Unique Nursery Ideas

Looking for extraordinary, out-of-the-box designs? These unbelievable nurseries from four mom bloggers will give you plenty of creative ideas!

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Everything Emily: Lumberjack Nursery

Courtesy of Emily Loeffelman

Everything Emily: Lumberjack Nursery

Emily Loeffelman, of Everything Emily, created a lumberjack-themed nursery for her son, Asher, after finding a Paul Bunyan picture book that belonged to her mom in her parents' basement. The book was framed and is now part of the wall!

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Everything Emily: Getting Bullish

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Everything Emily: Getting Bullish

The 3-D bullhead on the wall is made of cardboard and works as an eye-catching statement piece for the room. Don't forget to remove everything from the crib before you put your munchkin in it.

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Everything Emily: Scout's Honor

Courtesy of Emily Loeffelman

Everything Emily: Scout's Honor

Another personal touch in the nursery is the framed Boy Scout uniform on this shelf (right), which belonged to Loeffelman's husband when he was young.

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Nursery Ideas: Design a Nautical Nursery

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Simply Stavish: Whale Nursery

Courtesy of Mindi Stavish

Simply Stavish: Whale Nursery

Mindi Stavish, of Simply Stavish, planned this whale-themed nursery for her third boy, Ryker. The fabric-covered canvases above the changing table is one of her many projects. She left two canvases blank to be filled once the baby was born: the orange canvas to showcase his first initial (with a painted wood letter) and the whale canvas to display his first name.

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Simply Stavish: "Whale"-ing Wall

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Simply Stavish: "Whale"-ing Wall

The canvas whale artwork (left) embraces the ever-popular ombré trend, and it's another one of Stavish's art projects. (Not crafty? Don't worry; there are plenty of similar options on Etsy.)

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Simply Stavish: Whale of a Time

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Simply Stavish: Whale of a Time

Stavish made the colorful and funky whale pillow on the chair with a free pattern from Dear Stella Design. She also created the orange chevron curtains with help from an online tutorial.

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Where My Heart Resides: Travel Nursery

Courtesy of Ashlee Gadd

Where My Heart Resides: Travel Nursery

Ashlee Gadd, of Where My Heart Resides, designed a travel-themed nursery for her son, Everett. The framed art vignette above the crib is a mix of vintage, DIY, Etsy, and street vendor finds.

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Where My Heart Resides: Up, Up, and Away

Courtesy of Ashlee Gadd

Where My Heart Resides: Up, Up, and Away

In addition to the mix of purchased and DIY aviator décor (like the hanging airplane, paper cloud mobiles, and world map bunting banner), Gadd put up a small green chalkboard with a list of places for Everett to go before he turns one to add a personal touch.

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Where My Heart Resides: All Mapped Out

Courtesy of Ashlee Gadd

Where My Heart Resides: All Mapped Out

This sweet "My Roots Lie Here" print hanging beneath this display of baby books has a small heart marking where the Gadd family lives.

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The Maria Antoinette: African Safari Nursery

Courtesy of Maria Antoinette

The Maria Antoinette: African Safari Nursery

Maria Antoinette, of The Maria Antoinette, pulled together an African safari-themed nursery for her son, Garrison. The cute giraffe next to the black crib is five feet tall and is placed in front of a bamboo and wild grass arrangement.

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The Maria Antoinette: Letters and Stripes

Courtesy of Maria Antoinette

The Maria Antoinette: Letters and Stripes

All of the pillows (monogram, zebra stripe, and zigzag) on the couch were handmade by Antoinette. She has a tutorial on her website for those who are interested in making their own monogrammed pillows.

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The Maria Antoinette: The Wild Side

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The Maria Antoinette: The Wild Side

Antoinette's husband pitched in to make the display of Garrison's initials over the dresser. For an extra dose of fun, a monkey hangs below a standalone shelf.

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