This week’s featured baby room is a sweet and bright nursery for a baby girl — featuring gray walls, birch tree decals and lots of colorful touches. This baby room even includes a trundle bed allowing this soon-to-be new mama to nap near baby — or for overnight guests to enjoy.
Fun, fresh design! This week’s featured real room is a colorful shared nursery for a soon-to-be adopted baby and a 9-year old girl—featuring lots of colorful fabrics and unique inspiration prints. Decorated by Kelle Boyd of Ann Kelle for children’s photographer Angela Crutcher, this room is a great example of how to make a shared room work.
This week’s featured real room is a gender-neutral nursery, featuring black furniture, gray walls, and accents in turquoise and yellow. New mom Erin D. gave birth to a healthy baby girl a few short weeks ago, but when she designed this nursery she had no idea what she would be having.
Erin says, “We didn’t find out what we were having so I wanted to create a gender neutral room that was calming and relaxing— but that wasn’t yellow and green, like many think of for a gender neutral room.” Mission accomplished! The nursery is bright, inviting and uncluttered.
I have to admit that I’m always flattered to receive emails from readers that want to share pictures of their nursery and tell me how useful they found this blog. It’s been over two years now and I still can’t wrap my head around how wonderful you guys are. Really!!!
This week’s featured nursery comes from CCN reader Amoreena. She put together cozy, vintage-feeling nursery with a small budget and lots of creativity. Armed with a few pre-loved items found at garage sales and Craigslist, she and her husband took a hands-on approach and together created a very personal space for their little baby boy.
Expectant mom Tracy and her husband are expecting their first child and wanted to create a serene, modern room that wasn’t too childish; one that could grow with their little one. The inspiration for this gray nursery came from the birch tree decals — and they chose a light bluish-gray paint for the walls to complement the white decals. The unique art work and heirloom toys and furniture add a layer of heritage to this new baby’s space.
Child’s Name: Grayson
Child’s Age: Due on St. Patrick’s Day
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
What was your inspiration for the room?
Birch tree decals.
Describe your decorating style.
Modern, clean with a touch of coziness and nostalgia.
Favorite items in the room.
My favorite part has to be the baby animal photos purchased on sale at theanimalprintshop.com; they are just adorable! I also love the Oeuf Sparrow crib and the Klaussner rocker & ottoman.
Tell us about your DIY projects and repurposed items.
The dresser is an old This End Up dresser that was in my childhood bedroom which we updated by painting it gray and replacing the knobs. The wooden toys also have some history to them — they were my brother’s toys growing up.
Any words of wisdom or advice you would like to share with our readers that you may have learned while putting together your nursery?
I was told by many mom friends to spend money on a nice rocker and crib so the majority of my budget went towards those items. I saved money by reusing old furniture (the dresser and side table) and furnishings (the drapes and lamps), as well as budget friendly solutions from IKEA, and Overstock.com. I think you also get the most bang for your buck on wall treatments like the decals since they provide such a large focal point. I also made sure to shop around and wait for sales on items that I coveted. For example, overstock.com often runs coupons on top of sale prices; BuyBuyBaby does as well. The animalprintshop ran a special when you bought four prints you got one free. This room was a work in progress for quite a while waiting for the best prices.
Wall Color: Olympic Thin Ice
Crib: Oeuf Sparrow Crib – Gray ($730) from Amazon.com
Rug: Jungle Sheepskin Ivory Rug – 3′ x 5′ ($71) from Overstock.com
Crib Bedding: Gio Aqua Fitted Crib Sheet ($40) by DwellStudio
Ceiling Lamp: IKEA Knappa Pendant Lamp ($30)
Bookcase: IKEA Expedit Bookcase ($70)
Glider and Ottoman: Klaussner Lacey Glider ($400) and Ottoman ($200) in Slate
Curtains: Geo Leaf panel from West Elm. No longer available. Check out the Ikat Ogee Linen panel for a similar look.
Decals: Forest Birch Tree Decals from Etsy seller Art Wall Project
Would you like to see your nursery featured on Chic & Cheap Nursery?
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Designing a gender neutral nursery can present quite a few challenges — like choosing a color scheme and decorative elements that will work for a boy or a girl. New mom Lindsey took on the challenge to design an eclectic modern nursery for her little bundle of joy and we think she totally nailed it! Using gray as her neutral color, she added pops of yellow and aqua for a gender neutral space that’s anything but bland.