Guest Picks: Investigate a Nursery

I’m in the midst of a nursery design for the arrival of my little girl that autumn, and the process has taken me two decades to when I assembled my kid’s room. My husband and I have been lucky enough to travel the world for both pleasure and business, and it was important to me to incorporate our love for traveling into our firstborn’s room. As with any theme, you can bring a sense of adventure to a nursery in an off-beat manner or in small pieces that hint at the world’s chances. Here are 20 colorful items to inspire your little explorer. — Laura from JourneyChic

The Land of Nod

Come Fly With Me Crib Bedding – $24

I just love this bedding for a boy’s room, not just for its travel-inspired print, but also for the bright, bold colours.


Amazing String of Pendant Lights by The Boomin Granny – $200

Buy this set of pendant lights or attempt your own DIY version having an old globe from eBay along with a lighting kit.

Rosenberry Rooms

World Map Ceiling Light Fixture – $94

For non ceilings, this semi-flush light fixture will throw a worldly glow in to your small traveler’s room.


All Around the World Hanging Pendant by Naturally Heartfelt – GBP 45.50

This map-covered lantern would bring great feel to the room. Try your own by breaking out your paper cutters along with a classic atlas from a used bookstore.

Serena & Lily

Dylan Crib Bedding – $325

Serena & Lily’s “Dylan” crib bedding comes with a subtle safari print which would look fine in a girl’s or gender-neutral nursery. Blue isn’t just for boys!


World Map Quilt by Great Quiltations – $75

This map quilt would be ideal as a wall hanging or something to snuggle under during story time.


Airplane Pillow Case, Personalized by Cutie Patootie Creations – $18

Order this personalized pillow in traveling size and introduce it to your little one during his first flight to earn a special memory.

Hawthorne Threads

London Tube, Multi Fabric – $8.95

This cloth is coated in a map of London’s subway system (the “Tube”), along with the vivid colours would muster a little one. Turn it into a bold Roman shade, a vibrant crib skirt or frame a swatch.

The Land of Nod

Come Fly with Me Luggage – $229

This luxury rug will keep dreams of lands far away right beneath your wee one’s feet.


Atlas Spiral Origami Crane Mobile by Meligami

A mobile created from maps is both culturally and geographically interesting. Mount it on the changing table to keep your baby mesmerized as you are doing the dirty work.


10 Ft Long Popcorn Garland, Rio de Janeiro Map by Granny Panty Designs – $44

This map garland could be strung up on the wall or above the curtain rod.

Historical Five Centuries Globe Mobile – $76.91

For a more modern and scientific spin on a nursery cellphone, this globe version fits the bill.


Large Vintage Map Letter, G by Flea Market Sunday – $35

I love wooden monograms at a nursery; I made one for the son. It would be simple and economical to make a map-covered monogram like this having an old atlas page, a craft-store letter along with some Mod Podge.


Alphabet Flash Cards by Bibitty

Children absorb languages so easily, and these French alphabet cards are a terrific way to introduce a few phrases in my favored Romance language.


Someday We Will Travel Printing by Loxly Hollow – $18

I absolutely adore this print, and I bought a similar one for my daughter’s nursery from this artist. Animals and maps create total cuteness!


United States in Buttons by Jillian Audrey Designs – $45

Put all those extra buttons you have been stashing away just if your shirt needs adjusting to great use: Create a clever and colorful map together. You will not ever fix that shirt anyway.


Map Birth Announcement by Just Bunch Designs – $25

Mark your child’s entrance to the world using a personalized map just for him or her.


Inspirational Nursery Wall Decor, Nautical Map by Magic Markings Art – $16

I’ve noticed that a lot of travel-inspired nursery art is quite masculine, so I have a soft spot with this womanly graphic that will inspire small lady explorers.


Children’s Wall Art Prints, Children Around the World by Sarah Jane Studios – $80

These pretty prints are a great alternative to map art since they concentrate on a notable feature in every nation. I love them — and can buy them!


Turquoise Blue Map with Oh the Places You Will Go by Field trip – $18

This print is a fun take on the famous Dr. Seuss classic. It’s offered in many colours to fit your nursery’s design scheme.

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