I am being outnumbered. Most of my friends are either having babies, going to have babies, or just had babies. Now, I'm not one to succumb to peer pressure easily - thankfully for my husband - so we will not be joining this new round of fresh babies. We are blessed with the three we have! However, I still want to be part of the new baby experience in some way!
So, I decided to help my beautiful friend Kathrine come up with some ideas for her nursery. Here are a few rules I like to abide by:
1. Pick your fabrics or bedding first. Then choose 2-3 colors that you stick with for the rest of the decor.
2. I like to keep nursery decor to a minimum. Nurseries can tend to look cluttered easily with all of the things that they require, so keeping knick knacks to a minimum but choosing artwork that makes a statement is key.
3. Always find a way to make it personal in some way. If you use items that aren't necessarily babyish you can reuse them throughout the house when said baby has moved into a bigger kid style. For example, all three pieces of artwork could easily be displayed somewhere else in Kat's house. As for making it personal, the yellow "oh happy day" is a nod to her love of vintage and playing games since the sign is made out of old vintage playing cards. The main deer fabric I chose was because it reminded me of the scripture from Habakkuk (3:19) "God, the Lord, is my strength; he makes my feet like the deer’s; he makes me tread on my high places."
4. Since we don't know if Kat is having a boy or a girl I gave her two options for the curtains and area rug keeping it simple by staying in the same color palette.
Even if Kat decides to go in a TOTALLY different direction, I am glad I was able to participate in all of this baby love in some way. I have a feeling I will be doing a few more idea boards with all of the baby madness that has erupted here and I'm happy to be a part in any way I can. As long as I am not changing any diapers. I give free love, snuggles and kisses but diapers are gonna cost you. I'm over that. ;)
Sources for all of the goodness on the idea board....
All Fabric (except polka dot): Sarah Watts Timber & Leaf collection
Fabric - Polka Dot - Robert Kauffman Spot On