A nursery so bright you need shades

Whip out those sunglasses! We are’t just having a riot of color this time, but a riot of really, really bright color.

Bright isn’t to everyone’s taste in a nursery, but I just love the fun of so much color. You could tone the whole thing down a lot by painting the walls white or pale yellow instead of the neon green I went with, but where’s the fun in that? The whole thing starts with fabric for curtains, which is where we get the color scheme for the rest of the room. You could use the kaleidoscope fabric and its coordinates to make bedding, but I opted for a calmer bedding set to contrast with the walls nicely. Why’d I go with fabric for the curtains? Because, dang it, trying to find non-girly curtain panels in a colorful pattern is a non-starter. I think I looked through about 50 stores before I gave up and decided we’d make them instead. Sheesh!

One plus for this particular fabric is the variety of colors, including a touch of pink. Which makes it pretty simple to swap this room over to girl by changing out a few of the accessories. Several of the baskets and the limited edition prints come in pink options as well.

All the furniture is white, including that great glider, which actually has green piping to match the walls. Love! The white makes for a really sharp contrast with the wall color, making things feel crisp and modern. You could go with dark wood as well to try to cozy up the feel of the room.

Paint color – allen + roth Colors by Valspar – Denver Spring

  1. Premier Prints Kaleidoscope Wild
  2. Sprout 3 Piece Crib Bedding Set by New Arrivals Inc.
  3. Oilo – Penelope Glider : Oilo – Penelope Glider-FauxWhtLthr
  4. Spot On Square – Eicho Crib Conversion : Spot On Square – Eicho Crib Conversion-White
  5. ducduc – cabana 3 Drawer Changing Table : ducduc – cabana 3 Drawer Changing Table-White/White-white
  6. Just Gingham Knobs – Aquamarine
  7. Lifestyle Collection Bigfoot Footstool Color: Aqua
  8. Reverb Chrome Floor Lamp
  9. Bird Art Prints – Magical Forest I, Multi Kiss, Magical Forest IV
  10. Lock&Lock InPlus Easy Grip Basket
  11. Lite Source Mandisa Table Lamp
  12. Robert Abbey Isis Egg Blue 26″ High Table Lamp
  13. Gingham Weave Cube Bin
  14. Black Chevron Baskets
  15. Quantum Plastic Storage Stacking Hulk Container
  16. InterDesign Rain Basket, Turquoise
  17. Like-It Scandinavia Style Oval Basket
  18. Kidkraft Spindle Rocking Chair
  19. Stuffed Animals – Webkinz Plush Stuffed Animal Green Earth Puppy, Cordy Roys Orange Aardvark 10″ by Jellycat, Ty Classic Plush Tangerine the Orange Monkey 14″ NEW Beanie. Taggies Oh So Softies Plush Giraffe, Yellow. Wild Republic Cuddlekins 12″ Cheetah Baby, The World of Eric Carle: The Artist Who Painted A Blue Horse: Orange Elephant Bean Bag by Kids Preferred, Wild Republic CK Black Bear Baby, Aurora Plush 12″ Flopsie Aqua Scruff
  20. Posters and Limited Edition Prints – Our Masterpiece, Cool Counting Apples, Five a Day, Love You So Much, Scale of the Small, Rainbow Animal Alphabet, Night Ride