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?
crib//sniglar ikea (painted)
sheets//land of nod
oliver mouse//hazel village
fox blanket//dwell studio
color block blanket//koko nest
shelves//handmade by husband @marcusnielson
mobile//handmade by me @ashleyanielson
favorite all natural lotion//tubby todd
wooden teether//chewable charm
sophie the giraffe teether//here
photo board book//nowvel (use Rm1Cy8RLc for $3 off)
world print//urban outfitters