Retro Baby Nursery

by Ann

Retro Baby Nursery

Retro Baby Nursery

I found and bought many of the items for my retro baby nursery used at different secondhand stores, thrift stores and fleamarkets. Some of the items that I used to decorate the room that you see in the picture were given to us as gifts and others were hand-me-downs passed along from friends and family.

There is also a collection of stuff from my childhood that I put on display for sentimental reasons.


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I am a girl with a love for the nostalgia of the early 1970's, retro decor, interior design, colors, my family, Hip Hop, music, sneakers, DIY decorating and crafts; basically the good things in life.

What IS Retro?

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Now I probably should tell you a little bit more about the baby's nursery. I'm sure that you would like to know more about where I got my ideas, where I bought all the stuff you see and more about the colors that I used.

Wall Paint Colors and Vintage Nursery Wall Decorating Ideas

The name of the paint color that I used on the accent wall to the side of the baby's bed is called "Elegant Brown" (Flutex wallcolour 7s, tone 3) from Flugger. Before being converted into a nursery, the room used to be a little office. The wall paint was left over from from its previous life and I am very pleased that it works as well in Nanino's nursery as it did in our home office.

The tree branch wall stickers were bought at Panduro at a 70% sale last year at Panduro. The decal is actually two (2) pieces that I put

The whimsical "Bambi" hanging on the wall (15 kr) is one of the many items that we found in thrift shops and second hand stores.

Other wall decorations like the flyers we used to make the eclectic arrangement were collected from stores, cafe's etc. that we had visited and the the "S" wall letter came from Kremmerhuset.


We got the (originally wood tone) baby bed from some friends and the cabinet and the bedside table from thrift stores. I gave the little bedside table, the cabinet and the crib a makeover myself using paint and some wallpaper.

The dresser to the left (that is barely visible in the nursery pictures), the flower pot and most of the toys all came from thrift shops. The toy box on wheels was made from an old, wooden soft drink crate.


As I mentioned, there are several items in the baby's room that were from my own childhood. Two of these items would be the the cute dress that you see hanging on the front of the baby's crib that my mom made for me (I bought the hanger from Norway designs) and the bumper that was in my own crib when I was a baby.

Items that I bought new would be the Barbapappa teddys from Nille, the Mushroom nightlamp from, the Bed canopy (two curtains from Sparkjøp) the and veil bracket for the cots from baby shop.

I love color and the vintage orange sheepskin rug from Australia serves to give the retro nursery a lively pop of color as well as softening the wooden floor.

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I look forward to hearing from you and reading your comments! All that positivity from other moms that visit Unique Baby Gear Ideas makes me feel good all over!

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Retro Decor is Eason on the Budget
by: Staci

I had never particularly been a fan of the retro style of decorating until I saw this example and realized how kind it could be to my bank account. Practically everything can be bought at a garage sale (other than the crib; I had to have a new crib!) or at a flea market for a few dollars. If you have a tight budget; go retro!

Retro Nursery Room
by: Pamela

You did a great job decorating this space and I would never have thought that the retro look can be so adorable. I plan to do something similar with a focus on my family's French ancestry using fleur de lis decorations as wall décor and through the fabric of the crib set. Thanks for sharing the names of the chocolate brown wall paint color that you used. I have been looking for a nice, dark shade of brown and I will give your recommendation a try. Blessings to you and your little one, Pamela!

Design on a Budget
by: Anonymous

You have shown true design ability on a budget. It shows that thousands of dollars can't buy style, its in the genes! Well done!!

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