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Our sweet baby girl is set to make her arrival in less than 3 months, which means nursery preparations are in full swing! My nesting instinct has kicked in a lot earlier with this baby than my first. That’s probably for the best, since I have a lot less time to work on the nursery this time around. Taking care of a 2-year-old takes up the majority of my time! Who would’ve thought? Since nesting is on my mind, today I’m sharing 5 Posh Ways to Personalize your Baby’s Nursery. Read on to find out how we’re making Baby Girl’s nursery personalized just for her!
5 Posh Ways to Personalize Your Baby’s Nursery
When you’re expecting, you want everything to be perfect for your little bundle of joy. Of course, that includes Baby’s nursery. Here are 5 ways to personalize your baby’s nursery to make your little one’s space perfectly unique!
1] Custom Wooden Monogram for Nursery
Nothing says personalized like your very own monogram. It’s the perfect way to personalize your baby’s nursery! Personally, I’ve always loved the look of a monogram above a baby’s crib. I remember pinning “monogram above crib” photos on Pinterest before we were even expecting. Don’t tell my husband that, thanks.
During my first pregnancy, we installed a vinyl monogram above our son’s crib. However, the decals left a nasty residue on the walls once removed. Because of that, I knew I wanted to do a wooden monogram for this baby. Another advantage of wooden monograms is that they can easily be moved. On the other hand, we lost my son’s vinyl monogram once we moved him into his big boy room.
My search for wooden monograms brought me to 48 Hour Monogram, and I immediately fell in love with their styles! I knew one of their monograms would look perfect over our little girl’s crib. The owner, Ashley, was super easy to work with and sent me several proofs to choose from. I selected the 3-letter vine monogram, as I thought the script font would be perfect for a baby girl nursery. They also offer several styles that would work well for a gender-neutral or baby boy nursery, as well as single-letter and full name options.
I also loved that they ship the monograms out in 48 hours (hence the company name!) and the prices are really, really affordable. The 24-inch monogram is their most popular size, so I chose that one. In my opinion, this size is perfect for above a crib: not so large to take up the whole room, but not so small that it gets lost.
Our over-the-crib monogram is painted white to match our monochrome nursery color scheme. I figure that white will continue to coordinate in her room as she grows and her style changes, too (although we could always repaint the wood if she wants!).
I hung the monogram using a combination of a decorative hook, 2″ satin ribbon, and Command picture hanging strips. I’m not sure if it was necessary to use both the hook and the Command strips, but I want to be extra safe since the monogram is hanging over a crib.
Now that our baby girl’s monogram is in place, I can’t stop staring at it! I peek into her room to see it every time I pass by.
Oh, and here’s a dirty little secret… we actually don’t know Baby’s middle name yet. We know her first name, but can’t pin down a middle. Hubby and I mainly agree on “K” middle names, so I ordered her monogram with a K and figured it will force us to narrow down the list by eliminating the non-K names. This is so different from our first pregnancy, when we had the name selected by the time I was like, 6 weeks pregnant. Sorry, second child.
2] Non-Traditional Nursery Color Scheme
If you want your baby’s nursery to stand out, try selecting a non-traditional nursery color scheme. There’s nothing wrong with baby blue or pink (we did baby blue for our son’s nursery!), but why not explore some other options?
Baby Girl’s nursery color scheme is black, white, and gold. I love decorating with this color scheme because of the modern feel, plus it’s incredibly easy to find decor in those colors. I’m hopeful that many of her nursery decor items will be able to easily transition to a big girl room when the time comes. Which, by the way, will be way too soon. I still can’t believe my son is in his big boy room already! (Insert ugly cry here.)
Besides monochrome + metallic, some of my other favorite nursery color schemes are navy + coral, teal + grey, and black + blush. Pairing a more traditional nursery color, like light blue or pink, with a dark neutral is an easy way to make the overall feel more modern.
3] Unique Nursery Theme
Nursery themes are tricky. It’s a fine line between having a little something to tie the room together vs. looking like you bought a “room in a box” set.
I’ve nicknamed our little girl “Queen B,” as her name begins with B. Playing off that nickname, her nursery theme is crowns. I used a crown hook to hang her monogram, made her a crown mobile, and painted a simple watercolor crown for wall art. It’s enough to notice a theme, but not so much as to be overwhelming.
My son’s nursery theme was stars and constellations. He had stars on his sheets and artwork of constellations on the walls. It was a fun theme for a baby boy nursery and more unique than the traditional sports or cartoon-y themes.
4] DIY Nursery Projects
You can’t get any more personalized than a project handmade by mom and dad (or big brother, grandma, etc.). I’ve had a lot of fun making some DIY projects for our baby girl’s nursery, especially with my little man’s help. One of my favorite projects to date is her crown mobile. I’ll be posting a tutorial on how we made it soon! It was quite easy but has a lot of impact in the room. You can see it hanging above her crib in this photo. Now we just need to add some bedding! One thing at a time, right?
We’ve also made a floral letter, painted a watercolor painting, and I’m working on a photo frame. I hope she will treasure these handmade items that her big brother and I worked on while waiting for her to arrive!
5] Family Heirlooms in the Nursery
Using family heirlooms as decor is a great way to personalize your baby’s nursery. Heirlooms can be passed on from mom and dad, grandparents, or even an older sibling. For example, my husband has an adorable wooden rocking chair that his own grandpa hand-carved as a gift for my husband’s 2nd birthday. It sat in our son’s nursery and now he loves sitting in it to play or watch his shows. Using family photos as decor is another great way to incorporate an heirloom into the nursery.
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What is your favorite way to add a personal touch to your kids’ rooms? I’d love to hear your ideas in the comments!