When I found out I was expecting I knew exactly what the nursery would look like whether we were having a boy or a girl. I leaned into one of my childhood favorites, The Jungle Book, and scoured Happywall for the perfect jungle-themed wallpaper. I selected a design that has a storybook grain to it while still giving off a bit of playfulness with jungle animals peeking through. I turned to Etsy to source vintage drawings of elephants (for good luck), and a Rhinoceros (for good measure). I knew I wanted a picture light above without having to hardwire lighting and spent days searching Amazon for the right fixture at an affordable price with a minimal backplate. The finish was worrisome online, but I was relieved to find that it looks much more brass than yellow gold in person.
Selecting the right green paint was a long process. I purchased about 15 samples and sat on them for days. I could have gone in any direction, but I think I was leaning towards something moody and soothing that worked well with the wallpaper. We ended up picking Lemon Leaves from the Magnolia Home Collection.
Now that I am spending more time in the room for feeding and changing it’s become a relaxing space for my son and me.
- Crib – Nestig
- Wallpaper – Happywall
- Nursery Chair – Walmart
- Vinatge animal Drawing- Etsy
- Battery Picture Light – Amazon
- Gold Frames- Amazon
- Rug – Ikea
- Dresser/Changing Table – Albee Baby
- Diaper Cady – Etsy
- Mirror – Ikea
- Rolling Caddy – Ikea
- Elephant Basket – Pottery Barn KidsV
- Giraffe Basket – Pottery Barn Kids
- Acrylic Bookshelves – Amazon
- Sloth Teddy – Crate&Barrel
There are a few things that I plan to add to the room like curtains, a light fixture, and a mobile for the crib. For now, we are just happy to have our baby boy home, safe and happy.