For those of you who have a hard time figuring out decor for a nursery, or don’t know where to start- this is for you! Having a baby is already overwhelming, but completing a nursery for them? It gave me anxiety and I honestly didn’t even know where to start. We didn’t find out the gender on either of our babies, and I now have two lovely little girls! I have gotten tons of comments from my Instagram stories that show Blair’s room on where I bought things so I thought I would create a post to help those of you designing a nursery with some ideas and ways to get your nursery going in 4 easy steps!
- I think picking your color is the most important! Decide what jumps out at you- pale colors are said to be great for babies! I didn’t follow that rule of thumb for Brooklyn’s (it was navy blue and white, but I REALLY wanted a nautical themed nursery), but I did for Blair’s with a very light gray.
- Once you identify what color you want, I would keep your eyes peeled for bedding that you like, along with furniture. I think Pottery Barn kids has some of the cutest sheets! Since you aren’t having to buy tons of bedding for kids, I splurged and bought PB sheets because they are so soft and cute. Some people get the crib rail cover, the bumpers, and the whole shabang, but I think you honestly just need a sheet, and maybe a quilt if you want that accent on your rocking chair. As far as furniture, we got our crib and dresser from Babies R Us 🙁 but they have so many great cribs at Buy Buy Baby or PB Kids and Target. We found our rocking chair at Buy Buy Baby and my biggest piece of advice– go and sit in a bunch of rocking chairs and find the most comfortable for you! You spend A LOT of time in them so you want them to be comfy and fit your body. Once you start sitting your booty in them, you’ll understand what I mean.
- Start looking for wall hangings that you love- we searched the internet, Home Goods, Etsy, Target, baby stores, etc. to find the perfect wall hangings. I knew I wanted Woodland creatures and floral for Blairs nursery and found the cutest prints from Pink Forest Cafe that were inexpensive and cute (and were woodland animals with cute floral headbands- they were literally perfect!). Decide if you want your kids name on the wall or a specific quote or bible verse to be in the nursery and search and find exactly what you want.
- Pick up accents! Laundry baskets, lamps, lampshade, trinkets for shelving, stuffed animals, flowers/airplanes/clouds/pom poms hanging from the ceiling, etc.
We were able to complete our nursery on a tight budget, and it is one of my favorite rooms in the house. We were able to match colors by using spray paint for both the wooden letters spelling out her name, and also the inexpensive white picture frames from Michaels. I then framed the cute woodland animals in the painted frames. My husband and I utilized Craftsy, which is now called BluePrint to create the wall flowers from construction paper. They provided a template and a video with step-by-step instructions on how to make them. It was super easy and really fun and they turned out so cute! FYI, it costs like 75+ dollars on any website to get these cute flowers, and it cost us a max of $10 for a package of construction paper that will make at least 40 flowers and the template to make them. One of our final touches was Martha Stewart Flower tissue pom poms to add cute and fun accents and complete the floral part of the theme. It was a lot of DIY, but we saved a ton of money doing it that way- it didn’t take us long to do any of it, we had fun doing it, and it all turned out so cute!
I hope this post helps simplify completing a nursery and decreases your anxiety or stress. Just remember to have fun with it and make it your own! You don’t need the most expensive of stuff to have the cutest nursery 🙂