I have been going crazy trying to decide the perfect theme/look for Baby Cinco’s nursery. I’ve never really designed a nursery for any of the other kids. And by design I mean, I never really sat down and actually had a thought out look that I wanted to incorporate into a nursery for any of the kids.
I spent hours/weeks/months search Pinterest for themes that I thought would compliment my individual style while creating a space that I knew Cinco would be comfortable in for years to come.
I wanted a space that was simple and not too overwhelming with colors or characters. But a space where I knew that I could also just sit in and enjoy along with the baby. Here were some ideas for a template that I used to create Aaryn’s Pinterest worthy nursery.
Budget is everything (to us at least)
Recreating a beautiful Pinterest worthy nursery isn’t cheap. We wanted a great room, but with four other kids, we couldn’t blow a huge budget on a bedroom for one child. I knew it was possible to still create a dream space, under $1200, if I got creative! That meant shopping sales and clearance items and refurbishing a few things if we had to(which we did a lot of).
Choosing the right pieces
Long-term comfort was something that I took into consideration with this nursery. Each of my kids has rooms that make them want to be in there (that’s a major win), so the nursery would be no exception to this.
Even with late night breastfeeding or nights where either myself or my husband would be in the room with Aaryn, as mom and dad we need a cozy spot to sit and relax as well. (Especially my husband, who has a habit of falling asleep while sitting next to the kid’s crib).
One of the first items (outside of the very necessary crib) that I knew I needed was a rocker. This beautiful Ivory Tufted Nailhead Wingback Rocker by Baby Relax is the perfect piece for dad and I to sit back feed/comfort our baby during the upcoming long nights ahead of us.
The rocker only took about 30 minutes for my husband to put together, and since then, I have found myself sitting in it for hours on end (even without the baby being born yet). It is definitely one item that I know will get a lot of use. (Sorry Chris, this chair stays in the nursery!)
The Wingback Rocker was provided to us from Baby Relax, it’s also available for purchase at Target.
The crib we purchased had an original price of $700 at Buy Buy Baby, but we happened to be there as they were putting it up for clearance. Because it was a floor model and had some dings on it, my husband actually got them to lower the price from $330 to $300. While it wasn’t a ton marked off of the clearance price, it was still an amazing deal. This was perfect because we had spent months looking for a crib, and just happened to come across this amazing convertible!
Our dresser came from a local high-end children’s store, and it was also on clearance! Originally $1100 for the dresser alone (YIKES!), we scored this for an awesome $190! This was actually the very first item we purchased for the room. It was originally going to be used for our 4 & 5-year-old girls (it still does have their clothes on one side), but we opted to use it in the baby’s room, and purchase them something different. Tip: When checking out local stores, ask if they have any damaged items (that you can easily repair) or items that will be discontinued. This is a great way to score the best deals!
- Crib: Clearance item from Buy Buy Baby
- Rocker: Tufted Nailhead Wingback Rocker
- Crib Mattress & mattress pad cover: Newton Baby
- Crib Sheets: Carousel Designs
- Be Kind Banner: The Fox That Made
- Best Thing Wooden Sign: OAKandShield Co.
- Wooden Baskets on Dresser (FYRKEN): IKEA
- Blush Throw Blanket (INGABRITTA): IKEA
- White Curtains: IKEA
- Alice in Wonderland crib mobile: Little BOO Decor
- Gold Mirror: Target
- Lamp: Target
- La Vie en Rose DockAtot: DockAtot
- Ju Ju Be Diaper Bags
The rocker was gifted by Baby Relax, however, all opinions are my own.
Love of impromptu dance parties, 80’s cartoons, and horizontal life pauses (aka naps); Natasha Brown is a stay at home mom of 4 kids, and wife to one lucky guy! In her spare time, she is co-editor of Grits & Grace, as well as editor for The Mother Hustler Blog and Creative Director for the Mother Hustler podcast.