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Charlie’s Colorful Modern Nursery

September 4, 2017

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Ok guys . . . I think it’s finally time for Charlie’s colorful, modern nursery reveal!

There’s not much I love more than decorating a nursery. The bright colors. The cute designs. I love it all!

I’m not one for “traditional”, cutesy nursery themes. I just like to take random things that I like and find a way to make them work together. I’m famous for telling people that my style is called “I do what I want!”

I like to mix and match colors and patterns. Whimsical, fun art with simple, modern furniture. An eclectic hodge podge of all the things I like, mashed together in one small space. The result is a room I think is fun, colorful, cute, and cool. A great room that can grow with Charlie as she moves from babyhood to toddlerhood and beyond.

Gray, ombre striped walls, a gallery wall, and cool toy storage created exactly the fun grow-with-me vibe I was hoping for. I didn’t have a ton of money to spend, so most of the nursery items were reused from Emma’s nursery, bought used, or were DIYed. A small budget doesn’t have to mean small impact!

So without further ado, here’s the little sanctuary I created for our little lady!

The crib and the mobile are both from Emma’s baby days. The crib sheet is new from Captain Silly Pants (no longer available) and the #SHENANIGANS poster is a free printable I found here.

The glider is a bit big for the space, but it is so fluffy and comfy! And it’s hugeness is great for those times when Big Sister wants to join the party too. Plus I got it for about $200 as a floor model purchase from Costco. The cute little side table was an Amazon find (similar) and the curtains were an inexpensive pair of regular old cotton panels that got a DIY watercolor paint treatment.

I adore this little footstool that I found on clearance at Home Goods. Isn’t the little pom trim the best?

I saw some toy storage similar to these from Land of Nod, but at $200 each piece, they were out of my reach. Thankfully, I found these on Amazon for the much more wallet friendly price of $85 each. They didn’t have an aqua color similar to the pricey version, so I just did what I always do in these situations . . . I broke out the spray paint. Now they look just like their expensive counterparts.

I love a good gallery wall! And decorating a nursery was the perfect opportunity to put one together. Best of all? Most of the art prints I used were free!

counter-clockwise from top left: Grand Tour // Flamingo // Get It Girl Banner (Target Dollar Spot) // Alphabirds // Watercolor “Just Be You” // Cacti // Do You Suppose She’s A Wildflower? // Felt Taxidermy Deer (made by me) // Wooden Name Cutouts

Big Sister helped me paint the wood cutouts of Charlie’s name.

I love this gold mirror from Target (I’m thinking about getting a second for the guest bathroom). But by itself, it seemed a little small and lonely, so I whipped up these large paper flowers to help balance the space. The mid-century modern dresser was a Craigslist find. I had hoped to keep it in it’s original state, but the veneer is in rough shape so I’ll be painting it as soon as I can find the time and make a decision on paint color (suggestions, anyone?)

I love this room so much! It’s so bright and happy and the perfect space for the littlest member of the family to grow and laugh and play. Perfect for our happy little girl!

This room is currently my favorite room in the house. I can’t imagine anything different for the space where I get to spend time and make memories with our sweet baby girl!

 

Want more kid’s room decor? Check these out:
Emma’s Eclectic Nursery Reveal
Emma’s Fun & Eclectic Big Girl Room

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48 Comments

  • Marcie

    September 4, 2017 at 9:17 AM

    I love that aqua color of those storage shelves! I’m also a big fan of color so I think this looks awesome! And way to score at HomeGoods!

    1. jennycranford

      September 28, 2017 at 10:00 AM

      Aqua is one of my favorite colors! I use it as much as I can 🙂

  • Asha

    September 4, 2017 at 11:53 AM

    I was trying to choose one thing that I love most about this nursery, but I couldn’t!! The whole thing is so bright and adorable!

    1. jennycranford

      September 28, 2017 at 10:01 AM

      Thank you!

  • the sophia diaries

    September 4, 2017 at 2:07 PM

    wow, this totally looks amazing!! I love the way you’ve organized your children’s toy!!

    1. jennycranford

      September 28, 2017 at 10:01 AM

      Thanks! I’m an organization freak and even have my toddler trained to know exactly which bin each of her toys go in 🙂

  • Andrea

    September 4, 2017 at 4:01 PM

    WoW!!!! This decor is stunning!!! It’s colorful yet not overwhelming. And soooo cute! Love all your decor ideas! They’re fantastic!

    1. jennycranford

      September 28, 2017 at 10:02 AM

      Thank you!

  • Keala

    September 4, 2017 at 8:37 PM

    What a beautiful and fun nursery! We have those toy bins too…somehow found them at a pottery barn outlet on crazy discount (light blue). I love all he little details you added too! The flowers and that mirror are darling!

    1. jennycranford

      September 28, 2017 at 10:05 AM

      I’ve heard that a Pottery Barn outlet opened a couple hours away from me. I’ll have to make a trip up to check it out!

  • Erica @ Coming up Roses

    September 4, 2017 at 9:39 PM

    You did a great job on the nursery! Sososo cute!!!

    1. jennycranford

      September 28, 2017 at 10:05 AM

      Thank you!

  • Tamara Goyette

    September 4, 2017 at 10:36 PM

    What a fun room! There is something so special about having pops of colour, and so refreshing!

