We’ve gotten some work done on the Nursery in the past few weeks (see our inspiration here) but it has been kind of slow going – as I feel like any home project is. Is it just me, or do most home projects take much longer than anticipated? However: We have paint colors, and plans for painting the walls, and have started painting.  We’ve also started making the closet a more organized and functional space.  Unfortunately I didn’t take any “before” photos (blogger fail) so you’ll just have to imagine.  The room started off all an off-white color with a medium-brown wood trim around everything.


The image above is obviously not the entire room, just a section so that you can get an idea of the colors and pattern.  The closet is painted a teal color with white shelving. (That is on the left of the image) There will be some kind of baskets on the shelves that will be purple, grey, teal, or some combination of the three colors.

The left wall will have thick vertical purple stripes – that is the side where the crib will be, and that will be white. (That is on the right of the image)

All of the rest of the walls will be white.  The right wall will have a variety of framed things on it, and that is also where the changing table will be.

My current dilemma:  What kind/color/shape/size of rug? Originally, I thought we would be doing grey stripes, so I was thinking a purple rug.  Now that we are doing purple stripes, I feel like a purple rug might be too much purple for me.  So….grey? Teal? I’m thinking a solid color, but maybe a pattern would be more fun?  Since the one wall is striped, maybe stripes? I feel like chevron, or another more intricate pattern would be too much with the stripes on the wall.  Here are some options I’ve been looking at:


I like the colors in this one, but I’m not sure about the pattern.



I like the color of this one, and I like that it is shag – I know you can’t tell that from the image. But will I regret buying a shag carpet when the time comes to clean it?



I actually really like the pattern on this one (and the grey color) if it was in a room by itself, but because of the stripe pattern on the wall, I’m afraid it’ll be too much.

So, what do you think?  Grey or Teal? Or multi color? Help!

So, we finally started actually pinning down some ideas for the nursery! The room is pretty small, so I don’t want to do anything too intense or pattern heavy, but I think I have a good idea of what I want to do.

 Color Scheme:

Grey, White, Eggplant, Teal


You know that I wasn’t going to go for the bring pink.  I’m planning on mostly grey and white with some eggplant and teal highlights.


White furniture is what I’m going for.  (I hope I don’t regret this in the future when she learns to draw on things)  White crib, white changing table/dresser, white and grey glider. The room is pretty small, so I’m hoping all of these things fit comfortably.


I’m not sure what I’m doing with the walls yet.  Like I said, the room is small, so I don’t want to over-do the walls with patterns or anything.

Some ideas:

Wide grey stripes on one wall.



One teal accent wall



Or maybe one purple accent wall?

I know that I don’t want to paint the room a whole solid color (unless its white) and I know that I don’t want pattern all over the walls.  Any other ideas welcome!

As far as wall decor, the main thing that I have planned is some kind of gallery wall, like this one:




Something like this is what we have planned of the closet:



Oh, and also the room has hardwood floors, so I’m planning on finding a rug that will work.  I’m hoping for something solid eggplant and not too fancy or frilly.

Step 1: clean things (including cat litter box, old dressert, twin bed, etc) out of room that will be nursery.