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.
- Paint – in the colors of your choice
- Paint tray
- 2 in. paint brush
- Round artist’s sponge
- Painter’s tape
- Drop cloth
The Polka Dot Nursery Theme
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.
Pour your selected dot color into a paint tray. Gently dip the flat side of your round artist sponge into the paint.
Press the painted side of the sponge against the wall.
Repeat Steps 2 and 3 (alternating colors if applicable) across the wall in the pattern of your choice.
The 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.
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.
With a level draw your stripe height line across the wall.
Repeat for all height lines.
Apply painter’s tape to the wall along and in-between your stripe height lines.
When complete you should be able to see the stripe pattern emerge.
Paint your stripes.
With your paint brush or roller apply your stripe colors to the wall.
Remove the tape from wall once the paint has dried.
Repeat Steps 1-3 for overlapping or additional stripes.