Vintage Nursery Ideas

Design a nursery of old-world charm with these inspirational ideas from these four mom bloggers.

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Keeping It Cozy: Country Classics

Courtesy of Andrea Fowler

Keeping It Cozy: Country Classics

Andrea Fowler, of Keeping It Cozy, lives with her family in a 1930s farmhouse with wood-paneled walls and floors, a perfect setting for a vintage nursery for her second daughter, Rosetta. Don't forget to remove everything from the crib before you put Baby in it.

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Keeping It Cozy: Picture Perfect

Courtesy of Andrea Fowler

Keeping It Cozy: Picture Perfect

This sweet black-and-white portrait (still in its original frame) is the first item that Fowler bought for the nursery. The photo shows an unknown mother and daughter, with the young girl gazing lovingly at her parent.

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Keeping It Cozy: Second Life

Courtesy of Andrea Fowler

Keeping It Cozy: Second Life

Fowler's nursery includes a bed with a yellow-painted headboard and footboard that have been repurposed into a trunk that stores blankets.

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Keeping It Cozy: Good Fences

Courtesy of Andrea Fowler

Keeping It Cozy: Good Fences

This special white fence hangs on the nursery wall; it was a surprise birthday present that Fowler's husband made eight years ago.

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Keeping It Cozy: Small Touches

Courtesy of Andrea Fowler

Keeping It Cozy: Small Touches

Other details include Anthropologie teacups, an antique bell and a ceramic dove under glass bell jars, a fabric pennant banner, and a "Sweet Dreams" sign on a white buffet.

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Babyproofing Your Home: Nursery

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Vintage Modern Mom: Glam Girl

Courtesy of Meggan Kibler

Vintage Modern Mom: Glam Girl

Meggan Kibler, of Vintage Modern Mom, designed a nursery for her daughter, Avery, that has a "vintage glam" theme. The wooden crib has headboards with pale purple sides, frilly pink and white pillows, and a crocheted blanket with flowers.

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Vintage Modern Mom: Up in the Air

Courtesy of Meggan Kibler

Vintage Modern Mom: Up in the Air

Colorful hot-air balloon decorations from online retailer One Kings Lane hang from the ceiling, providing a focal point for the nursery corner. It's no surprise that Avery loves to look up at them during her feeding time.

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This Country Fried Life: The Wild Side

Chelsea Davis

This Country Fried Life: The Wild Side

Ashley Moore, of This Country Friend Life, and her husband love hunting outdoors, so it was a natural fit for baby Brady's nursery to have a hunting theme. The authentic details on the wall include wood panels from an old schoolhouse on Moore's family's ranch and (real) deer mounts that her family preserved.

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This Country Fried Life: Checkered Corner

Chelsea Davis

This Country Fried Life: Checkered Corner

A neutral-colored couch chair was spruced up with a plaid pillow that reflects the hunting theme.

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This Country Fried Life: Charming Collection

Chelsea Davis

This Country Fried Life: Charming Collection

Almost everything in the nursery, including the trinkets on this shelf, came from local garage sales and First Monday Canton Trade Days.

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Making Nice in the Midwest: Past and Present

Courtesy of Mandi Johnson

Making Nice in the Midwest: Past and Present

Mandi Johnson, of Making Nice in the Midwest, put her degree in interior design to use when designing a nursery for her baby daughter, Lucy. Johnson combined two pieces of framed vintage art with modern XOXO letters as decoration above the crib.

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Making Nice in the Midwest: "Wood" You Know

Courtesy of Mandi Johnson

Making Nice in the Midwest: "Wood" You Know

Wood elements, like the Dalmatian toy, the picture frame, and the old-school Pepsi crate above the white lockers, add extra-special touches to the clean design.

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Making Nice in the Midwest: Double Duty

Courtesy of Mandi Johnson

Making Nice in the Midwest: Double Duty

Baby linens and stuffed animals are tucked into this hanging wall wire basket; the hooks provide hanging space for clothes.

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Making Nice in the Midwest: The Inheritance

Courtesy of Mandi Johnson

Making Nice in the Midwest: The Inheritance

The dark wooden dresser is a hand-me-down from Johnson's grandparents. It offers a simple contrast with the white curtains and changing pad cover.

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