I wanted a to create a warm, nurturing space that could grow with our daughter. I pulled together a collection of vintage, handcrafted, re-purposed and new items to achieve the look I wanted for our baby girl's room.
Two items served as my inspiration for the entire room. First, I fell in love with the Coqo Rug from Anthropologie. Yellow is one of my favorite colors (I wore yellow heels on my wedding day) and I knew the dark yellow color of this rug would be perfect to bring some sunshine & brightness to the space. I also loved the Rose Botanical art prints from Rifle Paper Co. I paired them with a custom calligraphy print of our baby girl's name and three beautiful vintage gold frames I picked up at our local thrift shop. The rest of the room came together based on these items.
My decorating style is traditional with a twist. I love comfortable spaces that feel like home- but I also love vintage pieces that provide a level of interest to the room. I also love handmade and handcrafted items. I was able to save money on some pieces that were from thrift shops or handcrafted, and was able to splurge on other items- like the rug and rocking unicorn.
I also wanted to integrate some ledge book shelves in the room, but didn't want to spend a lot. These shelves were very simple to DIY following a plan on Pinterest. My dad and I worked together to create this corner with the library and chalkboard. I love that the ledges display the books as art- particularly the beautiful classic books from BabyLit.
Gold vinyl stickers made it very easy to create the polka dot wall in her closet.
I wasn't a fan of the drawer pulls that came with the white dresser we purchased, so I used some pretty pink ribbon to create these fabulously girly ones.
I created her mobile, with some pretty paper, ribbon, and an embroidery hoop.
The lyrics to the song that my husband and his mother danced to at our wedding (Forever Young) are printed and hung in the nursery in a vintage frame from a thrift shop. Links to other favorite items below:
Coqo Rug in Dark Yellow: Anthropologie
Stella Lamp: Urban Outfitters
Striped Curtains: Target
Hexagon Accent Table: Target
lola + stella Organic Name Blanket: Etsy
Rose Botanical Art Prints: Rifle Paper Co.
Changing Table: Target
Books: Baby Lit
Unicorn Rocking Horse: Pottery Barn Kids
Custom Name Print: Etsy
Gold Heart Crib Sheet: Etsy
Felt Ball Garland: Etsy
Name Embroidery Hoop Art: Etsy
Forever Young Print: Etsy
Dwell Studios Changing Pad Cover: Buy Buy Baby
Welcome to my Crib Pillow: Etsy
Hazel Village Bunny: My Sweet Muffin
Diaper Cart: IKEA
My favorite item is the rocking chair. I originally planned to purchase a wingback rocking chair- but with prices in the thousands, I had to get creative. I didn't want to go broke putting together a nursery- babies themselves are expensive once they arrive after all! So, I found a wingback chair that needed some love- had it reupholstered, and my dad helped me add runners to convert it to a rocking chair. The entire project cost me around $350, which was much easier on the wallet. I think the chair fits perfectly in the room and really pulls it all together. It is comfortable and unique- just how I wanted the entire room to feel.
Putting together a room that is cohesive with character takes time. You will be surprised where you find some perfect pieces- even if you aren't looking for them. Use your heart when you are decorating. If an item feels like it belongs in your room- it does! It will all come together. If you have your heart set on an expensive item that isn't in your budget (like my wingback rocker) get creative! You may just surprise yourself with your ability to create something beautiful. Your nursery should be a space that makes you happy- you will likely be spending a lot of time in it!
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