Ever since I discovered we were expecting our fourth child, I have been brain storming baby room ideas for this little one. I knew I had to give up my office/craft room in order to make room for this baby. After that, it came the challenge of how to decorate the room. Well, we finally have one side of the nursery complete! The sleeping zone! Check out this fun Nursery Reveal!
Baby Room Ideas Nursery Reveal.
It started out with the biggest challenge, of simply removing all of my business, craft, photography studio, and blogging collection from the room. That was a huge feat. Because we had to whittle it all down to fit into one small corner in the basement (which still isn’t organized)! Image that! Taking an entire room and squeezing it into a tiny corner!
I really hate to paint walls. I mean seriously detest it! I was really worried because this room had a strong boyish look to it. It’s walls are a grey with a blue tint. But this baby is a girl. How can I turn that into something girly?
I was so worried I would have to paint the walls. Especially since this pregnancy has been so difficult with the morning sickness lasting the entire pregnancy! So thankfully I stumbled on some beautiful nurseries that showed you can use Grey to make a gorgeous girl nursery!
So I went with a Gray, White, Black, and Pink theme for this little girl. And thankfully I didn’t have to paint any walls! (Although I will admit to washing the walls before decorating.)
The first step was simply cutting out all the different pieces. This is a BIG vinyl project! A lot bigger than I originally thought. But I just loved it too much, I had to go with it.
One trick though, make sure you label each piece with the coordinating number on the instructions before you cut them out. We missed that step and it slowed us down in the application process.
Next, I like to have a visual of how it will look before I begin putting something semi permanent on a wall. So I used some masking tape and started taping the pieces of the tree up onto the wall.
I wanted to make sure that it would fit the size of our wall and make sure I had it placed exactly where I wanted it for the effect I was going for.
Once I saw that it was going to fit perfectly, then I began applying the vinyl to the wall as instructed. They have simple instructions to follow and easy to read map chart to help you plan out the design application.
Once we the tree was in place, then I moved onto adding the birds.
Lastly we added the Cherry Blossoms.
The only thing is that it does take time. Large vinyl pieces take a little bit more effort than a simple Vinyl quote that you apply to a wall. It ended up taking me about 4 days to complete this project. Only because I couldn’t stay at it for more than an hour or two at a time thanks to the Braxton Hicks.
That was the hardest part of this entire part of the nursery. And now it is complete! The rest is quite simple to finish off this part of my baby room ideas.
Baby Room Ideas – Furniture
Next we need some furniture. This is the area where our little one is going to sleep. And where I will be spending most of my time at night for the next few months with all the night time feedings. I wanted something comfortable and easy to use. Functional but still beautiful and will match.
We debated for months whether we were going to get a crib or just use a pack n play. It finally came down to the fact that our babies never slept in a crib for the first 6 months of their lives anyway. They just wouldn’t do it. They all preferred a little bassinet or pack n’ play. So we figured we would start off with the pack n’ play and if later we want to upgrade to an actual crib we will go that route.
I instantly was in love with the Graco Pack ‘N Play Playard with Newborn Napperstation DLX, Nyssa. I purchased this on Amazon because of the great price. Now sadly it didn’t come in matching the color theme of the nursery. Since it has a strong purple color instead of pink. But I loved the functionality of it, I couldn’t pass it up.
It has storage options under the sleeping mat, a changing station, and bassinet with a vibration, lights and music feature. It is absolutely perfect for our little girl and the first few months of her life. Plus it makes it really easy to pack it up and take her bed with us if we ever need to travel to Grandma’s house. That also makes it easy on baby since she will have a familiar bed no matter where we go.
Next I needed somewhere to sit. The other day I was in Target and saw a Delta Children’s glider on display. I sat in it and knew instantly that is what I wanted in my nursery for when I’m nursing.
I didn’t end up getting the exact same chair, but I did get a Delta Children’s Clermont Glider. It is a new glider on the market that comes in a soft Tan color.
It features soft upholstery, gentle swivel and easy glide motion. The armrests are padded for extra comfort. And unlike regular gliders, the cushions are very thickly padded.
So a few hours sitting in this chair won’t leave your back or behind sore. It doesn’t end up feeling hard because the cushioning doesn’t go flat on you like a traditional glider does.
I’ve already spent hours sitting in this chair in the nursery, as it is quickly becoming my favorite room in the house. So peaceful and beautiful. I like to just go in there for some peace and quiet when I need to escape.
Eventually I want to get a small end table or side table to sit next to the Glider so I can have a nice table to hold easy to reach snacks, or my water bottle while I am nursing.
Baby Room Ideas – Little Accessories
Now we have the big things in place, we can start adding the little accent accessories. Like in the corner above the bassinet, I added some fun pompoms I picked up from Hobby Lobby.
With some simple clear jewelry thread and tacks, I attached them to the ceiling.
Also we recently bought this new little baby her first Minky Couture blanket. And I made sure to match it to the bedroom colors. Plus a throw pillow from Big Lots and a fun elephant Scentsy Pal to hang out on the nursing chair until this little one arrives.
To the left of the cherry blossom tree I added wooden letters for our sweet baby girl. Thankfully we finally have a name picked out! And you get to see a sneak peak! You get to see the initials of our little girl! RKE!
I found these large ones at Hobby Lobby. And below the wooden letters I added a fun magnetic board that the husband’s Mom made for us a few years ago. It matched perfectly to the room. And once our family portraits get back, I will be adding one to the magnetic board to complete the look. So our sweet little girl also gets a family photo in her room.
Turn the corner a little, and there is a small space of wall next to the closet. This is the perfect spot for the adorable Tutu hair bow holder, and metal flowers that I picked up at Hobby Lobby. The flowers are perfect to hold all the elastic headbands. And once I pull out the baby hair clips, they will easily clip onto the tutu ribbons. Now all her hair accessories will stay organized!
It’s been a long process to get this room put together. And I’m not done yet! This is just one wall! I still have 3 more to go. Plus more fun DIY projects coming!
But at least now, our sweet baby girl will have a place to sleep and I’ll have a place to sit and rock her.
Make sure to stick around, because over the next few weeks we will be sharing more of our Nursery Reveal! Including activity corner, Diaper Changing station, DIY Dresser Makeover and more. These will be showing up as we complete them. I’m just hoping we get it all done before this baby girl decides to make her arrival in a few short weeks.
For more fun ideas on how to decorate a nursery, make sure to visit our Nursery Ideas article, where we shared 20 beautiful DIY nurseries from fellow bloggers! They show you how they create their nursery looks.
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