If you are as nuts about travel as my husband and I are, you may want to consider creating a travel themed nursery to impart your wanderlust to your offspring. After all, at least until they move out of the house they’ll be subjected to the joys of airports, packing light and navigating visas. So, it would help if they shared your strong and sometimes inexplicable need to see and experience the great unknown right?
I’ve shared our two main DIY projects in my previous posts and now want to give you the final result along with some tips on where to find things we included in our travel themed nursery. There is absolutely no need to break the bank when creating your child’s travel oasis. A lot of what we used we either already owned and re-purposed or got for a fraction of the cost on Facebook Marketplace or Craigslist.
Above you can see the nursery finally finished after months of collecting and planning. For the artwork we used pieces we already owned, such as the pictures below from my year spent in Tanzania:
The remainder of the artwork in the room came from our travel themed baby shower, which resulted in us getting a lot of great stuff and saved us money on additional decorations. The FLY sign, map, elephant painting and Bob Dylan quote were all from our shower as well as the paper airplanes hanging from the ceiling. It really helps to have creative, artistic friends!
For the nursery rug we chose this one on Amazon and really loved a lot of the designs from this brand. It was by far our most expensive purchase for the nursery besides the crib, but totally worth it because the rug is super soft and the design is so unique and fun.
For our changing table we re-purposed a desk given to me when my grandmother passed away. It is the perfect height and has drawers to store diaper supplies. I also re-purposed an old dresser we got years ago on Craigslist for the baby clothes. I just lined the drawers with contact paper to prevent the clothes catching on splinters. Then, I spray painted the knobs and frame white for a more whimsical look.
Our glider and footstool came from Facebook Marketplace. I highly recommend scouring this site for cheap lightly used baby supplies. We only paid $40 for this chair set and it is like new and super comfortable! Our crib and mattress came from IKEA, in fitting with my love of the color gray, but you could do almost any color for this theme.
Our last purchase were these unique blackout curtains that have little star cutouts which the light can shine through in the morning creating a fun night sky for your baby to enjoy.
We chose to paint the room in the calming Sweet Slumber by Valspar in the hopes that this will inspire nights of uninterrupted sleep for our little one (and us).
Hopefully this post and the prior ones are helpful in creating the travel themed nursery you’ve been dreaming of. Please comment and post pics of your travel themed nursery designs!
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