When I thought about the nursery, I imagined it to be serene, soft and calm. I wanted a room that I wouldn’t get sick of too quickly and wouldn’t necessarily have to repaint for future children. I hate painting. While I fall into the “make all the things monochromatic”category, my husband falls into the “bring on the color” side. So, to balance it out a bit, I added some colorful details to make it a little bit more interesting that just a monochromatic white and grey. We picked the paint color before we moved in, and I thought it would be safe to go with a neutral taupe-y grey. The paint color is Sherwin Williams Naturel. I also didn’t imagine having a themed nursery. And while I don’t think the theme is over the top, there is no shortage of elephants hanging around in it.
As mom and I were putting it together, the cats were all interested in what we were doing in this room that was otherwise never used. My mom is so great at creating a room based on my vision. I am a horrible decorator, so it was fun to rely on her to really decorate and lay out the room!
I actually think Gravy believes that we completed this room for him. He spends just about 99% of his day in there, sleeping on the glider or, now, the changing pad.
The wall pictured below need a few more details that we are waiting on until after he’s born. I’ll fill these frames with newborn photos and potentially get something like this to hang under one of the shelves.
The first wall you see when you walk into the room is so cute. My mom decorated it and even spray painted the base of the hooks orange. The wooden stool below was my husbands when he was a child.
I took forever to decide on a glider, and was very happy with this grey Little Castle one from Target. It’s stiff enough to give me support, but will break in nicely to be comfortable for those 3am rocking sessions.
I couldn’t be more pleased with how it all came together. And it was so fun to surprise my husband with it once he returned home from his time in Pennsylvania.
Only a few short weeks until the little guy is here and I get to show it to him!