Here is our soft and serene sanctuary for our little princessa!
We wanted to create a room that was a sweet escape for our daughter but also something that was elegant and that would easily grow with her and transform into a little girl's room.
I started with a Moroccan/bohemian vision but geared away from a heavily themed nursery and ended up with something more eclectic.
We wanted to use soft colors and fabrics to give the room a cozy feel.
Eclectic and bohemian with a touch of whimsy
Cream Rose Paint Color: Behr
Curtains: Pier 1 Imports
Light Fixture: This was something we kept in storage from an old rental house. Originally from Lamps Plus.
Baskets and Large Vases: Home Goods. I got a lot of the smaller décor pieces at Home Goods, a great place to find really nice items that is budget friendly.
Hemnes Dresser: IKEA. I wanted a dresser low enough to use as a changing table and one that could work in a kid's or teen's room too. The inside is lined with a classic striped print.
Lamp: We had this in the room already, which was formerly a guest room. Originally from IKEA.
Floating Shelf: This was also already in the room but we moved it to another wall. Originally from Pottery Barn.
Crib: Hand-me-down from my husband's brother and his wife. This crib has meaning because it was used by our niece and nephew.
Glider and Ottoman: This was also a hand-me down from the in-laws. I added a soft throw and pillow from Home Goods.
Aden + Anais Muslin Crib Sheet: Buy Buy Baby; the pillows we had on hand from years ago from Target.
Rug: Home Goods
Woven Accent Table and Vase: Target
Crib Mobile: Target
Owl Sleep Sensor: Cloud b Nighty Night Owl from Buy Buy Baby
"N" Wall Art: Pottery Barn, I painted the flower in with the same pink paint we used for the walls.
Large Leopard Plush: Hoppfull Soft Toy from IKEA
The painting was done by my husband especially for this nursery. He used a painting I found on art.com with an elephant floating with a balloon as inspiration and changed the colors to match the room. He also added the mama and baby giraffe. I love that he put little white stars at the top. We both wanted something personal for our baby.
Repurpose items you already have in the house.
Create a space that is practical and appropriate for baby but that baby can grow into and that you can convert into a toddler, child or even teen's room.
Avoid clutter. There were so many cute things I wanted to buy and ideas from Pinterest but I also focused on the overall space and keeping it as minimal as possible to create a calming effect.
Check out Target, Ikea, Home Goods and other inexpensive stores. With a good eye you can create a lovely space without spending a fortune.
Don't be too proud to take hand-me-downs; many parents are looking to get rid of items, can't sell them for much and like the idea of it being used by someone they know or keeping it in the family.
Keep in mind you will be getting shower and birth gifts so leave room to decorate with some of those items, I filled baskets with books, blankets and plushies that were all gifts.
Make this a space that you will enjoy too. It should be stimulating and practical for baby but also a place that you like to spend time caring for your little bundle.