The Big Nursery Reveal
Since our move, I’ve slowly been working on the nursery and over the past couple weeks I feel it’s really come together. I envisioned a soft and feminine floral nursery, and here it is! Our Vivian is not a tiny baby anymore. (*Tears*) I wanted her nursery to be functional and be able to grow with her. Above is what the room looked like when we moved in (it was a teenage boys room, if you couldn’t tell.) Also, take note of the outdated ceiling fan.
Paint Color, Trim & Wall Decals
There is only one window in the nursery, by choosing Sherwin Williams ‘Spinach White’ it kept the room feeling light and airy. After painting I still felt that the oak trim was too dark and I decided to go ahead and paint the trim and closet doors white. I am so happy I did! It changed the whole look of the room (for the better!) Apologies to our cat and kids, I went ahead and did our whole house, but thats for another post…
After painting the nursery and the trim, I was still looking for something to make the nursery unique. I looked into wallpaper, but felt defeated. Every style that I was interested in was extremely expensive and to be honest I’ve never applied wallpaper and wasn’t sure I would be able to up to quality. This would mean an added cost of hiring a professional. That’s when I came across UrbanWalls. Their giant peony decals were everything I was looking for. What you see in the nursery is a full order of peonies for a fraction of the price of wallpaper and I applied them by myself with no problems!
Paint Color: Sherwin Williams ‘Spinach White’
Trim Color: Behr Ultra Pure White
Wall Decals: UrbanWalls Full Set ‘Peonies’
Crib Bedding & Nursery Furniture
While choosing furniture I tried to find pieces that can grow with Vivian. The Jenny Lind Crib can convert into a toddler bed and day bed. Also, Her dresser is neutral and will work with her room even if we change things up as she grows. Most of all a comfortable and quality rocker was important to me because Vivian still gets up multiple times at night to nurse. Having a comfortable place to sit and feed your baby (bottle or breast) is so important! I’m not alone in stating that adorable crib bedding is a must. In our nursery at our old house we also had Caden Lane bedding, so I knew exactly where I would shop for new bedding!
Crib Sheet: ‘Cora’ Collection Taupe Dot
Lace Crib Skirt: Double Ruffle Vintage Lace ‘Cora’ Collection
Rocker: Delta Children-Emma in Dove Grey
Dresser: Kalani 6 drawer white
Reading Nook & Canopy
The canopy & reading nook is Vivian’s favorite part of her room (Henry also likes to hide and read in the canopy!) I hung the book sling at her height and she loves picking out her own books, it’s so cute! By adding the floral garland around the top of the canopy, it helped separate the canopy from the curtains and added just a little more feminine touch to the whole reading nook.
**Add battery-operated twinkling lights to the inside of the canopy to create a favorite night time reading spot!
The nursery has carpet flooring, but by adding a lighter shag rug on top of the carpet it added texture and warmth to the room. Also, the light in the room was lackluster to say the least (an older fan with a plain “boob” light.) By changing out the light to a neutral colored beaded chandelier it pulled the whole room together. Lighting is something I think a lot of people forget about or try to avoid changing out, but it really updates (or dates) a room. Some the last things I added to the room were pictures, throw pillows, fresh flowers, a lamp and a night light. Finally, don’t skip on a side table next to the rocker, as every parent will need a spot to set down their coffee, water, or book.
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