Thursday, August 1, 2013

{Nursery Struggles: A Guest Post For Southern Glamourista}

This is totally a guest post that I did for Amanda on her blog Southern Glamourista. Since I'm still have a slight nursery dilemma, I thought I'd turn to my readers for your ideas/opinions/favorite pins! :) Read through and let me know what you think!

Ok so Amanda agreed to let me do a "baby post" as a guest post on her blog. I tried to come up with something super awesome, but at a little over 6 months pregnant, I am baby brainwashed! It's literally all I think about. What should we name the baby? How should we decorate the nursery? Is it ok to buy skinny jeans from the baby girl section even though we're having a boy? Is my butt really getting this big?! You know, your regular every day thoughts...hee. Butts and skinny jeans aside, the nursery has been such a struggle for me. I have so many ideas, but maybe too many ideas. I don't want his room to look like a jumbled hodge podge of a room. It's hard to focus on what "style direction" I want to go. I don't do themes. The whole goo-goo gah-gah, baby overload thing doesn't get my blood flowing. I still want the room to have class and be a place for mom and dad to relax as well. 
My main struggle has been the wall behind the crib. It's the biggest wall. Right now it's big and white and EMPTY. So today I thought I'd share some inspiration pics that I've come across. Maybe you guys can give me your opinion? 

The Name Game...
I could make the crib wall a place to display his name? Making it extravagant, so that his name is to bold focal point of the room?
image: Heylnn Ospina
image: Roberta Eaton
Crib Collage...
Originally, I thought for sure that I would do a frame collage behind his crib. I'm still LOVING that idea, but dad isn't so much...Plus do I leave the wall white? I'd honestly like to leave the walls all white. Just to keep them fresh and clean. I like the idea of the lower pics, how they toss in other art and doodads and not just the frames.
Images: Joni Lay
image: Kara Kurth
Image: reader Carly Grace
Statement Wall...
Orrr do I skip my white walls idea and do a statement wall? Some fun stripes? A few wall decals? 
image: Copy Cat Chic
 Decisions, decisions! What do you guys think?? Have you already decorated a nursery? I'd love to hear your thoughts!
You can check out what I've done in our nursery, so far here and here and you can keep up with our posts on our Facebook page! :) We're also doing a nursery tour series on the blog! If you'd like to share your nursery on our blog, contact me at
Melissa Loren


  1. No babies for me here but I love the simplicity of these rooms:

  2. Love the homemade stuff! I'm sure you'll put it together just wonderfully :)

  3. I like the name idea.. It's simple and sweet.. And they can keep it up for a long time. You can make it fancy or simple

  4. I love the chalkboard wall! That will be so fun for him when he's older. And the pop of color with the dresser is great! Initially when seeing the dresser I thought of this image on Pinterest and this one too

    If you're wanting to keep things fresh and clean with the walls I think making the crib wall the accent wall with gray stripes (or other design) would be adorable and leave the other walls white! Then you could add pops of color with bedding, pillows, a funky rug and wall decor. A great way to save money is go to a thrift store and buy different style/shape frames and paint them to match your color scheme! It's all up to your own personal style tho! I do recommend however not hanging things too low next to the crib or changing table. My son is 14 months old and whenever he stands in his crib or I have him on the changing table he tries to grab at anything he can! His nursery is decorated around the NoJo - Ahoy Mate bedding. We put up a rope "chair rail" around the room and he has pulled the section off by his changing table! Stinker! I am also a big fan of putting their name on the wall! I decorated letters from Hobby Lobby that are hanging above his crib!


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