I was interested in creating soft and delicate sanctuary for my new baby (and myself!). I settled on the color palette of light pink, grey, and white.
First, I did a TON of research on nursery styles shortly after I found out I was pregnant. When I found out I was having a girl, I knew that I wanted to include pink, but not in overload.
Second, I love damask prints but still wanted to keep the room youthful. Damask prints really guided my choice of fabrics.
Finally, my husband once told me that the name Ava comes from the latin word for bird. So I selected different items that had little birds.
My decorating style is whimsical, girly, and a touch of regal.
Paint colors: Lowes Valspar HydroChroma Pantone Blushing Bride (pink) and Pantone String (gray). I came across several rooms online that used accent walls. I didn't want to do an all pink room, so one pink wall seemed to do the trick for me in adding a soft, feminine touch.
Crib: We looked at many cribs, but settled on the cost efficient Graco Freeport 4-in-1 Fixed-Side Crib in white. I've been very pleased with the quality of the crib.
Mobile: My Baby Sam Olivia Rose Crib Mobile. This is where I was able to include some birds!
Bedding: My Baby Sam Olivia Rose 3 Piece Crib Bedding Set - Gray/Pink. This was the centerpiece of my room.
Lamp: Koala Baby White lamp base
Wall Art: Koala Baby Sweet Tweets Wall Art Kit
Bumpers: Sweet Jojo Designs Elizabeth Crib Bumper in Pink/Grey
Dresser: Ikea HEMNES 8-drawer dresser, white
Pink Damask Curtains: Custom Curtain Panels - Rod Pockets in Damask, Pink and White. The seller was awesome and so flexible--she custom made the curtains for my window.
Double curtain rod: Ikea RÄCKA/HUGAD.
Wall art pictures: Pink and Gray Nursery Art Girl's Room Decor Toddler Elephant Giraffe Birds Tree Every Good and Perfect Gift Quote. This seller was also awesome: she let me select the pictures that I wanted in order to make a set of four photos.
Frames: Single Image Frame 8X10 White
Sonogram Frame: Pearhead Trimester Sonogram Frame
Shelving: RIBBA Picture ledge, black
Rocking chair & ottoman: Stork Craft Tuscany Custom Glider and Ottoman with Lumbar Pillow, White/Grey. I love this rocking chair. I took a long time deciding on one because there was such a vast price range in chairs AND I was worried that my husband and I (who are both tall) might be too tall for the chairs. After reading a lot of reviews, I settled on this inexpensive gem.
My favorite items are all of the bedding pieces: the bumpers, bedding, and mobile. I spent a long time finding the perfect combination (the bumpers and bedding are different brands, but match very well). The bedding embodies all of the style effects that I tried to convey.
My advice is to take your time when selecting nursery items. There is no rush. And many times, when the baby is first born, he/she isn't even in the nursery yet but in a bassinet in your room! So don't feel pressured to "get the room ready". You will spend a lot in time in there and you want it to be perfect.
**Also, scour Pinterest & Project Nursery for ideas!!!**
See my nursery progress, inspiration, and more at livingfortwoplus.com