Nesting was in full effect the minute I found out we were expecting another little boy. My style has changed so much in the last year, so I was excited to get the creative juices flowing once again and design the perfect nursery to bring our little boy home to.
We have a small home; a little less then 1,500 sq ft so utiliztling every inch to make it functional, beautiful and clutter free was a task in itself. I also wanted to keep the nursery as budget friendly as I could while still looking high-end. As many of you may know, we have a 1 1/2 year old son who will still be in a crib by the time our little babe arrives. So it was important for us to keep the second crib and dresser at a minimal cost.
I created a vision board when I first found out the gender of our babe. I wanted something very earthy, nuetral tone, a ton of natural wood with a touch of Moroccan inspiration. Although we didn't really stick to the color scheme, we still did the same design inspiration!
Before I continue I just wanted to show you a little before and after of the room. I had a vision and my husband brought it to life, especially with this board and batten wall. I'm so in love with this room that I wish it was mine (even though it kinda is, haha!) I tried to link exactly what is in our babes room, however I did find some similar items that were on sale, so I linked those as well!
Crib Sheet: Mebie Baby $24
Chunky Knit Throw: Pine and Poppy Shop $135
Paintings: Blossom and Script $5
Area Rug: RugsUSA $80
Fiddle Leaf Plant: QVC $50
Black out Curtains: Threshold White Solid Curtain Panel $30
Bassinet: Design Dua Moses Bassinet $150
Focal Wall Color: Sherwin Williams- Bungelhouse Blue
Wall Color: Behr- Morning Dove
I had a strong vision for this little babes nursery and when I saw this crib I knew it was the one. It is extremely sturdy, beautifully designed and a dreamy natural, rustic finish. This crib converts into a toddler daybed and a full-size bed with or without a footboard. One thing I absolutely love about this crib is the backing. When we had our first baby (Lyric) we were complete newbies and bought a crib with an open back with railing. Although I think they're beautiful, Ideally it wasn't the best option for us and heres why: His binky would always fall through the cracks and would land under the crib. This made those middle of the night wake ups that much more time consuming. A crib with an enclosed back has been my dream crib! No more missing binkys or stuck feet. I was SO excited to get the opportunity to partner with Baby Relax for their Ridgeline 4-in-1 Convertible Crib and provide a perfect safe addition to our baby boys nursery! This crib is available for purchase at Walmart.com!
Finding a mattress is hard work. You want something firm, but not to firm; Soft but not to soft. So which mattress is the best one to purchase? Iv'e done so much research and can proudly say I have taken the guessing out of it for you. I found a perfect, affordable toddler mattress that will put your mind at ease knowing your baby is taken care of while sleeping. The Setapedic Moongaze Crib and Toddler Mattress delivers the comfort your baby deserves and the support they need to get a restful nights sleep. This mattress features a firm thermo-bonded polyester fiber core which provides the support, it's GREENGUARD Gold certified which recognizes products with low chemical emissions, contributing to healthier environments. What I love the most is that the mattress has a waterproof vinyl cover for easy cleanup; Which lets be honest, thats a must with all the newborn blowouts. You can purchase this Toddler Crib Mattress at Walmart.com.
I love this DockATot and cannot wait to use it for our little babe. With a very active toddler playing around, I plan to use our DockATot to keep the baby safe, secure and snuggly while I'm on the floor, couch or bed playing with Lyric. It's also great for play time, rest, lounging and even diaper changes. I love that our DockATot is lightweight and portable so we can easily take it on the go! It even comes with an amazing protective travel case. With high, pillow-like edges, a padded bottom layer for comfortable laying and an option to unzip for easy washing or cover changing! I highly suggest purchasing one for your little. DockATot was kind enough to offer a discount code for my readers to use. Head over to DOCKATOT and use code "brittney10" for 10% off your purchase!
This is by far one of my favorite things in our nursery! A camera is extremely important especially because we plan on having our baby sleeping in his crib at a very young age (2 weeks old), we did this with our first son and plan to do the same with our second! The traditional baby monitors are so blurry and pixelated and while we would normally just deal with it, we no longer have to thanks to the Lollipop Smart Baby Monitor! The images are so clear, the sound has great quality and you can view it right from your phone. It has a data history feature which records everything your baby does while the camera is running which is great for tracking their schedule. Lollipop Smart Camera has a cry detection, sharing feature, live view, cross detection, as well as air, humidity and tempeture detection. Does it get any better then this? The answer is NO! I would HIGHLY recommend this to any parent with children. This isn't just for babies, its great for playrooms too! We love it so much we even bought a second one for Lyrics room!
THESE PAINTINGS! I'm seriously blown away by how beautiful these art work pieces are. Since I wanted this space to be very earthy and natural, I thought it would be a perfect fit to incorporate some greenery in art form. Kelly, the owner of Blossom and Script was so helpful and literally took my vision and brought it to life. She is so talented and can create anything you want! She starts out by painting the artwork, then digitally scans it into a document. We then printed the images and framed them! Our paintings are 16x20 which fit perfectly above our little babes crib!