When I found out I was having a girl, I dreamed on and on about what her room would look like. I hesitated going straight for pink because I thought it was so cliché. Then I told myself: I am having a girl, my first baby girl, and it is my time to go all pink! It didn’t take a lot of self-convincing. When baby number two came along we decided to have the girls share a bedroom. So the only things I needed were more diapers, a crib and a bedding set. I split the original crib bedding set in two. The bumper and diaper holder went to baby Sofia’s crib while the quilt and crib skirt went to Carolina’s crib converted into a toddler bed. Both of them got a new sheet set and a blanket. I also added some white and pink pillows, including one I made out of the valance that came with the crib bedding set. Additionally, their bedroom also doubles as a playroom. So for that side of the room I bought a play table with roll out bins where they store most of their stuffed animals. The walls received a soft coat of pink. White shelves hold picture frames, stuffed animals, and a few other accents like the little love radio they enjoy listening and dancing to. Also, because we believe every child should be able to draw on the walls, we gave them a little chalkboard vinyl.
The first thing that inspired me were the Flower Mirrors. I knew I wanted go with a soft shade of pink and white furniture. But to me, what really stands out are their names connected with the flower mirrors.
I think this is a very classic nursery. It's soft, sweet and it doesn't tire the eyes. It's probably my favorite room in the house.
As always, Pottery Barn is the best source of inspiration. You don't have to buy everything from there. You can choose one piece that you love and work around it. I found the mirror at PBTeen and the wooden letters at Pottery Barn Kids. The cribs are from Walmart and nightstand from Home Goods.
Again, the mirrors and letters are my favorite items. But I also love the chalkboard on the wall. It's super easy to put it on the wall and the kids love it.
Go with your instinct and don't be afraid of pink. I completely understand it's the first color you think of when you are having a girl but don't be afraid t go for it. There are so many different ways to use it. It doesn't have to look the same.