Brown and Green Nursery Ideas

by Sarah

Carter's Brown and Green Baby Nursery Decor

Carter's Brown and Green Baby Nursery Decor

Amazingly, an old dresser was the inspiration for our brown and green nursery ideas that we had for our baby boy, Carter's, nursery. The old dresser was a hand me down that we got from my in-laws but it helped us to decide the color scheme for the baby's room.


My goal was to design a simple yet sophisticated nursery that could easily be changed to reflect our son's hobbies and interests as he grew older and began to develop his own unique personality.


It was originally used as a sideboard in their dining room. When we decided to use it in our baby boy's nursery, I painted it antique white, glazed and distressed by sanding lightly around the edges to give it a shabby chic look.

Initially, I wanted to switch out the original knobs but I couldn't find any double screw pulls at my local hardware store and I was too impatient to get the makeover done to take the time to fill the holes to change the hardware. Although I was a little disappointed at first the oversized knobs grew on me after awhile.

In addition to this piece I added an old hutch that I had used in my college days. I painted the wood a deep shade of chocolate brown (that looks great with the sage green nursery wall paint color) and distressed it slightly. We use it to display keepsakes and pictures.
The paint color on the nursery walls is a wonderful green color by Sherwin Williams that really set the tone for the brown and green nursery ideas that followed.

We also have some new furnishings that include a special bookcase that my dad made as a gift for my baby shower and the baby's crib and rocker that we bought at Walmart.


We weren't sure what what we were having so neutral nursery decor was a must! I made the mobile that you see in the pictures myself and started selling them on Etsy afterwards. If you would like one or would like to see a closeup picture you can find them at hartsdesire on etsy.

In addition to the baby mobile that I made myself, there is a shell lighting pendant that I bought from World Market for the changing area.

The wall decorations to the side of the baby's crib are made from quilters hoops displaying fabric in colors that coordinate beautifully the paint color and that I feel are one of my favorite brown and green nursery ideas. To avoid damage to the wall paint, they were hung using removable 3M command strips. The lovely baby blanket on the rocker was another gift that I received at my baby shower.

From the webmaster:

Thanks for sharing your nursery decorating ideas with us, Sarah! For what it's worth, I believe that those original knobs gave Carter's room a unique retro look. New pulls just would not have had that unique style!

If you happen to find the name of that Sherwin Williams paint I'm sure that other moms would love to have it. It's so hard to find a good green color that blends so well with brown.


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