This fall, Nate and I announced our pregnancy and the news that we were expecting baby boy. Well, Zebulon Lee Wyatt made his appearance on March 4, 2018! You'd better believe that the minute we found out we were expecting, I wasted no time planning out his nursery.
I scoured the internet for inspiration, and the first thing I knew for sure, was that I did not want a very "babyish" nursery. I don't tend to go for pinks or blues, and I wanted Zeb's room to be a timeless space that could grow with him.
My first decision was the wallpaper. This took me some time, as I realized that most wallpapers are crazy expensive. I was immediately drawn to the mural paper in Emily Henderson's nursery, and I was set on using this, until I realized that one wall would cost me several thousand dollars! I went back to the drawing board and settled on this soft gray woodland wallpaper by Chesapeake.
Once I had the wallpaper picked out, I was able to pick out my other pieces and colors. Because the room is south facing with low ceilings, I decided to use a light color palette with whites, grays, natural wood tones, and a soft mint color as an accent.
I tend to be a pretty minimalistic mama, but after all of the baby showers, we found ourselves needing good storage for all the swaddles, clothes, and gadgets that were given to us. I saw so many nurseries using the IKEA Hemnes dresser, so we decided to take a look at it. The size, height, and look was perfect, and I would definitely recommend this piece instead of spending money on a changing table that can't be used once the child outgrows it.
We also loved the IKEA Gulliver crib but were bummed to find out that they are no longer making it in the natural wood color. I was so set on this crib after seeing it in other nurseries and reading the reviews, so I decided to see if anyone was selling one on Craigslist. It turns out that someone close to us was selling one in very good condition, along with a brand new Serta mattress. SOLD!
I couldn't find a mobile that I liked and that fit into my color scheme, so I decided to make my own. Would the people like a tutorial? It was super easy!
I found the llama artwork on a whim, while shopping around at TJ Maxx. I thought it would be a nice touch over the crib.
** Photos by Olivia Griffin