One weekend this summer, with help from my parents, we switched around all of our bedrooms. It now feels like everything makes a little more sense. Before we switched the rooms, I grabbed my camera to get some photos of the nursery before we moved everything around. This is it, in its full glory.
As I looked at this room and took photos, I started to feel very sentimental over this room and the memories of our little Ruby over the past two years. I almost didn’t switch anything, because it felt so perfect at is. But, in the end, I’m so glad we did. This room always seemed a little too big, and the strange layout of windows and doors made it hard to furnish. I love the way Ruby’s new toddler room turned out, we left most of the things in here and moved the daybed for her to use. I’ll grab some photos of her new room soon, but for now, let’s remember her nursery one last time:
The best thing about this room was how much room there is to play. I love how this rug makes a designated playing space. When building this room, especially as Ruby grew into a toddler, I knew I wanted it to be colorful, but still tasteful and not overwhelming. To me, this room feels like a kids room, but it’s not too much for me and still feels within my style (but, stretching enough to ensure some uniqueness for Ruby)
I never fully loved the setup over here and am not quite sure how to switch it up for the new babe. There aren’t many blank walls, so the essentials got stuck over here. Now, since Ruby has taken over the guest room, this room will need to operate as a nursery and guest room. And with even less space with a queen bed. I’m thinking of moving the queen bed over to this side and seeing how the crib and dresser will look on the other side.
diaper pail | dresser (vintage) | state rattle | changing pad & cover | crib | blanket | frames | picture ledge
books left to right: telephone | oh, the placed you will go | home | my name is ruby | spring | 50 states | extra yarn
All finds from my mom’s house and a sweet bunny from a neighbor’s yard sale.
This is by far my favorite area of this room. I love, love, love this rocking chair gifted to us from Jordan’s parents. When picking it out I was nervous to just get such a big item from online, but it has exceeded all expectations and is perfect. We love it almost three years later and it’s held up very well. This is the thing I get the most questions about in our nursery, so if you’re thinking about it go for it! From my research, it was actually pretty affordable compared to other modern style upholstered rockers.
I love how this bookshelf has changed over time to suit Ruby’s different needs. Each month seemed like something new. Moving the books higher so that she wouldn’t take them all out for the tenth time. To moving the board books so that she’d be able to reach them. making it so that the bottom shelves were for toys that she liked to play with often. I love displaying her toys, even if they’re not styled just so after play, they’re still cute. (that’s why I avoid the obnoxious and ugly plastic toys)
The best way to find affordable art for you kid’s rooms? Repurpose dust jackets from books. This sweet little illustration is from this book.
This room suited Ruby well for the two years that she was in it and now I’m glad that another little baby will be able to use all of this stuff before we leave this home.
We keep the decorations minimal by searching for beautiful toys, here’s a post where I compiled my favorites.
I tried my best to link everything, but let me know if I forgot something or you have any questions! Some items not linked may no longer be in stock or were thrifted.