{getting the nursery ready}

We love looking at amazing rooms for children for inspiration. We’ve featured bedrooms for young baseball fans, Harry Potter wizards-to-be, rooms fit for princesses and some adorable nurseries.

The post about nurseries was inspired by my quest to create a nursery in my home that would be appropriate for a boy or girl. My husband and I are waiting to find out the gender of our first child. We started with a lovely shade of yellow like this:

Benjamin Moore Mellow Yellow

and ended up with a room looking like this:

We chose black furniture to pop against the yellow and add a richness to the room. Reds, whites and blacks are the main accent colors for the nursery. We kept things gender neutral by adding graphic animal prints. We just loved how the black and white animals stand out against a solid background.

We also chose a rug in a graphic print that could transition into another room in our home later on.

Of course safety is the key factor in everything you add to a nursery – so our bedding is simple and clean.

Storage and organization are also key so we found colorful bins to finish out the bookshelf and hand-painted bookends for baby’s first library.

We added a bit of whimsy to the space with black and white gingham curtains and crib skirt. I’m lucky enough to have a mom who is a great seamstress so these are custom made and tailored exactly how we wanted them. They’re also lined with black-out fabric to keep the room dark and more energy efficient!

When the baby is born, we’ll add the personal touch of his or her name or monogram over the crib. What are your favorite colors or themes for a baby’s room?

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