Board #1: Exotic Elephants
This board is a fresh and not-too-babyish take on a fairly popular nursery theme: elephants. I love the soft colors in the ikat patterned curtains from World Market, so I built the room’s color scheme around that. This is one of the only boards that features a white rocker, rather than red, because I found it went better with the soft color scheme. I kept the rest of the furniture white, as well, and paired it with some natural fiber accents and some bold vinyl wall decals.
Board #2: Orange and Blue
Here’s another departure from the green and red color scheme. The bright blue and orange in Trendy Peas’ nursery art inspired this color palette. The colors continue with some more art from Etsy and some cute, affordable furniture and accents from Ikea.
Board #3: Tiki Getaway
In concept, this is one of my favorite nursery themes, but in execution, I think this board is, well, just not quite there. I’m sharing it anyways though, because I’d love your feedback and you may be seeing a revised execution in the near future.
The theme was inspired by the adorable Little Kahuna baby blankets at Misopunk. The tiki statues pictured on the board are actually stand-ins for two slightly larger, slightly darker tiki statues we already own. I added in some simple, modern storage from Ikea and finished off the look with this great tiki print from Etsy.
Any tiki-themed room approaches the fine line between delightfully kitschy and just plain tacky. I think we stayed on the right side of the line here, but I’d also like to find a way to bring in a little bit more of the mid-century modern atmosphere, to round things out without going over the top.
So, now that you’ve seen all nine mood boards, what do you think? Which theme is your favorite? What could we do to tweak these boards to make them even better? I can’t wait to see your feedback, so leave me your thoughts in the comments section now.