Modern World Map Nursery Ideas

by Jan

Modern World Map Baby Nursery Design

Modern World Map Baby Nursery Design

I cruised around online looking for modern world map nursery ideas and was about to give up and call it a day when I found these nursery pictures.

Every interior decorating magazine I subscribe to has at least one picture of a room in someone's home with a vintage map framed and hung on a wall.

Modern World Map Nursery Ideas

While I love the look of maps, both old and new,on walls, I much prefer a look for a baby's room that doesn't remind me of a dusty, old classroom and how badly I hated geography class. And I found the exact style that I was looking for in Katie's baby's room.


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To give you a little background on the talent behind this adorable modern nursery design , Katie is an interior designer that owns Refresh Design Studio so we shouldn't be surprised that her nursery is amazing, right?
Alrighty, I know you want to hear all about her baby nursery ideas and exactly how she put it all together so here we go!.

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Q. How long did it take you to decorate the room from start to finish?
A. About three (3) months

Q. How much did it cost?
A. $600

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Q. What was your starting point?
A. We began by painting the nursery walls a light gray nursery paint color called Glidden Winter Evening, but we had it mixed in Olympic brand Low VOC paint and having the carpet cleaned.

Q. Where did you find the precious polka dot fitted crib sheet?
A. My mother-in-law custom made the crib sheets using fabric from Hancock fabrics and the crib quilt and skirt using material from JoAnn Fabrics.

Q. Where did you buy the cute, orange nursery rocking chair?
A. The contemporary rocker was actually a garage sale purchase that I gave a makeover to fit the room. I painted it and reupholstered it with orange fabric to fit the room. We bought the Graco Lauren Crib at Babies R Us but the baby's dresser, bookshelf, the storage bins, the window treatments and area rug were all found at IKEA.

Q. Where did you find the modern world map nursery nursery wall decal and the rest of the decorations that we see in the pictures?
A. I found the vintage globes at a thrift store and bought the world map wall decal from an Etsy seller. We made the artwork and the burlap bulletin board ourselves and painted the alphabet letters as a baby shower activity.

Q. Is there anything that we don't see in the pictures that you would like to mention?
A. One of the most useful features in the nursery is the custom closet design. I removed the existing shelves and rearranged them to better suit the storage needs of a newborn.

Thanks to Katie for sharing the details and shopping resources of her modern world map nursery decor and Paper Lemon Photography for sharing their excellent photos with Unique Baby Gear Ideas.

Shopping Resources:

Fleece blanket fabric, alphabet letters, orange rocker upholstery fabric, orange rickrack window treatment trim - JoAnn Fabrics

Bookshelf, orange storage boxes, curtains, window shade, chair pillow, area rug, dresser - IKEA

Curtain Rod- Linens N Things

Garden Stool- Home Goods

Dresser Drawer Pulls - Pottery Barn

Stuffed Giraffe-

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World Map Wall Stencil or Decal
by: Francine

Would it be better to paint using a world map wall stencil or to use a removable vinyl decal? Would price be the main difference in the two methods or would one look a lot nicer than the other? I would like to hear your opinions and the pros and cons of painting vs. a less permanent design.

by: Christine

I like that it is pretty and functional. Also gender neutral works for me!

Long lasting!
by: Anonymous

I love the hand-painted wooden letters but the beauty of the map mural is that it could be left up for YEARS and still be age appropriate!

by: Anonymous

Delightful AND educational? Can't beat that, for sure! I didn't even know that there are "world map" wall decals out there!

Loved it
by: Paola carremo

You did an awesome job decorating this nursery. I'm expecting my 1st baby and I plan on painting the room same color as yours. You def have a creative and nice taste when it comes to decorating a room.

Love it!
by: Sandra

I love your nursery! I have a question about the painted wooden letters that were painted by your baby shower guests.

Did the hostess supply the letters and set up a painting station with brushes and acrylic paints or were the letters delivered to the guests before the shower to decorate? Did you pick out the paint colors or provide instructions on what letters were to be painted certain colors?

This sounds like a great time-saver and/or baby shower activity but before I suggest it to my friend who is planning my shower, I would like to hear more.

by: Katie

Thanks for featuring my nursery! This is a great site for nursery ideas!

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by: nursery ideas

Thanks for the shopping and decorating tips in this article. I learned a lot about where to cut corners and what's crucial, like the low VOC paint.

IKEA seems to be the go-to place these days when you are looking for basic stuff like plain picture frames. I would like to add that a trip to a $1 for everything store is a good idea, too. Nothing fancy, but sometimes you find exactly what you need and save lots of money.

Keep up the good work.

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