Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Nursery Concept Boards

I'm over six months into this pregnancy so I figure I should probably get started on the nursery :) I almost completed the board and batten in there, yay! You'll see that on Friday :) But as for the furniture.... well, that's another story. This is a  room I have never decorated before so I had to start from the basics and get my mind wrapped around what I wanted. The best way to do this? Concept boards.

I'm going pretty neutral on the wall color. And I'm not a fan of the whole obvious blue is boy and pink is for girl thing. I like subtle hints of the color, but not an outrageous usage of them. Plus...I like everything white. So that lends itself a problem. The hubs keeps saying....are you sure you want all white furniture in there? You know its going to get dirty real quick?? Then of course I say the obvious...well then at least you can see it and clean it up right?? Exactly. So I'm sticking with my normal usage of white. It makes everything so fresh and crisp and clean. We'll see if I regret that decision later ;)

I have two dressers already that are painted white that I'm going to retrofit for the nursery. So the only thing I really need is a crib, a comfy chair, a rug, curtains and accessories. Here are my ideas so far for both a boy and a girl nursery.

 I'm in love with the idea of a super plush white rug for the nursery. I don't know. It just gives that sweet softness feel. Also, since most of the stuff in here is going to be white...which is somewhat traditionally more of a feminine color (or at least I think so...mainly cuz the hubs hates it lol) I wanted to add a masculine brown to the mix with the curtains and chair. Everything else would be very neutral with accents of blue in frames and the bedding (in very small doses) :). Plus, is it weird to put a chandelier in a boys room??? I'm thinking for now its a good plan...obviously this would be changed out as the babe gets older.  Here are the sources for each of these: Rug, Crib, Chair, Dresser, Curtains, Chandelier, Blanket.

As for the girls nursery. I was thinking of a complete romantic vibe. Maybe even going as far as distressing a few things (which I usually don't) to give it that older romantic feel. Obviously I would need a lot more softer lines in here since everything is square :) The rug from the boys room would totally fit in here, that would help a little. This is going in the same direction as the boys nursery except pretty much having everything white with small accents of pink in the bedding and accessories. Maybe not even pink. Maybe a sweet purple? Maybe no girly color at all? lol. I don't know why I'm so against pinks :) Maybe it's because all I ever wear is black, grey, and brown. lol. Who knows?
Here are the sources for this room: Rug, Crib, Chair, Dresser, Curtains, Chandelier, Blanket.

 Did I do a good job keeping you wonder about if its a boy or a girl?? or maybe twins?? lol. I hope so...although I'm bound to cave eventually ;)
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10 comments:

  1. So cute! I'm obsessed with painting everything white in my house too. LOL. Like you, once we get pregnant the nursery furniture will surely be white as well.

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  2. I LOVE white too. White furniture, soon to be white cabinets. Actually, every bed in our house and the crib is white too. I bought a white fluffy rug for my baby's nursery too and I LOVE it, but probably the thing I love about it the most is that it's washable. Let me tell you, my heart sank the night he got feeling sick and threw up on it! But luckily I could clean it up and throw it in the washer and it was good as new. Just something to keep in mind because kids get sick- not to mention spit up! (I'm looking for a link to it but I can't seem to find it! But I only bought it a year ago, and I think I saw it there last week still.)

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  3. My nursery furniture, toddler furniture, couch and dining room table are all white. My kids are now two and four and they've survived. You should buy what you like!

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  4. i did my nursery in all white even the bedding with pops of pink - it was precious! you've got 2 great choices - i didn't do a chandelier and i wish i had!

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  5. Love this ideas. I think it's a boy - am I right? :)

    Brie @ Breezy Pink Daisies

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  6. the nursery being all white may not be a problem keeping it clean...for now... but your living room? uh.... that might need some redo = Toddler Craziness! :) congrats!

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  7. I love them both. I think you should do the one nursery for you and the other for me(hint, hint), that way you can do them both.

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  8. I was going to say the same thing Emily said about the rug. Make sure it is washable because they are sure to spit up on it. As a mom of 2 boys, I do think the chancy in a boy nursey is girly, but that's just me.

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  9. Oops, chandy. Darn auto correct...

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  10. I love your nursery photos. One idea.. You may want to go with a chair with arm rests. After 4 babies, it's one discovery I made.

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