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Ideas for a Star Wars Themed Nursery

Considering a Star Wars themed nursery? Or just wondering why a blog about entertaining would be talking about nurseries? Well, friends, I’m sitting here on my due date for baby #2 very aware I’m not going on time, and I haven’t thought of a single thing to write about this week. So nursery it is! My daughter’s isn’t done yet, but I always planned on sharing that one. It’s a Harry Potter theme for girls and I couldn’t find anything with the vibe I wanted when I searched, so I figured I’d help other people out. Of course it’s not done yet – they don’t call me the Frenzied Hostess because of all the spare time I have for DIY projects, that’s for sure.

Anyway, I know plenty of people have done the Star Wars themed nursery thing before, so this isn’t as original as the Harry Potter one will be. But, guess what I have over those other people? I’ve done the whole dang thing twice. Yep, we designed my son’s room when we lived in North Carolina, then did it all again when we bought our house in Tennessee. Fun, right? So, enjoy the pictures, and feel free to contact me or comment with any questions you might have while designing your own Star Wars themed nursery.

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The Walls

Tennessee Walls – a little brighter, a little less wacky ceilings

This is the only reason doing the nursery twice gave us a headache. We decided on sky blue walls with a dark blue border. Fun, right? Not if you’re the one measuring it! Actually, it really wasn’t that bad. We used a paint stirrer stick for the length. First we did the light blue, not bothering to get up to the ceiling since we’d just be painting over it anyway. Then we used the stick and a level to go around. It’s actually not that even of a line – the ceilings in both houses seemed to slant a little. I don’t think you can tell.

North Carolina walls – If only I’d known they would like kind of like R2D2

Now, you’ll see the North Carolina house had some funky walls (sorry about the picture quality, by the way – these were not taken with the intent of publication). We looked for picture example but couldn’t find any. So, we went with what we thought was best. It was a little bit more of a hassle, but I love how it turned out. We also had Star Wars fighter ship decals I found on Etsy on only one wall. I loved those too, and I might order them and put some up here too eventually. Baby girl needs a put together room first.

The Furniture

The crib and dresser were Amazon purchases, and they have been great. We chose white since it went with the trim, but we also considered black. My son has his own little Darth Vader chair, as all evil toddlers should. It’s not where it’s supposed to be right now, but it exists I swear. As for the grown-up chair, I don’t know if you really need one or not. My  husband refused a glider so we got a super comfy recliner instead.  It never made it upstairs in the NC house, but I love having it now that he’s old enough to play in his room. We got it at Haverty’s if you want one like it.

The DIYs

Not to toot my own horn, but I did most of this stuff myself.  If I got directions from somewhere else I’ll link to them.

The Name Sign

This I did see online, but it didn’t come with any instructions. It’s pretty easy. Get a sheet of balsa wood from Hobby Lobby. Your size might for either the wood or the font might vary with name length, but the type of wood is easy to hang. Paint it your background color first. Then download a Star Wars font (I used this one), print your baby’s name (I did print out 2 Ds instead of reusing one to make sure the spacing was correct), and then tape the letters on and trace them. Make a 1-2 inch border and paint that and your letters with some leftover wall paint. Then I used a paintbrush to give the letters some depth and flick paint all over. I have an in-depth tutorial here if you’re interested.

The Wampa Rug

You can see the details here. It was pretty easy, though time consuming, but it has been beaten up since I made it. My dogs are apparently Wampa hunters.

The Mobile

I ordered this plain mobile on Amazon, along with some Star Wars Itty Bittys from Hallmark. They had both old school and new school Star Wars, and I wanted a combo so I got new since I already had a lot of old. I went with a black and white Force Awakens fabric and used a scrunchie tutorial to make a cover for the arm. To put it all together you should sew some ribbons to the characters’ heads and then do some serious knotting through the mobile holes to get them to stay. My son pulls at them all the time, and they haven’t fallen, though I have had to adjust a few times.

The Pillow & Blanket

Not much to say here. I sewed the Force Awakens fabric around an old throw pillow. Done. My aunt made the blanket out of a no-sew fleece kit.

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

I found a cute, small version of this on Etsy but I really wanted something to fill this frame I had lying around, so I bought a Death Star poster and drew on the frame’s plastic cover with a chalk marker. Doing it on the frame instead of the poster means he can keep the poster if he likes it when he grows up because the chalk marker will wipe off. There are a lot of twinkle stars drawn on the Death Star, but it’s hard to see since it’s reflective. So just go crazy with them.

The Book Shelves

Not Star Wars related, but I painted some Ikea spice racks white and used them for books. They’re cute but they don’t fit enough for my book-loving child, so I am putting a full bookcase in my daughter’s room for the overflow.

