Inspirational Dr Seuss Nursery

by April Kyer
(Odessa, TX, USA)

Horton Hears A Who and Dr Seuss quote “A person’s a person no matter how small.” and Sam I Am - the crib and night stand

Horton Hears A Who and Dr Seuss quote “A person’s a person no matter how small.” and Sam I Am - the crib and night stand

I am a preschool teacher and was inspired to create our baby boy's inspirational Dr Seuss nursery because I love reading Dr. Seuss books to my kids. I realized that a Dr Seuss nursery theme would be a great choice since it could be for either a boy or a girl and it will grow with him/her.

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Many traditional nursery themes only last a short while before they outgrow it where a Dr. Seuss theme could last as long as first or second grade, maybe longer. I also liked that I decorate with the same bold colors that are used in the illustrations of the storybooks which babies like rather than pastel pink and blue that are in so many nurseries.


The first step in decorating our inspirational Dr Seuss nursery was to find and order the Trend Lab Dr. Seuss ABC baby bedding set.


I used the blue and green in the fabric of the crib set to pick out the paint colors for the background of the wall mural. I knew I wanted to paint a sky and rolling hills to give the space an open and airy feel while including my favorite Dr Seuss quotes and characters like Horton Hears a Who and the Cat in the Cat seen decorating the nursery closet door.


I measured the height of the baby's nursery furniture and determined the layout of the room. I used charcoal to draw the outline of the hills, making sure that the top of the hill was above the crib and that others were at various but balanced heights around the room. After the outlines were drawn and I was satisified with the spacing and height, I then used rollers to paint the sky blue and the hills green.


Next, I decided which characters I wanted to paint and where they would be located in the nursery. I bought a projector from a local craft store and used it to project the pictures from the books onto the wall and traced them with charcoal.

TIP #1: Drawing with charcoal is better than using a lead pencil because if you make a mistake, charcoal wipes right off with a damp cloth.

TIP : in order for the room to be dark enough to use the projector during the day, I used foil and painters tape to cover the windows and block as much light as possible. It has to be very dark in the room to use the projector effectively.

After drawing the outline of the Seuss characters in charcoal, I painted in the base colors using acrylic paint. After it dried, I re-projected the image onto the wall and drew the outlines and details using a black acrylic paint pen.

TIP : Do NOT move the projector after the initial tracing of the image. It needs to stay in the exact same position in order to project the final details. It's very difficult to line it back up if you move it between steps. After the paint was completely dry, I was ready to arrange the nursery furniture and all of the accessories.

We are absolutely thrilled with how our baby's Dr Seuss nursery turned out. Everyone that has seen our baby nursery ideas in person is amazed and our little one seems to enjoy looking at the bright colors while in the crib. And we are sure that he will treasure the design of his room when he's older too.

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Amazing Characters!
by: Kathryn Rudloff

We also did a Dr. Seuss theme Nursery and while we painted the landscape, we accented the bright walls with decals of his famous characters. I'm so impressed with your work - great job on bringing them to life!

We also hope this will be a gender neutral room that will last a few babies :)

Seuss Nursery Decor
by: room ideas

The walls are amazing! I especially like the Cat in the Hat closet dooor painting! It's like he's telling you that there could NEVER be any monsters in HIS closet! Thanks for sharing your beautiful illustrations and decorating ideas.

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