When I was pregnant, I loved the nesting phase. One of the most fun aspects of that was decorating my baby's nursery. Designing a nursery doesn't have to break the bank. I was mindful that my bouncing baby boy would graduate infancy before I knew it. I wanted to create a room that could grow up with him.
This set of antlers was the inspiration for this room. My Uncle Rod gave them to me when he learned I was having a boy. That may sound odd, but if you met my outdoorsy relatives it would all make sense!
We decided to go for a woodland theme... but keep it subtle. Too often, I find kids' rooms over-the-top.
Before converting this space into a nursery, it was a home office. We had recently painted our office (Benjamin Moore- Barren Plain) so instead of repainting Dylan's room, I decided to add these wall decals from The Lovely Wall.
One way to save both space and money is to make items have a dual purpose. I could have purchased a change table, but I opted to buy this dresser from IKEA and put a change pad (cover purchased here) on top. When my kids get older, I can simply remove the change pad and still get years of use from this dresser.
My husband and I decided to buy an inexpensive crib because all cribs must meet the same safety guidelines. Plus in 5 or 6 years, when Dylan and his future siblings are no longer infants we'll be glad we didn't spend $$$ on a crib.
We purchased his crib blanket from this store (Corner Colour Shop via Etsy).
Being resourceful is important to me so I knew I wanted to incorporate these shelves that were part of our home office into our space.
These shelves house baskets that I bought from the dollar store. I adhered these homemade labels created in Adobe InDesign.
I love DIY so I used Photoshop and Adobe Indesign to create these cute animal prints (left). I framed them with these inexpensive frames so I figure that project cost me a total of $20.
Books add heart and soul into a room. We want Dylan to cultivate a passion for reading so we decided to convert these spice racks into bookshelves (right). What I love about these is that they allow the cover of the book to be displayed and are hung at toddler height. The chalkboard was purchased at Staples and I spray painted the frame gold to give it some pizazz.
This is what I have drawn on Dylan's chalkboard right now.
I've heard it said, "it's all in the details." I took great care when creating this little nook in Dylan's room. After all, a lot of feedings, snuggles and cuddles take place here! I purchased this rocking chair from IKEA because it isn't as intrinsically babyish as a glider and can be transferred to another room later on. I adore this homemade fox and pillow both purchased from Etsy shops. The faux fur stole from IKEA adds texture and luxury.
The one big splurge was this Moroccan pouffe from BazarBerber via Etsy. Coming all the way from Morroco I love this genuine leather stool!
*As stated in previous posts, I am not sponsored by any of the companies mentioned above.