As I start to think about what Baby Ingle’s nursery will look like, I’m A. overwhelmed and B. so incredibly excited and just tickled to death it’s not even funny!
I’ve always been a big fan of neutrals when it comes to nurseries, and I’d prefer to stay away from the typical blue/pink walls and the mixed bright colors you sometimes see on Pinterest. I have no interest in there being 50 million bright colors in the nursery, and would much rather it be more more toned down, subdued, and relaxing! But, to each their own, right? That could very well be boring to 99% of the population 🙂 I also don’t want to have to paint the nursery again whenever we decide to move, which will inevitably be within the next 1-2 years, most likely.
So, with that said, I’ve decided on a very neutral light tan/beige/taupe color for the walls, with lots of white accents, and just enough splashes of whatever the baby’s gender happens to be. I think bringing in extra color through the curtains and little knick-knacks will help bring it all together. I’m envisioning simple, yet cute, and maybe erring more on the rustic side to go along with the rest of the house. Even as a little girl growing up, I was never the girliest girl, more so a tomboy, so the idea of making the nursery frilly and froo-froo and overly “baby”, still turns me off, so I think I’d like a nursery that’s got a hint of maturity to it, while still being cozy and charming for the little one! Does that even make sense?? I guess what I’m saying is I don’t want a nursery that looks like Babies R Us exploded and the color palette is rainbow. (Though if your nursery is full of bright colors, you do you girlfriend! I’m just not as brave as you!)
Here’s an inspiration board I made from images I pinned recently on Pinterest:
I’m still going back and forth on whether I want to go with a brown crib or white crib. One of the major piece of furniture that will be in the room will be a large oak armoire that I grew up with in my room. But even though it will be brown, I’m kind of leaning towards a white crib and white changing table, with a neutral/beige glider? That bedroom doesn’t get a lot of natural sunlight during the day, so I think using more white or lighter furniture will help brighten it up.
Speaking of changing tables, I’m hoping to get Adam to actually build one and then paint it white/distress it. Something like this…
I’m also on the hunt for the perfect large white shag rug. I found one at Home Goods like two months ago and ALMOST bought it, but talked myself out of it. I bet it’s gone now, but if you find an affordable one somewhere (think like, $50??) send it my way!
And do you see those little baby animal prints in the bottom of the collage? Those are from The Animal Print Shop, and I’ve had it bookmarked as an idea for a nursery for years!!!! Seriously, I had almost forgotten about them until I saw them again on Pinterest! They are so cute, and there are tons of little animals to choose from. LOVE. At least one little guy will have to make an appearance in the nursery! Ok, just humor me, how cute are this little raccoon and bear cub???
Precious, just precious.
Anyways, I’ll get back to daydreaming about the nursery that I probably won’t even start until later this summer!
I’ll have a 17 week update coming up in a day or two! Our “weeks” change on Sundays, but it always takes me a while to gather my notes from the week and take a decent picture!
Also, not too much exercise going on around here, other than (almost) daily long walks. Follow me on Instagram if you want to keep up!
Nursery thoughts? Are you a neutral person or all about some color?