Neutral Bright and Airy Nursery Reveal

Before we even started renovations on our home (almost two years ago!) I knew I wanted this room to be our future baby’s nursery. Needless to say, it feels surreal to have it completed and ready to welcome our little guy!

I still haven’t finished decorating the rest of our house yet but everything I’ve done so far has been bright, airy and neutral. With that in mind, I wanted his room to be somewhat similar so that it wouldn’t feel out of place.

To make things easy I decided to leave the paint color the same as the rest of our house and forgo any wall paper so that the room could easily transition over time. While I didn’t start out with a specific theme in mind I ultimately tried to work in a few woodland pieces of artwork and stuffed animals along with accents of light green to give it a somewhat woodsy vibe. That way Lucy’s foxy self fits right in. ;)

All of the furniture is from various places but I’ll link the sources below in case you see something you like. The organizer bookshelf is from Target and the baskets are from The Container Store. I filled the baskets with toys, a play mat, receiving blankets and the Solly Wrap which many of you recommended. I still need to practice putting it on but that’s kind of hard to do with a 9-month pregnant belly!

Rather than buy a changing table, we went with the HEMNES dresser from IKEA so that it can transition with him as he grows. Honestly, you can’t beat the quality for less than $200. So long as you anchor it to the wall to prevent tipping if/when they decide to climb on it, it’s a fairly solid piece of furniture.

I was torn whether or not to get a wipeable changing pad or a changing basket but ended up going for the prettier option and buying the basket with a waterproof cotton insert. I figure the basket can be used for decoration later on so hopefully it works out to be a practical decision for diaper changes.

The dresser drawers contain a ton of Cloud Island zip-up sleepers (ranging from newborn up to 6 months), pants, hats, socks, mittens, bibs, burp cloths, swaddles and extra crib sheets. Because I wanted that space for clothes, I also bought a small cart from IKEA to store diapers, wipes, diaper cream, etc. Brandon likes to call it the “poop cart”.

The closet is filled with buntings to keep him warm through winter, a boppy pillow, outfits (mostly from H&M), the pack n’ play, the bassinet to our stroller, diaper bags and more diapers.

I’m still doing research on cloth diapering but wanted to start out with disposables to make the transition a little easier at first. If you have any tips, please feel free to share them with me in the comments below!

Overall I’m thrilled with how it turned out and can’t wait to create precious memories with our baby boy in just a few weeks, eeek!


Geometric Rug / Babyletto Crib / Bear Crib Sheets / Muslin Crib SkirtWoodland Nursery Art / Black Photo Frames / Custom Reclaimed Wood Nightstand / Swivel Glider & Recliner / Vanilla Ivory Pouf / Sage Green Pillow Cover / Organizer Bookcase / Water Hyacinth Storage Baskets / Forest Wall Print / Stuffed Bear / Stuffed Bunny / Wood Baby BlocksRound Water Hyacinth Hamper / IKEA Birch Bookshelves / Cuddle + Kind Fawn DollIKEA HEMNES 3-Drawer Dresser / Drawer Organizers / Wormy Maple MirrorIKEA White Utility Cart / Diaper Caddy / UBBI Diaper Pail / Woven Blackout Shades / Sheer Pom Pom Curtains / Black Curtain Rods / Black Clip Rings / Natural Blanket Ladder