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From 2011-2016, we had an inspiration blog featuring nurseries, baby showers, parties, and portraits that were submitted to us by photographers, designers, and parents. We no longer accept submissions or post new blog content, but we have left the archive here for those who have saved this content, or for new readers looking for inspiration.

Coastal Chic Mermaid Themed Nursery

With a mermaid theme and a beautiful palette, this coastal chic nursery is whimsical, fun, and soothing, all at once. Melissa Hoko Photography captured this sweet space that is full of lovely details, from the DIY seashell wall art to the beautiful mermaid swimming above the crib. The light gray walls bring a nice calm to the room, while the pops of coral, turquoise and gold give a fresh, joyful vibe. Read on for more details from the mommy-to-be who designed this nursery, then stop by the full gallery if you'd like to see more!

From the mommy-to-be:

"My favorite Disney movie was The Little Mermaid. Once we found out it was a girl, I was so excited to design a coastal chic mermaid room. I spent weeks searching for an antique dresser for the changing table, but I didn't have much luck. Turns out I discovered the perfect dresser at my parents house, the very same dresser that was used as my changing table as a baby. It was just the right size. I used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint 'Pure' to give it a fresh look. I enjoyed searching for mermaid & coastal decor in local craft stores, and I added touches of coral, turquoise, and gold throughout the room. The nursery was perfect and ready for my little mermaid to arrive!"


See more photos in the full gallery

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Crib Rail Cover:
Crib Skirt:
Glider & Ottoman:
Coral Curtains:
Mermaid Painting:
Crib Sheet and Changing Cover:
Picture frames, shelves, & wire baskets:
Mermaid wall art & capiz chime:
Wire & Laundry Basket:
Rug, throw pillow, lamp, and lamp shade:
Wall Shell Prints: DIY