Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Baby Girl Nursery: The Color Scheme


First of all, I realized this afternoon that today marks exactly two months until my due date. ACK! When I shared that little tidbit on my personal Facebook (and admitted in the comments how overwhelming it feels to realize that I'm JUST. THAT. CLOSE.), I received some awesome encouragement (and even offers for help). I just have to give a shout-out to my sweet, supportive, encouraging friends. I am so blessed to know you!

But I digress... What was the point of this post? Oh, right! The nursery.

I know I've established that decor isn't really my thing, but call it nesting instinct or insanity, because I just HAD to do something (especially once I found out we were having a girl). Considering the impending arrival of our little lady, I thought it was high time to share the plans I've been making for her room.

Baby Girl Nursery: Dual Purpose

This room will not only be a traditional nursery where baby girl will be sleeping and inevitably waking for midnight feedings; it will also serve as a guest room when my in-laws and others come to town.

The room already has a full-sized bed, which will stay. In addition, there will be a dresser, crib, rocking chair, and hopefully a small bedside table/bookshelf of some kind (I'm still working on that). It's not a huge room, so I know I'll have to play around with the arrangement to find what works. However, Kiddo's nursery in the last house was TINY and I was able to fit everything in (minus a full bed) without an issue. 

The Plan: Neutral and Sophisticated

I'm not much of a girly-girl, so I didn't feel the need to go crazy with the pink and tulle in this room. I learned from Kiddo's adorable-but-decidedly-baby jungle themed nursery that babies grow into "big kids" way too fast. (I will be sure to give a virtual tour of his old nursery in a future post.) I know I won't have the time, energy, or motivation to be constantly re-doing bedrooms, so my goal is to go more neutral and timeless this time around, especially since this will also be a bedroom.

Are you intrigued? 

Here is a teaser for the color scheme I have in mind for baby girl's nursery:

Photo sources: Color Inspiration, Dresser, Rocker, Knob, Flooring, Paint

The Budget:

My goal is to stay under $150 for all bedding and decor, not including furniture, wall paint and flooring.

Yes, you read that right: under $150. 

I am well aware that lot of crib bedding sets sell for more than that! 

But I have a plan. I've already picked several pieces out and, with some DIY's, I should be on target to stay on (and hopefully under) budget. I can't wait to share my plans with you!

The details are already in motion. Hubby picked up the comforter for the bed while he was out yesterday and I have plans to go shopping on Friday for nursery stuff. I'm getting so excited!!

So stay, tuned folks! In the next few weeks I'll be sharing my plans and (hopefully) progress as I create a functional, budget-friendly nursery/guest room.

So, what do you think?

Do nurseries excite you as much as this mama? Do you have any ideas or tips for me? What are some ways that you decorate on a budget? 
I'd love to hear from you!


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks, Kelly! I'm finally getting excited about all things girly (I am SUCH a boy mom). Can't wait to see what your little bundle will be!

  2. First of all...congrats! I've tried using my mobile device to comment (and said mobile device I've realized...after several attempts...does not like commenting). I have been reading and following along with the exciting journey. Love love love the color scheme. For bedding, I scoured garage sales and was able to find crib sheets in our color scheme (Muffin had a duckie nursery), so I found several yellows and blues.

    1. Aww... Thanks, Susan!
      Let me just say that I totally hear you on the mobile device issue. Technology isn't always as easy as it appears is it? :)
      A duckie nursery sounds adorable! I'll be sharing Kiddo's nursery in a few days. I loved it so much when I designed it, but they grow out of the cutesie stuff so fast, don't they?

  3. I LOVE the birdie print with the gold looks SO pretty and definitely classy! LOVE IT!

    Stephanie @

    PS: You should come to the Ladies Collective linkup and share this! We'd love to have you! We just kicked off our first week TODAY! :D

    1. Thank you so much for stopping by, Stephanie! I am really excited about how the nursery will turn out, if it can ever get finished. :)
      I will certainly stop by and link up. Thanks for the invite!


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