5 Ways to Get This Look: Bright Nursery

I’m not sure if there’s any room more fun to decorate than a nursery!  I’m pretty sure more love and happy anticipation goes into the planning of a nursery than any other room of a house.  That’s probably the reason why it’s so fun to get a peek of the places where little ones sleep.  I spotted this particular nursery at Pretty Plain Janes.

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This is only one wall of the nursery, but it’s packed full of good ideas that would work in any child’s bedroom.  (So’s the rest of the room, you’ll have to click over there to see more pictures.)  The bold, navy stripes make a nice backdrop for the colorful artwork and a bright yellow dresser.  The gallery-style display of art provides plenty of options for personalizing the room with special mementos.

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If you love this look, I’ve got good new for you:  it’s not hard to recreate.  I found five really great tutorials to help you get this look for less!

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1.  Framed Onesie

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Did you see the framed onesie in my inspiration photo?  What a fun way to commemorate a favorite newborn outfit!  This onesie held special significance to the family at Prairie Hive, so they put it on display inside a frame.

2.  Navy Striped Wall

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The striped wall in this nursery offers a bold, graphic backdrop to the other colors in the room.  The Shabby Nest shares tips for painting stripes on your own walls.

3.  Yellow Dresser

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Domestic Adventure found this Mid Century Modern dresser on Craigslist, and painted it a bright yellow for the nursery.  Don’t you love the whimsical numbered drawer pulls?

4.  Fabric Storage Bin

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The nursery I’ve featured has a cute little storage bin beside the dresser.  Make one like it by following the tutorial provided by Film In The Fridge.

5. Nursery Art

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The artwork on the wall in my inspiration photo is cheerful and fun to look at.  My Merry Messy Life shares an easy-to-make art project that’s colorful and perfect for a nursery wall.

What do you think of these nursery decor ideas?  Is your ideal nursery bold and bright, or do you prefer a color scheme that’s soothing and soft?  If any of my readers are in the process of decorating nurseries, I’d love to hear what you are doing–tell me about them in the comments.





  • Amber Finley Tysl

    This is super cute! I love the bright colors and use of stripes. The framed art is also adorable!!
    Amber :)