This is my first child and my husband and I had a deal that if it was a girl, I could pick out the entire nursery. If it was a boy, he could pick out the theme of the nursery. Obviously, I won and immediately knew I didn't want a specific "theme" to the room, but an overall feeling of happiness when you walked in.
My inspiration for the room was taken from a chevron striped wall I saw in a magazine. I knew the wall would be a focal point of the room, and was set on a gray and yellow color scheme. When we found out it was a girl, I added pink. From there, I started looking for bedding. When I came across this pattern at Target, everything started to fall into place.
Fun, flirty and anything that makes you smile.
Chest: An old chest we had in the spare room that I painted and added hardware I purchased at a thrift shop.
Graco Crib and Changing Table: Hand Me Downs
Light Fixture: Home Depot
Custom Fabric Glider and Ottoman: Babies R Us
Chevron Striped Walls: DIY. Were measured and taped out by myself and painted by my mom and best friend, despite doubt from my husband and his father. The hardest part was figuring out the correct measurements. Once we laid a grid out on the wall in chalk, we taped the stripes on and painted and it turned out great!
Canvas Above the Crib: I had specially printed from a saying I saw on Pinterest and the mirror above the changing table was an old black mirror we had that I spray painted pink to match the room.
My favorite items in the room are the fluffy white pillows from Pier 1 and the bulldog sculpture, which I purchased at Marshall's. I just love walking into the room. It feels so cheerful.
Buy what you like, don't feel married to a "theme."