Friday, October 14, 2011

Nursery Inspiration

As the arrival of our little boy gets ever closer, my mind is pretty consumed with all things baby! The nursery is a slow process... remember the picture from this post? Yes, well, it's almost all cleared out. We've really come a long way with that considering our spare time on weekends is few and far between. Need I mention that the holidays are just around the corner? And after the holidays will be the birth of our son? Goodness! Time is going to fly like never before! My goal is to have the nursery ready for little Matthew by the end of November... ready as in it needs to be livable in case he should arrive early. I can always add finishing touches after that time, of course. I thought I would post a few photos I've found that serve as inspiration for our nursery in hopes to keep us on the right track!

The crib and dresser/changing table by Europa Baby - Palisades Collection that we already have (love it even more in person on our hardwood floors!)

The bedding found at Pottery Barn Kids - Madras Collection. I plan to mix it up with a train crib sheet and plane crib sheet found there also to throw in transportation. I love that it's not too babyish and can grow with our little boy, not to mention it'll add just enough color to the room without going overboard! 

We're thinking about some sort of shelving similar to these ClosetMaid cubes to go along one of the walls in the nursery. Whether it's this particular one or something a little different, we plan to buy some cloth bins to put on the shelves for toys, etc. and of course books! I don't know yet if I want green bins like the ones pictured, but there's many colors to choose from that'll match the bedding. I'm going to wait until we have the bedding and then decide. It's perfect for a little table lamp and decoration too. 

We will definitely need a rocker of some sort in the room and I know I want it to have a white base like the one pictured from Amazon. I don't know what color yet for the cushion or where we'll purchase one from (I've been watching Craigslist!), but I'd like for Matt to find it comfy too! 

In our nursery we've decided on the layout of where we'd like things to be and can't wait to see it all come together! We have a wooden nightstand that was in Matt's childhood bedroom that we plan to set near the rocker with some sort of table lamp, and I would love to make a photo frame collage on one of the walls. I have scanned pictures of Matt as a baby to reprint and have ideas for filling the other frames too. And thanks to my mom, we have 2 cute wall hanging hooks from Hobby Lobby - one that is a car and the other is a tractor. I'll have to post pictures some other time. We plan to accent with transportation themed items without going overboard and may paint the walls some shade of blue. I still need to think about a rug and curtains. I think I can better visualize when we have the bedding in the room and make decisions from there. We want to keep things simple, in looks and price, and with personal touches. And let's not forget that although my desires to have this and that ready for the nursery may be on a long mental list, it all comes down to finding time to make it happen! That's why prioritizing is so important so I don't get weighed down with the unnecessary :) 

1 comment:

Callie Nicole said...

I can't wait to see how it turns out - I love the bedding!

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