When I found out I was pregnant the first thing I thought was I finally get to design a nursery! (Of course this was after I thought how great it is that I am going to be a mother)
I could not wait until my 20 week ultrasound to decide on a girls or boys room so I decided to just start working on something gender neutral. Red and Grey are colors that work for either gender and are still fun and playful.
Circus! What child doesn't love the circus. I wanted to create a room that was fun and playful that Samar would enjoy as soon as she was old enough. I can already see she has started pointing to different things in the room and smiles. She also adores her life size giraffe!
I kept this room pretty modern with clean, simple furniture that can be used for both boys and girls in case I want to reuse for baby #2.
Crib: Babyletto Hudson 3-in-1 Convertible Crib available at BabiesRUs
Elephant and Umbrella Blanket: Holli Zollinger
Red Frame above Crib: Hobby Lobby
Elephant Head: HomeGoods
Hor Air Balloon: DIY made from a paper lantern
Elephant Curtain Pullbacks: Zulily
Elephant Paintings: My mom bought these back from her trip to Vietnam
Elephant Lamp Base: Pottery Barn Kids
Circus Lamp Shade: Lampsplus.com and added the red trim with a glue gun
Ferris Wheel: HomeGoods planter that I spray painted silver and now use for storing little trinkets like clips or cotton balls
Tree Bookcase: Babyletto Spruce Tree Bookcase available at Overstock
My favorite Item has to be the elephant curtain pullbacks. They are so cute and so functional!
Have fun! Don't feel pressure to "finish" your nursery before baby is born. My daughter is almost one and I am still adding things. Let the nursery grown with your baby and you never know what great decorating items you might run into in the future :)