Creating the perfect, warm and cozy environment for our baby girl without breaking the bank!
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.
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.
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.
Stuffed Animals: Vintage! All from my own childhood :)
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 www.rosyrilli.com) 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!