Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Caleb's nursery. {room tour}

  My baby is 4 months old {in two days!}, and I finally have his nursery finished. This is a room I knew we'd use a lot {and I was right!}, so I wanted it to be just right. From the chair and rug, to the baby furniture and prints on the wall- I put a lot of thought into how I wanted this little room to be. Because of that, it took some time! That, combined with a little boy who was eager to get here early and a nursery chair that got lost in the mix and arrived 2 months late...and we finally have a finished room. And I have to say, this is my favorite room in the house. It has the best light in the mornings and I love all of the bright, fun details. 
  Before we started putting the nursery together, there was one thing I knew I wanted. A non-theme. I really wanted a room that didn't scream BABY and could easily transition into a toddler or guest room. I used One Kings Lane guide to Creating a Comfortable Nursery to help me focus in on the aspect that were most important. My favorite parts of the guide are the emphasis on picking the perfect chair and using accents to reflect your personality and style. I took finding the perfect chair pretty seriously, and I am so glad I did. You guys, that chair. It was a little bit of a splurge, but worth Every. Single. Penny. Not only is it the most comfy chair in the world, that reclines and rocks and swivels, but it also is neutral! So when our baby days are through, this little gem can easily move into any room in our house. I carried that same thought into all of the furniture, prints, and decor throughout the room. All of it works together in our little guy's nursery, but could easily become a space for a little girl one day, a growing toddler, or repurposed somewhere else in our home. That was so important to me! 
  I had two main inspirations for our room- the already neutral tones in the room and The Wheatfield prints. I love color {obviously}, but can't commit to bright wall colors. Neutral walls will always be my thing. So I added lots of color with prints, shelves, and accessories. And we mixed up all that neutral with a fun, geometric wall stencil. 
  It is a pretty small space, but just right for a nursery. With our dresser and closet {door removed!}, we have plenty of storage space. There is also the perfect spot to play in the middle of the comfiest rug you've ever felt {no joke!}. Justin was worried all the bright colors might end up looking light a clown room {this from the man who wanted a Michigan State nursery...}, but I think we narrowly avoided that! 
  So many people told me that they never really use their nursery and wish they hadn't put so much time into decorating a room they never see, but that hasn't been the case for us. Caleb has used his little bed since the day he came home from the hospital and we spend lots of time every day playing and reading in there. I remember walking into his nursery the months leading up to his birth and praying about the diaper changes and feedings and bedtime stories to come. I tried so hard to imagine what life would be like with him, to use all of the baby things we were collecting. It has been so much fun to use this room and even finish it after he arrived- we've found what is functional and practical and how this little room works just right for us!

wall stencil// c/o Royal Design Studio
crib&dresser// Ikea {gift from Justin's parents}
colorful dresser knobs// Anthropologie and Hobby Lobby
crib sheet// c/o Parker & Posie
rug// c/o Loloi
recliner// BuyBuyBaby
Caleb quilt// made by me using this pattern
wall prints// TheWheatfield
frames// Ikea
storage baskets// Target
closet dividers// gift {probably from Etsy?}
bookshelves// Ikea
pallet rack// made with my mama
Places You'll Go print// c/o Pen&Paint
mirror// really old {and painted} from Hobby Lobby
diaper pail// Ubbi {LOVE this thing}
toy basket// West Elm {gift from a year ago}
lamp// Target {clearance}
side table// $5 yard sale find!
newborn photos// Sara Ackermann Photography 

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1 comment:

Amanda said...

So cute!!! Love the palet with the basket :)