Clark’s Fun Nursery with a Hint of Superman

We’re always impressed by a beautiful nursery on a budget, so we were pretty amazed by this one! The total bill for Clark’s entire fun nursery design came in at only $600! Clark’s mom, photgrapher Jenna Henderson of jHenderson Studios, knew right away her little guy’s nursery wouldn’t be your typical baby blue, sage, tan or pale yellow. She skipped on the traditional themes, too. Instead, the focus was on making a cute, affordable room that would transition well as he aged. For example, the changing table is a desk that has been painted green. Later, they’ll only need to take the changing pad off the top, bring in a chair, and it’s back to being a desk!

Even though there was no theme, they did incorporate a few subtle nods to Clark Kent and Superman, tying in his namesake. Rather than going too overboard, Jenna masterfully brought in little touches, like the poster of the Metropolis skyline, silver accents for the Man of Steel, and a pair of Clark-esque glasses next to an old camera. The result is a charming space with fun details, rather than an a theme that overwhelms the room. See more of this nursery in the full gallery.

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Photography: jHenderson Studios
Crib, Desk/changing table: Cragislist
Clock: Target (found in store)
Orange/blue storage boxes: Land of Nod
Trash can: Container Store
“Clark” letters: JoAnn’s
Dust ruffle: Fabric purchased on Etsy, design by Jessica Jones
Shelving Unit, Silver Lamp, Green/Orange Photo Boxes, Starburst mirror, Shelf brackets: IKEA
Magnet boards: Pizza pans from Walmart (purchased in store)
Bedspread/sheets: Walmart (purchased in store)
“Super Hero” pillow: Custom made by a friend as a gift
Metropolis print: Gift from friend
Metropolis frame: Hobby Lobby
Chevron curtain fabric:
Red/white lamp, Dresser: Already owned by parents-to-be
Beadboard wall paper: Lowes

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    Izabela says:

    This nursery is so beautiful in it’s simplicity, yet amazing detail. Clark is one lucky baby :)

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    Marilyn McKelvey says:

    Jenna & Josh,

    The nursery is so neat. So simple but great details and all on a budget. Just love your creative talent (desk for changing table) and use of color. BTW, that bed will come in handy for Mom or Dad to take a nap while Clark is napping.


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    Emily says:

    Precious room. Love it. I am working in a superhero room for my two little men. I love the idea if the orange design with Clark. How did you do that?