For our first post, I wanted to highlight what is one of my favourite rooms in our house! I dreamt about a floral, pretty but modern nursery space for our girl to grow up in. It’s actually the largest bedroom in our house, so it’s a bit multi-functional. It used to be our office, then a guest room/office and now our daughter’s nursery. For the walls, I chose a very light blush pink, Behr’s Crystal Cut. In some lighting, you can’t even see the pink, it’s just a hint. I just love the soothing yet cheerful colours in here!
This side of the room shows the changing table and laundry basket. I wanted one with a lid and this one is perfect! The changing table is a Hemnes dresser from IKEA and it has SO much storage! I have all of Kira’s clothing in here, and it all fits, and we can still use her closet for storage at this point, which is really nice. The dresser is a little too high for me for changing, but it’s doable (I’m 5’3″), but I’ve heard taller moms love this as a change table. I would get it again, it’s just a tiny bit too tall. The mirror was a Homesense find.
The art is actually one of the gift bags I received for my daughter! I just cut it in half, and framed it in a simple IKEA frame. My sister hand-painted Kira’s name over the one side of the picture. The paint colour she chose matches perfectly and I love it so much!
Since this is our largest bedroom, we decided to keep the bed in here. For the first few months of Kira’s life, I ended up in here quite a few nights nursing. It was nice to be able to lay down when I was so sleep-deprived. Now, it’s a great spot for the whole family to gather to read bedtime stories and the kids love to jump on this bed. Once Kira grows out of her crib, we’re planning to try to transition her into this bed to free up the other wall for a big, beautiful dollhouse.
The headboard is a little small for the bed, but I actually made it out of our old kitchen island counter top! I used champagne metallic stain and a clear sealer so if anyone leans up on it, nothing will transfer. It’s cute for now in here and could work even better in the future if we ever have a twin bed in here. Those great lamps are another Homesense find, as are the Himalayan salt-lamps. The Skip-hop owl nightlight and sound machine is amazing! We love it so much, we have 2 in our house and 2 travel versions to help the kids sleep when we’re away from home.
Here, you can see some art I found at Homesense and the bookshelves. It’s two IKEA picture ledges, and I intend to hang one a little lower when we remove the rocking chair my daughter is ready to pick her own books. I hung gold wrapping paper in the back of the bookcase to add a hint of reflection. The cute bunny pillow is from H&M.
I hope you enjoyed the nursery! I think I’ll be sharing about our son Leo’s nursery/big boy room next.