I have had more fun decorating this room than any other area of our house! I think it’s partly because I finally figured out what my interior style is. Before, I would go back and forth with different ideas, so the rest of the house isn’t as cohesive as I would like. After doing this room, I want to redo my entire house. (Sorry Trav). I’m loving the whole bright white / minimalistic / natural / hint of boho kind of style. I drew my inspiration from Molly Madfis of @almostmakesperfect, Sivan Ayla (@sivanayla), and Viktoria Dahlberg (@viktoria.dahlberg). I love their use of bright white walls, natural exposed wood, and plants.
From the beginning, people were always asking me what my theme was going to be. I had a lot of ideas for girls (pretty florals, girly boho, macrame, etc), but once I found out I was having a boy, it got a lot harder. I’m not into the very stereotypical boy baby themes like cars, or space crafts, and definitely not baby blue. I knew I still wanted something a little boho-esk, but keeping it masculine was a challenge. And to be honest, it might still have a bit of a feminine touch, but oh well. I decided to go with southwest, desert, cactus touches, hence the buffalo, steer skull, and aztec patterns.
Another important thing for me was budget. I wasn’t about to spend a million bucks on baby furniture. This is where the whole “minimalistic” thing is an advantage. The crib was $80 bucks from Ikea. Can’t get better than that. The dresser was my own dresser growing up, (yay vintage). We just gave it a new paint job and voila! Free (except for the paint). The other little 2 drawer night stand belonged to Trav growing up. It used to be an ugly beige plastic, but we repainted it white and threw on some new handles from Hobby Lobby. Game changer. Again, practically free. Lastly, I had been wanting an indoor swing for so long. I had my eye on a different Rattan swing like this one but for almost $500, it was too much. I instead went with a $60 Amazon find. It’s definitely my favorite part of the room!
There are still a few minor things I still want to do, but over all, I’m so pleased with the way the room came together! Hope you enjoyed 🙂 If you want to shop the items in my nursery, here are some links! Anything not pictured below is either from Home Goods, or were hand-me-downs.