We’ve decided not to make an official nursery for Baby #2 (I know, she is already feeling the effects of second child syndrome); but, instead, to leave our guest room mostly as it is (still functional for guests and as my closet) and add in a little “nursery nook” with a crib, rocker, and dresser/changing table combo only… I love that the room is already decorated pretty simply – light grey walls, white furniture, white bedding – and my favorite piece is a mint green armoire that’s been in our family for more than 50 years and my dad painted for me when Jeff and I first got married. The armoire will house most of the baby’s hanging clothes (seriously, I’m trying to be minimalist this time around) and serves as the “inspiration” for the new nook’s gold & mint (with little pops of coral & black) color scheme.
I’m sure this will evolve over the next few months as we actually start making it happen; but, for now, here’s what I have in mind:
What do you think?
Do any of you have experience with a shared guest room/nursery? I’d love some advice and ideas!
Flamingo No. 1 Print from The Animal Print Shop
Aden + Anais Classic Muslin Crib Sheet in Super Star Scout from Amazon
Kendall Crib from Pottery Barn Kids
“You are Loved” Glitter Printable from IvieBaby
Mint, White, and Gold Paper Mobile from Four Glittered Geese on Etsy
Frontier Collection 100% Wool Area Rug in Jet Black and White from Burke Decor
Erika B. says
Love these colors and ideas!! But good luck keeping baby girl’s clothes to a minimum. 😉
Our second child didn’t have his own room at all. Just a changing table in our bedroom and a bassinet! It was so nice having him next to me his entire first year, although I missed decorating a room for him. I think simple is great! Sawyer’s nursery is very simple and I love it!
Linda Kardamis says
We had the same question/dilemma – keep the guest room or get rid of it? We were going to make it a complete nursery but then it occurred to us that the guest bed would fit just fine. We tried it and – yes – it fit. So now her room has a bed in it – we got a new comforter to match the decor. I am really happy we still have it – we were going to have to get rid of it. It’s even a nice option for nursing or napping…..Really no downside to keeping it in there. Not sure how we’d actually make it work if guests came (since all her clothes are in there)….but at least we’d have options.
The color combo of gray and mint green? LOVE! I had big plans to do a shared nursery in our two-bedroom home but alas Georgia Kate is still sleeping in her crib in OUR bedroom. Luke’s light sleeping combined with GK’s repeated wake-ups just aren’t a good combination. I love the idea of sharing this space with a guest room though.
I love your color choices. So chic but perfect for a baby girl!
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Love these colors and ideas!! But good luck keeping baby girl’s clothes to a minimum.