I received an email from a reader asking for ideas on a nursery for a baby girl. I think my response was something along the lines of “Are you kidding me?! Just try and stop me!” Yes, this mother of a teenage son might have a twinge of baby girl envy…at least baby girl nursery envy (not sure if I would actually want to deal with diapers, and temper tantrums again)…so I welcomed the opportunity to help out.
April had already picked out this sweet little crib bumper. It’s part of the Simply Shabby Chic Cherry Blossom Collection available at Target.
She also already had a white Jenny Lind crib – which I’m actually a fan of. So I just built the room around those items, and went with the whole shabby chic look.
I started with the paint color. I know it’s “predictable” to do pink in a girl’s room…but I couldn’t help it. Here are two paint colors I recommended. I would use one or the other. One is just a shade lighter than the other.
I’m sure they color swatches will look a little different on everyone’s screen, but in person they’re kind of a ballet slipper pink. They’re not a cotton candy pink - they have a smidge more brown in them so they’re easier on the eye.
I’d then add a delicate crystal chandelier, kind of like this one from Home Depot:
Another option is this chandelier from Ikea. It’s only $39! I think it would be perfect in a “shabby chic” room spray painted cream.
I’d add some long white curtains, but add a strip of sage green ribbon to the edge with fabric glue. It's an easy way to customize curtains and it would help bring in the sage accent color a little more. If you don't have an Ikea nearby look on Ebay for the Ikea Lenda curtains in white. You should be able to get a pair for about $25-30.
And (not to completely overload you with nurseries, but) tune in tomorrow to see how I would personally decorate a baby girl’s nursery if I ever had a baby girl…which I’m 99.9999% sure will never happen…but it’s still fun to dream.