I have always been a huge fan of nurseries that children can grow into so this is something I always keep in mind when deciding on a theme. I went with a traditional nautical theme for our first born and knew I wanted something totally different for our second. I knew I wanted to do some type of painting or ship lap for the main wall of the room and I happen to come across the collaboration of Carousels Design/Project Nursery's beautiful mountain bedding. I instantly knew this would be my color scheme and theme, so thank you for that inspiration! I was going for a mountain/adventure/dreamer room. I fell in love with the Peter Pan quote " To live would be an awfully big adventure" and knew I had to incorporate it somehow.
I get a lot of questions about the mountain mural. Luckily, my husband is as handy as they come and I knew he would have no problem making this come to life for me. I found different pictures of mountain paintings on Pinterest and was able to give him an idea of exactly what I wanted the mountains to look like. The hardest part of this was picking out the paint colors. I am such a visual person and we all know how different paint looks once you get a couple coats on your wall. It took us 2-3 months and 500 trips to the paint store to finally decide on the colors. The actual painting itself took a couple weeks as it was very time consuming but my husband and son had so much fun working this together. I will eventually post a DIY Blog post to show exactly how he did it so be sure to check it out! ( link to blog on profile)
Another must have this time around was a "dainty" crib. I knew the mountain wall was going to be busy enough so I didn't want to overwhelm the room with bulky furniture. I found the perfect crib at Ikea AND it was very budget friendly so that was a win-win in our book! We were also able to find a dresser at Ikea that gave us maximum storage which was important. I changed out the boring knobs with cute ones that went along with the theme and it really added a nice personalized touch to the room. We also painted a lot of things if the color wasn't quite right. My husband purchased a professional sprayer which made it super easy to do-highly recommend doing, especially if you are a crafty person.
I am a huge fan of supporting small businesses and Etsy is one of my favorite places to shop. While I did manage to find things at some big box stores, a lot of the decor is from Etsy or small shops that I found right here on Project Nursery! I was able to find pieces from all around the world- Greece, United Kingdom, Canada to name a few. This is another perk of Etsy and the ability it gives us to connect with other mom's all around the world. There is nothing sweeter than knowing another mama half way across the world put so much love into a unique one of a kind piece for your child's room.
Nursery Photos- Ashley Hales Photography