I have never been a huge fan of overly themed nurseries. I had a hard time finding a specific theme that I wanted to commit to for either of my sons so I just chose fabrics I liked and stuck with pretty neutral pieces. I do think a child’s room should be fun and bright though so I tried to find a happy medium between matching and eclectic.
Since I didn’t know the sex of my youngest son until he was born it was even more important for me to have a room that didn’t have a gender-specific theme. This meant I needed a neutral shade on the walls so I opted for my all-time favorite color: grey (I am not sure which brand/name but I could find it if anyone needs to know). The very first thing I bought to go in the nursery were some greeting cards that I wanted to frame. I loved their bright, cheery pictures and I knew they would make great art for the room. Plus they have great quotes on them. One of them had a peacock with a really pretty teal background and I loved that pop of color with the white and grey background colors of the room. Next I found a lamp with a abstract bird form as the base with that same teal color for the shade.
The bird “theme” was taking off, much of it by coincidence. Having this type of theme meant I could mix and match and bring in other colors as I wanted. His room has ended up being one of our favorite rooms in the house. The overall color scheme makes it peaceful and soothing while the little unexpected touches of color and whimsy keep its child-like appeal…
|greeting card art|
|mini bird cages, found in the dollar bins at Michaels|
|vintage birdcage, thrifted|
|greeting cards as artwork, found at Paper Skyscraper|
|antique-looking bird prints, found at Hobby Lobby|
|peacock lamp, found at HomeGoods|
|kept to a black, white, and grey color palette|
|black and white photos taken by Bryan Bazemore Photography|
|more of the black and white herringbone fabric|