With as much time as I spent on Pinterest in those first few months of pregnancy, while I was super nauseous and laid in bed a ton, I saw so many ideas for baby rooms. I LOVE interior design and home decorating and I was so excited about creating a space that I would feel comfortable in taking care of Noah, but also more importantly he can enjoys as he grows. When we learned we were expecting, we were in a rental and could not change any paint colors, etc. I am so glad, for many reasons, we decided to buy our own home. I wanted Noah's room to be really light and fun with simple, personal touches. I've had an obsession with grey and chevron this year and knew I wanted to have it in the nursery in some way. I decided to go with a mint green color and found Mint Condition from Sherwin Williams. I also chose this color because it coordinates well with the rest of the house colors. Without further ado.....welcome to Noah's nursery!
Here's a breakdown of the items in the room:
Crib: Ikea's SUNDVIK collection, grey-brown
Dresser: Ikea's HEMNES collection, grey-brown
Crib Sheet & Changing Pad Cover: Skip Hop Complete Sheet, Treetop Friends - so nice because it has design around the side of the mattress so a skirt is optional!
Book Ledges: IKEA
Collage Graphics: I designed these on my own using the editing site PicMonkey. I used a program similar to this to design the save-the-dates, invitations, and program for our wedding. Most of these pictures were Pinterest-inspired and I really enjoyed designing them. The frames I've collected from different places over the past few years and I think they all look great together. Confession: The first week Noah was born I would cry every time I changed his diaper and looked up and saw the lyrics to "Forever Young". I may still shed a tear when I hear the song.
Rocking Chair: Thrift Store, $15- needs to be sanded and stained. I've had this for about a year and it has been just sitting in the garage- I'm so glad I found a place for it inside!
Curtain Rod: Our Woods. No literally, our woods. We just went out and snapped it off a tree and used regular curtain rod brackets to hang it. I like it!
Drawer Handles: Michael's Craft Store. This was such a fun addition, in my opinion. They were super easy to screw on and I think they'll be super fun for Noah once he learns how to open his drawers! His dresser drawers, that is. He can keep his other drawers closed, thanks!
Fabric Pennant Banner: I made this with different fabrics from the local fabric shop, Granny B's. I waited for awhile for them to get their chevron fabric in and love how it turned out!
Baby in the Crib: He's homemade, too. ;)
The only thing left to get for this room is a rug. I need rugs in every room of our house and I'm having a really hard time finding affordable ones that are modern and work well. I'll keep looking and hopefully will find something that complements the rest of the room- I'm thinking about going crazy and getting some kind of animal print!
I change my mind so often when it comes to decorating, and after finding even more amazing nursery inspiration, I do sometimes wish I would have gone with a different look. But overall, I'm really happy with how it came together. Noah will take naps in his crib occasionally, but we are still cosleeping and probably will until he stops breastfeeding. I'm excited for the time when he is old enough to enjoy being in his crib and playing with his toys in his room!