I cannot believe how long it’s been since I’ve come back to this little space! It’s been so busy with Magnolia the last few weeks and I just can’t get enough of her 🙂
I’ve had requests for Magnolia’s nursery when I was creating it and I’m just now, finally sharing it! I’ve ordered pieces to truly make it more “Magnolia” but am waiting for those to come in so I’ll share more of how I transformed her gender neutral nursery into a girl nursery after I have it completed!
One of the harder things for me while pregnant was creating a nursery that I loved and didn’t scream “baby” or “gender neutral” but was more seen as “serene” and “peaceful”. I scoured Pinterest for some inspiration and just couldn’t find anything I loved that didn’t seem “overdone”. Most of the gender neutral ideas on there were so similar to each other that it made it hard to get excited.
I knew I wanted to do a statement wall and after searching online for wallpaper, I found my beloved gingham print and knew that was the first piece that would go in the nursery. Convincing Logan to put wallpaper on the wall was the hardest part of the whole nursery! 🙂 He wasn’t sold on it but it really brought everything together! Her wallpaper is from the Joanna Gaines collection with Home Depot and it was pretty easy to put on the walls.
After I found the wallpaper, I knew I’d stick with a very neutral color palette of white and gray and I could build onto that with pinks/blushes for a little girl or blues for a little boy.
We purchased the crib early on when Babies R’ Us went out of business and after all of our showers, we used the 15% off for the crib and glider (both from Target!) from our registry.
I love mixing prints so adding in the striped tassel curtains was a no-brainer with the wallpaper! I’m glad it turned out because there was no going back after we put it up on the window.
I knew I wanted to put a small area for books on the wall by the glider because that was something I loved. Magnolia received books at our last shower with sweet messages in them and I love having an area to read those to her 🙂
The last thing left to figure out was what to put above her changing table. I’d seen ideas of collages, shelves, mirrors, etc but none of them were exactly what I wanted. In the Christmas edition of the Pottery Barn catalog, I saw a sweet wreath above the baby’s crib with lights and I knew immediately that’s what I wanted to do. Since it was getting closet to Baby G’s due date, I googled and searched for places to buy the little wreath like I saw but the only place I found them on Etsy wanted $70 for them and that wasn’t really what I wanted to spend! So I decided to head to Michaels and create my own!
I was a bit nervous that it would be too plain but I absolutely love the way it turned out! I’m going to add a few flowers to it to make it a bit more girly and I can’t wait to see how it turns out!
When we have Baby #2, it’ll be easy to keep this room as a gender neutral nursery (even though we’re finding out the gender next time around!) and I can keep the pops of pink/blush or switch those out for some blues/greens. Don’t worry, we’re a bit away from the next one! Ha!
Did you find out the gender of your Baby or did you create a gender neutral nursery for your little one?!