It’s a BOY!
I was finally able to add the finishing touches to our nursery after finding out the sex of our baby, and I’m so excited to share the final product with you. We found out we were pregnant right before moving into our new house, so we got to decorate that bedroom knowing it would be a nursery.
Naturally I hit up Pinterest to find some ideas. I was drawn to a few different styles but they all had a very neutral base. I’m not really a matchy-matchy type of girl, so I wanted to combine a few different design elements in our nursery. I feel like this makes it more personal for one, and more timeless.
I started by painting the walls a neutral cream color for several reasons:
- We decided not to find out the sex of the baby before birth, so we wanted to stick with a gender-neutral color.
- After already painting every wall and ceiling in the house, I did NOT want to have to repaint the nursery again in a few years for another child (to be more sex-specific).
- I didn’t want to have to repaint in a few years if/when the baby outgrew the decorations. (Can you sense a theme here? #lazy)
- There is only one window in the room, and the room is on the smaller side, so I wanted it to look and feel as bright as possible.
After paint came the furniture. I found a crib similar to the Restoration Hardware crib from the traditional inspiration pic and then styled the nursery by combining my favorite elements from each style in my inspiration board.
Last but not least, I wanted to add a few pops of color (mostly blue and red) to make it look a bit more like a boy’s room. We had to wait until little Max arrived to complete this step. To be honest, I’m still working on this and it will probably be a work in progress until I figure out his personality and can reflect that a bit in the decorations. I recently added the clock so I knew what time it was when getting up to nurse during the night – a necessity in my opinion. I also added a hook over by the changing table for practical purposes – currently a Fredman Bag Company bag of my dad’s is hanging there (masculine diaper bag for the husband), as well as my old baby blanket named Money (that’s a story for another time) that my mom had saved. I love being able to hand down family items that have sentimental value!
So far, I absolutely LOVE the way it turned out! Besides being an adorable nursery, I think it can easily transition into a girl’s nursery, a more mature child’s room, or serve another purpose in the house down the line. What do you guys think? What nursery inspiration and trends are you loving right now?