Here we go onto the next nursery! I tried to work with items we used in Chase’s room and transform it into baby brother’s room. Chase so kindly donated his crib and changing table to his little brother without a fit. Probably because lucky him got a brand new big boy bed!
In the nursery we decided to keep the walls white and add color in design elements throughout the space. Most of them I found around the house and just pieced together. Little C’s Gallery Wall art is my favorite. It is the focal point of the room and each piece fits together like a puzzle with what it resembles.
DESIGN TIP: When creating a space, start with a focal point. It might be a curtain fabric you love, picture, pillow or a blanket. Work with those colors and patterns as a base and grow from there. Incorporate shapes and design elements from that one starting point.
Curren is for Current/Surf/The Waves…. and this lovely “Surfs Up” picture fits perfectly into our gallery for that. I started the room with this canvas print as my focal point and pulled colors from it into the room. The Glittery Wall Art I made to balance the Surfs Up picture. It was inspired by Pottery Barn and you can find the tutorial here. The picture on the left is a framed card I received at my baby shower from my friend. I thought the teal balanced out colors on the wall.
It is all about the details for these coed nursery ideas! Big C and I made this Chair and Pictures to welcome his baby brother to the family. We use the chair as his stepping stool to peek at the baby when he is napping. Such a sweet gift as big brother was so proud to show him the chair and pictures when we got home from the hospital. I just had the boys do their hand prints when the baby had movement enough to release clenching his fingers to get into some paint!
When the hubby and I were pregnant with Chase, I wanted to keep the nursery coed “in case” any of our children happen to be a girl. Using neutral colors such as yellow for the crib and incorporating greens, teal, blues, red and orange as accent pieces make this room open to any sex child (in case we decide to have more…hint, hint!).
…And we had to keep the rocking chair. I really wanted a nice new white glider, but this chair has been in the family for over 30 years! So it stays for now…. with a chevron cushion and modern yellow pillow for an updated version:-)
What are some of your favorite focal points to start with in your home?