Thursday, April 14, 2011

So Many Decisions...

One thing that I LOVE about planning for a new baby is getting to design the nursery. There are so many color schemes and decorations to choose from. I spent a "few" days during nap time just surfing the Internet looking for some different ideas. For little girls it's hard to find something different since we've already done 2 girly nurseries. Aby's room is Lime Green and Pink, and Mac's room is Robin's Egg Blue with lots of bright color accents. I think it's really fun looking at boy nurseries. It's almost like a foreign land for me. So, I wanted to post some of the ones that I really liked.

The room that is now the nursery (well it's actually a holding pen for all things that don't have a home after our major room switcharoo) was the playroom. It's a bright, sunny yellow. That color is nice for a playroom, but not so soothing for a nursery.

I love the bright walls with the monochromatic wall technique and the dark furniture contrast in this room.

( In this room I am drawn to the geometric rug. Plus I really like the wooden letters over the bed. ( This room is my favorite. I love the color scheme. I'm very drawn to orange, blues, and browns for little boys. I also like the paint technique on the wall. With a focal point like that you don't really need a lot of extra decor on the walls. ( The argyle wall in this room is very cool. It would be a lot of work, and not something that I'm willing to put forth the effort for, but it would be a great way to have the room last for several years. ( Stripes are so fun!! When we first moved into our house we painted stripes on our office (now playroom) wall. I LOVE it. It's not an easy task, but Chris did a great job. Again I'm drawn to the same color scheme. (project wedding-potterybarn kids) I would not decorate any room like this, but I like how rustic it is. The part I love is the barn door headboard.

This room is set up exactly like how the nursery will be. On the wall across from the door is a large window with space on either side for bookcases. I actually was planning on putting the room together exactly as shown, minus the chair and the dog needs to be changed to a boxer. On the wall next to the door will be a dresser and then on the wall opposite the bed will be the changing table. But, in this room I like the monochromatic stripes. It's light and airy, clean and extremely bright. Plus there are the nice accents of orange =)

My favorite part of this room is the giant monogram letter on the wall!

So, with all these choices for boys I've really not narrowed anything down. It may be dumb to have spent all this time picking out boy decor anyway. It may not matter =)

As far as girls are concerned I'm really drawn to the Owl theme. I think they are so cute.

I won't use this color scheme since I used it for Aby, but I love the wall behind the bed.

This room is bright, loud and super fun!! I think I would get tired of this after awhile though.

I like the subdued walls, and I adore the animal cutouts on the wall. How could you not, it's Pottery Barn!! The bedding is so pretty. It reminds me of what we used for Aby's nursery.

My favorite color is purple. I've stayed away from purple for a reason I don't really know. But I'm kinda leaning towards a gorgeous, glamorous purple room. I like the pom poms above the bed for a mobile affect.

In this room I like the almost gray walls with all the silver accents. Our furniture is a light brown, so I don't think it would go well, but I love the concept of this room.

I'm not a huge fan of the bedding in this room, but I LOVE the walls. Now we can find all kinds of neat wall decals similar to this one. So there are lots of options.

This time around I'm not purchasing the bedding. With the other two I went the route of getting the whole bedding, but we didn't use the top quilts that came with the bumper. And I end up making the same size quilt with satin binding that they end up using forever (Aby still uses hers). So, once we find out the gender (April 24th), then I'll decide on fabrics for the quilt and color schemes for the room. I'm also thinking about taking Mac's old baby bumper and recovering it to match the quilt. This way will be much cheaper and more meaningful to me. I've probably put way too much thought into this room, but I find it super exciting. Just a few more days and I can really start making choices!!


  1. I can't wait to hear whether Aby & Mac will have a little sister or brother! And if it's a sister...I definitely think it's time you use purple. :)

  2. How fun! I've never put much thought into nursuries beyond where to put the crib -- not even Andrew's. But I think it's great that you have something different for each child, and show them your love through careful decor choices. I agree with Allison -- I love the purple!