I’m so excited to finally share Violet’s nursery with y’all. I really wanted to have it done before her arrival but that didn’t happen due to our move and her early arrival. (Read our birth story here) Since we lived in a tiny apartment, her nursery items took over our closet and dining room until we made the big move. Luckily, we had access to our house a week before we moved in so we were able to start putting a few things together.
I started designing Violet’s nursery before I even knew she was a girl. I knew I wanted to use earth tones and have lots of textural elements. First, I started with a mood board, as seen above, that I created in Photoshop. I figured I would change my mind since I’m usually indecisive but I ended up sticking to my gut on everything. Once I found out we were having a girl, I added the mauve-pink into the mix. I fell in love with this rug from Amazon and pretty much designed the rest of the nursery around it.
Since we are renting our home, I wasn’t able to paint the walls or do anything fancy like shiplap like I would’ve wanted. I was going to try a removable wallpaper or vinyl pattern, but unfortunately, that didn’t work out due to our textured walls. Here’s a photo of the before from the listing on Zillow:
Violet arrived earlier than expected so we were nowhere near done with her nursery. After she was born, we finally took a trip to Ikea and purchased the rest of the items on my list. I went with the HEMNES Dresser from Ikea and it doubles as her changing table, which I love. The height is also perfect for my 6’4″ husband. James also surprised me with this changing table that doubles as a scale, which we LOVE. I originally planned on spray painting the knobs gold but I ended up liking the look of the darker knobs against the white color of the dresser.
For Violet’s crib, I wanted it to be classic but also modern. I loved this crib decided to go with the white/natural color to complement the natural wood shelves. The price was just right for our budget and I love the look that it adds to our nursery.
Her nursery really started to come together when we added the shelves and wall decor. I made her mobile early on in my pregnancy with some Christmas ornaments that I found and redid from TJMaxx. For the pompoms, I used a pompom maker that I ordered from Amazon.
I love how her room came together! Because I didn’t change my mind, I know that I’m really in love with all of the pieces. Plus, the bigger furniture pieces can be used in other areas of our home as she gets older. So without further ado, here is her finished nursery!
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