So if you recall, this room used to be our guest bedroom. It looked like this:
Things have changed quite a bit, and now it looks like this:
Since we didn't know the sex of our baby beforehand, everything had to be gender neutral. I thought through various themes for the room, but eventually decided that an animal theme would be best perfect for a boy or a girl. I fell in love with a few bedding sets from Pottery Barn Kids, first it was going to be elephants, but then as I purchased things, I changed my mind to owls. (Again, Courtney and Elysia, if you're reading, sorry about that last minute switch which completely derailed the baby shower theme).
Once I had the owl theme going, everything just kind of fell into place. We got owl bedding, animal carpet with owls, owl art, owls decals, etc. There are tons of adorable little owl sayings out there too, which I fully intend to post about soon! We couldn't be happier with the way the room turned out, and I was feeling like either way - boy or girl the room would be a happy, cheerful and restful environment.
Here is a list of all the big items we purchased:
- Crib: Pottery Barn Kids, Catalina 3-in-1 Crib. I really liked the idea of the crib growing with our baby. So for now its a crib, in a year or two it'll be a toddler bed and then eventually a headboard for a twin bed.
- Changing Table: Pottery Barn Kids, Kendall Extra Wide Dresser. Again, this is a piece he can grow into. At some point when we're done with all those diapers, we can take off the topper and use this as a regular dresser.
- Rocker + Ottoman: Pottery Barn Kids, Charleston Convertible Rocker. We liked this piece because we thought it would fit into our home as a regular chair after we're done with the baby phase. It came with a set of stationary feet, so you can swap out the rocking part at any time. The upholstery is also customizable which is a fun perk.
- Rug: Momeni Lil Mo, Whimsy Rug. My husband actually picked out the rug. He really had his heart set on a round rug. And this one was perfect. We love all the colors and animal theme. This was sort of the catalyst for the rest of our selections. We used all the colors of the rug to inspire the accent colors in the artwork.
Now I know this sounds like a big plug for Pottery Barn Kids, but I did my research and found that I liked the style and prices the best from PBK. Plus, my good old designer discount never hurts to sway my opinion.
So, stay tuned for Part 2 of the Nursery Design & Decor for more info on the artwork and accessories.