The (Gator) Writing on the Wall

If you’re looking for some whimsical Gator art to decorate your baby/child’s room, check out these fun ideas to bring a little bit of Gator Nation into their room. There are additional ideas on my Pinterest board too! What style do you prefer for your kid’s room? Vintage/handmade? Or using the licensed Gator head/logo?

Go Local

Support artists from Gainesville! Visit both the Gainesville annual Downtown Festival and Art Show held each fall or the Spring Arts Festival to find artwork by local vendors you could use in your child’s room. If you can’t make it to Gainesville, peruse the vendor lists on their websites and find their online shops to place an order. I personally love Gainesville Fruit Co.’s designs as their prints feature “Classic Gainesville with a Vintage Style.”

Baby Boy Gator by Gainesville Fruit Company

Baby Boy Gator by Gainesville Fruit Company

Baby Girl Gator by Gainesville Fruit Company

Baby Girl Gator by Gainesville Fruit Company


Creative Finds

A quick search on Etsy of “Gator Nursery Art” will return some great Gator pieces to accent your child’s room. These are some of my faves (more on Pinterest).

UF by TRM Design on Etsy

This clean, modern montage is simple and understated, yet eye-catching for your child’s room.

Felt flower

This awesome felt flower adds color, texture, and a 3D aspect to an otherwise bare wall. Bright, chevron patterns are a hot trend as well! Heck, I think I may get this for my room! By TheLeoandtheTaurus on Etsy

Wall decal Gator

Decals are a great option if you are looking for decoration near or around the crib. For safety reasons, decals provide ease of mind as you don’t have to worry about a photo coming off a hook etc. Decal by wallinspired on Etsy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Mainstream

There are plenty of officially licensed, orange & blue Gator accessories out there to decorate your little tyke’s room. Do a search on Google, and you’ll find options at bedding.com, Amazon.com, the official Gator Sports Shop and more.

Florida Gator Bedding

Florida Gator Bedding

Peel and stick Florida Gators decals.

Peel and stick Florida Gators decals.


Get Creative

Can’t find what you want, or want to add a personal touch to your baby’s room? Make your own art! Whether you take a class at a studio, or pick up your own supplies, it’s always a nice touch to put “yourself” into art. Or, use this as a fun activity with your child!

Paint your own Gator painting at a studio,  like the Scarlet Easel in Altamonte Springs, FL.

Paint your own Gator painting at a studio, like The Scarlet Easel in Altamonte Springs, FL.

Kids show off their creations at The Scarlet Easel

Kids show off their creations at The Scarlet Easel in Altamonte Springs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

My friend Karen painted this Gator Girl canvas for me as a gift. It matches Lily's nursery perfectly.

My friend Karen painted this Gator Girl canvas for me as a shower gift. It matches Lily’s nursery perfectly.

Don’t forget you can also use photographs to decorate your little one’s walls. Stay tuned to my next post for an exciting new photo service that features some touches of orange and blue!

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