(photos of the real nursery coming soon!)
Before I jump in and show you what we've done with the baby room so far - I first wanted to show you my initial inspirations for the room.
I made this little nursery inspiration board back in December - about 24 hours after I found out we were having a girl! Haha. I'm definitely not a procrastinator! :)
The room already had 3 white walls and 1 navy accent wall (since we decided to move the nursery into the guest room) - and I wanted to keep the wall colors the way they were.
Definitely not your average nursery wall colors - or colors for a baby girl - but I love it.
For the crib - I wanted something with straight lines. For some reason - the cribs that have rounded frames I didn't like as much. And I wanted something that I could use for a girl or a boy (ya know, for baby #2) and the straight lined cribs seemed more gender neutral to me.
I really loved the way this crib looked with the wooden trim. It just seems like the perfect little crib.
For the dresser / changing table - I already knew what dresser I wanted - and it was this Hemnes Ikea Dresser that probably everyone owns. It has a lot of storage space - and has a large surface area so it can be used as a changing table. I love it! (Pottery Barn Kids have some that look almost identical to it that are over $1000. So for $230 - the Ikea one is an amazing deal!)
For the glider/ottoman: I knew I wanted something that looked like a real chair - not an ugly baby room rocking chair. So I loved the upholstered chairs that I can add a fun throw pillow to. I also loved the leather poufs at Land of Nod (LOVE this one!!). They are SO FUN and add a pop of color to the room. However, I ended up getting a different ottoman that was a little more comfortable since it glides along with my chair (more comfortable means less cute)...but I am really happy with it in the end. You will see.... :)
For the main decorations: I 100% did NOT want a theme. I do NOT want cartoonish looking animals on the sheets or wall decals of little princesses or any of that. I'm honestly not a fan of "themed baby rooms". Instead, I wanted to have a modern sophisticated baby room that was filled with abstract artwork, geometric shapes and pops of hot pink! And ofcourse - little things here and there for the baby - like little plush elephants, piggy banks, childrens books, etc.
So there you have it...my little nursery inspiration! I can't wait to show you what I ended up with!
Stay tuned!! :)
P.S. I'm 31 weeks today!!! Wooohooooo!!!