Surprisingly, my inspiration started with two bubblegum pink blown glass doorknobs from Anthropology. I didn't even know the sex of the baby when I purchased these knobs. Of course, I always wanted and imagined having a baby girl. When my wish of a baby girl came true, the doorknobs opened the door (pun intended!) to a cherry blossom and birdie theme with shades of pink, greens, white and light yellow throughout the room.
We used Behr low VOC paint from Home Depot. The paint color was Bella Pink.
The 4-in-1 convertible crib and matching espresso dresser (Baby Cache Essentials Collection) came from Babies-R-Us. After countless hours of reading reviews, we found that this was the best bang for your buck. The crib was easy to setup and we are very happy with this purchase. The dresser works great as a changing table and all of the diapers and accessories can be stored in the top drawer, out of sight. I ordered the matching bubblegum pink blown glass dresser drawer knobs (to match the closet door knobs) from Anthropology as well.
We bought the Penelope bedding set from Pottery Barn Kids. This bedding had all the shades I wanted to complement the paint color of the room. Most importantly, it had the birds
to match the cherry blossom tree wall decal. The wall decals were purchased from www.simpleshapes.etsy.com
The green polka dot curtain also came from Babies-R-Us and it matches the bedding perfectly. I bought unfinished wooden letters for my daughter's name and hand painted them with polkadots and stripes to match the Pottery Barn bedding. I attached matching ribbon and hung them on a rod iron curtain rod with metal ring clips that can be purchased at Home Depot or Bed, Bath and Beyond. Since my baby girl cannot use the quilt until she is a toddler, I decided to make it a decorative piece and also hang it on the wall by a rod iron curtain rod. The lamp was handmade to match the Pottery Barn Bedding and can be found on www.cassycustomcreations.esty.com
The entire project took my husband and I about three to four months to complete and we couldn't be happier with the outcome. The combination makes for a girly, yet simple and elegant serene nursery.
If you want to use a flowery nursery theme to decorate a baby nursery for your little girl try using one of these gorgeous floral crib bedding sets as a starting point...
TIP: If painting or making your own tree seems a bit daunting, try an easy stick, removable tree wall decal. There are lots of beautiful ones available and they really brighten up the room!
Nursery Design Step-by-Step is a 105 page nursery design guide with over 100 nursery pictures to help you with planning your baby room, choosing a baby room design and implementing your nursery decorating project.
One at a time I'll take you through all the decisions you need to make in order to arrive at the best baby room design for you.