Baby Logan’s Neutral Woodland Nursery Inspiration

January 18, 2019

Happy Friday friends! I’m super excited to be ending the week sharing our nursery plans for Baby Logan. In all truth, I had expected the nursery to be completed by now, but I didn’t realize just how much time things like prepping and painting an old house takes. Throw in our big move followed by the holidays, and this project took a bit of a back seat (sorry little baby!). I’ve had this inspiration board drawn up for around 5 months now and simply kept pushing this particular post further and further along until we actually made some headway in the nursery and I was 100% confident in my design decisions. At this point, I’m pleased to report that things are starting to look good on the nursery front. Most everything has either arrived or is on its way, and the surrounding walls of the nursery are really starting to come together! While I’m still not 100% sure if the nursery will be fully completed by the time Baby Logan makes his début, when it is done, I am positive that this is going to be my most favourite place in our home. Keep reading to see the products and the plans we’re working on for the Little Logan’s nursery.

Theme: I’m not usually one to go out with “themes” for rooms, because I find it can be limiting when it comes to making design decisions. However, with nurseries, animal and woodland themes are pretty much a safe bet as there are so many options and ways to go about it. For Baby Logan, I’m opting for a soft, neutral colour palette with nods to woodland in the form of the wallpaper, mobile and accessories. Because this room is so neutral, I also wanted to play with prints and textures which is where the pom-pom and tassel pillows, braided rug, wicker baskets and subtle floral prints are going to come in.

Wallpaper: ThisFox Hare Wallpaper is what sparked all of my inspiration for Little Logan’s nursery. Well actually, I had originally wanted to use this Breezy Botanical Wallpaper, but I later realized that the grey colour block shown in the photo was a part of the wallpaper and it turned me away from it. I spent the better part of a week searching for another soft, whimsical wallpaper that was baby appropriate but not too in your face. When I landed on this minty green fox hare wallpaper I knew it was the one! We ordered the wallpaper from Wayfair and when it arrived I was SO happy with it! The colour is subtle yet will add some life to the otherwise neutral bedroom and I love that the design actually looks like it was hand-painted onto the paper. We’re going to be doing the lower half of the nursery in Benjamin Moore’s “Chantilly Lace” with wainscotting and the top half above the chair rail will be wallpapered. 

Rug: I have a feeling a lot of you are going to think I am a little crazy for going for a white (well, off white) rug in a nursery, but I couldn’t get it out of my head. I think the braided texture will lend something special to the room and this rug is so soft and plush and feels so good on the feet! So yeah, I’m thrilled with the decision to go for this rug. Honestly, I’m not that anal when it comes to messes, so if the rug happens to get a few stains on it, I’m not going to freak out. 

Lighting: Our flush mount light, also from Wayfair, was a hard decision for me to land on. I originally wanted to go for a basket style pendant to add more texture, but we’re also doing something like that in our dining room. Ultimately, I opted for this scalloped flush mount light. I really love the light fixture itself and I feel like it matches well with the delicate theme of the nursery and soft curves of the crib and glider. I also think I am going to be putting a floor lamp beside the glider where Little Logan’s reading nook will be. I haven’t 100% decided on a light yet, but I think I’m going to go with the white/bronze Ranarp from Ikea. We have this lamp in our living room so I can easily see what it will look like. I do think it is such a classic lamp, affordable that I can’t really go wrong with it. Plus, it matches the flush mount colours well.

Furniture: Okay you guys, deciding on nursery furniture is HARD work if you ask this novice. If I’m being honest, I have only 100% decided on nursery furniture and ordered it within the last couple of days and we’re actually headed into BuyBuy Baby today to pick out our glider (thanks kind friends at BuyBuy Baby!). For the crib, we chose the white Liberty from Million Dollar Baby. This was the original crib I was drawn to when we first found out we were pregnant, and after looking at so many options (this was a close second) I finally said yes to the crib, hah! Ultimately, I wanted something that felt more antique and classic and this crib fit the bill. I actually later noticed that Jillian Harris used a similar spindle crib in Leo’s nursery and that solidified my decision.

Next, we have our dresser/change table! I’m sure if you enjoy looking at design inspo/nurseries, than you have seen that making a dresser into a change table instead of a classic change table is the way to go! I love that we can store all of his diapering needs as well as clothing in the dresser and just put a changing pad on top of it. This dresser can also be used later on which I love. I’ve debated switching out the knobs of this dresser to something natural wood or bronze but I’m still undecided…more work, haha! I love the colour of this DaVinci Jayden dresser as well as the legs that are off the floor. 

Lastly, is the glider. As I mentioned, we’re headed into BuyBuy Baby today to pick that out so be sure to follow along on Instagram stories to see what we choose! I’m looking for something like this DaVinci glider that features soft curves and is light in colour. If they have this particular glider in store, I’ll likely get it. A lot of gliders also come with the matching ottoman but I am still undecided whether I’ll keep the ottoman or pick up a pouf (something like this). 

Art: Art is another thing I find soooo difficult to decide on. Luckily, my sweet and thoughtful friend from The Lady Slipper Blog designed a set of 3 original paintings for the nursery as a surprise and so I’ll definitely be using those (you’ll have to wait to see what they look like!). Were also going to be doing a floating shelf reading nook in the bedroom so that will take up some space. Finally, the last thing I am considering adding is a circular mirror above the dresser. 

Accessories: Accessories are what really make any room come together and one of the things I had the most fun collecting. From pillows to baskets, stuffed animals and toys…I am so excited to share all the accessory goodness with you once the nursery is complete. I’ve shared a few pieces in the inspiration board and photo above as well as linked everything in the carousal below. We partnered with Etsy for a lot of the accessories and I’m so excited to share so many goodies from some seriously talented makers.

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