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Hot Air Balloon Nursery Mood Board

I'm so excited to plan and decorate our baby boy's future nursery! When I was browsing around stores for bedding, I felt really uninspired by the designs and themes available. I wanted something bright and colorful and a little bit different. I started brainstorming, googling, and pinning and eventually stumbled across this adorable hot air balloon mobile which is actually for a girl nursery, but I instantly fell in love with the idea of a hot air balloon themed nursery!

Then, I started brainstorming color ideas. My friend Ashley told me about Carousel Designs, and I spent hours browsing their many many color and pattern options. I narrowed it down to a navy blue herringbone pattern with orange and seafoam accents. I ordered fabric swatches in almost every orange and aqua color they had available to help me narrow down exactly what shades I wanted. It was so much fun to design my bedding!

And so a nursery idea was born. I had a color and a theme! Time to start planning! Today, I just wanted to share my mood board of some of the inspiration I have found for a baby boy's hot air balloon nursery! I'm so excited to get started on crafting and decorating!

Mood Board for an orange, navy blue, and aqua hot air balloon nursery for a baby boy! Great ideas and inspiration!

1. Welcome To The World print- Kindertype
2. Navy herringbone changing pad cover- Fern Leslie Baby
3. Grey Simmons Kids Rowen dresser- Target
4. Grey Simmons Kids Slumbertime Rowen crib- Target
5. Hot air balloon print- My Printable Art Shop
6. Navy laundry basket- Babies R Us
7. Custom bedding in Seafoam Aqua, Navy Herringbone, and Light Orange- Carousel Designs
8. Navy herringbone closet organizers- Jules & Nolan
9. Map of the world print- Blursbyai
10. Hot air balloon swaddle blankets- Babies R Us
11. Adventure Awaits print- Picturality

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  1. Eeeeek! This is so stinkin' cute Nicole! LOVE it!

    1. Thanks Kristi!!! I'm SO excited about our nursery plans!!!

  2. Loving this theme and all the colors! So excited to see how it turns out!