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Warm and Soft Nursery with a Few Rustic Elements


Creating the perfect, warm and cozy environment for our baby girl without breaking the bank!

Design Inspiration

At first, pinterest took over as my inspiration for our little one's nursery but, after quite some thought, I felt it was more important to be true to myself than to try and follow someone else's ideal version of a baby's nursery.

Decorating Style

Feminine but not princess-y. Vintage and traditional but with rustic elements (like wood and metal) thrown in to counterbalance all of the pale pink. Warm. Soft. Demure.

Project Details

First, let me say that almost all of the knick-knacks in this room were items we already owned, purchased at GoodWill, Home Goods or Michaels with budget in mind! Below is a breakdown for some of the other items.

Bookcase & Dresser: DIY paint job using interior white and cream colored paint, both already owned, for the bookcase.

For the dresser, we used Americana Decor Chalk Paint ($8.48) and wax ($11.98) for the dresser.

Stuffed Animals: Vintage! All from my own childhood :)



Favorite Items

Our glider! It was one of our only splurge items (other than our crib sheets and changing pad covers) but we tried to be strategic about it. Although I was tempted by far daintier, patterned chairs, we ultimately decided to keep it simple and neutral so that, after our little girl's outgrown the nursery, we can move it down to our family room. The chair not only glides, but it's a recliner too! Add in the ottoman and it's like heaven during all of those late night hours spent in this room nursing.


Don't feel as though you need to spend an arm and a leg to achieve the look you want. Also, stay true to yourself. I loved the white walled nurseries I saw online but knew that in the middle of winter, with the harsh light streaming through the windows, that the nursery wouldn't feel "warm" enough for my tastes. Work with what you have and what you know you love. We waited a long time for our little miracle (story currently being shared on so I made sure to put a lot of time and effort into making it just right! You can pick and choose elements. Don't feel like you need to go with an all-in-one themed nursery!


Sunday 28th of June 2015

What color is the dresser


Thursday 7th of May 2015

This is just the way a nursery should be. I love how it's not 'princess-y' and has a delicate, vintage feminine look. The wall colour is lovely, also.

This nursey is one of my favourites!!


Saturday 4th of April 2015

Beautiful. What is the pink wall color you used?