Sharing this beautiful classic and elegant gender-neutral nursery reveal and 5 things every nursery needs! Inspiring you to create the nursery of your dreams!
It is finally here! The much-anticipated reveal of my daughter’s elegant and classic nursery has arrived!
What a true labor of love this project was.
I am usually a 95%er (meaning that I finish 95% of a project before I lose steam and move on to a new and more exciting one) 100% of the time. I’m not sure why, but it is just the way it is. I want to move on to the next thing because it’s more fun.
I think it is the first time that I have completed an entire project in 10 days from beginning to end. Ever. Except for last summer when I built my parent’s Trex deck.
In case you missed it, you can see the mood board of this nursery and see how close I came to achieving the vision!
For the backstory, my daughter and her husband have been building a house. During the process of building, they found out that they were going to have their first baby. My first grandbaby!
My daughter asked if I could design and execute a nursery makeover and I couldn’t wait to get my DIY hands dirty and get this space ready for their new arrival.
I finished the project, they moved in a week later and then one week after that my grandson was born! It has been a whirlwind in the best way.
And the nursery is absolutely stunning. The details of this space are truly classic and elegant. Ready for the reveal?
Let’s get to the details!
Let’s get to the details!
We handed this heirloom iron crib that used to be in the nursery for my children. It is so stunning in person. But it’s the bunny details for me that send me.
Which made this wallpaper the perfect paper for these walls. And the color is classic and neutral but adds movement to the room.
Every nursery should have comfortable seating for nursing and rocking baby and this swivel rocker/glider does not disappoint.
These little tables are beautiful and functional. They move around the room easily and are just the right size for my daughter to place a drink or her phone on.
And who doesn’t have a sweet affection for anything Poohbear? This Winnie the Pooh blanket will be cherished for years to come. It is SO soft and has sherpa on the other side. It is actually one of my daughter’s favorite things.
Can we talk about this chandelier, please? I love the color and those shades. I have a tutorial on how I customized these chandelier shades with leftover wallpaper from the room and it looks like I spent waaayyy more than I did on this fixture.
We opted for a dresser in lieu of a changing table.
This dresser holds all the things they need when changing the baby like diapers, wipes, clothes, etc. and then when they no longer have little babies they can use this dresser in their home!
It’s a really smart way to go and is what I did for all of my babies, too!
The room is painted Sherwin Williams Jogging Path, and I had it mixed at 50%.
5 things every nursery needs
- A good rocker that is comfortable for nursing and spending precious moments rocking baby to sleep.
- A table next to the rocker for drinks or bottles.
- Soft lighting – overhead lighting is ok, but diffused lighting is best for nights
- A changing table with all the supplies you need close at hand. We opted for a dresser for our nursery. They are only babies for a short amount of time and I wanted something that was useful for years to come.
- Soft sound. You can do a sound machine or constant music. I kept a beautiful lullaby CD playing (yeah, CD, lol!) 24/7. When we walked into the room it was calm and promoted relaxation for both myself and baby.
We still need to find the perfect rug but the beauty is in the room itself so it doesn’t need a lot more. It’s a cozy and inviting space to hang out which is perfect because they spend a lot of time in here and is already one of their favorite rooms in their new home!
This nursery will also welcome any future children so we wanted to be sure that it was a gender-neutral space, but classic, elegant, and timeless.
Cost of this room DIY:
Wallpaper: $495 (I bought it on sale and had a coupon)
Trim: $859 (Includes chair rail, picture frame molding, and crown molding) Seems a lot but if you DIY the project it saves a ton in labor costs.
Paint and supplies: $73
Tools: $0 (I already had all the tools needed for the project)
Love this space? Check out my tutorials below and learn how I created this space. You can learn how to DIY your own picture frame molding including my genius hack for getting it done fast, how to wallpaper inside picture frame molding, and how to customize any lampshade or chandelier shade.
Until next time, stop waiting. Start creating!