InteriorsJuly 7, 2015

Nursery Inspiration: Serene or Bold?

So now that I am halfway through my pregnancy and beginning to feel the little lad move around I have to get down to designing my nursery. And it turns out, this project is my kryptonite.  I have two schemes going- one more bold and one serene. And I CAN. NOT. DECIDE.  Since it was so difficult for me to get pregnant, who knows if I will get to do another nursery again? And since it was such a long, highly anticipated journey I feel so much pressure to make it AMAZING. So it’s got me a little freaked out and incredibly indecisive. But let’s face it- this kid’s room will be redone a few times in his choldhood, so if I go more babyish and soothing for the nursery, I could always make it more bold when he’s 3 or so….right?? :)

So I gathered up a bunch of boy nurseries in both varieties to compare and contrast. Let’s start with the serene and soothing:

Simple, bright and lovely.

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This nursery by Christine Dovey  is the definition of serene- I’ve posted about it before I love it so much.

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Caitlin Flemming’s nursery in Rue is a great example of serene-chic.

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Love the neutral star wallpaper with the modern sconces in this nursery.

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This nursery implements neutral stripes on the ceiling and sleek furniture pieces for a modern touch.

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I’ve had this one by Amber Interiors pinned for months- love the light, serene tones mixed with the vintage rug (the flatweave style seems to be a smart pick for babies room- cleanup is much easier).

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Brass, wood and linen tones look great in this nursery.

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Sarah Sherman Samuel’s baby boy nursery adds a couple colorful accents to an otherwise light and bright space.

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Fellow blogger Camille Styles revealed her son’s chic nursery recently- love all the textures.

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Love the slight nautical influence in this adorable space.

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LOVE this one. The ceiling, the texture- masculine but light.

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This one kind of bridges the gap between bold and serene nicely, don’t you think?

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A bold paper mixed with solid green accents and light wood tones in this space.

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Sarah Richardson designed this nursery with TONS of bold patterns!

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This room is bold but yet still calming with it’s accent wall and small navy accents.

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Emily Henderson’s nursery is the definition of fun and whimsical.

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This one only uses bold color on the ceiling, leaving the rest of the space light and neutral.

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This space has SO many windows (jealous) which makes patterned drapes a great choice.

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This one uses a familiar rug pattern on the wall for a graphic focal point.

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Red, black and tribal patterns make this room fun and bold.

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This one isn’t TOO bold but does employ a fun wallpaper backdrop and hints of orange.

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I like the black and white mixed with mint and gold! Funky and cool.

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Love the blue wallpaper offset with the bright yellow in this nursery!

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This one is very reminiscent of Jenna Lyons’ “nursery seen round the world”.

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This one uses my favorite Woods wallpaper from Cole & Sons as a focal point.

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So what do you prefer- a bold, fun nursery or a soothing, serene one? I’m SO TORN!!!!

 

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