Baby Girl Floral Nursery
When it comes to decorating, I don't think any room is more fun to create and design than a nursery. Check out an inside peek at my baby girl's nursery with a vintage Bohemian garden party theme.
The nursery is a perfect mix of equal parts rustic, vintage, and whimsical topped with Boho accents and floral elements. Combining the refinished Victorian pieces with the rustic furniture kept things interesting and gave the room a unique look.
TEXTURES & COLORS
Our color scheme included various shades of seafoam, sea salt, peach, soft pinks, white, cream, and soft rustic tones.
From the softness of these beautiful throws to the makeshift rug to the crib bedding to the curtains, we kept the colors in mind with every detail.
After searching for the perfect rug and giving up without finding what I was looking for, I came across this soft peach furry fabric remnant from JoAnn Fabric that instantly became the accent rug for a fraction of the cost and was just the look we were going for.
VICTORIAN FURNITURE & DECOR
The Victorian cream dresser and nightstand were originally finds from Facebook Marketplace that I refinished as they were previously a dingy yellow color. To learn how to refinish your own furniture piece, check out my tutorials on the Furniture Makeover page!
Painting the pieces cream freshened up their look and gave them the update I was looking for. I kept the original hardware but transformed it into a more elegant finish with satin nickel and a hint of gold.
On top of the cream nightstand, I added a faux bouquet of flowers that kept the color scheme flowing. To incorporate the muted seafoam color, I spray painted eucalyptus leaves seafoam and added glitter. I found these flowers at Hobby Lobby and on Amazon. Check out these beautiful Faux Flowers (on Amazon)! I also added a flower and leaves to a little basket I had spray painted to tie the look all together.
A friend gave me this scripture cross back in college which I have always adored and kept all these years, so thought it was the perfect addition to the nursery.
For the floral arrangement above the dresser, I started with a rustic tobacco basket (on Amazon) as my base, then added 3 white geometric basket vases (I spray painted the metal brackets silver) with peach faux hydrangeas (on Amazon). I then used a nail to hang the basket vases through the tobacco basket and onto the wall. I threw in some leaves to balance out the look. We centered the basket above two vintage windows that I had previously painted to coordinate with the dresser.
This changing pad cover kept the whimsical theme and color scheme going strong, and I love that you can customize them along with crib bedding and just about anything else. Find the changing pad on Amazon and the changing pad cover at Carousel Designs.
I looked all over for a reasonably priced yet softer rustic looking crib until I landed on this beautiful crib "Sorelle Providence 4-in-1 Convertible Crib" in Heritage Fog from Bed, Bath & Beyond. When we originally ordered it, they called us a week later and let us know it was backordered until a month after my daughter's due date, but we figured she would be in our bedside bassinet (on Amazon) in our bedroom for a few months anyway, so it would be fine. The set ended up being shipped the week before she arrived, so we were ecstatic as I was able to finish decorating the nursery a couple days before she made her grand entrance into the world.
Note: The pillow and stuffed animals in the crib are just for the photo... We all know that nothing goes in baby's bed except baby. :) 1 year later though, her Jellycat Bunny (on Amazon) and Charlotte Cuddle & Kind dog (on Amazon) are her favorite nap buddies.
MATCHING FURNITURE SET
To incorporate the soft rustic furniture throughout, we also purchased a few of the matching pieces that were in the "Sorelle Providence" line in the color Heritage Fog. This matching furniture set came in various pieces, but since we were already using the cream vintage set, we opted to purchase the crib, tall dresser, nightstand, toddler rails and conversion kit so E can use this even after she outgrows her crib... (#tears)
Below is the coordinating "Sorelle Providence Nightstand" in Heritage Fog. A Boho lamp from Pier 1 and picture frames from HomeGoods complete the look.
When searching for the perfect mobile for the nursery, I couldn't find what I wanted while still keeping the price reasonable. Instead of spending over $200 on a mobile that may or may not have coordinated, I opted to create my own. I selected faux flowers (on Amazon) and flocked leaves (on Amazon) that coordinated with the nursery color scheme. Click HERE for a tutorial on how to create your very own floral mobile to coordinate with your nursery!
