Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Nursery Ideas


For Baby Gavin's nursery, we've decided to do a nautical theme! 

The picture above is a room that I am in love with, and am trying to recreate in my own way.

My first choice was to do a vintage circus themed room, (like the picture below) but Keith (and many friends/family members) were highly aginst this idea. I think they were thinking freaky clowns and such...but I had more of a Water-for-Elephants-for-infants idea in mind.

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After discovering that the above bedding was $850.00, I happily agreed to a nautical nursery! :) We have purchased a few items so far, but still have a long way to go. 


My first two purchases were an 18" wooden ship wheel and 3 nautical anchors. These items will be hung on the walls, away from Gavin's crib. The items are pretty heavy and the last thing I want is for one of them to fall off of the wall and injure him.

I also purchased these adorable blocks! My plan is to place them on a bookshelf or on his chest of drawers.



I am planning on purchasing this beautiful wall art to position above Gavin's crib.


This is probably my favorite piece that I've found thus far!

As for paint colors, I'm thinking navy blue walls with white furniture. For you mommas with little boys -- is white furniture a good choice? The crib that we're registered for is a convertible one and should take him through the years to a twin bed.

So what do you guys think? Any advice or tips for creating this nursery are welcome!

5 comments:

Lauren said...

LOVE your inspiration! It will be fabulous! can't wait to see the finished product!

Legally Lovely said...

I love the nautical theme! I agree with you on the circus theme; it has the potential to get a little scary with clowns. But, the nautical theme will be beautiful, I'm sure, and lends itself to calming colors. Good choice!

Anna Baur said...

I really love your theme!! And what you purchased is so adorable, but not too babyish...it will be such a good, sweet room for you to spend some time in with Gavin!

Rylie Renee said...

Hi, new reader here. Congrats on a baby boy! They're just the best. :)
AND, I see you link to Compassion's Cry on your sidebar. Thanks so much for the support! It means a lot! :)

Callie Nicole said...

I love the ideas! I think white furniture is fine as long as you go for boysih colors everywhere else - gender neautral colors and white always say "girl" to me, but that's just my personal opinion. :-)

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