I admit that I’ve been trolling Pinterest for nursery inspiration long before I got pregnant, but now that there’s an actual bun in my oven it is so exciting to think about all the possibilities for the real-life nursery I get to have in my house. Here are the inspiration images that make my little heart go pitter-patter:
This is the exact crib that I want, except white. Although the yellow is very pretty, I think I’d rather white for something I’m likely to re-use with future kiddos. I’m definitely hoping to use pops of yellow elsewhere though. And I love the use of fabric in embroidery hoops to adorn that blank wall.
Ahhhhh this room just looks so soothing and serene. I want to sit in that green chair and stretch my toes out to touch that pretty textured rug.
I just realized that the first three pictures I posted were of rooms with blue walls, but none of them screamed “boy,” and in fact all three seem pretty likely to be girls’ rooms. I love a lot about the room above: the white Jenny Lind style crib, the long dresser with changing pad on top, and the mirror over the crib, especially.
This room looks a little more boyish to me, maybe because of the pops of red (which, coincidentally, is pretty much my least favorite color. Can you see why I’m so convinced it’s a girl? I’ll have to shift my whole world perspective to raise a boy). I can’t quite put my finger on what I love about this room. I think it’s that it’s so eclectic.
OMG I love those poms clustered in the corner. And the crib. And the rug. And the footstool. And the clever little shelf under the window. And I totally would have pegged myself for a no-crib-skirt kind of gal but how soft and pretty and not-overly-sweet is this one?
So this is what I think I want: a white Jenny Lind style crib (like the one in the last picture. Maybe I can track one down secondhand to save some bucks), a long, low dresser to double as a changing table, a comfy chair that can be repurposed elsewhere in the house later on (so traditional nursery gliders are out), and lots of fun, pretty color all around. And the less money we spend the better, so that means being patient, stalking craigslist, and putting in a little elbow grease. Good thing I’ve got about six months to get ‘er done. Hopefully by the end of June the smallest bedroom in our house will have been transformed into a little baby paradise.