It all started off with the already painted wall. Purple-ish gray hue with white wainscoting. We had painted this room when we moved in our house taking into account this would “one day” be the room of baby. I wanted something that was neutral so we could either go boy or girl with pops of color. I love gray so it was only appropriate to incorporate that in major elements in the room.
I chose tone on tone gray houndstooth fabric for the modern glider that would fit perfectly in the corner of the room. A gray shag rug which would be placed under the dark wood crib would accent the gray in the glider. I was getting custom bedding made and because it would be handmade, I wanted to choose colors that were gender neutral so that I can use this amazing bedding for baby #2 if we happen to have one I wanted modern prints; stripes and dots in bright colors ; blues, yellows and green.
Theme? Well you can say that I went pinwheel crazy. I guess that’s the theme. Modern Bright Pinwheel gender neutral nursery. Phew… that is a long title, but seems to be right on the dot. I loved pinwheels as a child and realized it was something that wasn’t being used much in nurseries (well anyway I haven’t seen any) … so I went all out. Making this colorful paper toys was a great inexpensive DIY project and I scattered them all around the room. I made a wall of custom art (all designed by me) framed in white frames (so that they would pop on the gray wall) and added a couple of pinwheels to the layout.
I also added some pinwheels in the pom clusters I also DIY-ed. I didn’t want to have a mobile in the room so I figured having a cluster would be a more modern way to go about it. I included 2 white paper lanterns I took home from my baby shower as well as green and blue paper lanterns I found at the party store. They fit perfectly with the greens and blues in the bedding. Lastly, I wanted to incorporate typography somehow, so I got custom letters made out of bamboo and hung them from the cluster.
I am really happy with the outcome of the room, I just hope baby boy will too.
Here is a movie I made of a mini tour of Mavi’s nursery. With custom bedding to DIY frames and PomPom clusters, this blue, yellow, green and gray modern nursery is perfect for this little boy. (Well I seem to think so)
For those interested here is the cost break-down of the nursery decor.
Cluster Garland :
DIY Pinwheels : approx 10.00$
DIY Pom Clusters : 3.00$
Color Paper Lanterns : Party Expert – 15$ / 2
White Paper Lanterns : Already owned
Custom Bamboo cut-out letters : LuxeCuts™ – gift (12.50$ per letter = 50$ value)
Crib, 4-drawer cabinet, changing table : Toys r’ Us – gift ( 400$ value)
Upholstered Glider : Dutalier – gift (1000$ value)
Custom Quilt Bedding with assorted pillows : Bijou Lovely Designs – gift (460$ value)
5 x 7 white frames : Ikea – 2.99$ /2 each ( 6$ total )
DIY Art Prints : 12.50$
Large White Frame : Ikea – 9.99$
Lamp with shade : Bouclair Maison - 24.99$
White flower pot & Plant : Ikea – 2.49$ + 2.99$
Yellow Tin Vase : Homesense – 6.99$
Grey garbage : Homesense – 9.99$
Curtain & Blind : Bouclair – 49.99$
Gray Shag Rug : Bouclair Maison – 89.99$
White Desk Clock : Already owned
Baby Blue shelves : Ikea – 5.99$ / each
White Brackets : Ikea – 1.99$ / each ( 8$ total)
Green Storage Boxes : Ikea – 9.99$ / 3 (20$ total)
White Photo Storage Boxes : Ikea – 3.99$ / 2
Wicker Basket : gift (value unknown)