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5 Items that will change your Nursery from Neutral to Baby Girl

January 18, 2018

If you haven’t heard, we had a baby girl! Her name is Evelyn Anne and we are so crazy in love. I have always wanted a little girl. So when Ryan said “It’s a girl” and they placed her on my chest my heart almost burst. Don’t get me wrong, I would have loved a little boy. Ryan and I had this pact that if we didn’t have a girl in our first or second attempts that we would try for a third (and he only wanted two kids). So I think we were both ecstatic to meet our little Evie. With that said, I thought it would be fun to change up our nursery a bit. I mean… it’s what I do for a living and now that we know the gender I could finally go wild with some girly decor.

If you know me, you’d know I’m a girly girl. Always have been. Loved ballet, playing with dolls, barbies, slumber parties, nail polish you name it. In fact, when I was 12 I travelled with the Canadian Ballet Ensemble to Kiev to perform with the National Kiev Ballet. Pretty cool right? As you can imagine, I’ve been pretty excited to unleash this girly-ness on my little girl. There aren’t enough bows and headbands in the world right now. I’m bringing you guys along for my mini nursery makeover. Here’s my plan to revamp the space. I’m listing 5 things that will take it from gender neutral to uber girly.

  1. A new rug. Fun tip: This is such a great way to add colour and pattern to any space. The best part? If you want to change things up in a year you can just change up your rug. For me, I found this amazing Lorena Canals rug that I hope to layer on top of the jute rug that’s in the nursery now. I love that this will add quite a bit of pink to the space without being over powering.
  2. Pink blankets. Already, I’ve learned that you can never have too many baby blankets. I wrap Evie up in these daily and I find they really help her fall asleep in my arms. Why not add some colour and use them as decor as well? I love draping blankets on the side of her crib. Now Evie doesn’t sleep in her crib just yet so these are purely for decor. It is important however, not to have blankets in or draping on the side of your crib when your child sleeps. When Karin and I designed the showroom for Nestled I fell in love with this blanket from Lolli Living. It’s so soft and cozy and I’m so excited to finally have it for myself (I mean Evie…). It’s nice to have a bit of pattern and a solid as well so I’ve chosen this blanket to balance things out. Like I said, you can never have too many throw blankets.
  3. Fun storage. I’ve been eyeing these pint size bins for the longest time and now I have the perfect excuse to buy them. We used to keep our diapering supplies in the top drawer of Evie’s dresser but I find there are just a few items I’d like to keep out. With that said, I don’t want to ‘see’ them per say. I’d love to use at least one of the bin’s from Petite Pehr so that our wipes and diaper cream are accessible but out of sight. I also think they’ll be great for all of the bows and headbands I’ve started collecting :). Of course, I’m going for the pink pom poms for a splash of pink ontop of the dresser.
  4. A pink crib sheet. This is obviously a no brainer. Such a fantastic way to add some colour and pattern to your nursery. The best part is that you don’t have to settle on just one. Why not grab a few different crib sheets so that you can change things up when you need to wash them (and trust me… you’ll be washing these often). I decided on this crib sheet from Lolli Living. It’s the perfect amount of pink and pattern for our space.
  5. A feature wall! I’ve been wanting to create a feature wall in the nursery for awhile now. I was actually thinking of painting little dots all over one wall and am still debating if I should do it actually. I’m the kind of person that likes to change things up. To be honest, the nursery might look very different in just a few months time. Of course, now that we have a girl I really wanted to make things pretty. This year floral murals have been insanely popular (you can read my post on that here) and I definitely wanted to jump on the bandwagon. To be honest, I found several floral wallpapers that I LOVED. I decided on one from Rocky Mountain Decals that again, isn’t too much pink. It has a beautiful blend of pink tones and has a touch of green (which I love). I think this will make the most impact for our nursery transformation.

Well that’s a wrap! Hope you liked my 5 items that will transform our nursery from gender neutral to uber girly. Do you know what you’re having? Will you change your nursery after you find out? Let me know in the comments below.

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Jaclyn Harper

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