This is for our little girl that is due in June. I created a travel theme nursery with mostly grays, blues, and whites.
We love to travel. Since I made the room travel theme, I had to add my book Charlie the Cavalier Travels the World. This book has many images of the world that I can share with the baby and my daughter and then show them where they are on the large map on the wall.
Simple, functional, and relaxing.
Dresser made by John with a picture from Restoration Hardware.
Shelf made by John
Gray Changing Pad Cover: Amazon
Crib Crown is a plastic piece that went under a wall table found at a second hand shop.
White Sheer Curtains: IKEA
Curtains: TJ Max
Brackets, Finial, and Rod: Lowes
JJ Cole Heather Hamper, Slate: TJ Maxx
Ubbi Diaper Pail, Gray: Amazon
Rug: TJ Maxx
Small Table: Ashley Furniture
Bouncer and Rocker: Amazon
Bamboo Crib Sheet: Amazon
Mirrors: TJ Maxx
I love the dresser and the comfortable rocker.
If you are interested in where I bought the crib crown, this is a one of a kind. The item is actually plastic and was used the other way around as a wall table. I found it at Market Haus and Grove in Lock Haven, PA. But it was a one of a kind piece there. I then spray painted it. My Dad came up with a screw system with L brackets to put it on the wall. I then put sheer curtains on a piece of hula hoop that we happened to have laying around from another project.
You may notice that some things may be missing from the nursery. I decided to no go with a mobile. I read that they can be distracting over a crib when the baby is sleeping. In another spot I read that they are more for decoration for the parents and not the babies. So I decided this time we would not use one. Then I can have more direct eye contact with my baby.
Another item that I did not have this time is a crib bumper. The American Academy of Pediatrics has guidelines that recommends not using them. There is not evidence that they help children and they can cause suffocation. That is why you will find no toys or blankets in the crib.
I love that the room feels calm and the clutter is hidden. I also have hanging storage in the closet. The map is so much fun because there is detail. I learn more about the world each time I look at it. My husband is a map guy and I know that my daughters will learn from it too. We love to travel and I am sure we will make it to many places as a family. This map is for hope of future travel since I have not been traveling as often due to the pregnancy and new born baby.
I will warn against the beautiful crib crown. Make sure the baby can not pull this down on themselves when they are sleeping. Also, the fabric should be washed often to remove allergens.