Decorating the nursery is one of the best parts about being pregnant!
As soon as we found out that we were having a girl, the nursery decorating began. John and I aren’t the type of people that wait for anything and let me just say that I love decorating and planning and organizing so this was right up my alley. One weekend when I was about 14 weeks, my mom came over and we got to work! She was such a huge help and did everything from painting the gold shelf brackets to hanging art and helping to organize the closet. As the weeks went by, John and I collected little things here and there to make the room even more special and we even picked up some favorite nursery items while we were in Paris a few months ago.
From the beginning, I wanted the colors to be coral, navy and gold so I put together a moodboard, ordered some of the big items in advance and the smaller decor online from independent designers on Etsy and baby boutiques. The theme for baby’s nursery is “Be Daring My Darling”. We want our little girl to be adventurous, to grow, learn, be brave, and daring. The rocketship art print was one of the pieces that we wanted to highlight in her nursery along with the incredible hot air balloon mobile. Here’s the moodboard I made to use as inspiration.
Now let’s take a tour!
When you walk into the nursery, you are greeted with a large navy area rug and coral curtains. The big gray chair is for rocking baby, nursing and reading. Luckily, we found another small chair that matched perfectly so that we can both spend time in the nursery with baby.
The white tree decal was the perfect addition to the latte colored walls. Mom and I had a heck of a time trying to get the tree on the wall but after we got it completed, it sure was perfect hanging over the crib like that.
This hot air balloon mobile is by far, the coolest mobile I’ve ever seen. It was beautifully crafted with tiny buttons, pearls and ribbon. The artist even used a 3D printer to make the baskets! This is one piece that will be moving along with our little girl to her next couple bedrooms.
This little Princess music box was a gift from my dad when I was a little girl.
I stocked up on bows and headbands because you really can’t have too many little baby bows.
Even more headbands and bows. The little bear on the right was a gift for baby that John and I picked up while we were shopping around the streets of Paris.
My dad picked up this old wooden horse for baby’s nursery. I think it’s beautiful and can’t wait to watch her play with it when she gets a little older.
A few books I’ve been reading to prepare for baby.
Along with her nursery, I also cleaned out and organized her closet. This girl already has a TON of clothes and we haven’t even gone to the baby showers.
If you’re interested in any of the pieces in my nursery, here’s where you can find them:
- Crib + Changing Table – Pottery Barn Kids
- Swivel Rocker and Ottoman – Pottery Barn Kids
- Navy Area Rug – Rugs USA
- Abstract Painting – Michelle Armas
- Hot Air Balloon Mobile – Sunshine and Vodka
- 7-Foot Tree Decal – WallSlicks
- Ruffle Baby Bedding – Caden Lane
- Rocketship Art Print – Society6
- Gold Dot & Coral Blanket – Dwell Darling
- Gold Jewelry Holder – Objects
- Gold Tray – Vernacular