Baby Nursery – One Room Challenge Pt. 1

I am excited to take part in the One Room Challenge over at Calling it Home ! I am only a guest participant but I am excited to share my progress over the next 6 weeks of the Baby Nursery I have been working on! If any of you follow me on Instagram you’ll know that the room is close to done but I wanted to take this opportunity to share the process. I found out last September that I was pregnant and was eager to get going on the Nursery. When the time was right we decided on the larger of our spare bedrooms in our house, and I use the closet in the other spare room so moving all of those clothes was not going to happen!

Here is a picture of the before, after we moved all of the furniture out. We called this the ‘little boys’ room because of the navy curtains that were left behind and ironically enough that is what it is becoming.

baby nurseryBeing able to design an empty space is exciting and overwhelming. There are so many factors that go into it – colors? furniture? making it comfortable? As this is a nursery we wanted this to be a simple design that a child could grow into. Nothing too cluttered and not too baby-like if you know what I mean! I didn’t really want to have a specific theme going into the design since someones taste (ok mine) can change so often.

This is the design process that I learned in both Interior Design and Architecture

baby nursery design process

My process will be broken down a little differently over the next few weeks since I am limited on time and it is only One Room-

Post 1: Identify the Problem & Brainstorm

Post 2: Brainstorm & Design

Post 3: Design

Post 4: Space Planning

Post 5: Final Touches

Post 6: Present the Final Room!

When we started this process we didn’t know what we were having so I looked for inspiration for both boy and girl! Here are a few the nurseries I found inspiring –

I love the black and white design of this room and the chalkboard wall – so fun for while the get older!

baby nursery


We are beach people so I am always drawing to something nautical, the blue grasscloth is beautiful.

baby nursery


I am a sucker for stripes! This neutral design could be wonderful for a boy or girl to grow into.

baby nursery


The curtains in this one immediately caught my attention – this room could go for either a boy or a girl and I love the pop of green with the white furniture!

 baby nursery


Pinterest is such a great tool for inspiration there were pages upon pages of baby nurseries to look at. Check back next week for more inspiration and progress pictures!



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  1. Your nursery would be amazing! I love all your example choices. I am a beach gal, too although I don’t live at the beach. It is so much fun to decorate a space for the kiddos:)

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