One of the most fun things about preparing for a baby so far is planning the nursery. I really want to make it bright, colorful, and fun, while also creating a relatively neutral space for two reasons :: I like the ability to change up the decor and color schemes in rooms fairly often and we plan to use this same room again for future babies. With that said, what I have found to create such a space is to choose large pieces and aspects of the room in neutral colors. With not knowing the gender of our little babe right now, it has lent itself to the perfect opportunity to scour the internet for gender neutral ideas that can be the perfect start for a neutral white or grey nursery with pops of color!!
Here are some of my simple neutral ideas in the early stages of the nursery...
As of right now, we have this ugly brown sconce light attached to the ceiling in the bedroom. I would love to replace it with something similar to this grey pendant light fixture.
I am still on the hunt for the perfect changing table. I think a white dresser is a great option for us because then it doubles as storage for diapers, baby clothes, etc. rather than keeping everything in the closet.
We chose the Babyletto Hudson Crib in white and have already set it up. It looks perfect! I am still looking for recommendations/researching away the complex world of crib mattresses. haha There are times in life when I wish there was just one choice rather than foam vs. coils, organic vs. non-organic, Sealy vs. Naturepedic, and on and on and on! And my head is swimming...
I adore stripes... half my wardrobe consists of them. We would love to paint light grey stripes on the ceiling as an accent in the room.
I have found so many book walls all over Pinterest (what would we do without that site!) and love how they look in little ones' rooms. Not only am I a book worm myself but the teacher in me plans on reading all of my beloved favorites from my own childhood to our little. It has also been fun reading some of Nic's childhood books that his parents kept too! We will be using these picture ledges from Ikea to create our book wall.
"Let Them Be Little"... one of my favorite country songs and the perfect print to add to the nursery walls. I'm sure it will also serve as a great reminder when I about lose my mind the first time I find crayons or better yet, permanent markers all over the walls. ;)
Chalkboard basket from Target... perfect for holding baby toys, stuffed animals, and blankies galore!
And last but not least, a rocking chair. My mom saved the one she used from my nursery as a baby and it holds a particular special memory she had with me. It is a light natural wood color right now so I plan to sand it, paint it white, and recover the cushions in a printed fabric to add a pop of color into the room.
Speaking of pops of color... we find out the gender of our little one in a week from Tuesday and if it is a girl, I plan to incorporate corals and peach tones but if it is a boy, an aqua blue color. I can hardly wait! More nursery updates, closet organization inspiration (because that is a whole nother blank canvas in and of itself), and decor ideas coming soon!!