I was first inspired when I saw the Sandie Mural wallpaper from Anewall. It looked like sort of an abstract sunset to me and I love the muted blush, peach and yellow tones. My mom (who passed away when I was young) loved sunsets and they've always reminded me of her and made me feel close to her, so that felt right too. I also wanted to sprinkle in some rainbows since our sweet girl is our triple rainbow baby, and I thought that would go well with this vibe. I then got a crazy idea to put the wallpaper on the ceiling instead of on a wall. I fell in love with the Fela Tassel Chandelier from Anthropologie to pull in the boho vibes and the rest of the nursery centered around the ceiling as the focal point. I already had the blush pink dresser that I refinished a few years ago (painted Sherwin Williams White Dogwood) so I decided to paint the wall opposite the dresser (that the Jenny Lind crib would be on) that same blush pink. I already had the grey rocker (Amazon) from my first baby as well. I then pulled in more boho vibes with accent pieces - dried floral wreaths from @modsugardesign on Etsy, mirror from Anthropologie, curtains from Nordstrom, rug from Rugs.com and bookshelves from Amazon. The beautiful clay wall hanging was handmade by my friend @century_clay and was the first item I got for my baby girl.
Installing the peel and stick wallpaper on the ceiling was a little tricker than putting it on a wall, because gravity is working against you instead of with you. You definitely need a second person to help hold it as you put it up. It took my husband and I about 3 hours when I was 2 weeks postpartum, so it's still not a huge project. I have done several installations of this wallpaper on walls previously though.
Tips for decorating on a budget: I purchased the Anthropologie items during 30-40% off sales. I got the crib and dresser second-hand, and purchased more affordable accent pieces. I generally choose 1 or 2 focal items (in this case the wallpaper on the ceiling and the chandelier) that I splurge a little on and then save on the other supporting pieces.
I'm so in love with how the nursery turned out! I love staring up at the ceiling as I'm sitting in the rocker feeding her. It brings a smile to my face every time I'm in there, and I hope it will for my daughter as well.
Feel free to reach out to me @dancingbackwardsinhigheels with any questions!
Photo credit: Melissa Joy Photography @melissajoyphotography