For the room, we decided to go with calm, airy colors and a fun travel/adventure theme that really captured the heart of our dreams for our baby. Aaron and I love adventuring through life together, and have shared travels all around the world, and we have the same hopes for our sweet little one. In fact, we feel like them joining our world will be our greatest adventure yet (and I've tried to capture that in our room decor).
A few years back, I painted the terrible neon pink and neon green walls of the room a dreamy color called Woodlawn Sterling Blue. I loved the mix between gray and blue, and found it very calming. Once I got pregnant, I did some hunting and pinning and just knew that I wanted to paint our trim in the room. (If you missed it, check out my original gender neutral nursery inspiration here.)
We have oak trim in all the other rooms of our house, but I was ready for a change in the nursery. We didn't use a pure white, but instead went with Oatlands Subtle Taupe, a color I had used in other rooms of our house to accent, and one that would more subtly transition into the rest of our house. Aaron also bought and finished a new door for the closet.
From there, we took the old dresser/changing table from when I was a baby and painted it the same color as the trim. We also bought some (new to us) blinds from our local ReStore that matched the trim just perfectly. Although we had originally planned for Aaron to possibly build our crib, we found an INCREDIBLE deal at Nebraska Furniture Mart in the clearance center. Everything with the crib was structurally sound, and so we brought home this dreamy gray Serta beauty that we would never have purchased for full price.
We brought in the nightstand we already had from Nebraska Furniture Mart (clearance center again), and I picked out this fun lamp from the same store after much deliberation! I wasn't sure about it at first, but I really love the way it brings in the burlap texture, which I then continued throughout the room in small doses of decor.
This glider/recliner in Dolphin Gray was our big splurge in the room, and I love it so much! I just knew that I would be spending a ton of time in it, so I wanted it to be super comfy. With limited space in the room, we also thought that a recliner would be worth the extra money, instead of going with a chair and ottoman. It's so soft and fabulous and I can't wait to snuggle our little one in it. Our crib skirt, the arrow, and the small IKEA containers all bring in pale pops of green throughout the room that tie in with the map idea and also bring a feminine touch in case Baby K ends up being a girl.
The other two gallery wall items are a fun Kansas City print that we won in a Christmas Gift Exchange (representing home), and a painting that we bought on the street while we were in Greece this summer (and I was newly pregnant). After much debate, I finally landed on curtains from Walmart in a pretty pale blue/green color called Spa.
Aaron also made the arrows around the room, my brother and his girlfriend made us the super cute cloud mobile for me for Christmas, and a sweet YoungLife girl painted us the "You are Our Greatest Adventure" canvas. I love that so much of our room is decorated with meaningful, handmade items specifically created with Baby K in mind!
Here's a summary of the items in our nursery:Crib: Serta Fernwood Convertible in Gray
Glider/Recliner: TRYP in Dolphin Gray
Curtains: Calix Fashion Window Curtain, Set of Two in Spa from Walmart
Lamp: Nebraska Furniture Mart
Crib Skirt: American Baby Company in Celery
Fitted Sheet: Target
"Adventure Awaits" Wall Hanging: TJ Maxx
Burlap Mail Organizer: Kohl's
World Map Canvases, "Greatest Adventure" Sign, Arrows, Cloud Mobile: Custom Made
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