Modern Pink Nursery with Vintage Flair For One Spoiled Baby Girl
(Cedar City, UT Utah USA)
Modern yet vintage pink nursery decorated for our baby girl
The decorating influence behind our modern pink nursery is that I, having had three boys, have not so much as a smidgen of the color pink elsewhere in our home. As soon as I found out that we were having a baby girl I knew that her room would have LOTS of pink decor.
The very first thing that I bought after the life-changing ultrasound was the pink crib bedding set. When I found the vintage style pink and brown baby bedding set; the project was off and running.
I knew from the moment that I saw it, first online and then in the store, that it was perfect.
It was truly love at first sight. The rest of the furnishings and decorations in our home are very modern. Even so, I wanted to go with something a little softer for our baby girl's room.
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As you can see in the close-up, the crib bedding set has combined a damask pattern with the colors of pink and brown.
The crib skirt is pleated and tailored rather than ruffled. The comforter and bumper with a very modern design of polka dots in cream or ivory on a background of chocolate brown on the fitted crib sheet. The modern take on a vintage damask like print really appealed to me.
I have a Cricut personal electronic cutter and on one of the cartridges there is a design that is very similar to the print on the bedding and that gave me some ideas for decorating the walls.
I painted the walls of our modern pink nursery with both Coral and Cotton Candy pink, the lighter shade on the top of the wall near the ceiling and the darker shade on the bottom.
Using my Cricut and wall vinyl, I cut, and then applied the white border to cover the line where the Coral and Candy pink met. Because the background color on the crib bedding is such a bright shade of bubble-gum pink, I chose pinks that have brown undertones for the walls to avoid too sweet a color palette.
The hot pink accents that were added, inspired again by the bedding did its part to help our modern pink nursery stay true to the original design of the baby's bedding. The varying shades of pink and brown each with its own individual personality and style - some modern lines, some softer lines, all pink, white, brown or hot pink kept the balance perfectly in check.
My Cricut ideas added some of the best personalized decorative touches to our modern pink nursery. Here is how I used it to make the wall initial decals.
I painted two hot pink oval shapes on either side of the window. Then I applied vinyl polka dots around the painted oval frames to make a border. Then I centered the white vinyl wall letters in the center. Her name decorates the opposite wall spelled out in distressed brown wooden wall letters, hung by sheer cocoa ribbon. Above the closet doors is a saying I cut with the Cricut - "My Prince has come, his name is Daddy"
which is in keeping with the rest of our little princess' modern pink nursery decorating ideas.
There was a coat hook from Ikea already on the wall that was left from the time when the bedroom housed two of my sons (and showed it when I went to paint!). The coat hooks got a fresh coat of deep chocolate paint and four different ribbons tied to each hook to allow for easy access, and display, of her adorable hair accessories. Above those is another hook installed exclusively for headbands that I painted white with a cute vinyl design, again cut using the Cricut.
Choosing the furniture for our modern pink nursery was difficult. I still wish that I had chosen white, but I do like contribution of the espresso wood to the pink and brown color scheme.
In an effort to reel in the rising cost of this ever-growing project, I ordered the Graco Lauren crib and changing table from Wal-Mart. A dollhouse bookcase was a gift from her grandma and grandpa. There are Ikea lights and wall plaques that were gifts from dear friends presented at her baby shower that fit perfectly in her modern pink nursery. I moved a dresser from our room into hers and am still awaiting the nursery glider/ottoman set that is upholstered in a soft, velvety graphic white pattern. (It will be placed where the swing and Pack N Play and they will go elsewhere)
Her nursery may be the most completely decorated room in my entire house. I sketched the design out right away and it hasn't strayed much from the original plans. One thing is for certain - I can't get enough pink! But you couldn't tell from her room, could you?
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