(Finally!) Introducing the Baby's Nursery
It's been months since I first started working on the baby's nursery for our little girl. I started off by sharing some of my brainstorming and idea boards for decorating the nursery, including the color scheme and fabric ideas I had in mind.
Then, I shared some of the progress we'd made once we finally painted the nursery a creamy white and got some of the major furniture items in place. We also painted the interior of the closet a vibrant, sunny yellow.
And then? Well, things kind of went to a standstill while I got busy working on other preparations. But, little by little over time, I started working on the nursery again, until a couple of weeks ago when it was basically done. (And then, I had to wait for the clouds to clear to get a decently sunny day to try to accurately document the updates!)
But, finally, with days left until my due date, here is the reveal of the nursery that awaits our little girl. With sheets on the crib, toys and books on the shelves, and freshly washed onesies on hangers, I think we're ready to bring babe home!
As you can see, we stuck with my initial plan of going for a peacock, teal and yellow color scheme for the nursery. I love how the white walls make the curtains and rug pop!
This is some artwork I created for the room: The square frames feature antique handkerchiefs my mom had given me and a pair of pretty-patterned cloth napkins from my mother-in-law. The large piece is one I painted (and typeset myself!) with some words that felt fitting for this bundle of joy of ours.
Here's the little sitting and nursing area I have set up, complete with a pouf for setting my feet in the middle of the night! I also used a couple of extra of the patterned napkins to create covers for some pillows I already had on hand.
We opted for dark wood tones in this room, and so picked out this cube shelving to store her toys, books and my nursing gear. As you can see, she has quite the accumulating collection of owls! (And the ceramic owl atop the shelf is actually winds up to play music and spin around!)
Here's her crib, with the crib skirt I created for her. (Although you can't see the pattern clearly here, it's the same that I used when I recovered our kitchen chairs a couple years back, which you can see detailed here.)
I decided not to put any real art on the walls around her crib for fear that if they fell, she could really get injured. So instead, I hung a mobile made of birds-in-flight that I cut out from construction paper in the room's various colors.
On the opposite side of the room, we have her dresser and closet, which are fully stocked with plenty of clothes, blankets and all the other essentials we've collected for her. And, in the corner you'll see a life-size Scooby Doo dog, which was mine when I was really young that I've held onto ever since. I hope she loves it as much as I did!
Making Progress on Decorating the Nursery
Brainstorming Decorating Ideas for the Nursery