One of our favorite inspirations for nursery design is fabric, and online, one of the best places to shop for fabric is Reprodepot.
There is nothing like the advent of a new baby to bring on that nesting/DIY urge, and given that the majority of Reprodepot's fabric is under $9 a yard, even novice DIY-ers can jump in and try something new without breaking the bank. There is some very cute children's fabric here! At right, Monkey N Round Brushed Monkeys (in banana, and in mint), A Girls Best Friend, and Goldfish. While Reprodepot does have a section categorized as 'children's fabrics', don't let that stop you from browsing the other categories for inspiration, because there is a lot to see! Below, a few more of our favorite fabrics.
Reprodepot has a great selection of Denyse Schmidt fabrics. The print at left is Katie Bouquet, in linen, and it would be gorgeous in a nursery designed around a neutral palette. Can't you see that print incorporated into curtains, or crib bedding? It also makes a great gender-neutral alternative to the usual mint green and pale yellows traditionally used in place of pink and blue!
if red and white, Scandanavian style, is more your thing, be sure to check out the Westfalenstoffe fabrics - imagine how sweet these would be in a nursery. From top to bottom, left to right, Sonne, Monde & Sterne (in red), Gartendame (in navy), Doppeltes Lottchen (in navy), and Hahnchen (in red). While all of their fabrics are fabulous, what Reprodepot is known for is its selection of modern reproductions of vintage print fabrics, which is neatly laid out in decade groupings - 20's and 30's, 40's and 50's, and 60's and 70's. And if you really want to be overwhelmed with their selection, this online-only store has thoughtfully put every swatch in every category on one page for you. Don't forget to check out Reprodepot's current sale - the Aviary Woodgrain is a hot pink for a little girl's room, and the Ribbon Grass would work well for both genders. Stop by the Reprodepot Blog for advance word on their sales, as well as sneak peaks at new fabrics.