Picking a nursery theme doesn’t have to be hard–but it doesn’t have to be boring, either. We always say, skip the easily outgrown cartoon characters and go for something you won’t have to change so fast. We know it’s hard to imagine when you’re pregnant and every day seems like a year…but one day that baby will be a toddler, will be an actual kid with a say in their room decor.
On behalf of our wonderful sponsor Pop & Lolli, makers of the imaginative, extremely well-made and eco-friendly fabric wall decals that we were excited to discover last year, we’ve put together 4 nursery themes we think you’ll love. Hope it inspires some amazing rooms.
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One of the best tricks is to pick a piece of art–or in these cases, a set of wall decals–and plot your nursery theme around it in terms of colors and designs.
As a variation of the safari theme, try something a little more global. A cool, colorful map decal sets the tone, then accent with stuffed wild animals and bright colors inspired by Asia or Africa. Add a globe, and some vintage suitcases for storage.
We love the idea of bringing the outdoors in, with a giant wall decal featuring fantastical trees. And it’s so easy to pull in forest theme fun room accents like branch motifs, birds, apples, or clouds. This would look great with one strong color to anchor it–like a crib in bright green or dark walnut.
Remember, if you’re going for a specific theme you don’t have to overdo it with matching everything. To create an outerspace feel, you don’t need star lamps, star nightlights and star carpeting. Be selective about accessories and balance them with solids–and think about choosing era-appropriate furniture. Here, a space-age mid-century rocker.
Rainbows are back (yay!) and there are so many fun ways to bring that colorful fantasy feeling to life. These Pop & Lolli dot decals can be placed randomly like confetti, in rainbow formations, or like colorful garlands. Accessories in a rainbow palette help you fill the room with color in key places. We love the colors contrasted with bright white paint so that pinks and purples and bright blues don’t overwhelm the room.
Save 15% on your purchase with code COOL through 9/17/13 when you visit our sponsor Pop & Lolli (aren’t they great?) for an awesome array of non-toxic, US-made, durable fabric wall decals that create immersive environments that allow for exploration and imagination.
Plus, for every set of decals purchased, (It’s) Chic 2 Change will provide educational materials and resources to positively influence a South African child in need.
EXTRA COOL: WIN IT! We’re giving away three $50 gift cards, one to each of three lucky readers to be used towards anything in the shop (shipping not included). To enter, email firstname.lastname@example.org by Weds 8/28/13 midnight PT with POP AND LOLLI in the subject line, and tell us your favorite decal set in the shop that’s NOT featured in this post. We’ll draw 3 winners at random. Good luck!