my son and his family settled many miles away. I was asked for artwork suggestions, and Mr. Shops went to Chicago for a few days to help paint. While Baby E’s room was simply painted, the owners of these nurseries had the time and talent to elaborate their ideas. Inspired by their lettered crib bedding, this alphabet mural was created on the computer, projected on the wall, then the letters were hand painted.
Wide horizontal stripes are commonly used in nurseries but this soft aqua is not. Colors and designs like this one, that can grow with the baby, are always nice.
As the song says, it’s hip to be square. A nursery looks modern country chic with a color block wall, gingham quilt and contemporary chandelier.
This harlequin wall treatment uses two paint finishes for contrast. Just like the alphabet wall, mixing finishes creates a great visual effect.
I just love this bold, colorful chevron design. The bright colors remind me of summertime. By using the base coat (wall) color to seal the edges of the tape, letting that dry, then painting the pattern, the paint won’t bleed. Carry a couple of the center chevron stripes onto adjoining walls, stopping at door or window frames, to visually connect the walls.
Inspired by peony wallpaper from Urban Outfitters, this mom-to-be translated the design into a large, free-handed pattern and softened the tones.
(Source: Project Nursery, Boots and Tooty, Internet, Michael Baird, Lowes, Katies Pencil Box)
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