Guest Picks: Nothin’ but Blue Skies in the Nursery
Welcome your baby with decor that speaks of endless sunshine and peaceful dreams
The bright cover of Eric Carle’s book Above Us, in the Sky inspired this room collection. I envision a bright sky-blue wall color with a white crib, white bookshelves and a white changing table. Fun sky-themed accents will add life and whimsy to the space. And the blue, white and yellow-gold color scheme lends itself to both boys’ and girls’ spaces. — Vanessa from Silly Eagle Books
This board-book set (particularly the cover for Above Us, in the Sky) inspired this room’s design. The books themselves are beautiful introductions to the world of Eric Carle for babies and new parents.
Mobiles are my favorite part of nurseries, and there are so many amazing ones to choose from. I love how these white clouds stand out against the blue wall in the photo. I’d paint the room in a very similar blue to evoke the feeling of an open sky. Then these friendly clouds would add whimsy.
The Jenny Lind crib is a classic and pairs well with almost everything. I like white cribs because they are fresh and provide a good contrast against bright wall colors.
Soft and fluffy like a cloud, this faux-sheepskin rug is affordable and durable. It looks cozy and perfect for bare feet.
A glider in a neutral gray will transition nicely into other spaces long after it has finished with its nursery duties.
A soft airplane pillow like this could rest on the glider above as decor until your little one is old enough to play with it as a toy.
I love photos of clouds. This one is beautiful and could move out of the nursery and into another space easily.
Sometimes the tiniest details are the ones that add the most character. I like the idea of hanging this on a gallery wall with framed photographs and art. Or it could also look cute right above the light switch or hanging on the door.
Here’s another sunny option for a crib sheet. The golden yellow will pop against the white crib and blue walls.
There are so many things you could do with this phrase, but I like this graphic sun art for over the changing table.
This set of sun and cloud pillows hits all the right notes. The fabric and the rickrack trim around the sun are so adorable for the crib, a window seat or the bed.
If you really want to play out the sky theme, this ceiling light is a fun option. I know my kids would get a kick out of it, and it would inspire their imaginations.
The ruffle detail at the bottom of this white panel seems very fluffy and cloud-like. If the ruffle is too much for a boy’s space, simple white panels would also work.
I like the idea of using a desk as a changing table. Just put a changing pad on top. Then, when your little one is finished with the diaper stage, add a chair and your child has a writing desk.
Shiny like the sun, this bright gold lamp base, paired with a white shade, would work well on a side table next to the glider.
Hanging from a wall or in a window, this piece would make your child smile. It would also be fun in a playroom.
You can use this sweet rainbow hanger for photographs at first; then later, when your child starts making art, display his or her pieces on it.
Book storage is always an issue in kids’ rooms. I like the fact that this book cart rolls and is transparent. It will fit nicely into a corner when not in use and can be pulled out easily when it’s time to read.
Here are a few suggestions for filling up that beautiful book cart. Looking for shapes in clouds is always a fun game with kids. This book looks like it would inspire that activity.
This is a favorite at my house. I love the cover and would display it on a front-facing bookshelf to add to the decor.
Peter Rabbit is a classic, and I love introducing babies to this lovable character. The rainbow fits this sky theme and always delights children.
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