Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Nursery Wall Decor

I've been working on some ideas for the walls in Tilly's nursery. I would say that so far, the room is somewhat non-traditional. By that, I mean that it's not exactly sweet and baby but more bright and playful.

Actually, right now the room has paint-splattered purple carpet and is more or less a construction zone. But in my head, her room is very bright and playful and little girlish.

Once the old carpet is pulled and the new carpet is put in, it will start to resemble what I have in mind, and in the meantime, I've been gathering some goodies for the walls. Pinterest has been a great resource for inspiration.

Before I knew the gender, I saw this quote and thought I would like to use it in a little girl's room. I think the first four lines (not necessarily the last four) sum up all the energy of a sweet little girl.

I may be projecting my own personality somewhat into this idea of my daughter. After all, the largest trophy I ever won was for a reading contest in first grade.

Everyone is good at something. My something was reading.

Since my favorite thing was reading, I thought these framed Shel Silversteen poems would fit perfectly into her literary inspired room.

Ty and I read through "Where the Sidewalk Ends" last night and laughed at some of the poems. We ended up settling on six of them that we both enjoyed, whether they be sweet or funny, that we'll frame for Tilly's room.

But it's not all words! I came across these beautiful watercolor prints on Etsy at Birds of Ashmae's store and thought they were sweet and girlie without being too serious. She has lots of cute animal prints. I love her hippo, rhino and giraffe. But I fell in love with her florals.


And lilac.

I think these will be adorable in her mostly blue and green room, and bring in some extra splashes of color.

Hopefully, we'll have our carpet in this week and can actually start moving her things into her room. I'm running out of space everywhere else!


Laura said...

I love the splashes of color! Tilly's nursery walls are going to be as cute as the furniture and fabrics! Feel free to recommend some wall decor for Knoxy. :)

Stephanie Jordan said...

I will keep my eyes open for Knox. You should check out the watercolor prints. A series of four of those animals would be really cute!

Although, I know your nursery is more modern, so we can be on the lookout for some more modern stuff, too.

misti said...

Wow. I love the Shel Silverstein pages! I was a big reader, too (no shame here - definitely forcing that onto my child, ha).

Love nursery dreaming! Can't wait to see what all you come up with for your girl!

Stephanie Jordan said...

The hardest part is sticking with my idea. There's so much cute stuff!!!