If there’s anything I love more in this world, it’s interior design. I love turning average spaces into something beautiful and meaningful – and I especially loved doing this room because I was so excited to give our first little one the dream escape to grow and learn. I knew immediately from our gender reveal ultrasound exactly the design I loved, and know I wanted it to be feminine without being princess-like. Check out my favorite parts of our baby girl’s nursery and catch a special sneak peak into who she is (can you find her name?)!
Surprisingly enough, her furniture was the easiest decision we made for her nursery. I did a lot of research on companies producing quality, easy, and safe items for babies, while also creating convertible pieces to grow with our little one, so it was a natural fit that we went with almost all Delta Children pieces. We purchased the 4-in-1 Urban Farmhouse Convertible Crib that become both a toddler and full bed, as well as the matching Farmhouse Nightstand in white. I love the wood grain texture and simple design perfectly accenting their French Grey Emma Rocker and Ottoman set. For her changing table, I actually took an old dresser from my childhood and repainted it using white chalk furniture paint and replaced the hardware to match her nursery.
Adding the finishing touches are some of m favorite things to do. I found a lot of the decor in the collar section at Target throughout the last few months, including the cute jars, mirror, and knick-knacks on her shelving. The shelves were a $10 hardware store dupe – I bought a 6′ discounted board from the budget bin to cut in half, coated it with poly and used basic shelving brackets to mount them. I also just used a paint pen on a plain acrylic sheet from the hardware store to create the art hanging next to the shelves.
My favorite project was the faux dream catcher hanging above her rocker. I took a silver macrame hoop, painted it gold and used varying lace ribbons and white yarn to create a layered look. I added a final touch of faux floral to match her beautiful wallpaper. Additionally, I loved making her little name sign! I simply bought a 24″ table top from the hardware store, stained it with a dark walnut color, and drew her name on it. After adding a sawtooth hook on the back, it was ready to hang!
Another dupe I used to save a few dollars was her curtains – I actually bought a clearance Opal House fabric shower curtain on sale for $12, cut it in half, and used an inexpensive rod that matched the dresser hardware to hang them. I loved the adorable macrame details at the top and it was the perfect length! I also saved about $60 on her wallpaper mural. I originally saw it on a designer site, but on Houzz with Wikibuy, I had a 40% off coupon to buy it for only $70! It’s also available on Amazon.
I think the ultimate part of her nursery is the mini reading nook built in a normally useless corner. For our shower, we asked for people to gift a book instead of a card, so she quickly accumulated some great books from those who love her most. We built some horizontal shelves out of a 2×2, 2×3, and 2×4 each at 3′ long. We painted them with the same chalk paint as the dresser and hung them in the small corner with a basket full of toys and a cozy faux fur rug I sewed together from four IKEA rugs. I hope that she loves exploring the world through word one day in this cute little corner!