We wanted to create a nursery with pieces that were versatile and that we could use in the future. We focused on simple elements that would be easy to change out as he got older.
We started out with the Dwell Studio bedding and Jenny Lind crib and went from there. We have a mix of DIY, bargain shopping and watching sales at retail. Ultimately, we wanted everything in the room to be something that we loved. For inspiration we used Pinterest, Project Nursery and blogs we stumbled upon. I highly recommend seeing if you have a modern/unique fabric store in your area, it's a great place to be inspired.
Classic with a twist of modern and cozy elements.
Bird/Tree Branch Mobile - DIY
Bookshelf - DIY, from a recycled pallet
Pillow - DIY, by my husband
Clock - thrifted from Goodwill and then covered with scraps of fabric
My husband made the bird/tree branch mobile. He spent a lot of time and effort creating this and I feel that it's a nice, personal touch in the nursery.
Buy only what you love. If you have to think twice, it's probably not meant to be. Also, putting together a nursery does not need to be expensive. Besides gifts, we spent a little over $1,000 for everything in the nursery (including most the furniture). Don't be afraid to try DIY projects, there are a lot of resources available that can help along the way. Also have fun with it... because this is a fun project you can do as a couple.