My Girl’s Nursery: Chevron, Ruffles, and Watercolors

I’ve always been nervous about mixing patterns when it comes to outfits and decor. There’s always the fear that the combination I put together will make either me or the room look like a big mistake. Did she dress in the dark? Did she pick those fabrics by throwing darts at them? Finally, I just let it go and gave mixing and matching a try with my baby girl’s room: circles, stripes, chevron, ethnic prints…Frankly, it’s been a liberating experience!

The crib’s corner of the room is where all of these prints come together. You won’t see the ethnic print window treatments in this post (they weren’t quite finished when I took these photos) but you’ll still get the idea.

My mom made the ruffled crib skirt using a tutorial I found from The One With the Cupcakes. Unlike the crib skirt she made for Big D’s room, this one is not adjustable. We’re ok with that. Instead, when the time comes to lower the mattress we’ll hem the skirt or do a little nipping and tucking. Here’s a close-up of the fabric, which has a gray stripe that coordinates with the rug and crib sheet.

I’m thrilled with how this little corner of mixed patterns looks!

Water color prints found on Etsy (from two different artists) surround a free printable monogram. I used some frames I already had plus two from a recent HomeGoods excursion (top and bottom) and IKEA (middle).



  1. Can’t wait until Miss C arrives!!! She is one lucky girl to have a mom that knows a ton about cool stuff like making her room kick… It’s absolutely gorgeous. I think it’s great that you took some chances with mixing patterns, it came together great and gives her extra things to stimulate her at 3am :)

  2. You mixed it all perfectly! I’m loving the photos. I am sending you good baby vibes for tomorrow! Hang in there, Momma!

  3. Stephanie says:

    Love this! What color did you use for the wall?

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