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Simple, Gender Neutral on a Budget


Our nursery space is on the smaller side, 10' x 10'.  We capitalized on usage of space by removing the closet doors to create a changing/ dressing nook.  The goal was to make the space comfortable and practical for both baby and parents.

Design Inspiration

By choosing not to know the gender of our baby in advance, most of the room was completed with gender "swinging" colors and patterns.   I was inspired by rooms that could grow with a child and had an eclectic feel, rather than an obvious theme.  After our daughter's birth we added a few finishing girly touches- rosette pillow, pink changing pad and floral wall letter- to complete the space. 

Decorating Style

My personal decorating style could be labeled as transitional.  I love mixing old with new, repurposing items and a good bargain. 

Project Details

Crib- Sheffield model by Storkcraft

Rug- 8' Faux Sheepskin from Home Decorators

Rocker- Craigslist find, reupholstered by a locally owned shop with Premier Prints Gotcha Twill Storm fabric

Dresser/ Nightstand- Ikea Hemnes collection

Chevron Fabric Bins- Target

Changing Pad Cover- CoCaLo Dahlia collection

Birds over Changing Pad- DIY

Rocking Moose- Ikea, spraypainted

Curtains- DIY with Waverly Cross Section fabric

Crib Blanket-

Wall Collage- Ikea frames with artwork from Etsy found here and here; baby pictures of mom and dad, "d" from Anthropologie, Celtic cross given by great grandparents

Lamp- World Market

Crib Sheet- Pottery Barn Kids

Ottoman- Ikea

Rosette Pillow- Target

Ceiling Light- Ikea

Wall Color- Benjamin Moore Silver Mist 1619



Favorite Items

I love the vintage rocker with the updated upholstery.  It is a transitional piece that can be in our home for years, finding purpose in multiple spaces. 


Don't worry about whether items match!  Buy/ make what you like, you will find ways to "bring it all together".  Don't be afraid of using non-baby patterns and pieces also.