Welcome to Lay Baby Lay

Nursery Decor & Baby Room Ideas


nautical nursery ideas

Brooke was kind enough to send me some photos she took of her client Sarah’s nursery she created for her baby Hank.  I thought it was so perfectly sweet and had to share!  She said Sarah used a lot of Lay Baby Lay inspiration, and I love seeing how it all came together.  This room has such a perfect vintage feel with all the wood trim, which ties in with the nautical look so nicely.  I really love that she used the Jenny Lind crib; I think it’s easy to be hesitant to use this style in a boy’s room, but I think it works so well, especially in the cherry or ebony colors.

nautical nursery inspiration

Sarah’s sisters hand painted that sweet banner with Hank’s name on it, and aren’t the anchors sweet on the wall?  You can find similar ones here; such a great way to make a statement wall affordably!  That vintage helm clock is also such a great accent.

nautical nursery inspiration

This is such a great collection of nautical inspired art, and the natural wood frames in varying finishes make it feel cohesive.

(Sources: (1) Anchor print, made by a friend; (2) Octopus print; (3) Vintage Coulter Garage License Plate; (4) Anchors Aweigh Print;  (5) The Whale Print; (6) Vintage Navy Bumper Stickers from Brimfield; (7) Ship Print)

nautical baby room ideas

Love that rocker – it looks really comfy!  That license plaque on the wall is from Sarah’s great grandfather’s auto garage; Hank’s middle name is Coulter.  What a sweet nod to his heritage!  (Moustache pillow from here.)

nautical baby room ideas

The rug is from ikea, and that organizer (also from ikea!) makes the perfect little piece for storing odds and ends and keeping them close at hand.  I love that she put the books next to the rocker within easy reach for bedtime stories and cuddling (similar shelves here).  Seriously, I just love all that wood trim.  It’s the perfect complement to the nautical look.

nautical baby room ideas

Thanks so much for sharing, Brooke and Sarah!!  I love the space, and I’m sure little Hank does, too!  And speaking of, here is a pic of the cute little guy:

nautical baby room ideas

So precious!


Snips & Snails & Puppy dog tails… | Along Came Ollie"[…] via Lay Baby Lay […] "

Ashley"This room is adorable! I love the anchors! "

29 Insanely Cool Backyard Furniture DIYs | Sharing Interesting Stuff, Updates News & Free Tips"[…] This blogger made them with wood flooring from her great-great-grandmother’s home! See how she did it and read her …"

Kevin L."Hey, Nice photo and great nursery "


The Littlest Mermaid

THEMES   |    |    |  

mermaid baby room ideas

This board seems to be one of your favorites, and the links have been broken since we re-launched the site.  I’ve been wanting to update it for awhile, and finally I was able to get it together!  I changed a few things out so that they are currently available (except that minty green dresser – but the color is so divine that I left it as inspiration should you find the perfect vintage piece that needs a little extra love!).  I love the girly mermaid idea re-imagined with a more nautical and natural feel.  That Mermaid Banner from Three Potato Four is just the best!


Lanise"Love this collection! Thank you for including my minty blue ombre pillows. I adore those baskets "

1 comment

adventure at sea

THEMES   |    |    |    |    |    |    |    |    |    |  

nautical baby room ideasHave you seen all the new adorable-ness at the Land of Nod?  They just launched their spring collection, and it’s full of lots of fun new things.  I am loving all the new nautical touches, so here is a classic boy’s room designed around maritime adventures.  I also love all the new shelving options like these and these (excellent for storing and displaying all the books)!

We are on our way to Salt Lake City for Alt Summit – I’m so excited!  Be sure to follow on instagram.  I’m really looking forward to connecting with so many people in person!


adventuring little sailor

THEMES   |    |    |    |    |    |    |    |  

nautical nursery inspirationI’ll be posting here and there on Honest to Nod with inspiration pulled from the Land of Nod‘s fantastic collection.  I can never tire of a room with a nautical feel – there is always something you can do to give it a fresh spin.  The weathered gray on that dresser and crib are so perfect for this look.  If you haven’t checked out this Verona crib, take a peek!  It’s an investment, but it will turn into an absolutely gorgeous twin bed, so it will last for years to come.  Go here for sources, and check out the camping inspiration as well!


Gwen, The Makerista"Congrats on the partnership! You can never go wrong with nautical, such a fun look! "

1 comment

girl sailor inspiration

THEMES   |    |    |  

penny & tillie giveawayI have a fun giveaway today from Penny + Tillie, an adorable shop full of baby leggings and legwarmers in a myriad of super fun colors and patterns.  They are offering a giveaway of one pair of knit leggings + two pairs of legwarmers + one elastic bow + one necklace, all in the colors of winner’s choice.  If you want to enter, go visit their site, and leave a comment with the pair of leggings or legwarmers you would love to have for your little one (and there are really cute boy options, too!)!  Winner will be drawn at random and announced next Monday!

Here is a board inspired by the anchor legwarmers; a nautical room for a girl.

nautical baby room ideas