The more the CPA and I talk about starting a family, the more we think about our house and how it will work with our plans. While it’s premature to design a nursery, of course, I couldn’t help but think about it the other day as we were sitting in our spare bedroom. I casually mentioned to my husband how, once we have a baby, we’ll have to get rid of all the art work and furniture in the room and how we’ll need to repaint, etc. He looked at me and said, “why?”
At first I thought he was kidding but quickly realized that he wasn’t. I was shocked. Isn’t that part of the fun of having a baby? Getting to create a space that’s just for the little one? A space full of soft things, light colors, and sweet smells. A space that is soothing and comfortable so that you don’t mind spending hours upon hours sitting in it. A space that just says “baby.”
I’m glad we are having this talk now because it gives me plenty of time to convince him. But first I need to start getting ideas. (I found all of these rooms on the HGTV site, just click the link in the title to visit the site.)
First we have the fairy tale-themed room, complete with ribbons, a chandelier and a customized mural.
It’s not quite my taste, but it’s very pretty.
This one is a little more my style. Still fancy, but I love the colors. The pink and the brown contrast beautifully and it is a nice mix of traditional and contemporary.
Very pretty room for a little girl. I especially love the small details like the art work on the walls and the lovely drapes on the window.
This room is a study in geometric shapes and matching colors. It is definitely very cool, especially if your taste leans towards the funky.
I’m not a 100% sure about the ceiling and the matching wall, but at the same time I find myself strangely drawn to it. Definitely a great space for a little boy.
I have to say that out of the rooms I looked at, this one is one of my favorites. While I’m not usually a huge fan of pink, I love how they combine it with the lime green, it makes it feminine yet unique.
What a great use of color in this simple and elegant room. You don’t often see a green this dark mixed with dark furniture for a baby’s room, but it seems to work. The monogrammed wall as well as the border running under it is a nice touch too.
This one is probably my favorite room so far. I love the colors because they are so calming yet not too bland, there’s just enough color to make it interesting.
Something like this would also match the style of our house, and it looks comfortable, which is definitely important.
So we may not need to convert our spare bedroom to a nursery right now, but it’s fun to start thinking about our options. Or, in my case, to start convincing my husband of the necessity of a new look for the nursery. Hopefully by the time we need it, he’ll be on board.
What do you think, is a nursery overhaul necessary? Which style is your favorite?