the littlest mermaid

Monday, October 24, 2011

mermaid baby room ideasAfter getting several requests for a mermaid nursery, I have finally managed to put together a board.  Apparently, there are quite a few mermaid fans out there, and I hope this is helpful!  I think having some furniture with straight lines keeps the room from becoming too saccharine, but the peachy pink walls and dramatic chandelier make the room dreamy.  The Peter Pan mermaids are adorable, but I could not find any art that featured them; a fun project would be to buy a vintage Peter Pan book, scan in the pages, and then have some large format prints made of the images.  I am having a little trouble with the links in the margin today, so I’m posting them below!  (And, yes, I know that mermaid snuggle suit is insanely expensive, but I couldn’t leave it out!  It was circling around Twitter a few months ago, and I just think it’s hilariously cute.)

(1) Aquamarine Glass Chandelier

(2) Victorian Mermaids

(3) Redhead Mermaid

(4) Dinglehopper

(5) Sea Stars

(6) Mermaid on Shell

(7) Flower Mermaid

(8) Nautilus Bookends

(9) Seashell Letter

(10) White Century Crib

(11) Mermaid Snuggle Suit

(12) Wood Tiled Dresser

(13) Starfish Pillow

(14) Mendocino Fabric by Heather Ross

(15) Turquoise Medallion Rug

(16) Neutral Coral Chair

(17) Pink Pouf














15 responses to “the littlest mermaid”

  1. Ambierre says:

    Love the fork : ) Too cute!

  2. Meagan says:

    I think this is my favorite so far.  I was a HUGE Little Mermaid fan when I was little.  This is lovely and whimsical and wonderful!

  3. Colleen Staff says:

    So fun!  I fell in love with that knitted suit when I saw it floating around, too. My mom ended up knitting the skirt part for my daughter’s Halloween costume.  We’ll see how it all comes together.  🙂  haha.

  4. Yvonne says:

    Oh, there must be a reason why I found your blog some weeks ago. I don’t have any children but I love every nursery idea. Like EVERY SINGLE ONE.

    Is this the sighn, that I should start having babies? 🙂

  5. Hannah says:

    This is so perfect! I have a mermaid room for my daughter– surprisingly hard to find mermaid stuff and I love it all.  Thank you Joni!

  6. M3moreira says:

    Could you please share what color pink you would choose? And what you would suggest for the curtains??

    • Joni Lay says:

      Hi there!  I’d recommend Benjamin Moore’s Peach Cloud for the pink, and as for curtains, you could do something simple, like Vivi’s: or Urban Outfitters has some really fun panel options, although you would probably want to get some blackout shades to go behind them (you can find those about anywhere – Target, etc.).  Here are some fun UO options: or or

  7. […] design boards around (complete with sources) all the way down to paint colors. just check out this mermaid room or how about acoustic nostalgia? she also knows how to translate her designs to real life. her […]

  8. Jill says:

    I absolutely adore this room.  I have been looking for a mermaid theme, as my 3 1/2 year old loves Ariel, but didn’t want to go the commercial route.  She’s moving from her toddler bed to big girl bed, but I’m not sure what kind of bed or bedding to buy.  Any suggestions? Ps: All your boards are phenomenal!  I have really enjoyed looking through them all.

  9. Dana Hess says:

    How can I find the Mermaid onsie #11? My daughter is expecting a baby girl in May and the nursery theme is dolphins and mermaids… Thanks, Dana

  10. Jessica says:

    Im trying to get idea for a baby room with the fairy theme…im loving the color lavendar…do u have any ideas?

  11. This is so chic! I love the sophistication put into this. Not just a Disney theme, which is what Mamas can get sucked into! Excellent work 🙂

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