Even before I knew I was having a girl, I knew I wanted to decorate the nursery in a theme that could easily grow with my baby. I had spent hours searching Pinterest for inspiration and am so excited to share Andi’s nursery with you!
Before becoming the nursery, Andi’s room was the guest room. I wanted soft colors that worked with the current wall color (and to incorporate navy somewhere). I landed on grays, navy, peaches, and pinks.
I scoured the internet until I found the perfect watercolor floral print on Spoonflower. It’s called Sierra Floral with Gray and comes in wallpaper and fabric, so I had a lot of fun creating projects with it.
One of my favorite projects is the sign above the crib. I’ve always wanted to make a statement on the wall with the crib, whether that was wallpaper or board-and-batten. But we hope to move in the not-too-distant future, so I didn’t want to do anything we couldn’t take with us. I ended up wallpapering wood boards. Then, Drew helped me frame them in.
It’s not easy to see (on purpose), but the signs say: “I am kind, I am loved, I am enough.” I want to always remind Andi that she is perfect just the way she is.
Once I found the floral print, I needed another print to complement it. I love checks and plaids, but most of them seemed too rigid next to the watercolor flowers. I was thrilled to find that the same artist who created Sierra Floral also made a watercolor plaid in navy. I used it to create a bed skirt below the mattress. One of the huge benefits of choosing a watercolor plaid is that no one will ever know if my seams and hems are straight.
Lots of cuddles
I love this sweet corner! I used the same watercolor floral print to create a pillow and created a space for me to keep my snacks and water while nursing. I can spend hours cuddling with Andi here.
We installed cellular shades to block out the sun at night. But I knew I wanted to hide them when they were open during the day, so I made a simple cornice to go above the window.
A changing table isn’t the most exciting part of a nursery, so I wanted to make it fun for us. The shelves are filled with sentimental items, including a musical doll my mother-in-law bought years ago.
When my mom was little, she received a cute house-shaped jewelry box for Christmas or her birthday one year. It eventually became my first jewelry box. After 60 years, my mom and I asked a talented friend to repaint it and give it a facelift, but now it’s Andi’s first jewelry box.
Books are magic
And finally, this is my favorite wall of the room. Drew and I are both huge readers, and we’ve always wanted to pass that habit down to our children. Jaclyn and Drew’s sister Jamie asked guests to bring a book instead of a card for my baby shower. So these shelves quickly filled up with books and sweet notes to Andi.
The shelves also include two very precious cross-stitch pictures. The first is the birth announcement that my mom made when I was born. And the second is from Drew’s mom. She made it for my father-in-law when she first learned she was pregnant with Drew.
I hope this post gave you a few ideas if you’re decorating a nursery for your own baby girl!