Ever since we found out we were having another girl, I knew that we would have to find the right balance between using the furniture and decor we already have, and making it feel like as much as possible like a new room.
Before T was born, the Husband insisted that she have as girly a room as possible…including pink walls and flowery linens. I had originally planned a fairly neutral nursery, but quickly gave in. I was just so excited to have our little girl! This time, I was definitely looking for a way to neutralize the nursery walls (we’re still not sure if we’re going to try for a third baby).
Here are a few other considerations/limitations for this redesign:
– Because of the location of the windows, we had to use the same furniture placement.
– Reuse as many of the old decorations as possible (life’s about to get expensive…we don’t have much $$ to spare!)
– Keep wall hangings out of reach of growing little fingers (I can’t tell you how many marks that red ladybug left on the wall after being knocked off by T every morning!)
– Keep it feminine, but able to be changed fairly easily.
After a couple coats of yellow paint, new red blackout curtains and a giant wall decal set; the nursery is now ready for the new little bean!
Even though we seriously played up her move to the big girl room, T was actually quite upset to see her old pink walls go. But I really like how bright the yellow is in the room.
A giant wall decal should help prevent decorations falling into/behind the crib while preventing a large blank area.
T even helped decorate by sprinkling glitter onto the pink frame!
I loved having a reading nook with T, and changed it up a bit this time with picture ledges from Ikea above the glider.
So I may have gotten a little too happy using the wall decals all over the room, but it’s a fun touch and should provide some interest for our new little girl!
What do you think? Would you have bought all new decorations or left everything the same?