I took a little walk down memory lane looking through posts of what this room used to look like. And even before we moved here, in our old home. I love that it has changed to suit our growing needs as a family. Now, it’s Margot’s turn to use this room as her nursery.
Since we switched Ruby into what was the guest room, we needed to put the guest bed in the nursery. We like this room for a nursery because it connects to our room and it’s huge, so can also work for the guest room as well. I really love how this dual-purpose room came together. I like it much more than I have in the past. It always felt like such a big room for our small nursery items and now it seems to flow so well.
The kind folks over at Lorena Canals sent us a rug and wall hanging for the room. These two pieces really helped to make this room feel put together. I’d highly suggest checking them out, this rug is so cozy and can easily be thrown into the washing machine! Making it the ideal choice for a nursery or really any room, especially if you have children. 🙂
One thing that remained the same was this bookshelf. The items have changed, and since this room doubles as a guest room, I made sure it wasn’t too babylike. We need to print off some photos for Margot to display on these shelves. That’s Ruby in the photo, although she could pass as Margot!
Our daughters each have one of these backpacks.
I went with more neutral tones for this room, using the same pops of blush and yellow. I also tried to use more browns and greens, which I think gives it more of a modern look.
This rug makes a great transition from the different uses of this room. I’m a big fan of covering up the ugly carpet with a nice rug and it’s much more interesting than plain carpet would be. I love the simple design as well, which I decided would be best to keep this room neutral.
I don’t know how I feel about the shelf over the crib for safety reasons. It’s very secure, but the littlest things seem to concern me with the girls. Margot is still in our room, but I think I’d like to remove it before she starts using the crib. In that case, I’d like to replace it with the wall hanging.
I love this wall hanging, which is also from Lorena Canals for this space. There is a lot going on in this section of the room, so it was necessary to add something that was a little more subtle. I love how it adds some texture and a little bit of whimsy to some of the hard lines.
I picked out the new duvet at IKEA, especially for this guest room/ nursery combo. I always admired it and snatched it up when I finally had a use for it. It reminds me of my girls, but still works well for guests.
I’m so glad that I’ve learned the art of making a home even when it’s temporary. Margot may only use this room for a little time, but it’s what you do in this military life. And decorating and rearranging all the things is one of my favorites.
See my dilemma in previous years of where to put everything? There’s an entire wall of doors! One is a closet that’s hardly functional, a normal size hanger doesn’t fit, the middle goes to our room and the last one to the hall.
Even though many of the items were passed down from Ruby’s nursery, I love that Margot’s has a completely different feel. Absent of many of the toys that went to Ruby’s toddler room and are in the playroom, it’s much more neutral. I love, love color and Ruby’s room is so fun, but I don’t want every room to be that way.
And plus, I think this fits our little one well so far, she’s very laid back, but can still get the message across if she needs to.
It will be fun to see what happens when they share a room some day.
Thank you again, Lorena Canals for adding the most beautiful finishing touches to this room. Thoughtful, beautiful, and practical design is hard to come by, and you nailed it.