Wednesday, February 27, 2013

More Nursery Decor Ideas

So my new ambition I mentioned about making my own crib bedding has turned into a full blown obsession! My Pinterest baby board has 79 pins now, mostly of fabric and nursery decorating ideas.

After my last post asking you all what fabrics you liked best, I tried to step back and get some perspective.  Sometimes I find that in the midst of getting excited about all different adorable ideas I lose sight of what I really want.  Does that ever happen to you?  It's like I get overwhelmed at all the cool things I find, and then I get off track.

So thanks to the help of a dear friend, I was reminded that we picked out a very beautiful crib, but nonetheless one that will probably cover up any cute or intricate ruffly crib skirts.  So that nixed that idea.  I was also reminded that said crib is a dark wood, which got me thinking and wondering about how a bright pattern would look against it.

Our crib: Baby's Dream Renaissance Crib in Espresso

Keeping those things in mind helped me refocus and hone in on what I really wanted in the first place: a beautiful and more traditional pink and green nursery.  Some of my original inspiration is on my Pinterest board:

Pink and green girly nursery with dark wood crib
Another idea with pink walls:

Pretty pink with subtle green

And I found some really pretty bedding ideas that went along the lines of the pink and green feel and still felt appropriate for a nursery.  I love this first one:


Incorporating pink and green into one damask print:

You can see these soft colors look beautiful against the dark wood crib.  When Art got home I showed him and he agreed that this type of look would be perfect for our little girl's room.  So I excitedly ordered three yards of fabric:

Madison Gate/Baby Pink - recognize it from above?  Art's favorite

Ozborne Maggie
Paisley Gate / Baby Pink 

I can't wait for them to come in on Friday so that I can see them in person and decide which one is my favorite!
For anyone wondering, none of these were in my original lineup, although Ozborne Maggie is similar to #7 but with a lighter pink.  I guess it just goes to show that it's a pregnant woman's prerogative to change her mind!