Two Nursery Themes to Give Your Baby’s Room a Fresh Look

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Two Nursery Themes to Give Your Baby's Room a Fresh Look

Two Nursery Themes to Give Your Baby's Room a Fresh Look

These two non-traditional nursery themes will give your baby’s room a fresh, new look. We have a couple of on-trend baby’s room color schemes— one bold and colorful, the other along soft and cheerful. Add polka dots or stripes for extra whimsy and fun in the look of your baby’s room.

We have the instructions on how to create these nursery themes. Look at the bottom of this post for a list of the other items you see in these baby’s room photos.

Materials for Two Nursery Themes to Give Your Baby's Room a Fresh Look

Materials

Two Nursery Themes to Give Your Baby's Room a Fresh Look

Tools


The Polka Dot Nursery Theme

Two Nursery Themes to Give Your Baby's Room a Fresh Look

Oranges and blue-greens are non-traditional colors for a baby’s room. Use them to create this look, adding a bit of fun and color to your nursery walls.

Two Nursery Themes to Give Your Baby's Room a Fresh Look

Step  1

Pour your selected dot color into a paint tray. Gently dip the flat side of your round artist sponge into the paint.


Adding Polka Dots to a Wall

Step 2

Press the painted side of the sponge against the wall.


Adding Polka Dots to a Wall

Step 3

Repeat Steps 2 and 3 (alternating colors if applicable) across the wall in the pattern of your choice.


The Stripes Nursery Theme

Stripes Nursery Theme

Stripes add a lot of visual interest to a nursery. We created them in a warm green, gray and turquoise for a sophisticated, but easy to accomplish, look.


Two Nursery Themes to Give Your Baby's Room a Fresh Look

Step 1

Measuring up from the bottom of the wall, create a height line for your stripes.

Stripes can be symmetrical or asymmetrical depending on your preference.


Two Nursery Themes to Give Your Baby's Room a Fresh Look

Step 2

With a level draw your stripe height line across the wall.

Repeat for all height lines.

Two Nursery Themes to Give Your Baby's Room a Fresh Look

Apply painter’s tape to the wall along and in-between your stripe height lines.

Two Nursery Themes to Give Your Baby's Room a Fresh Look

When complete you should be able to see the stripe pattern emerge.


Two Nursery Themes to Give Your Baby's Room a Fresh Look

Two Nursery Themes to Give Your Baby's Room a Fresh Look

Step 3

Paint your stripes.

With your paint brush or roller apply your stripe colors to the wall.

Two Nursery Themes to Give Your Baby's Room a Fresh Look

Remove the tape from wall once the paint has dried.


Two Nursery Themes to Give Your Baby's Room a Fresh Look
Two Nursery Themes to Give Your Baby's Room a Fresh Look

Two Nursery Themes to Give Your Baby's Room a Fresh Look

Step 4

Repeat Steps 1-3 for overlapping or additional stripes.

Two Nursery Themes to Give Your Baby's Room a Fresh Look


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