There is one room in our house now that I feel is “done”.
This is our third baby and it is the first time I have gotten to decorate a room solely to be used as a nursery. With our first baby, almost six years ago, we were poor college students, me having just graduated and Brian finishing his last year. We lived in a two bedroom apartment and the “nursery” consisted of a crib being set up in the corner of our “office”. Yet, it was special because it was our first baby. We were making it work and we were making it.
With our second baby, we lived in a different two bedroom apartment. For the first few months, he slept in our room and then moved in with our oldest. I loved their room because it was sweet to see them share it. I think it provided the foundation for the bond they have now. I also loved the simple decor I was able to set up, now both Brian and I in graduate school (were we gluttons for punishment or what?).
With our third baby, we live in a house with enough space for her to have her own room. It’s hard to explain, but I felt like I knew her personality before she was born. I knew she would be gentle and delicate, content and simple. I don’t know if she will stay that way throughout her life, but as a baby she is. I wanted her room to reflect that. Here are a few of my favorite aspects of the room:
This small gallery is my favorite. It literally took me months to fill the frames. One part, “now I have three kids” and one part, I wanted to find the perfect things to put in the frames. The two pictures of Emma herself are special because they are from her blessing day. I love the one of her little hand and the tiny bracelet, also worn by her older sister on her blessing day. The prints are free printables and I was selective in the words and images because I wanted them to be important words that would lift her up and strengthen her and images that remind her of who she is (a Texan, obviously). Print from here.
Books always make a simple and meaningful decor.
That’s it. It’s simple and gentle. There is no clutter and it feels peaceful. I’m slowly working through the other rooms in the house. And let’s not look in the closet in this room yet, shall we? It’s still a storage area.