I have to confess - I started planning the nursery about five seconds after I found out I was pregnant. Nursery design blogs quickly accumulated under my favorites tab and I began saving pictures of nurseries I loved in a file. Sure, it would make more sense to wait until we find out whether we're having a boy or girl and then start the serious planning - but I couldn't help myself.
I want the room to fit with the design style of the rest of our house but still feel like a nursery. Our house is pretty traditional and tailored, so I'd like to carry that into the nursery. (Do you like how I'm pretending to know what I'm talking about? I don't know jack about design. I just know I tend to like traditional over modern and clean and simple over fussy and detailed.)
I don't want a theme but I would like to keep the room cohesive with a color scheme. (There I go again, trying to talk like an interior designer.) I never expected I'd be quite so traditional, but it turns out I like blue for a boy's room and pink for a girl's room.
Here are pictures I'd use as inspiration for a baby boy nursery.
I'm having a harder time finding inspiration pictures for a girl's nursery. I have an idea in my head but I haven't seen any pictures that capture quite what I'm envisioning. A lot of the girls nurseries I've seen are gorgeous but a bit frillier and well, more pink, than I'm picturing.
I can't decide whether I would want to go with a soft pink with khaki accents like in this picture below:
Or a pink room with green accents:
So, that's what I'm thinking for our little one's nursery. I just have to wait another few weeks to find out whether to start shopping for pink or blue.
I think I'll use that time to continue the search for an upholstered glider that costs less than a Honda Accord. Pottery Barn Kids wants $1100 and your first born child for theirs - but it sure it is comfy! (I'm kidding PBK. Please don't send hate mail. I love your adorable baby things. Pinky swear.)