Storybook Nursery Inspiration: Goodnight Moon

Lullaby 02/13/2013

Although it was published over 60 years ago, the bedtime classic "Goodnight Moon" has a timeless appeal (that’s what makes it a classic!). The story is charming in its simplicity of a young bunny saying goodnight to everything in his room (which is actually a sweet bedtime routine for any small child) and it’s truly a must-have for a child’s first library.

We were recently inspired by the bold, colorful design of the room it takes place in, so we decided to find some modern pieces for anyone interested in creating a Goodnight Moon themed nursery. It seemed pretty timely, too, since Emerald is Pantone’s Color of the Year! While most people probably don’t want such an intensely colorful nursery, if you’re thinking green, maybe consider it for one statement wall or even a striped ceiling like this one on Project Nursery!

Now, without further adieu, check out our Goodnight Moon inspired pieces and color palette:

Goodnight Moon Nursery Inspiration

  1. ducduc Alex Crib ($1300) - The sleek, striking ducduc Alex crib is 100% hardwood with a non-toxic finish and can be adjusted to four mattress height positions.
  2. Plan Toys Modern Dollhouse ($75) - Plan Toys dollhouses are beautiful, durable, natural, and super-versatile. You’ll be amazed at the endless array of furnishings and characters your child can collect over time!
  3. Decoylab Bunny Clock ($58) - Simple, modern, and fun!
  4. Personal Graphix custom Cow Jumped Over the Moon print ($30) - Look closely - this is actually a birth announcement! So clever!
  5. Metrotex Designs Permanent Hanging Balloon - A sweet, red ceramic balloon that never pops. How awesome is that?
  6. The Rug Market Yellow Tiger Rug ($126) - There are so many unique, animal-inspired rugs to choose from these days, but we loved the bright, happy yellow hue of this one - and the fact that it’s made from natural, durable wool.
  7. Guidecraft Moon and Stars Stacking Bookshelf ($88) - We love the versatility of this piece - you can stack it to use it as a bookshelf or take it apart to use as toddler benches!
  8. Littlenestbox Handmade Star Mobile ($50) - A handmade, modern mobile in muted gray felt and natural wood.
  9. DragonflySummer Green Chevron Minky Blanket ($36) - Another handmade beauty in trendy chevron with a super-soft, minky backing.
  10. Eames Modern Rocker ($549) - The perfect modern classic for your Goodnight Moon nursery - a Herman Miller Eames Rocker!

Interested in seeing what this color palette looks like in your home? Sign-up today for 4 free hand-painted color samples from Lullaby Paints!

* Note: Royal Blue, King’s Red, and Star Light are Lullaby Paint colors, but Emerald would have to be custom mixed. It’s no problem, just wanted to let you know!