I’ve been thinking a lot about Baby Bubbles Nursery. With A it was so simple because I knew exactly what I wanted for her room and J was a fan of my plans from the get-go.
Things couldn’t be more different this time around. For the longest time I scoured the internet looking for inspiration and I just couldn’t figure out what I wanted for my second sweet gal’s room. Because lets be honest, when they’re babies it’s about what the parents want. Babies don’t care how their room looks. So I figured this would be my chance to decorate her room the way I want it before she gets old enough to request all that terrible character nonsense which I’ll happily oblige within reason and budget (It’s really not terrible, of course. It’s just not my first choice in decorating a room).
If Bubbles had been a boy, I was totally set on a Lumber Jack nursery (not super whimsical or woodsy, but a lot more modern with bright pops of unexpected colors, much like this). I showed it to J and to say he wasn’t on board is an understatement. I don’t know what it was, but he couldn’t stand it! It because a friendly battle of wills, and being as snarky as I am, I couldn’t help threatening J with a Lumbersexual nursery if we had a boy (and no, I’m not sexualizing babies, it’s more a joke poking fun at this popular, made-up term).
Luckily for him, we are having another girl. So it was back to drawing board for me. Not that I minded, it’s fun looking at nursery ideas and there are a ton of cute baby room ideas out there, especially for little girls. But the fact that I could couldn’t pinpoint exactly what I wanted this time around stressed me out a bit because I’m a planner by nature and would prefer to have everything in place before she arrives.
So I started looking over my nursery pins and I noticed some trends. Clean and fresh, neutral rooms with fun pops of color. Nothing too baby-ish (while themes can be cute, I’m not the type to go out and get the full bedding/room set). I really wanted a space that Bubbles could grow into. I’d call the vibe relaxed Californian with a pinch of bohemian thrown in.
So instead of trying to zoom in one central scheme (like Alice’s Mint and Coral nursery) I began pinning decorative items that I liked and as of now, I seem to be creating a direction. Here are some photos of what’s inspiring me. Will all of this make an appearance in Baby Bubblesland? Maybe, maybe not. Her room could end up looking completely different. I’m not even sure if they all work together and I think I need a bit more color. But here’s what I’m enjoying right now:
- Land of Nod Mod Botanical Crib Fitted Sheet
- Land of Nod Not-So-Wild Bunch Elephant
- Ikea Rimforsa Bamboo Basket
- Urban Outfitters Faceted Pastel Table Lamp
- Urban Outfitters Magical Thinking Woven Wall Mirror
- Macaron Print from Lezlee Elliot
- Llama Watercolor Print from Water In My Paint
- Land of Nod Neon Dash Blanket
- Anthropologie Sahel Wall Planter
- Urban Outfitters Wire Wall Grid
- Holli Zollinger Paris Map Pink Art Print
- Urban Outfitters Assembly Home Plus Sign Printed Rug
Where do you like to look for cute home decor?