For our first we decided to keep the gender a surprise and in t-minus 16 days we will find out if we will be blessed with a baby boy or girl. Starting with a clean slate for the nursery can be both exciting and overwhelming, which direction to go. We knew we wanted to keep the room neutral, but will a splash of color that would be suitable for both boy and girl which is why our main colors are grey, aqua and coral. Overall our goal was to create a nursery that was inviting and cozy enough that even grandma and grandpa would want to take a nap in the room.
Knowing that the nursery would need to be gender neutral I stumbled across this colorful and cozy rug with a tribal twist and it was perfect. The colors were spot on and I loved that this rug would carry through our adventurous tribal theme that our new one will bring.
Our decorating style is contemporary, clean, inviting and cozy. Our goal is for the room to feel welcoming and comfortable enough that you want to spend the afternoon hanging out, but clean enough that it does not feel overly complicated. I also love the idea that this tribal theme could easily transition to a toddler's room without any major purchases.
Child Craft SOHO 4-in1 Convertible Crib - BuyBuy Baby
Wooden Cage Pendant - Pottery Barn Kids
Chenille Jute Border Rug in Aqua - Pottery Barn Kids
Tribal Jenni Kayne rug 5x7 - Pottery Barn Kids
Jenni Kayne mini decorative pillow - Pottery Barn Kids
High Plains Organic Changing Pad - Land of Nod
High Plains Organic Baby Quilt - Land of Nod
Flared Table Lamp - Land of Nod
Aqua Herringbone Woven Basket - Land of Nod
Fresh Linen Curtains (Natural) - Land of Nod
Animal Hamper - Amazon
White Ladder - Lazy Boy Furniture store
Love Stroller Blanket - Gray - Pottery Barn Kids
St Tropez Stroller Blanket - Aqua - Pottery Barn Kids
Gray Arrow Crib sheet - Carousel Designs
Animal swings - DIY
LOVE wall decal - Etsy
Barn door - Custom made
3 tribal prints - Etsy
Paint colors - Sherwin Williams
Elephant Plush Play Mat - Pottery Barn Kids
It's hard to pick just one item as we received several hand-knitted items that we love. The rope basket that holds some toys, a grey and white striped stroller blanket and a cream and grey hat were all made by hand and will lots of love.
Don't get too caught up in everything matching, but instead pick things you love regardless of color or theme. Also, paint is your friend. Find a lamp or frame that you love but that doesn't fit your color scheme; grab a can a paint and transform it in a matter of minutes.