Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Dreaming of Design Wednesday - Boy's Nursery

     Today's Dreaming of Design Wednesday I am going to layout a baby boy's nursery. When it comes to kids rooms I generally like them to have a little bit of a vintage feel. If not vintage I like the room colors to be more on the muted side. Airplanes were my main inspiration for this boy's nursery.  Six years ago, (geez where has the time gone??) when we were pregnant with Little Man we didn't know if we were having a boy or a girl, so his nursery was gender neutral.  If I had known we were going to have a boy I think I would have designed his nursery like this. 

I love these airplane prints that I found on Etsy, they come in a set of four, so I would mix in the following two prints to make a gallery wall of six prints. 
Set of 4 - 12.5"x12.5" Vintage Toy Airplane Prints with Map Border - digital download 

Keep Calm and Fly On Print - Horizontal- digital download

Custom Monogram: Planes Nursery Art  Boys' Room Decor with Airplanes

For the crib, I like the muted gray and blues that are in this set of nursery pillows, and chevron is such a hot trend right now that it helps give the nursery a touch of a modern feel.

Orange and Blue Airplane Nursery Kid Throw Pillow Cover 18" Square Premier Prints, Flight School Orange Collection

The crib bedding I would have made the airplane fabric being used on the bumper and the quilt, the skirt made out of the blue chevron, and the sheet made out of the map print fabric.

4 piece crib bedding set in vintage airplanes including colors red, denim, brown.

On any windows that are in the nursery I would make cornices with this fabric, the muted gray matches along perfectly with the bedding and the wall gallery. There are tons of tutorials on Pinterest (follow me here) that show you how to make a cornice. 

Moda Storybook Clouds Stone

BONUS! If the bedding above isn't in your price range or not to your taste then this bedding would work just as well for a little over half the price of the custom bedding, score!

Room 365™ Globetrotter 3pc Crib Bedding Set

An airplane themed nursery could last your bouncing baby boy well into Elementary school, just add a blue, gray or orange comforter to their bed when they get older and this room could withstand the ages.  When putting together my kids rooms I always keep in mind that in a year or two they will likely outgrow the "theme", whether it's Super Heroes, Hello Kitty, or Princess so I try to make sure that the main items in their rooms, dressers, beds, nightstands, and the like, are something that can grow with them.  Following that principle will save you tons of money and time in the end; a paint color, bedding and wall décor are easy and cheaper changes. I hope you enjoyed your time on Preston Drive today, till next time!

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