- Light walls
- Navy blue, white and a little red
- Mixture of patterns, stripes and solids
- Classic furniture and lines in white and wood tones
- The main furniture pieces should be gender-neutral and classic. I didn’t want anything that screamed baby boy or dated the room. I decided on a Jenny Lind crib and a vintage dresser. I will use the rocker that my mom used to rock my brother and I as babies and I’ll curtain the television stand my dad made and use it for extra storage.
- Everything should be moveable. In other words, I don’t want to put any time into wall details or permanent built-in structures. It’s no secret that we don’t plan to be in this house forever (or even more than another couple of years), and I want this room to be able to move with us. Also, the walls are textured, which means that many wall treatments are out.
- It has to be affordable. We will obviously be spending some money on creating a nursery, but will also be using much of what we already have and taking budget routes when possible. I also don’t plan to cram every spare space in the room with stuff. Trying to remember that less is more.
- The map is probably my favorite part of the room – Ryan scored it on Craigslist for his wifey before we were pregnant for $50 or so. It’s a vintage pull-down map and it’s huge. The bottom is coming loose from the wood pull-down piece, so I need to do a little fixing. But, it’s pretty fantastic.
- We already have the dresser and we just ordered the Jenny Lind-style crib, courtesy of Ryan’s parents (in white, but I couldn’t find a good example for the picture above).
- As mentioned, we’ll repurpose the hutch my dad made for storage, use an old ladder that belonged to Ryan’s grandpa as blanket storage and reuse a wooden rocking chair from my childhood. I’m still not sure what’s getting painted and what’s staying natural at this point. I’ll figure it out once I see it in the room.
- The fabrics are mostly navy-ish blues and white, with a touch of red. I plan to use Dwell Studio Bella Porte in Twilight for curtains. (I’ll need curtains for the windows and closets.) I’m hoping to use polka dots for the bedding, with a splattering of some other fabrics. I have a white bed skirt that I’m hoping to repurpose for a crib skirt, ala Sarah at Five Camels.
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