There are so many favorite spots in her nursery, but this cozy reading nook is perfect for cuddling up with baby. From the customized, cozy and adorable Storytime Series Best Chairs rocking chair (find a similar style Glider Rocking Chair on Amazon) and matching ottoman to the lace accented bookshelves stocked with favorite reads, to the macrame hanging baskets (on Amazon), to the Boho reading lamp and buttery soft throw blanket. This little nook is the perfect place to take time to unwind and relax with your little one and create memories while diving into fairytale land. Our days start and end with this rocking chair with many more moments here in between.
For a list of some of our favorite children's books, organized by category, check out "Must Have Books to Stock Your Baby's Library".
The wall bookshelves were originally galvanized metal, but I transformed them into a vintage look by painting them cream then and adding seafoam lace to the front.
And when you run out of room on the shelves, there's always room for more! Nothing like a basket full of books to keep things interesting and fresh while keeping a child's excitement for reading alive.
Along with her books, "Mr. Bear" (on Amazon) is one of Everley's very favorite things. Whenever she sees him, she gets excited and literally gives him a big bear hug as she rolls all over her rug, cuddling with Mr. Bear. We originally got him as a gift from a dear friend, and it's been one of the best gifts ever! If you're in the market for an adorable baby gift, check out Mr. Bear on Amazon!
These macrame hanging baskets (on Amazon) make the reading corner cozy and cute. Inside of beautiful sea glass colored pots, I made an arrangement of faux peach florals and flocked leafy greenery (both can be found on Amazon).
When it comes to little girls, one can never have too many bows... Before Baby E was born, I had already accumulated a mass collection of bows from my newborn photography studio, so she already had a running start before she was even born. Check out these adorable yet cost-effective newborn and toddler headbands (on Amazon)!
This rustic birch tree was the perfect way to not only display but organize all of her bows. To learn more organizational hacks, check out "Nursery Organization Tips & Tricks! A rustic peach frame and a silver multi-dimensional frame add a feminine touch. I painted this adorable custom wooden name puzzle (on Amazon) to complete the look. This name puzzle was also a gift from a dear friend and a unique gift I'll be purchasing for others as well.
I thrive on a good organized room, and though most moms will admit, kids and organization are on oxymoron, I have found ways to contain the clutter while still having a general organizational plan that keeps me sane. These super functional wall or over-the-door racks (on Amazon) made organization a breeze and add instant storage space! These adorable bandana drool bibs (on Amazon) are a must for drooling and teething babies and stay organized when hung on a space saving hanger! Click HERE to learn some more of my organizational tricks and tips and ways to reduce the clutter!
One of the smartest things I added to the nursery were these light blackout curtains. We originally searched high and low for peach colored blackout drapes, only to no avail. We did find these beautiful airy peach curtains at HomeGoods, but little light did they block out. My next thought was finding white or grey blackout drapes to layer behind the peach, only to realize that the white did not do the trick and the grey made the peach color too muddy looking. After thinking long and hard, I finally came up with the perfect solution. Drapes that were black on the window facing side and white on the other side so that the peach color would stay true, but the light from outside would actually be blocked out. To do the same trick, just make sure to buy curtains with grommets so you can overlap the two curtains on the rod. These have been a Godsend! Find these light blackout curtains in various colors on Amazon!
One of my favorite pieces in the nursery is this sign. Before Baby E was born, we prayed endlessly for her. It took us over a year to get pregnant, but when we found out the news, we were over-the-moon excited and eternally grateful. Everyday she was growing inside of me, we prayed for her, never missing a single day. To read more about our TTC journey, click HERE. We had this scripture written in calligraphy to serve as a reminder of our prayers being answered.
We had her name created in cursive letters at this talented Etsy shop. We then painted the name a shade darker than her wall color. Next we bought some reclaimed wood from a barn nearby and gave it a light whitewash. Lastly, we attached the name to it along with some flowers and leaves to add an extra special touch.
You can never have too many swaddle or receiving blankets (on Amazon) early on... We kept one in the diaper bag, in the car, in each room we were mainly in, etc. as these not only double as cute swaddles but also great burp cloths.