Expecting mom Joy Kelley of HowJoyful set out to create a space for their little one on the way that was colorful, modern, and gender-neutral, as the gender would be a surprise. A circus themed nursery seemed to be the perfect answer, as Joy also has a personal love for carnivals, the circus, and animals. Joy, along with her husband and father-in-law, kept the budget in focus by undertaking a lot of truly inspiring and wonderfully personal DIY projects. So much love and time was poured into creating this room. Some of those projects included an elephant lamp, hot air ballon mobile, circus ticket pillow, "Sleeping Baby" door banner, and an Ikea laundry basket turned into a toy basket. Be sure to visit Joy's blog, as she has generously shared her knowledge and project how-to tutorials if you'd like to recreate some of these items for your own space! You can also see much more in the full gallery.

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Design and Photography: HowJoyful
Chair and footstool: Ikea - recovered
Dresser, Toy Bench, Bins in Bench: Ikea
Watercolor animal prints: trafalgar's square on Etsy
Crib: Craigslist find
Rug: The Home Depot
Dumbo stuffed animal: Ebay
Giant Bear stuffed animal: Costco
Closet Organization: ClosetMaid System from Home Depot
Bookshelves: DIY by father-in-law
Giraffe stuffed animal: Family present
Crib bedding, changing pad cover, boxes in changing table, curtains and all fabric projects: DIY by Joy Kelley of HowJoyful

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Kris 1 year, 10 months ago

Love this nursery! Especially that wall of books, super cute!

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Kris 1 year, 10 months ago

Love this nursery! Especially that wall of books, super cute!

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carleigh 1 year, 10 months ago

just darling!

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carleigh 1 year, 10 months ago

just darling!

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Janine Stone 1 year, 9 months ago

this nursery is Adorable! I love all the great colors against the neutral background!

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Janine Stone 1 year, 9 months ago

this nursery is Adorable! I love all the great colors against the neutral background!

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Wendy Vor 1 year, 9 months ago

Hi where is the lamp from?

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Wendy Vor 1 year, 9 months ago

Hi where is the lamp from?

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Carissa 1 year, 8 months ago

Also wondering where the lamp came from. All I can find are dirty weird vintage or new white lamps with an elephant on it. Also the shade. Adorable room. Thanks for sharing.

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Carissa 1 year, 8 months ago

Also wondering where the lamp came from. All I can find are dirty weird vintage or new white lamps with an elephant on it. Also the shade. Adorable room. Thanks for sharing.

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Naomi 1 year, 7 months ago

What a stunning room! Really lovely and fresh. I love Dumbo and the colour greeen you chose to splash about.

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Naomi 1 year, 7 months ago

What a stunning room! Really lovely and fresh. I love Dumbo and the colour greeen you chose to splash about.

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