Yellow and Grey Twins Nursery

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Description

When we found out we were expecting twins and adding two more to our family of four, we were thrilled to prepare for our new additions.  We are so fortunate to have a large bedroom with an ensuite that was perfect for twins.  After adding wainscotting, I created a bright and airy atmosphere by bringing in white cribs, drapery and a sofa while incorporating some dark furniture we already had from our older kids.  I updated our older dresser by adding some white feminine knobs.  I looked for decorative pieces that had a vintage flair but threw in some pops of color and unexpected items like the mid-century modern style lamp.  I made sure I labelled who's crib was who's by adding our baby girl's names to the wall above each crib with a whimsical decal.

Design Inspiration

The inspiration for this project was the natural light that would spill in through the windows.  Before even knowing that we were having two girls, I knew I wanted to create a yellow and grey nursery.  I love how bright, crisp and fresh it feels.

Decorating Style

I really like to mix it up a bit.  I would describe my decorating style as contemporary, rustic and feminine.

Project Details

I created the grey wreath by wrapping yarn around the wreath form, adding circular flowers I made and including a little nest with eggs that I found at a craft store.

I painted the yellow prairie flower art myself.  You can view more of my art on my blog Nesting Story.

Jenny Lind Collection: DaVinci

Ektorp Loveseat: IKEA

Pillow, You Are My Sunshine print, storage bins, wire basket and Mirror: HomeSense

Ottoman, knobs, valances, metal lazer cut art and vases: Target

Change Table and Dresser: Caramia Furniture

Wall Decals: Muse Signs

 

Favorite Items

My favourite item in the room is the yellow vintage dress.  This is a dress that I wore when I was a baby, so it has sentimental value.  I showcased it by painting a repurposed frame I found in a thrift shop and framing it on the wall.

Advice

I find the best way to approach a yellow and grey room is to have a soft grey as the backdrop and use pops of yellow.  Also remember include lots of white to keep it light and airy instead of letting the grey take over.

Adding lots of variety in textures, shapes and sizes as the decor to the walls creates a more dynamic visual space.

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