Nursery Decor Update

Finally, some progress!!! I have spent quite a bit of time mulling over the details of Baby C’s Nursery and I’ve finally nailed down some of the main items for the room. I’m really happy with what we have so far and can’t wait to share everything with you!

Nursery Furniture Checklist2 Nursery Decor Update

Once we had decided on a color scheme for the room, it was time to start space planning and identifying the large items that we needed for the space. I then created a furniture checklist to help guide our budget and purchasing timeline. The most expensive items on the list that we wanted to look for first were the crib, rocker, and chandelier.

Baby Cs Flamingo Nursery1 Nursery Decor Update Even though the room is inspired by flamingos, I didn’t want the room to be shouting a theme at you when you walk in. I decided to go with a pretty watercolor giclée print from a talented Society6 artist to bring in some flamingo flare. The print pulls in the right shades of pink/coral I was looking for and will look so sweet in a lovely white frame. I actually found the crib by accident while shopping for a friend’s baby shower at BuyBuy Baby. The Ava Convertible Crib is by Bassetbaby and comes in white or this pretty dove gray. The crib was moderately priced but you can sign up for cupons on the BuyBuy Baby website.

The Nurseryworks Empire Rocker we purchased is probably my favorite furniture item in the room. It is a little pricey at $800 but I’ve had my eye on the baby & kids sections of my favorite flash sale sites and ended up scoring it from Gilt for $585. The fabric is a comfy micro-sued and the seat is wide enough for mommy, baby and my chihuahua to lounge in. The chair could definitely use a good lumbar pillow but the wings will make for a great little head rest for all those late night feeding sessions. The pouf I found was a quick impulse buy from Joss & Main during one of their floor pillow sales.

Nursery Fixture 1 Nursery Decor Update

Choosing the right light fixture was towards the top of my priority list. I wanted something substantial but didn’t really want to go the girly crystal chandelier route. I ended up finding this fabulous art deco inspired semi-flush pendant from Lamps Plus. The combination of brass and frosted glass is just heavenly. We picked up the fixture last weekend and decided to try installing it ourselves. After about four rounds of playing musical wire connections, we had ourselves a bright little star bringing plenty of light to the nursery. So much light in fact, we will have to switch it to a dimmer so it’s more functional. Eventually…

Nursery Fixture 2 Nursery Decor Update Isn’t it just gorgeous??? Its medium size is the perfect scale for the room and will be a fun shiny object for Baby C to look up at. Since much of our budget is allocated for fabric and furniture for the nursery, accessories will have to be bargin buys. I’ve already found some cute matte white candle holders and hanging planters from Ikea. I plan on buying a few xerographica air plants from Bird and Feather to put in the vases. While I was at Ikea, I also picked up a super cozy mohair throw for $29.99.

I promised myself that when I moved into my new house, I would boycott Ikea furniture. But when you’re on a budget and you still need some big ticket items, their prices are just so hard to beat. While on the hunt for some smaller items, I found a dresser that I thought would make a great changing table. My justification in purchasing the dresser was that I planned to “hack” it and pretty it up a little bit with some new paint and some gold hardware. I’m still on the lookout for a dresser for her closet and a bookshelf but I am pretty happy with the progress we’ve made in the last few weeks!



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  1. Love everything about this room plan! I’ve loved that rocker forever and have been lusting after the star pendant since seeing it in Emily Henderson’s home office. Beautiful.

    • Thanks Jennifer! Yah, the rocker is definitely worth the money. If it’s still in good shape in a few years, I might chop off the rocker legs and replace them with normal ones. I just went over and checked out Emily’s office. It’s gorgeous!! I love the pendant in there, it looks so fresh and pretty!

  2. Such exciting times for you Sarah and what a stylish nursery. Can’t wait to see when it is all put together. That rocker is so beautiful and I would love to have one even though I’m not pregnant. xx
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    • I don’t think there is anything wrong with having a rocker in your house! And if it’s super comfy, thats just another way to justify the purchase!

  3. OH, just lusting after that pendant! I love it when a plan comes together! Looks beautiful, Sarah! xo Kristin
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    • Im obsessed with it! I want it in my own room now. Ha! I guess in a few months here I’ll be seeing plenty of it ;-)

  4. Looking SO gorgeous! I seriously love every single part, but the crib and the rocker are my favorites. Can you say cozy?! :-) I am so excited for you!
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  5. Yayyy! I LOVE that art, it is perfect! And I have to say I am wishing for a rocker just like that one! I am going to have to try to find a deal like you did! I just hate gliders!
    I am getting so excited for you!
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    • You should totally get it! Keep an eye on Gilt and I think I’ve even seen it on Joss & Main also. You might be able to find a better price too if you just shop around online.

  6. Hi! Can you tell me the exact name of the light fixture? Thanks!


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