I have been so excited to share Lyla’s nursery and it’s finally here! I am so happy with how it turned out and I am really excited to share how I put it all together 🙂
When it came to deciding how I was going to design Lyla’s nursery, I went back and forth on whether I would do something totally different from Liv’s or if I would just do the same furniture, just maybe switch up the bedding and decor. Every night I would stalk Instagram for nursery inspo and after months of ‘research’ I decided I really wanted to do something new… then came the ‘but what do I want to do??’ question. Basically what I did was… buy what I liked and hoped it all came together in the end. A very different approach from what I had done before 🙂
I feel like designing a space can be really overwhelming — especially a nursery because everything is just so cute and perfect. I probably screenshotted HUNDREDS of photos of nurseries to use as inspiration and it was getting a little out of hand. I even stopped looking for inspiration for a while at one point because I needed to collect my thoughts and try to hone in on what I really wanted to do (I take this nursery planning business seriously, y’all).
I first decided on the crib. I was obsessed with the Babyletto ‘Lolly’ crib and kept coming back to it over and over again. It was so simple and I absolutely loved the two-toned wood. I’m really into natural woods right now, but white furniture is always my favorite, so having my classic pick with my new interest was absolutely where I wanted to go with the furniture design. I went back and forth on whether I would buy the matching changing table to go with the crib, but I decided against it, only because I wanted so many different things in her room and I didn’t want it to feel too matchy-matchy like Olivia’s — I wanted more freedom to add random pieces. For me, once I start matching things, I can’t stop. It’s either everything matches perfectly or things just kind of/maybe coordinate… I’m all or nothing.
Once I bought the crib, I bought the decor to go over the crib, the rug I wanted in front of the crib, the ottoman I wanted/but never bought for Liv’s room, the fiddle leaf fig tree and then the decor shelves. That was when I got stuck on what changing table I was going to decide on… so I started ordering decor instead of actual furniture/necessary items. I found myself buying all blue things (the crib sheet and the curtains are both blue), so to make sure her nursery still had girly feel to it, I found really cool framed art from Pottery Barn that helped blend my use of blues with corals and light pinks.
I finally decided on the changing table about a month before she was born. I loved the table, I just wanted to add my own touch to it, so I switched out the knobs with some I found at Anthropologie. The knobs actually matched perfectly with the mirror I have in Liv’s room, so I had to buy that exact mirror to go in Lyla’s, too. I ended up buying two of the same things in Liv’s room for Lyla’s (the giraffe and the mirror) and then the drapes I bought for Lyla’s room I loved so much, I bought the same ones in a different color for Liv’s. I love that both of their rooms have items that are the same, but overall they are completely different.
So here it is… scroll through and let me know what you think! All the items are linked at the bottom 🙂
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Crib: Babyletto | Changing Table: Kolcraft — Knobs: Anthropologie | Art: Minted-Pottery Barn Kids | Name Plaque: Bella Bride Creations | Rug: Wayfair | Blanket Ladder: Target | Blanket: Butterscotch Blankees | Basket: Serena & Lily | Giraffe: Pottery Barn Kids | Glider: Pottery Barn Kids |Ottoman: Lulu & Georgia | Curtains: Anthropologie | Mirror: Pottery Barn Kids | Nesting Tables: Target | Lamp: Target | Shelves: IKEA | Shelf Decor: Letterfolk Leter Board, Alphabet Framed Print – Minted, Finn & Emma Toy | Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree: Wayfair | Tree Pot: HomeGoods | Diaper Pail: Ubbi | Changing Table Basket: Pottery Barn Kids | Changing Table Pad Cover: ModFox | Crib Sheet: Little Unicorn