Baby, Parenting, Pregnancy

Project Nursery: The Beginning

I honestly think that I’m one of the most indecisive people there are. It seems like during this pregnancy, I know exactly what I don’t want, but have no idea how to explain what I do want. Food, decor, afternoon plans – it all falls under that same umbrella.

When it came to choosing a theme and decorating the nursery, I knew what I wanted the feel of the nursery to evoke, but I didn’t necessarily know how to get it there. I loved our wedding theme, and I tossed around the idea of having a literary-themed nursery too, but when connecting those two ideas, it all seemed so “kiddish” to me. And while yes, this is a baby’s nursery, I still want it to look sophisticated and classy.

Etheral. Whimsical. Romantic. Light. Rustic. Boone-y. That’s what I wanted our nursery to encompass. My initial thoughts were to try to make Rivendale or Lothlorien from Lord of the Rings come to life – a lush, forest green fairytale-like room. I posted this quote on my Instagram stories the other day and it quite perfectly sums up my mindset for a it:

“…she was inside the wonderful garden and she could come through the door under the ivy any time and she felt as if she had found a world all her own.”

I want the nursery to feel like a little world all of her own. I know how much time Brett and I will be spending there, and I want it to be peaceful, somewhere we love to be. It will hopefully have a lot of floral elements, but I also want it to be reflective of the mountains we live in, with lots of greenery and deer and trees. I don’t think it will be too difficult to connect those two ideas, as they both have an outdoorsy element to them. We’re using light pink, navy, olive and forest green as the primary colors, and all shades of neutrals (grays and whites) to blend them together. It’s been difficult to find pins that represent my mindset; I’ve actually searched for wedding pins to help me get decorating ideas.

I have two nursery boards, one that’s private and includes any and every pin I’ve liked since the beginning of nursery planning (pre-baby), and one that narrows in more on this specific idea. I’ve included it below! (If that link isn’t working, head here to check it out!)

I’m excited to share this bit of the journey with you! We’ve begun by giving the room a fresh coat of paint and have the basic furniture we already owned placed in it, in no way of a finished design. I haven’t started on actual decorating pieces with the exception of what’s on our registries.

On that note, I’m registered at Amazon and Babies R Us. Feel free to take a look to get more of an idea of the nursery we’re creating! And I’d love any feedback or input, or ideas! We’ve got a long way to go over the next 4-5 months, but I know this is such a good start for where we are at!


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