When I found out I was pregnant with baby #2, I just knew it was another boy. In fact, when the doctor got an early peek at the gender (at 12 weeks) and he was pretty sure it was a girl, I didn’t believe him! Well, fast-forward a few weeks, we got the girl confirmation, and I learned to keep my mouth shut.
Once I found out I was having a girl, I pinked out, kind of like blacking out. I was suddenly drawn to all things pink, ruffly, sequin-y, flowery—anything girly, really. I was over the moon to decorate a baby girl nursery, but I had to exercise EXTREME restraint not to go totally overboard. I also wanted to keep things fairly budget-friendly, so while there are a few splurges, most items were on the affordable side.
My jumping off point? You guessed it. This gorgeous watercolor floral wallpaper from Anewall (which is now available in The Project Nursery Shop!). I first discovered it on Instagram, and I loved the large scale floral pattern.
From there, I knew everything else needed to be really simple, clean and light. I wanted a gorgeous light gray paint on the walls to complement the wallpaper accent wall and settled on a white and gold color scheme with only a few pops of pale pink.
For a changing table, I upgraded the ubiquitous Ikea Hemnes dresser with some pretty brass knobs—easy peasy and makes a huge difference! (Remember to always affix dresser to the wall for safety.)
No nursery is complete without books, so I created a simple library wall filled with the classics and some new favorites! The Project Nursery Video Baby Monitor is keeping an eye on my tiny one as she sleeps.
For diaper duty, I turned to Ubbi. With my first baby, I had a cheap plastic diaper bin that absorbed those yucky smells. This time, I love that my Ubbi Diaper Pail is made of steel, so while the diapers might stink, the room does not.
Along with a baby girl come all the accessories, and yes, people LOVE to give you lots of adorable, teeny-tiny baby clothes. These closet dividers help keep me organized
I had to include my favorite nursery hack ever—a simple tension rod and curtain clips (spray painted gold because, why not?) help keep those tiny shoes displayed and organized. And yes, those are tiny baby ballet slippers. Swoon!
Our new daughter has been such a joy to welcome into our family, and her room was such a sweet project for me to work on! Want more details on this nursery design? Hop over to our project gallery where I’m spilling all the details on sources!
Photography by Lori Wilson Photography
Some samples were received but all opinions are my own.