Sunday, February 21, 2010

Nursery ideas

Here are some ideas I have for the nursery.
Some of the nurseries I have enjoyed looking at:
This one is a little to babyish for me, but I like the colors.

I love the patterns of the blankets. Too bad the bedding set is ridiculously expensive. Maybe I can find some material like it and commission a friend to make something for me. The light blue and tan can make it simple to complete the decor.

This one is by far my favorite. I love the simplicity with bold (but not too bold) colors. I love that it looks like it could be done inexpensively.Here is another picture from the above nursery. The books on the shelf are great!
I like the crib and the tree a lot.
I really only like the lamps in this one.

I love this mobile, and wonder if it would work in a room that I would create.Honestly, a big part of my inspiration this past week has come from the google homepage banners during the Olympics. See the light colored mountains and the abstract little trees? John loves snowboarding, but I wasn't sure if there was a way to incorporate this into a nursery.

Here is some bedding that is very cute and could work with the mountain theme...but is also ridiculously expensive.

I have been playing in Photoshop combining some of my favorite ideas.
I took a picture of the room. (John did laundry right after this, but I had already started editing the photo:) Here is a combination of the google mountains and trees. I don't really love it:( We do have the tan paint already (from a different painting job in the house), so that is part of the reason I would love to incorporate the tan.

After realizing that the bad picture I took of the room/walls probably wasn't going to work, I started with a regular size blank canvas in Photoshop.
Here is another arrangement combining a bunch of my favorite elements from the above nurseries.

The crib bedding is probably not what I would choose, but it isn't bad. The rocker/glider is one that I saw at Walmart for $140. (Not bad) The crib is one we like from Sears, but we also like a few at Babies R Us.
I was looking at initial letters online, but I think I could find someone to make those for me too. We HAVE decided on a name (it is a family name so many people know what it is already). We HAVEN'T decided what we are going to call him. That may sound funny, but it's true.

So...What do you think??? Are there some things you like and some things you don't like so much? Are there other good ideas of things I could add? I haven't purchased anything yet- so it really is still a blank canvas.


Dan and Sarah said...

I have so much to say about your nursery ideas! I love the blues and browns and agree that so much can be made on your own. I wish I was closer so I could help! The other thing you can do is spend your money on the quilt and skirt and make your own sheets. I love the name on the wall, which is what we did for Becca and I got the supplies at Michael's.

Leslie said...

I highly recommend going to "Once Upon a Child" consignment store in Fort Collins (off College and Harmony) and taking a look at things there! Jason and I actually purchased our crib there and it looked like it was never used! We liked that it converted to a toddler bed so we got more use out of it. You can get a bunch of great things there to stock up on clothes, supplies, etc. for you and baby! ;)

Lori said...

I love the nursery you love too. It'll be much much easier to turn into a toddler room. And I LOVE the idea of books on the turned around shelves!!

Nice photoshopping! That is so cool. I saw the google print myself and thought that it was cute too.

As far as your 22 wk picture, the blue looks SO good on you. I love that shirt!

Oh, and at first I thought you were calling him "Jes" but then I realized those were his initials! I'll try and think of some things for you too. So far I've got nothing.

Kelly Cook said...

I had a friend with a brilliant idea for bookshelves like the ones on the wall. Buy rain gutters and paint them. Cheap and easy. I love how you say one is "too babyish" you crack me up!

Sarah said...

Hi, my name is Sarah and I'm an online friend of Lori :) I was just randomly stopping by your blog and noticed you mentioned looking for the blue and brown retro dot fabric you liked in the second picture. It's actually super soft minky fabric and you can buy it here: It does run a little expensive at $15 a yard, but it's great material that doesn't fade and it's perfect for a baby. I have some which I used to make a couple baby blankets and they're heavenly :) Just thought I'd mention it in case you were interested!