Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Spice Up Your Baby's Room with Indian Decor

If you want to see something different from the traditional girly pink and little boy blue decor, look no further.  There must be options for those of us who crave a little exotic spice!  How about the cheerful colors, playful patterns, and sumptuous fabrics of India?  I did a little research on the web and could not find much of anything for an Indian nursery, but I didn't let that stop me!  I dreamed up some fun kid-friendly paintings with a South-Asian feel, and listed them for sale on Etsy.  Of course, you will want to continue this decor theme with bedding and other accessories so I did a little shopping and created a collage of my recommendations.

I've got a couple of fun paintings inspired by India in my shop right now that you should definitely check out, but here is my inspiration piece for this room-

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What I really love about this painting is the vibrancy and the gender-neutrality.  Why limit girls to pink and boys to blue when there is a rainbow of colors they are just beginning to explore?!
To continue the theme, check out these handmade items from the talented artists on Etsy:

2. This coconut was skillfully drilled to show a beautiful Mehndi pattern when illuminated.  Nighttime isn't so scary with a pretty light like this!  Lace Paisley - night light (Made to Order) by Ultraviolet Cosmonaut
3. Baby can meet that other baby in the mirror with this cute Tangerine scallop mirror or frame by Uncommon
4. This sweet little doll was made to play with IndiraHanuman-Mumbai, India by Meoneil

5. Show your little one that mommies love their babies with Naani's Lullaby PRINT by Deezden
6. This orange damask fabric can be custom ordered for a darling crib set to compliment your Indian decor.
The Early Bird Custom Baby Bedding Set by Babylovin

7. This tiny elephant is adorned with beads and sequins that twinkle like your baby's eyes.
Vintage Framed Unique Fabric Stuffed Sequin and Beaded Elephant Picture by Paris2nc

8. Available in a variety of colors, these stuffed elephants are too fun to pass up!
Turquoise blue elephant with rhinestones and embroidery by PINKSUGA

9. The sari side is cool to the touch while the minky side is warm and cuddly, and these blankets are machine washable too!   Indie Blankets by BohoHaute

So what do you think? 
Would you spice up your baby's room with Indian decor?
On the topic of global chic, are there other cultures that you'd like to see in nursery decor?
Are there other themes you would like to see for a baby's room?
I can't wait to hear what you have to say!  Leave comments, ideas, and I will try to respond to all.


  1. Love your colors and I totally agree - enough with the pastels already!

  2. thanks kluless. its time for something fresh and new!
    What's so strange is that I wrote this, then 2 weeks later I found out I was pregnant!!! I had babies on the brain for a reason :)

  3. Lovely post! Do you have more of those Indian paintings?


  4. Thank you Sharon, yes I do have more Indian paintings available in my shop.
    I also accept custom orders!