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Art For A Nursery or Child’s Room

November 18, 2013  —  Written by Julia Marcum 

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Sometimes, when I am having a particularly stressful day or moment, I start planning the nursery in my head. I guess it is my happy place. We’ll probably start the nursery after the new year, but I can’t stop myself from gathering ideas, or as this post illustrates–art.  Is there anything sweeter than art for wee ones?  There is a lot of nursery/kid appropriate art that is animal-centric. So, I divided the round-up of eighteen into two groups: the animals and the other. The first nine are the animals and I melt at every one of them.

1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9
The second group of nine is a mix of fine art and typography and a sprinkle of humor for good measure:
10 / 11 / 12 / 13 / 14 / 15 / 16 / 17 / 18

Of course many (if not all) of these pieces could work just as beautifully in an adult space, but just as appropriate for a child’s room or, in our case, a nursery. And good news (!!)–not a one is over $50. Which is your favorite?? I can’t wait to order number 4, and 13 reminds me so much of Greta from a year or so ago.

What do you think?

  1. Jena says:

    I love ALL of them! At first glance, #5 almost looks like the deer is being targeted with a gun, ha, but it is still darling. The peeing cloud is my favorite!

  2. Angel says:

    The Monkey is amazing! I want it for me. :) I love #12, I want to get if for my daughter’s room.
    and I definitely want the peeing cloud :). Oh and the balloon!

  3. Hahaha! I love the “peeing” cloud! That is hilarious!

  4. Love #12. What a beautiful message for your child!

  5. Brad says:

    #15 all the way! It’s perfect. I’m almost 30 and I wouldn’t mind having it in my office…

  6. AviLynn says:

    #15 is my fav. It fits my two youngest boys to a t.

  7. #18–I’m dying. bahahaha!

  8. AlliFerg says:

    This is fabulous! Thanks for sharing … you should do this for every room of the house!

  9. Jenn Leigh says:

    I love #’s 1, 4, & 5 from the first collection but a cloud that says “I pee on you” that’s the real winner here!!!

  10. Jackie says:

    If you like #4 you should check out this shop on Etsy (https://www.etsy.com/shop/berkleyillustration?ref=l2-shopheader-name). We have a series of the animals in our guest bath, I love them!

  11. Wendy says:

    What a beautiful way to start a Monday with these pieces!

    Are you familiar with Jane Heinrichs? Her paintings feature a fair amount of animals and whimsy and are absolutely stunning.

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