Other Star Wars Themed Nursery Items

There’s honestly a lot more Star Wars themed nursery stuff in my son’s room than I thought. It doesn’t feel overwhelmingly Star Wars when I’m in it, which is something I was afraid of. There are so many good ideas online it’s hard to tell yourself to stop! But a lot of these other little details came as gifts so I threw them in the mix too. We’ve got the tin art, a Build-A-Bear Chewbacca, a talking R2-D2, some Star Wars books, and a tiny little Star Wars toy box that has always come in handy for quick cleanup. If there’s no link, I’m sorry – I really don’t know where they came from!

 

 

 

 

By the way, if you’re wondering… Yes, the Star Wars themed nursery was my idea. I gave my husband the choice between this or lumberjack. Surprisingly, the Star Trek fan went with this. Last week I talked about how hard it is to get along when discussing politics, but friends, if a Star Wars geek and a Star Trek nerd can work it out, perhaps anyone can.

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26 Comments

  1. This is adorable! I love that Darth Vader chair and the border! I hope your baby girl comes soon!

  2. Jay Colby says:

    I love the Darth Vader chair and the border! This is a beautiful room decorated very well.

  3. If my brother ever has a kid, I will have to show him this post. He is a Star Wars fanatic!

  4. robin rue says:

    I wish I had done something cool like this when my kids were babies. What a fun theme.

  5. That Wampa rug cracked me up so much. All that is missing now is a Tauntaun sleeping bag for the baby. I would love to move into that room and I am 35 … =D

  6. If my hubby had seen this post a year ago, our nursery would be so much different than it is now. I love the DIYs!

  7. This is amazing my dad and his girlfriend are expecting. If they have a boy I am so doing this.

  8. Jessica Taylor says:

    This is such a unique idea! I love it! Star Wars is one of my favorites!

  9. Oh my gosh, this is the best room ever! I’d do this for my son or daughter–but they’re older now. We love Star Wars though!

  10. Andrea says:

    wow this is such a cool and different idea! this is such a great way to decorate a nursery! you did an awesome job!

  11. OMG this is so amazing! I love all the details that went into this Star Wars nursery!

  12. I am in LOVE with the Wampa rug! It is so adorable! These are some great ideas, great post!

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  13. Elizabeth O says:

    You did a superb job on the Star Wars themed room decor. I love your use of color and the items you picked. My favorite? That Darth Vader chair!

  14. The Womoa rug is everything! Although this is used for the nursery, I think it would be a perfect addition to my fiance’s den. He’s a huge fan.

  15. Melanie says:

    OMG! I love it! The DIY touches are darling. I love how you put together the mobile and the rug. I need you to do my kids’ rooms.

  16. I’ve never thought about doing a Star Wars nursery before but it really does look so cute. We’re a big Star Wars fan family so I could see me doing a Star Wars nursery one day.

  17. Aw now if my best guy mate ever has kids I guarantee you that a star wars nursery would be the first thing he would think of. The boy is practically obsessed.

  18. oh oh my gosh at the rug…haha. This is pretty impressive. I want the darth vader chair for myself. I love the crib mobile. Congrats on baby #2. May the force with with him!

  19. Needa says:

    I am bookmarking it !! It’s one the unique nursery ideas… I love the recliner DIY. Book shelf is my must added stuff in my son’s nursery

  20. this is such a wonderful idea to make a good nursery for that cute baby coming through.. i have loved star wars but unfortunately for me, i never had the opportunity to follow it through well so this is such a cool idea.

  21. This is such a fun and interesting theme! Like how unique it is. Love the book shelf. It looks like a fun choice for nursery room.

  22. Rosey says:

    Such a fun theme for a nursery! I could imagine my fiancé really wanting this for our future baby boy when the time comes! It looks great!

  23. Megan says:

    This is beyond awesome! The baby stuff is cute but gets outdated quickly!

  24. Josh Gordon says:

    Wow! This is really amazing…clearly a Star Wars fan ensuring they pass on their passion from an early age! I love how they have mixed neutral furniture with some fun Star Wars themed accessories. We have recently finished decorating our nursery. We went for a feature wall so we wanted the furniture to be neutral to fully show off the amazing art on the feature wall. We found some great items, we are particularly impressed with the very well made cot we bought. http://www.cuckooland.com/dnc/cuckooland/category/3231/cots-cot-beds

  25. I love this soooo much! I’m a pretty casual fan of the franchise but I love everything about it and I think this is so amazing that you did this. I love all the little touches and the details. It’s so freakin cute and I can’t wait to see what you’ve done for the Harry Potter Nursery! Because Harry Potter is my thing lol! LOVE THIS!

    1. Beth Davidson says:

      Well, I hope you love Hermione as much as you love Harry, because it’s for my daughter and we love a good feminine role model. I’ve got everything but the mobile finished, so hopefully I’ll be posting it soon!

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