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photo credit: Jen Roberts
My animal loving grandfather always told me that it was our responsibility, as humans who live on this planet, to take care of any creature smaller than us. He instilled a love for nature in me, something I hope to pass on to my own children. Before I was even pregnant, I knew that I wanted to incorporate elements from nature into the nursery. What better way to do that than with a woodland themed baby nursery!
After watching many parents have to redecorate and turn their nurseries into a toddler room and later a bigger kid room, I knew that I wanted a space that would grow with my little guy. I didn’t want to have to repaint or switch out all of the furniture. I wanted a modern design that was still bright, relaxing and kid friendly. After many indecisive choices, I absolutely love how it turned out. It has become my favorite room in our home!
The minute we found out the gender, our first stop was the baby store to pick out the crib. I might have ordered a crib and canceled a crib order a couple times, until I spotted a modern espresso crib that I fell in love with. They no longer make the particular crib that I have, but there are similar cribs out there. Of course, my darling baby hasn’t slept a wink in this gorgeous crib. At least it converts to a full sized bed, so there’s still hope.
Don’t send hate mail, I was inches away from my baby in the photo above and photoshopped out.
After scouring the internet for bedding, and only seeing cartoonish bedding, I spotted the perfect polka dot bedding (no longer made). The mod dots added the perfect modern vibe to the room and gave it a splash of color. Don’t worry, the bumper came off after photos. For the walls, I went with Serwin-William’s Gray Matters as the primary color and Watery (a light bluish color) for an accent wall. I put up birch tree decals behind the crib, on the accent wall.