    1. jennycranford

      September 28, 2017 at 10:06 AM

      I love pops of color! 🙂

  • Real Women Talk 2

    September 5, 2017 at 12:08 AM

    OMG. Love what you did with this nursery. It is soooooo cute and amazing! That footstool from Home Goods is so adorable. Great job!

    1. jennycranford

      September 28, 2017 at 10:06 AM

      Thank you!

  • Andrea Correa

    September 5, 2017 at 12:09 AM

    Super cute ! Love it.

    1. jennycranford

      September 28, 2017 at 10:06 AM

      Thank you!

  • Kelly

    September 5, 2017 at 8:01 AM

    Love love love it all!!! So dang cute. I think it may be one of my fave ever❤️❤️ Nice work Mama

    1. jennycranford

      September 28, 2017 at 10:07 AM

      Thanks, mama! That’s sweet of you to say 🙂

  • Virjinia Harp

    September 5, 2017 at 8:18 AM

    That’s so pretty! I really love the pops of color while still keeping the sleek and clean look.

    1. jennycranford

      September 28, 2017 at 10:07 AM

      Thank you!

  • Aseky Bonnaire

    September 5, 2017 at 4:29 PM

    Omg sooo cute! Whenever or if I ever have a girl, this is my inspiration!!

    1. jennycranford

      September 28, 2017 at 10:07 AM

      Aww! Thank you!

  • Erin Nicole

    September 5, 2017 at 9:54 PM

    This is seriously the cutest nursery ever!!! I love all of the colors and the different mixes of textures and patterns!! Great job mama!

  • Zuzana

    September 6, 2017 at 4:28 AM

    Dear Jenny,

    I have just made a room for my daughter, but since she is 11, it had to be more of a teenager thing.
    But yours is so adorable and lovely. Wish I could do it again. And the pom pom stool – the best ever.

  • DeeDee

    September 6, 2017 at 5:24 AM

    Yesterday I just seen the one pic of the nursery, now I see the whole room and definitely want another baby. Like right now! Love the name Charlotte too!

  • Ayanna @ 21FlavorsofSplendor

    September 6, 2017 at 8:03 AM

    Such a beautiful nursery! I love the mix of colors and the fact that it is not too girly. She will definitely love this room for years to come.

  • Lauren

    September 6, 2017 at 11:22 AM

    Such a cute nursery! Love the cactus sheets!

    Lauren
    http://www.basicbabelauren.com

  • D at Be you and thrive

    September 6, 2017 at 2:58 PM

    Jenny! Her room is so special! Great job! Love the colorfulness and the creativity! ~D

  • Jazz

    September 7, 2017 at 12:37 PM

    Everything is precious but I think my favorite part is the #shenanigans sign near the crib!

  • Ashley

    September 8, 2017 at 11:23 AM

    I am obsessed with her room! You did an amazing job, and I’m so getting the toy storage off Amazon!

  • Clair

    September 8, 2017 at 3:19 PM

    I absolutely love everything thing about this nursery…the color scheme and all! Need to look into getting more prints like that for my daughter’s room as well as that mirror from Target 😳

  • Hannah

    September 8, 2017 at 6:31 PM

    Absolutely stunning! Love the flowers above the changing table.

  • Sarah Forster

    September 8, 2017 at 8:49 PM

    Absolutely love this! My favorite is the striped walls and the #shenanigans poster! Beyond cute!!

  • Celeste

    September 9, 2017 at 5:43 AM

    Oh my gosh I LOVE it!!! So eclectic and just absolutely gorgeous! And I seriously need those teal toy bins in my life.

  • Aly

    September 9, 2017 at 12:23 PM

    So pretty – I love all the pops of color!!

    1. jennycranford

      September 28, 2017 at 10:08 AM

      Thanks! I’m a big fan of color 🙂

  • Laura // SSHEART

    September 9, 2017 at 4:44 PM

    Major nursery envy!! It’s soo adorable! Loving the cactus crib sheet and pom pom stool!!

    1. jennycranford

      September 28, 2017 at 10:08 AM

      We had plenty of crib sheets left over from baby #1, but I saw these and HAD to have them. They’re so cute!

  • Anna

    September 9, 2017 at 5:13 PM

    I love everything about this room! I love all of the color and that mirror is amazing! I love the mobile too!

    1. jennycranford

      September 28, 2017 at 10:09 AM

      Thank you! Mirror is from Target and I folded the paper cranes myself 🙂

  • Samantha Kuzyk-Raising Twincesses

    September 9, 2017 at 6:10 PM

    Wow the nursery turned out great! love the mirror with those flowers you made, you should definitely do a tutorial post on how to make them!!!! Great job!

    1. jennycranford

      September 28, 2017 at 10:09 AM

      Thanks! I plan to start working on a tutorial soon! 🙂

  • Sarah

    September 9, 2017 at 8:12 PM

    I love that your room has a hashtag sign! That is too adorable!

    1. jennycranford

      September 28, 2017 at 10:10 AM

      Right?! It’s so fun and so cute! First art decision I made for the nursery 🙂

  • Kristen

    September 10, 2017 at 6:54 AM

    I absolutely love, love, love her nursery!! It’s so beautiful and I love all of the colors!!

    1. jennycranford

      September 28, 2017 at 10:10 AM

      Thank you!

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