Did/does your baby's room have a theme? When The Kid was born I had in mind this whole tropical island theme. I made him a blanket with palm tree patterned fabric and painted the whole room a bright Caribbean water blue/green. It was completely bizarre because every time I walked in the room is was like walking to the bottom of a swimming pool. Definitely too much of a good thing. So ever since then I've been kind of anti-theme for baby rooms. I'm even kind of anti-baby-stuff for baby rooms. I know that sounds strange, but I have my reasoning. Babies don't stay babies forever, and it's cool when I don't have to paint and redecorate every year. I learned my lesson on this one after buying numerous bedding sets with various favorite-this-second characters on them for The Kid.
This time around, for The Baby, I had in mind a no-theme-whatsoever-but-sort-of-eco-eclectic-mix-of-new-and-old-things type of room. These were my favorites of my Pinterest finds...
|Bright, but not blinding color (lesson learned), and simple furnishings. And I have a fondness for that chain of elephants in the back corner.|
|I liked this one because it's teeny-tiny like ours, and because that chair looks amazingly comfy.|
And when you have 3 days instead of 9 months to throw together a nursery, this is what you end up with...
|When my mother-in-law walked in and asked, "are you going to put any baby things in here?" I knew I hit at least one of my goals of it being a room to grow in. PS: I put a baby thing in there... The Baby.|
So the walls are totally baron, which I don't love, but other than that it's OK for a room thrown together at a moment's notice with completely repurposed items.
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