Seeing as my baby bump is almost 32 weeks along, I suppose I should start working on a baby room.
Poor, pitiful second children.
Matilda’s baby room was long finished by my 32 week mark.
Here’s where my head is at
this second currently.
Paint: white walls with maybe one black wall.
We adopted a (huge) mid-century modern desk from the house my parents are renovating. It will serve as the changing table mainly, but it will also catch some other surface-required items. The desk has been painted white, and I’m thinking it would look lovely on a black wall with a gallery of frames above it.
Theme: Blech. No themes here.
I can’t handle being married to a theme. Not in a baby room or any room in my house for that matter. I have to collect pieces for a space as I find them. I know it’s right when it feels right.
I am very
cheap thrifty. I cannot justify spending much money on many things in life. When I was putting together Matilda’s room, all furniture was donated or handed down. However, I’m over all of those pieces for a baby room. SO. I’ve been hunting inexpensive pieces that will satisfy my cravings for Ingrid’s room.
Ikea crib: $69.99 (lovingly purchased by my parents as a baby gift) // Urban Outfitters rug: ON SALE! for $19.99
Urban Outfitters mobile: ON SALE! for $9.99 // A vintage ABC embroidery for $8 at 410 Vintage in Fayetteville.
Lastly, a wool blanket that was a birthday gift for me from my sweet in-laws.
Not very babyish, huh? I’ll post pictures as it comes along.
I think as I accessorize it, it will feel more babyish. Also, these ideas are subject to change as I put the room together.
But, it’s a start. (For Ingrid’s sake.)
How do you decorate? Theme or no theme? Color palette? Budget or not?
Happy decorating! xoxo