Our baby girl’s nursery is a good size, but it is also the only room in the house with poor lighting, so my main goal was to help bring in a little light. I knew so wanted to keep most of the walls a shade of white, and give the largest wall some character and life.
I had never tried a wallpaper before, but I fell in love with one of the prints I found on Coloray Decor, that I discovered on Instagram. I also found Spinkie via social media, which has some beautiful decorative pieces like tents and wall hangings.
From those, I quickly developed a design board:
I did the bulk of my shopping online, and picked up a few other pieces like her llama print, basket and stool at Home Goods, and bookshelves at IKEA. To be honest I just stumbled upon the llama print and didn’t buy it the first go round, but I couldn’t stop thinking about it so I had to go back and pick it up (it was also under $40). I found Max’s modern white crib on Amazon for under $300 as well as the gray rocker from his nursery, so I was able to save a little bit of money here and there. Baby girl’s room quickly became a staging area for what was to come.
We have orange peel walls in our house which are kind of bumpy, so I hired a contractor to do a smooth skim coat on the wall where the wallpaper was going to be hung. Above is a photo of the wall paper wall while the skim coat was drying (and while it was still a blank canvas).
I fully admit I didn’t hang the wallpaper myself because I didn’t want to be navigating the ladder, but my father in law and husband did a great job getting the wall done. The peel and stick wallpaper was easy to work with, and you could truly peel it off and restick any misaligned pieces.
A couple of weeks after wallpaper was up, my mom and dad were visiting from Pennsylvania and helped build floating shelves in the nook in her room.
I assembled the wall mounted book shelves from IKEA, hung everything on the walls. and with that, we had a finished nursery for baby girl…