Room Decor Palette Ideas & Baby Boy’s Nursery!

by Kelsey Norwood

in Crafts,Home Decor,Quilting

nursery decor ideas michael miller groovy fabric

It all begins with fabric, doesn’t it?

This is the fabric I chose for baby boy #3, whom we shall call Sharky. (My sister also has a fetus named Sharky. We tried to give him another name, but my boys wouldn’t have it.)

The fabric is Michael Miller (of course!) It’s an older line, but one of my all time boy favorites. It’s just so…BOY! And still bright and fun. It’s a combination of the Groovy Guitar and some Lagoon prints.

nursery decor ideas paint chip palette

I find that using paint chips to help me sort out room decor colors is most helpful. So I grabbed colors to match the fabric from Sherwin Williams (plus 50 more for other rooms/projects, hope they don’t mind…).

I keep these in my purse at all times so when I find something I like, I can know if it’s just the right shade of green.

And by the way, I have two REALLY CUTE ideas for decor for this room. I hope to finish them up in the next month or so, will be sharing then.

michael miller groovy guitar lagoon quilt

Here’s Sharky’s quilt. I’ll also be making a crib bumper and bed skirt with the fabric. The walls are a light grey, and I love it all together!

room decor ideas paint chip palette

I’m thinking about these colors for my bathroom. We painted the walls the same grey as the baby’s room, and we have honeyish colored towels that I want to keep. So I’m thinking maybe orange and berry colored accents? If that doesn’t work out, I think I’ll scrap the yellow and orange and just go with grey and berry/plum. I like that better but we already have the honey towels…decisions, decisions!

room decor ideas color schemes

And just so you know how much I love blues and greens, these are the colors of our bedroom. Plus lots of white. Mostly white with a bit of these here and there. Like this:

blue and green bedroom color scheme

How do you go about choosing colors for room decor?

I’ll keep you posted on the progress in the nursery!


1 Juju at Tales of Whimsy... June 10, 2011 at 2:24 pm

I love it. So retro. Makes me think of old Beatles ads.

We’re going with a camp/camping look.

2 Kassie June 27, 2011 at 4:17 pm

I love, love, love your fabric!! Do you have any idea where I can get it?! Those are pretty much the colors of our nursery minus the gray we are going a teal, lime green and dark, espresso brown.

3 Kelsey July 7, 2011 at 12:09 pm

I’d look on eBay. That’s an older line from Michael Miller so you won’t be able to find it in stores, but eBay always has older stuff. Good luck!

4 dee March 11, 2012 at 4:33 pm

I don’t know if I missed the directions for your darling quilt but I would love the measurements for the blocks.

5 Melissa Neugebauer January 6, 2013 at 5:14 pm

I would love the measurements for the blocks.

6 Corrie January 6, 2013 at 8:08 pm

Do you have the measurements for this quilt? I would love to make this for friend for her new baby girl.

7 Michelle January 18, 2013 at 2:54 am

I’m another who would love the measurements & pattern for this quilt….I have some fabrics for my friends baby girl & I think it would be perfect. Thanks.

8 marilyn February 7, 2013 at 2:41 pm

Can you please send me pattern sizes for the quilt above. I would love to try it.. Thanks a ton…

9 linda March 26, 2013 at 5:46 am

Me also…the pattern sizes for the quilt above, please, please.

10 Kelsey Norwood March 27, 2013 at 1:36 pm

It’s a 45×60 quilt, my Mom made the pattern so I don’t know exactly what it is. I’ll see if I can get her to write it up to share.

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