The Colorful Minimalist//Nursery Tour

8.04.2015

I'm a minimalist at heart, so when we found out we were pregnant, I wanted to know exactly what was necessary and what wasn't. As you can see, Simon's room isn't cluttered with a lot of extras, but it's still bright and fun. This room actually used to be my craft room and I had painted the geo wall (tutorial here) long before we knew a baby would be joining the family, but once we found out, I thought it would be the perfect room for him. With a statement wall that bold, you don't need much else. I knew I definitely wanted to bring life into the room with plants, so one day while pregnant, I was roaming the isle at Michael's and I found these giant faux filadendron leaves and decided to make a mobile for above the crib. It's always a conversation piece when people come see the room. I kept the rest of the space bright and clean. It's so fun to watch him as his eyes find new things each time we're in the room. His current favorite is the world map print.

One thing I did learn quick, was that, while it's nice to prepare as much as you can before the baby comes, even the minimalist in me ended up with things I didn't really need. As I've mentioned before, we chose to bed-share with Simon, so he's literally never slept in this crib. I'm tempted to get rid of it, but I guess I may use it in the future--we'll see.

Did you end up with a bunch of extras? What am I missing that is a favorite of yours?
click on the links to shop the look:
crib//sniglar ikea (painted)
sheets//land of nod
crib pillow//themodboho
oliver mouse//hazel village
frog//blablakids
fox blanket//dwell studio
color block blanket//koko nest
shelves//handmade by husband @marcusnielson
mobile//handmade by me @ashleyanielson
floor pouf//themodboho
dresser//vintage
favorite all natural lotion//tubby todd
wooden teether//chewable charm
sophie the giraffe teether//here
photo board book//nowvel (use Rm1Cy8RLc for  $3 off)
trash can//ikea
world print//urban outfitters
linen curtains//h&m
Acapulco chair//onekingslane

6 comments

Beverly Houpt said...

I'm so glad that we never bought a crib, but you may want to hang on to it once Simon starts rolling off the bed/crawling off! Gwen fell off our bed like 4 times :/ Luckily our bed is pretty low and we've got carpet. I remember thinking how a crib would definitely come in handy and I wouldn't have to worry about Gwen waking up from a nap and falling off the bed!
We have a mattress on the floor in her room, now :)

Mel said...

What a beautiful nursery! I would like to be adopted immediately! I love the map, we have a large splattered paint map in our bedroom. I just love looking at it.

Irene said...

I like minimalist too, less things to clean and more space to enjoy doing things, which is convenient if you appartment is not so big!
I love your statement wall, I've never been so brave to do such a thing but might try it in the future :)

Irene said...

I like minimalist too, less things to clean and more space to enjoy doing things, which is convenient if you appartment is not so big!
I love your statement wall, I've never been so brave to do such a thing but might try it in the future :)

Lo {Travel the Unbeaten Path} said...

This is a dream nursery! I have the same crib, the Little Prince Popup Book (favorite book), the books on the shelf and a map on the wall too haha. I love the feel of that space!

KP said...

this is so random and i hope you get this even though it's an older post of yours but i like browsing your blog for inspiration. anyway! i just saw some inspiration! your baby wipe container..... did you put patterned paper over it or did it come with a pattern on it? it's so cute! i want to do something like that with ours because it's just the boring pampers logo right now.
thanks!

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