It’s hard to believe it’s almost been an entire year since we moved into our house. Isla’s nursery was always one of the first rooms on the list that we wanted to compete, but somehow it just kept getting moved to the back burner. Now, here we are 11 months later finally getting it finished (well, for the most part).
I loved Isla’s nursery in our last house. It was such sweet room that we put a lot of love and effort into, I also think there’s just something special about your baby’s first nursery. I definitely feel like if I now were to completely redesign her nursery from scratch I would change a lot of the decor, but since we already had a majority of these pieces I just went ahead and kept a similar look to her last room.
When we first moved into our house all of the walls were painted either brown, tan, or a super dark gray. If you know anything about our style that is definitely not it, we like light and bright all the way. Isla’s room was dark gray but already had decent natural lighting from the two windows so I think that is one of the reasons we were able to wait so long paint it. We used the color Pure White by Sherwin Williams which is our go to color. It’s a bright white that also has soft undertones so it isn’t too harsh, it’s honestly the perfect color.
One of the first things we did was install a light fixture since none of the 3 smaller bedrooms upstairs didn’t have any. I chose a simple white beaded chandelier and used vintage lightbulbs to compliment the fixture. Something that a lot of people don’t think about when installing light fixtures is to get ones that are dimmable. Having a dimmable light was really important to us, especially since it is Isla’s nursery and we like to have the lights down when we are getting her ready for bed or when we go to wake her up from her naps.
There is currently carpet in her room and we originally planned to replace it with LVP as soon as we moved in but the flooring that we chose for the rest of our house got discontinued so we are needing to use the extra for a different project on the main level. When we are ready to replace all of the flooring on the second level we will do her room but didn't want to chance not having all of the floors match. So for now I got a large wool rug that I ended up loving so much I got a second one for our living room. It adds the perfect amount of texture and compliments her linen curtains perfectly. A few other pieces that I really liked are the floating shelves, rocking chair, and gold hooks which I've linked below.
The biggest transformation in this room is definitely the accent wall we did using Spoonflower wallpaper. We used Spoonflower wallpaper in our powder room bathroom and love the texture and quality of it. I was gifted the Jumbo Daisy Dream wallpaper to use in Isla’s nursery and absolutely love how it turned out. I wanted something to add some color to the room, but not something that Isla might grow out of in a few years so I think that this design was the perfect addition to the room. Isla loves her new wallpaper too, she can’t stop saying “Awww! Flowers!” every time she walks into her room.
I can't help but feel a huge sense of relief knowing that her room is now mostly finished. I could't help but feel guilty that she was in a half put together room for months (crazy I know, but still). I feel like my main take away from this project was that even though I was wanting to start fresh in this space, I was able to work with what we already had and still create an amazing transformation.
You can shop all the items from this design project on my LTK. https://liketk.it/3vNpz