Nursery Tour

Here we are in the home stretch and our little boy’s room is all ready for him to come home!


Overall, I love our nursery. It didn’t really come out at all how I envisioned it many months ago, but it’s morphed into a cheerful and bright space that I love to be in.


I went from a vision of all grey + yellow + white to a more varied palate with touches of teal and modern elements. As he grows older, we can take out some of the baby items and pastels and add in more modern elements and bright colors.


Links to all items at the bottom of the page!



The nursery room already had a twin bed in it, so we decided to keep that as a parents’ bed and work surface. It’s already been really great for folding laundry and I can imagine changing outfits too. And of course sleeping!


Fun print sheets from Target and the yellow pillow was an Etsy find for our couch that I like better in the nursery


The blanket at the bottom breaks up the white bedspread (which we already owned) without having to go all out on a matching one. Also will be good for removing for playing or protecting the duvet from explosions!


The nightstand next door houses the parent base for our monitor and sound machine plus a drawer filled with midnight snacks for mom.



We are well stocked with fun books on some IKEA shelves


And below you’ll find one of my favorite pieces – a modern rocker from Amazon. It’s SUPER comfortable (although not glider level) and will make a great seat for a quick rock, storytime or nursery visitor to sit.


I like that it’s smallish for my 5’2” frame and the back comes up high and there are arm rests for extra support. When you sit in it you are slightly reclined, which is why it’s so comfy. The bike pillow is another Etsy touch!


The rock ‘n play sleeper will be where babe sleeps next to the bed until he is ready for the crib.


We decided it made more sense to move us parents into the nursery than whole nursery into the master bedroom. Plus the two rooms are about 10 feet away from one another, so it’s almost like one big suite.


I love how easily this folds away should we need to tidy up for company or make more rug space for playing.

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I think as soon as nighttime nursing sessions reduce in frequency a bit, it will be easier to transition to the crib because he will be used to the room and I can continue to sleep in there for a while too. Or just move back next door : )


Love our modern grey crib – such a great price for $199.


The crib skirt was made by my friend Lynsie!


And this fun Boppy cover was an Etsy find


Above the crib I found these color-coordinated bunting flags on Etsy. I was going to make them myself at one point, but all that sewing would have taken me 100 hours. I prefer to support someone who is a sewing expert instead : )


The two batik paintings of a lion and grasshopper were done by my grandmother many years ago, and Matt painted the bike on a Michael’s canvas. We just lucked out that the colors matched so well!


Our Angelcare Monitor sits inside this pretty cloth bin – a shower gift from Etsy


Next to the crib is a little chair my grandmother hand painted with a snail!


Along with a custom blanket and a hand-me-down sleep sheep that plays noise : )



Love our Urban Outfitters rug! Such a steal for $75! I did have to buy a pad for underneath too.


A family friend gave us this vintage-y basket now filled with baby toys!


Our changing station is an IKEA dresser. We have our diaper bag hanging by a hook on the right side of the dresser. The animal painting is another of my grandmother’s! The little bin matches the floor one from Etsy.


The changing pad is an Amazon best-seller by LA Designs with a Carousel Designs cover. It’s all mounted to the wall and secured to the dresser top for safety. I have a waterproof pad that I’m going to lay on top for protection when it’s actually time to change a diaper!


Inside the dresser we’re all nested with cloth and newborn diapers


Cloth wipes all washed and ready to do when the time is right


Drawer #2 is filled with onesies – small (newborn), medium (0-3) and large (3-6) sizes! Sleep sacks on the right.


And our bottom drawer is filled with more clothes – sleepers, outfits, shoes, hats, pants! All <6 months size.


The big boy clothes are waiting in the closet!



Along with IKEA drawers filled with useful things like burp cloths, bibs, towels, blankets and crib sheets and baby toiletries on top in a yellow box my grandmother gave me and I painted.



And some hanging shelves with things like baby carriers, extra blankets, nursing covers, waterproof pads.


And last but not least, a nice hook for the diaper bag!!


For More Info…


Twin Bed is from Pier 1 in 2006

Duvet cover and bed skirt by Pottery Barn

Yellow + grey leaf sheets are from Target

Chevron Blanket is Carousel Designs

Dresser + Nightstand are IKEA Hemnes

Modern Baxton Studio Letterio White Cradle Rocker from Amazon

Wall-mounted book shelves are IKEA Ribba

Crib is Baby Mod Modena by Walmart

Naturepedic Organic Baby Crib Mattress and Organic Mattress Pad from Babies R Us

Little painted chair was done by my grandmother

Rug by Urban Outfitters with this pad underneath

Fan was painted white by me!

Closet Shelves are IKEA Brimnes

Baby Items

Rock n Play Sleeper

Changing pad by L.A. Baby

Changing pad cover by Carousel Designs

Crib skirt handmade by a girlfriend

Boppy Cover by kidzcraft

Wipe holder from Amazon

Sleepy sheep from Amazon (was a hand-me-down)

Blue dot blanket handmade by a friend

Diaper bag Duo by Skip Hop

Wet bag for diapers from Amazon

Sound machine from Amazon


Yellow bed pillow is from glamdesign

Bunting flags from timamagee

Chevron cloth bins by NikJDesigns

Bike pillow in chair from birdmafia

All artwork made by my grandmother and husband!

Grey shade lamp is Pier 1

Zig Zag lamp is from Target

Yellow basket was a gift from a friend

Curtains from Bed, Bath and Beyond

Teal and grey chevron bins from IKEA