I've been dreaming about decorating a nursery for years; when we found out we were expecting (and a girl, no less), I couldn't wait to get started! I had so much fun bringing this room to life for our little Gracelyn. <3
I wanted the room to be mostly neutral, but with a definite feminine touch and I thought a sort of "bohemian camping" vibe would be a fun theme that can grow with her. I started knowing that we wanted to incorporate a Montessori-style floor bed, but also wanted to jazz it up a little bit more than just having a mattress on the floor. So I found this project and it was the perfect springboard for the rest of the room.
I love to create, as well as to repurpose. I rarely buy a picture frame new; most come from Goodwill or garage sales. And I love stores like HomeGoods and Target, where I can find items that are my style, but are within my budget. And when I find something I like that I think I can make myself, I usually try to find a way to do that. I'm drawn to decor that is unique, yet inviting and comfortable. Rooms have to be functional, not just pretty. :)
This room was a labor of love by several people and most of the items in it are either handmade or sourced second-hand, which gives the room such a personal touch as so much love was put into making it special and unique.
- Dresser/changing table and storage cubby: built by my super-talented father-in-law
- Globe: bought at a vintage store, hand-painted by me
- Rocking chair: passed down from my in-laws
- Curtains: from IKEA; hand-dyed by me
- Picture frames: Goodwill
- Woven wall hanging: DIY
- Feather mobile: DIY
I don't think I can pick one! I love how the entire room came together. But I'm especially in love with the furniture that my father-in-law made. I love that they will grow with her and can be passed down to future generations. <3
Have fun with it! Take your time to gather your inspiration (I used Pinterest and Houzz a lot), and I encourage finding ways to make the room really personal with either handmade items or things passed down from family members. It really gives the room a special touch. :)