Baby Nugent Nursery Design Inspiration
As a designer, one of the most common questions I get asked about my pregnancy is really not about my pregnancy at all. Everyone wants to know what my plans for the nursery are going to look like. While I plan to keep most of it a secret until I blog the reveal in June, I thought I’d share with y’all the inspiration that I have right now for the design. To be honest, it’s not exactly ground breaking and is probably something you’d already expect from me.
I have a huge love for neutral color palettes. That’s not exactly groundbreaking news. Meanwhile, I am not necessarily a fan of a lot of the cliche and cheesy baby stuff that it out there. With Layne’s room being an extension of our home, I wanted it to feel like that. I wanted the base for the room to fit our home’s overall scheme and style. However, at the same time, I wanted to leave opportunity for us to add in accents and pieces that fit his personality as he continues to grow up.
Neutral Nursery Inspiration
I often get asked about what theme I plan to use for Layne’s nursery. But when it came to thinking about designing a nursery for a baby boy, I really couldn’t get completely on board with any one nursery ‘theme’. Like I said, I really am not into anything cliche or cheesy. Meanwhile, mostly everything that I thought of didn’t feel right or felt overdone. I wanted something relatively unique yet subtle enough and left room for it to evolve with his growing personality. With that being said, I settled on a very subtle baby lamb ‘theme’ for his nursery that I hope to take shape in the form of subtle accent pieces and decor.
Neutral Nursery Color Palette
Putting together the color palette for the nursery was pretty much a no-brainer. Like I said before, it’s probably what you’d already expect if you’ve been following along with me for a while. The paint color on our walls is Reflections from Sherwin Williams, and our trim color is Pure White from Sherwin Williams. While Reflections tends to pull more of a blue undertone than I’d like, I honestly have no energy at all to repaint the room (or my entire house for that matter.) If I could go back to our home building process, I definitely would have chosen something like Agreeable Gray for the interior of our home. It’s more of a ‘greige’ and has those warmer undertones. Until we build our next home on some land in hopefully the next 5 years (or I convince Rob to paint our entire house), Reflections will have to do.
Meanwhile, I had Rob construct a shiplap feature wall on the wall that the crib will go on. Not only did I want to do this for the love of shiplap. But, I also wanted to make the room feel bigger by making the vaulted ceilings feel taller as well as make the crib the focal point of the room.
I plan to break up the whites and light grays by incorporating darker gray shades in accents throughout the room. To add in texture, warm up the space, and add dimension, I plan to incorporate natural wood accent pieces along with knit and seagrass woven fibers. To finish the space off, I plan to incorporate neutral patterns like gray buffalo check to tie the color palette together.
Neutral Nursery Design
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Neutral Nursery Furniture
Basically the only thing that we have gotten so far for the nursery is the crib and dresser. My lovely parents took us shopping in Charlotte one weekend recently. I was in baby heaven walking around some of the baby boutiques and seeing everything in person! We decided to go with the Langford 4-in-1 Convertible Crib and matching Langford 6 Drawer Dresser. We loved this crib above all the others for one reason: storage. Not to mention, it is also convertible into a full-size bed, so it will grow with Layne. As we began cleaning out our things to prep for the nursery, we found that our home has a serious storage shortage. I plan to use that bottom drawer to store crib sheets and bedding.
Meanwhile, I loved the dresser meets changing table idea that I saw on Joanna Gaines’s Instagram photo. The Langford dresser has the option to be used with a locking changing tray that can easily be removed and converted back to a regular dresser as Layne grows up.
I haven’t picked out a rocker and ottoman yet for the nursery, but that is my next step. I have a huge love for wingback chairs and can’t get enough of this one from Pottery Barn Kids. While it’s a bit more on the pricey side, I definitely think you’ll pay for the quality. If you’re looking for the same thing and are hesitant to pull the trigger, there are still some similar options sold by places like Wayfair.
Like I said, pretty much the only thing that has been 100% decided-on and ordered right now for the nursery is the crib and dresser. However, I really love everything that I pieced together above. I really love how it tied the color palette I had in mind together. I especially love the lamb mobile and the little lamb rocker. How sweet are those! I also really love the idea of having scripture above his crib as a constant reminder of the One who blessed us with this life. I definitely plan on incorporating some sort of fake tree to add in some greenery and freshen up the space. (That ficus silk tree is only $59.99, by the way!)
I may not have everything accessory-wise figured out just yet. But, I can’t wait to use this little design board to put together something special for our sweet boy. (and I can’t wait to reveal it to you all in June!)
Ficus Silk Tree // Lamb Rocker // Round Mirror // Blanket // Woven Baskets // Rug // Changing Pad // Curtains // Gray Buffalo Check Pillow // Baby Monitor // Plush Lamb // Jeremiah 1:5 Wall Art // Crib Mobile // Growth Chart // Chandelier
What do you think of baby Layne’s nursery design inspiration so far? Are you also wanting to create a neutral nursery for your little bundle of joy? Or are you going with a specific theme and color palette? Whether you plan to follow a neutral palette or something as bright as the rainbow, you can rest assured it’s going to be perfect for your little one. After all – it’s about the love in the room, not the room itself. 🙂