I did not forget my promise to you! Below is your nursery inspiration board. Since putting together an entire nursery would have cost me my sanity (or what little sanity I have left) as this is a crazy wild week, I decided to put together key elements of a nursery based upon these two nurseries we discussed. I think the trickiest part of starting any room is deciding on details such as color and fabric, so I got that ball rolling for you.
1 & 2. When designing a room, I’m always an advocate of custom-made, interlined window treatments, as long as the budget fits. It is an investment, but key to the integrity of the space. A box pleated valance in an off-white cream (example via), trimmed in a navy linen will last little one years. You can pair almost ANY accent color with cream and navy. For fun, I also love the idea of the trim in a navy gingham or this mint gingham, which would be adorable in a girl’s nursery with touches of pink.
3. Color can be one of the hardest places to start in a room – especially if you have pregnancy hormones surging through your veins. I thought I was going to lose my mind every time I tried to pick a nursery color during each one of my pregnancies…on one of my nurseries I ended up having to go with a custom color because none of the 8 million shades out there appealed to me. For this nursery, I like Sherwin Williams rainwashed. It’s a soft pop of color yet neutral enough without being dull.
4. In my opinion EVERY nursery or kid’s room has to have a bla-bla doll. They are just pure happiness. Their colors add so much fun to a room and they’re so colorful and sweet. We have many ; )
5. An affordable lamp to add a mod touch on baby’s dresser. If it’s a super wide dresser, I would suggest two with a big mirror in between, which would visually expand the room.
6. I love a series of art or quirky print. This etsy print makes me smile.
7. Nursing and rocking a baby takes place ALL hours of the day. Trust me, even at 3am feedings, you need a little table next to that glider. Love this hexagonal accent table.
8. This adorable and mod shelf is rather petite, but two of these could be so cute for a little one who wants to help pick out books for story time. I’d place it next to a small table and chairs in a reader corner of the room and fill it with books and toys.
9. Hooks are such an asset in any child’s room. I’d line up 3 – 5 of these sea anchor knobs in a row with artwork above.
10. This is one of my VERY favorite stripes. A simple box pleat crib bedskirt in this classic stripe against pretty bedding would be grand. I would also place a pillow in this stripe on the glider.
11. Another must-have in a nursery – big square floor cushions! Love the idea of a few cushions in this graphic pattern.
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