This is our first baby, and I was really, really excited to get started on the nursery! Since we opted not to find out the sex, it was a little challenging for me to make choices that were neutral without being boring. I did a lot of looking around on Pinterest and Instagram for inspiration, and found myself gravitating away from the quintessential gender-neutral grey. This was an opportunity to do some stuff that I couldn’t (or wouldn’t) necessarily get away with in an “adult” room, so I definitely wanted to take advantage of that without going too bananas. My inner-self battled between a space that was perfectly serene and simple, and one that had a lot of visual interest, textures and pattern. I normally hate anything that screams BABY LIVES HERE (the word “whimsical” makes my teeth hurt) but at the same time…a baby will live here.
The lunar cycle accent wall was my jumping-off point for the whole room. I DIY’d my own “wallpaper” to hack this removable version from Chasing Paper (which is g-o-r-g-e-o-u-s but also $$$).
I found the giraffe print on Etsy and knew it would be perfect. I purchased the downloadable file from JuniquePrints and had it printed as a poster at Walmart, so it was very cost-effective.
The dresser-turned-change-table was thrifted, and just needed a little bit of TLC by way of a nice coat of white paint. The mobile hanging above the changing pad is a DIY ( I will be posting the tutorial soon) but it was really, really easy, and I love how modern it is. I debated painting the wooden balls, but keeping it natural really helped to warm up the rest of this wall, which is heavy on the white.
Another of my favorite elements is the beautiful alphabet watercolor from belliesartboutique.
The round mirror on the wall and black blanket ladder are both DIYs as well — I will hopefully have the tutorials for both up on my blog soon. I would have loved to have left the ladder natural, but there were a lot of wood tones competing in that area so in the end I opted to paint it with Rust-Oleum matte black spray paint.
You can visit my nursery blog post here for more details.