With only six weeks left to go, the nursery is finally complete; well minus the baby of course, so I thought I’d share how it all came together.
I love Pinterest, probably more so than the average person ( I have over 100 boards), and had started a Baby Room board long before I found out I was pregnant. One of the things I had pinned were these Curious George prints from Etsy (I’ve always kind of been a fan of Curious George, but for no particular reason). I knew they would be perfect for a baby room someday, even though I did not want a whole theme of Curious George, or any theme for that matter. A few months after I found out I was expecting, they were the first thing I purchased.
I love design and decorating, so naturally I was excited to decorate my baby’s nursery. Early on, my husband and I decided we would not find out the gender, so the room had to be fairly neutral, which really has not been a big deal as far as planning goes. I have never been a frilly pink person anyhow. Even if I knew I was having a girl, I probably still would have went with bolder, brighter colors versus pink or pastel-like shades.
Typically my decorating style is a bit rustic, but for the baby room I decided I wanted a more sleek and modern look, but still somewhat playful. To start with I chose a palette of grey, mint green and navy. I decided to go with a mix-and-match furniture look since the cherry wood dresser, which houses my husband’s clothes, was going to have to remain in the baby’s room. Our home is a quaint 936 square feet, and the dresser does not currently fit in our master bedroom with the rest of its matching set. I went with a blue dresser and white bookshelf, which were Ikea buys, and to top if off I chose a cherry crib from Wayfair to match the dresser. The blue dresser also functions as a changing table. In a house the size of ours, you have to be versatile, so a traditional changing table was out of the question. I’m much more into multi-functional pieces anyhow.
I opted for this modern-looking herringbone rug from Target, to tie the room together.
I wanted a comfy chair since I knew I would be spending a lot of time in it. I went with this style from Wayfair, because I liked the idea that it could also be used in a living room someday.
The style of rocker that I chose didn’t come with an ottoman, so I had been on the lookout for the right one, when I snagged this find at Salvation Army for a mere four dollars. My intent was to buy some fabric and reupholster it myself, and that’s just what I did. It turned out pretty good, if I do say so myself. Plus I liked the added bonus of storage inside. See, I told you I like multi-functional pieces.
Anyone that knows me, knows how much I love to read, so of course the nursery wouldn’t be complete without some books. This baby has already racked up quite the collection at my shower, mixed in with some from my childhood.
One of my favorite things about the room is all of the handmade love that went into it. Some of the things I made myself, such as the pennant banner and stuffed fox, while others were made by family and friends; like all of the adorable handmade blankets and decorative pictures. Baby H is already so loved, and I can’t wait to welcome our little one to the new nursery.