Project Nursery :: Nursery Decor

With only 19 weeks into my pregnancy (let me translate: almost 5 months) and the pile of cash we had to spend on our move, we’re not even close to getting officially started with Project Nursery.

Nonetheless, I cannot tackle any design project without an inspiration board. Inspired by my love for California and all things beach, I created a cheerful yet soothing color palette. (Update: The final decor turned out a bit brighter and bolder than the initial color palette from the inspiration board.)

Burnt Orange (the sun) + Sky (the ocean) + Pebble (well, pebbles) + Cream (sand) = California Beach

The most important piece of furniture in K√§fer’s room will certainly be her crib. Paul once said it’s certainly smart to do your research before making a major purchase decision but it’s even smarter to track down existing research so you won’t have to waste time doing it yourself. So I turned to my bible for all things DYI and affordable home (interior) design – the YoungHouseLove blog.

With a baby on their way as well, my favorite home-improvement-on-a-budget experts had of course done their homework and thus made it easy for me to add the perfect crib to our wish list.

The comfy IKEA POANG for some relaxed Mommy time is a MUST for me as well as a nicely sized dresser to store all her cute, little baby clothes. But that’s where Craigslist comes in…and my passion for stripping, sanding and painting furniture.

Stay tuned for the post about the completed nursery project. There will be a lot more to read about decorating our little girl’s room…

And in the meantime, feel free to browser our baby registry.

Sources: Curtains – Cost Plus, table lamp – Land Of Nod, cuckoo wall clock – Urban Outfitters, lounge chair – IKEA, pillow – Pier 1 Imports, poster – Etsy, cozie blanket toy – Amazon, striped rug – IKEA, countertop drying rack – Amazon, storage shelf – cb2, starfish pillow – Seaside Inspired, California wall hook – Etsy, metal hook – Urban Outfitters, knobs – Anthropologie, onesie – diapers.com, crib – Walmart.com, dresser – IKEA.