When I saw this dad from Green Bay, Wisconsin give his daughter a Super Mario Bros. themed room, I had dreams of doing the same for one of my daughters.
The Nintendo game from 1985 was one of the first introductions to video games for many kids. My newest daughter is almost two months old and my oldest daughter wouldn’t even know who I was talking about. So turning my daughters room into the world of one of the most beloved video game characters of all-time will have to sit on the back burner until I feel it’s appropriate to introduce her to the video games of my youth.
Nevertheless, I want to be prepared for when that time comes. That’s why I have compiled this list of everything you would need to turn a room into a nursery Mario would be proud of. I’ve covered everything from great sky blue paint colors to excellent plush toys.
I was floored when I saw all of the great nursery mobiles available on Etsy. My personal favorites are the crocheted versions below. However, any one of these would look great in a video game inspired nursery.
- Super Mario Bros Crochet Nursery Mobile
- Crochet Yoshi & Friends Crib Mobile
- Mario Baby Crib Mobile, Felt Mobile, Nursery Decoration- Inspired By Mario Games
- Baby Crib Mobile – Baby Mobile – Mario Brothers Mobile “Super Mario Bros Mobile” (You can pick your characters)
There are two approaches you could take when decorating the walls. One approach requires painting every little detail on the wall and investing many hours into creating the perfect scene. The other is to slap some decals on the wall and call it good.
If you decide to paint, I recommend finding the scene you want online and getting your hands on a digital projector. Project the image on to the wall and paint over it. Easy peasy!
I don’t get many weekends off with a toddler and a baby. So I would go with wall decals. Again, there are two approaches. The first is to go old school with some 8-bit awesomeness like the first option below. The other approach is to pick up the last set of decals listed and make your nursery look like the newest Super Mario Bros. game for the Nintendo DS.
- Nintendo Super Mario Bros. Wall Graphics
- Roommates 675Scs Nintendo New Super Mario Wii Peel And Stick Wall Decals
- RoomMates RMK2351SCS Nintendo Super Mario Build a Scene Peel and Stick Wall Decal, 45 Count
- New Super Mario Brothers Wall Stickers
What’s a nursery without an abundance of toys? I could fill an aisle at Target with all the Disney princesses my oldest daughter has accumulated. Sometimes I ask myself, “How can there be so many Disney princess dolls?”. Luckily there are just as many Super Mario Bros. toys available in the world.
I’ve selected a handful of the best below, but there are so many more. My favorite has to be Bob-omb.
- Super Mario Plush – 5″ Goomba Soft Stuffed Plush Toy Japanese Import
- Super Mario Plush – 5″ Ghost Boo Soft Stuffed Plush Toy Japanese Import
- Sanei Super Mario Plush Pouch Series: Coin Block
- Sanei Super Mario All Star Collection 5″ Bob-omb Plush, Small
- Sanei Super Mario All Star Collection 8″ Yoshi Plush, Small
I was able to find some great paints offered by Benjamin Moore that would be perfect for a Super Mario Bros. sky. My favorite is Blue Wave. It’s color is the closest I could find to the sky blue used in the Super Mario Bros. games.
There you have it. Some awesome choices to give your baby a great Super Mario Bros. nursery. When will you start?