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Nursery Inspiration & Plans

I have been thinking about our future nursery since we found out there was a baby on the way. I had ideas for the colors, theme, furniture, etc. but I didn’t know that Dave had ideas of his own and they weren’t exactly the same. We decided to start from scratch, go through Pinterest, and decide more on colors rather than a strict theme. But in order to start working on the room, we needed to do a major cleanup because that was my closet for the last 5 years.

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The Before:
I had a dresser, full length mirror, 3 bookshelves turned clothing racks, a chair, shelves full of scarves, shoes, etc. all in this room. We redid the actual closet to also have some shelves, and I got rid of SO.MANY.CLOTHES. yet it’s still a tight squeeze. I’m slowly getting rid of more to make room for baby things.

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We took everything else out, removed the wallpaper border, and painted everything. After these steps, I was getting really excited to start seeing it come together! Then the floor went in and I could have peed with excitement (though that doesn’t say much because I am constantly peeing). We also had one of our good friends install a light in the room because there hadn’t been a ceiling fixture previously.

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The After:
Freshly painted, new light & fan, hardwood floors, and much more floor space than when it was my closet. We started off with Olympic Magical Moonlight as the wall color but after we did the first coat, Dave (surprisingly) wanted to go a little more pink, so we settled on

The Plans:
We’re going to have a wardrobe and dresser for Olivia’s clothes, some furniture, a floor lamp, crib and bookshelves. We’re thinking out the little details and I’m getting really excited to slowly be putting things together.

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floral print  /  mint green inspiration  /  white and peach inspiration

bookshelf inspiration  /  cloud island print  /  changing table inspiration

We’re focusing on muted brights, is that a thing? Coral and peach, but not vibrant and crazy, some sage and blush tones, and brass/gold accents. You will also notice the crazy popular Cloud Island floral print from Target. I am well aware that practically everyone has this pattern right now, but I can see why because it’s perfect! We may or may not own half of the collection already because I bought some as soon as we found out it was a girl.

I will be sharing her final nursery when everything is in and organized, my goal is to have this finished in the beginning of April to give myself 4-6 weeks for final details.

Do you have any suggestions for getting a nursery together?

9 Comments

  • Heather Hammel

    Decorating a nursery is so freakin’ fun! I have so many nursery decor Pinterest boards lol. Olivia’s room is very similar to Rory’s (which I still have yet to do a reveal on and she’s 1). Her color scheme was originally grey, mint and peach but when I was pregnant with her, there was hardly anything mint and like nothing peach out there. I ended up redecorating her room a little when we moved in November anyway though. Her nursery theme is florals and woodland critters and of course after she was born, Target came out with a woodland/ forest line and a floral line (why couldn’t they have done this while I was pregnant with her and made my life easier?). Her room now has more light pale pinks instead of peach accents and less mint than it originally had. Rhylan’s nursery (which is done but I still have yet to reveal) is pale aqua, lavender, and white and mermaid themed. Jesse was not involved in decorating Rory’s nursery b/c he just didn’t really care but then after she was born, he wish he had gotten more involved in it. So I involved him a little in decorating Rhylan’s room but he told me he trusted me since I did such a good job with Rory’s room. He said he loves that I didn’t make it super girly (again, Rory’s room has pink in it and flowers… not sure how that isn’t girly but I’ll take it lol). I hope to put up a post this week or next of Rhylan’s nursery reveal and then hopefully next week I’ll finally reveal Rory’s room.

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    • Macy Volpe

      I LOVE a mint, grey and peach color scheme!! Rory’s room sounds adorable. I was really surprised when Dave wanted the nursery walls more pink, he originally was against girly AT ALL. I love when the guys just trust us to do what will look best 🙂 I’m excited to see the reveals if you have the chance to write them. Can’t believe we’re both so close to babies!

  • Emelia @ Dream Big & Buy the S

    I love It Macy! I cant Wait to see it all together because those colors are so pretty. My advice is to add little decor over time. I was nervous Bella’s was going to be bare but little things like a personalized headband and book became decor and it all came together well.

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