Oliver's Argyle Sports Nursery Theme

by Heather
(Ripon, CA USA)

Baby Oliver's blue and green argyle nursery has a splash of a sports theme

Baby Oliver's blue and green argyle nursery has a splash of a sports theme

Baby Oliver's blue and green argyle nursery has a splash of a sports theme
The way it looked before we added walls
before we decorated

When we learned that we were expecting a baby boy, I instantly started looking for nursery ideas to use in Oliver's argyle sports nursery theme. This pattern is perfect for the room because it incorporates my husband's two favorite sports and bright colors in an understated way.



I wanted to keep it subtle but I also knew that I wanted bright colors to contrast with the dark, laminate floors and the two grey walls.


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There are so many clever color combos that can be utilized in painting the argyle pattern.


Blue and green argyle pattern nursery wall


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Painting the Blue and Green Argyle Nursery Walls


We went down to Lowes and picked out about 40 paint samples ranging in color from various shades of yellow and orange to blue and green. We taped them to the wall and ultimately decided to use a combination of blue and green using stencils to create an argyle pattern.

I took the three colors we chose and created a variety of ways to use the colors on a poster board in the pattern we wanted. I chose argyle because it reminds me of golf attire and golf is one of the two sports themes we were going to incorporate into the design of his room. After it was finished, we were shocked to discover we didn't like any of the colors we picked and had to head back to the paint section of the store and start over.

Meanwhile, the spare bathroom was getting a makeover. I used one of the stencils to create a cute pattern on the main wall and discovered they were a pain in the rear to use on a small wall much less the large wall in the baby's room. We ended up making our own pattern using blue tape, chalk and a laser light to draw the lines and paint with.

It took five days to complete because of the precision and detail involved in the technique.

Nursery Colors


After the wall painting was completed, we set out to decorate the nursery sticking to blues and greens and went with black furniture to keep a clean look not really caring about patterns.


Argyle Nursery Ideas and Decor


I painted a piggy bank with baseballs and golf balls, covered canvas with fabric in the letters of his name.

Finishing up


I was due in September but we had finished painting and setting up furniture the second week in July because I am the type of person who needs things done early, because you never know what could happen! It was a good thing I am like that because a week later I was put on bed rest and was unable to do anything but eat and sleep.

All of the little details were finished from my bed. I instructed my husband on where and how I wanted things done and he took care of them for which I am very grateful.

My sweet baby boy was healthy and happy but arrived 5 weeks early. Even so, he got to come home to an amazing, finished nursery. We were very impressed with how it turned out. We like that the pattern we painted on the wall is the main focus and that it didn't turn out to be a crazy sports themed room.

I hope that visitors that stop by Unique Baby Gear Ideas like Oliver's nursery and that you find something that you can use in your own son or daughter's room.

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Argyle Nursery Decorations
by: Lake

I have not had much luck finding argyle nursery decorations in the colors that I want so I very happy to find your tips and tutorial for making my own patterns, etc.

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