Featured Room: Serene Twin Girls’ Nursery

A sweet gray nursery for two! Expectant mama Jen emailed us pictures of the serene little nursery she put together for her twin girls (due in April) with a subtle woodland theme and lots of girly touches.

This mama-to-be chose a modern gray color for the walls that makes great contrast with the colorful feminine touches throughout the room — and created a little haven for her twins in the middle of New York City.


Featured Real Room: Whimsical Nature-Themed Nursery For a Baby Girl

When it comes to decorating a nursery on a budget, it seems nearly impossible to believe that mama-to-be can put together a room she’ll love for a price she can afford. This whimsical nature-themed nursery — which cost only $600! — is here to make a believer out of you! Check it out…Read More...

Silver Polka Dot Nursery | Featured Baby Room

How do you design a magazine-worthy nursery on a small budget? You take a cue from this new mama! Feast your eyes on this elegant little nursery — are you feeling the silver polka dots as much as me? — and get inspired to put together a dream baby room without breaking the bank. This darling nursery cost less than $1,000!

A muted gray and white color palette with a hint of yellow —to brighten the space— and silver —for a little glitz and glamor– make this the most darling little nursery. My favorite detail about this room has to be the silver polka dots on the wall. I thought they were decals but they’re actually a DIY project with contact paper — can you believe it?!

Many of the big ticket items were gifted to the new parents —like the crib— but the couple set out on a DIY mission. Almost everything in the room is handmade by them —or a loved one— or refurbished/repurposed.

Visit new mom Michelle’s blog, Our Dream Foreclosure, for more nursery details.

Hazel’s Delicate Nursery

Can I move in? When planning a nursery for baby, mamas-to-be can all agree that they want their space to be a place of wonderment, serenity and fun — while still appealing to mom’s design tastes. And one of the best ways to achieve this is to keep it simple. Hazel’s nursery does just that — and every single detail in the room is one to be oohed and aahed over.

See more images and get all the details about Hazel’s room at Daffodil Designs.

Cheerful Nursery for a Baby Girl | Featured Room

Leigh, of Baby Love, tells us that she and her husband wanted “to make a cheerful room for our new little girl. We handmade a lot of what went into the room to make it extra special for her.” And extra special it is! Scroll down for more images and details of this cheerful handmade nursery…

Child’s Name: Baby E

Child’s Age: Due July 24, 2011

Location: Houston, TX

What was your inspiration for the room?

I found the fabric for the bedding on Spoonflower and fell in love with the colors. Soon after, a nursery was featured on THIS blog that used the exact same fabric I was lusting after. I picked up some extra ideas for E’s room from there and the rest just kinda fell into place.

Describe your decorating style.

Is Ikea chic a style? I think 90% of our furniture is Ikea. I like clean lines, white furniture, and neutral palettes with enough color thrown in to make it interesting.

Favorite items in the room.

My favorite item in the nursery is probably the bird mobile and the bookshelf under the window. Both were DIY projects that my husband and I did, so they have some extra sentimental value to us. The mobile was made from fabric attached to interfacing using spray adhesive, and then I embellished it with buttons and beads on the strings. I just love the way is twirls when the fan is on (which is ALWAYS in Texas during the summer!). The bookshelf my husband made using the instructions from Young House Love‘s nursery shelves. We just made ours extra long and little deeper to fit our space.

Do you have any advice for other expectant moms planning a nursery on a budget?

Don’t buy what you have the time to make yourself! It allows you to get exactly what you are after and makes the room so much more personal. Plus, it gives you something to do while you are waiting for your baby to arrive!

Room Resources.

Baby Mod Olivia from Walmart
Paint: Benjamin Moore’s Barren Plains color matched in Olympic’s No VOC line
Crib Bumper: DIY with Heather Dutton’s Power Paisley fabric from Spoonflower
Crib Skirt: DIY with Heather Dutton’s Kelp Dot Green fabric from Spoonflower
Cornice Box: DIY with Heather Dutton’s Barnacle Net Coral Colorway fabric from Spoonflower
Glider: Graco Avalon on Amazon
Rug: HomeGoods, Company C Spectrum Rug in Pewter (color now discontinued)
*Check out more color options at our preferred retailer, Layla Grayce*
Green lamp: HomeGoods
Side table: Local unfinished furniture store
Hanging bookshelf: DIY using instruction from Young House Love {Love them!}
Mobile: DIY project
Dresser: Thrift store rehab project
Dresser knobs: Granita knobs from Anthropologie
Changing pad:DIY with Heather Dutton’s Kelp Dot Green fabric from Spoonflower
Frames: Goodwill and thrift stores, spraypainted white
Framed Fabric: All from Heather Dutton’s Collections on Spoonflower
Picture ledge shelves: Ribba from Ikea
You Are My Sunshine print: Happy Signs on Etsy
Framed E: DIY
LOVE print: Made by Girl
Galvanized bin: Ace Hardware

And be sure to check out Leigh’s blog, Baby Love, for more details about this nursery.

Gray Nurseries

As gray rages on as the IT color for nursery walls (or any wall in your home for that matter), let’s take a look back at some of our featured nurseries with gray walls.

Graham’s Modern and Bright Nursery

Fun, Fresh and Makes Me Blush

Pink & Yellow Safari Nursery

Childish & Serene Nursery

Doing it, San Francisco Style: Bright and Contemporary Nursery

South Florida Chic

You gotta love gray for being such a versatile color!

What are your thoughts on gray walls?

Nursery Decorating Ideas: Gray and Yellow Elephants

I’ve been following the progress of this nursery for quite a while. Erin, a new mommy and blogger behind Domestic Adventure, is a hands-on homemaker and who isn’t afraid to tackle DIY projects. Many of the items in this Gray and Yellow Elephant Nursery were handmade by Erin herself! Like the window valances and the updated yellow dresser.

Details below.