When I found out I was pregnant I immediately went out and bought a pink pillow with cute little bows on it. I had no idea if my baby would be a girl or not…just the 50/50 chance that she might be made me so excited to decorate a little girls nursery, I couldn’t wait! After all, thats what return policies are for, am I right?? So when I found out she was a girl…you can imagine my excitement, of course I would have been excited to have a boy too! You can read all about my feelings in my gender reveal post. But there is something extra fun about a little girl when it comes to clothes and decor!
As you know, I am a cheapskate and I like to get the best bang for my buck. As I was deciding how to decorate Evie’s nursery I wanted to make sure that everything I used but functional but also cute! I remember saying to my husband numerous times “I can’t believe how much gear babies come with!” its true, and you need to find a place for it all! So I had to get creative. I basically lived at Rod Works, their store has the cutest items at a low cost that can also be functional! Some other stores involved in my nursery decor are: Deseret Book, Ikea, Target, Dream On Me, Kohls, and Hobby Lobby.
Now onto the reveal! Below each set of pictures I will list specifically where I got each item that is shown in the pictures:
Area 1: Changing table and primping station 🙂
This first set of pictures shows the most cute AND functional part of the nursery! I am obsessed with bows and I had way too many and they were WAY too cute to just stick in a drawer. I used door knobs and those adorable mirror hooks from Rod Works attached to the wall to hang Evie’s bows on. After 5 weeks of using them, I can easily say that this was the best decision I made. Not only is it adorable, it’s so easy to get the bows off. I don’t have to un clip anything or take 500 bows off just to get the one bow at the bottom.
I used white wire baskets from Rod Works to hold Evie’s diapers and diaper essentials. These baskets are so cute and make changing Evie a breeze because the diapers are right where I can access them! I also love that I don’t have to use precious drawer space for her diapers and I can save it for her clothes.
Bows hi-lighted in this picture: ZoZu Baby
Area 2: Keepsakes
This next section of pictures shows a cute little table in the corner of Evie’s room. Honestly, I first put this table here to take up space because it looked a little empty in that corner and now its one of my favorite areas of the nursery! I used a cute lantern from Rod Works as a shadow box to keepsake some special items from Evie’s birth. I love the idea of a shadow box but there are so many other fun ways to keepsake items, don’t limit yourself to just using a shadow box!
Area 3: Bookshelf Shenanigans
I am a huge book fan (I’m a teacher, I think I would get fired if I wasn’t haha). So I wanted to have a bookshelf for the large amount of books Evie will have. However, I also wanted to find a cute way to store toys in her room. I decided to go with this 6 Cube Organizer from Target. I love that you can use some of the cubes for books like a bookshelf and then use some of the cubes to put a basket in that can hold toys or other things!
Area 4: Gallery Wall
This next area of the nursery is so fun! I’m obsessed with hanging shelves on my walls lately. I have them all over my house. I feel like they make it so easy to be creative and stack things on rather than just using the walls to hang things.
One thing that made this wall so much fun were the prints that I put on it! I found this AMAZING gallery art pad from Desert Book for only $14.99 and I’m serious when I say its one of the best 15 bucks I ever spent! It comes with the following features:
- 35 different prints- sizes include 4×6, 5×7, 8×10 and 11×14 prints
- 9 prints feature GOLD FOIL
- A variety of sample layouts to help you select the display that suits your taste and space.
- Easy to follow installation instructions.
This is what we can an “art gallery for dummies” and for $14.99, you really just can justify NOT getting it! I have used the prints all over my house.
Area 5: Rock a Bye Baby
I spent more money than I would have liked on the rocker for Evie’s room but I was able to justify it because I know that I will use it in every single one of my kids nurseries going forward! The price will even out…right? It is really nice and comfy which is important to me because I spent a TON of time in that chair…and have fallen asleep in it this past month more times than my own bed so there’s that :).
Rocker: Target // So Blessed Pillow: Deseret Book // Pink Bow Pillow (yes, this is the on I bought when I found out I was pregnant), White Mirror, and Gold Frame: Kohls // “So Loved” Board: Hobby Lobby // Throw and Lace Curtains: Ikea
Area 6: Sleep Tight, My Princess
This next area is definitely my favorite part of her room. It’s the area that means the most to me because it has her name and is where my precious baby girl sleeps! I had a vision of how I wanted her name to look in her room. I wanted it to be the focal point but not too loud or too busy. I sent my ideas to Kelly at Lily Pad Printables and she perfectly executed my plan! I loved working with her. I absolutely love Evie’s crib from Dream On Me! It has a drawer at the bottom of it for extra storage and I put all of her blankets in that drawer! It’s so helpful. I would definitely suggest trying to find a crib that has some extra storage.
I didn’t pay full price for anything that I bought in her nursery. If you want to know how I did that, let me know and I will write a post on it!