When I was pregnant with my son I decided not to do a baby blue nursery. I’m just not a fan of the traditional baby colors for either sex. We opted for a soothing pale green and complimented it with an animal crib bedding set.
Our dear friend Kevin came over to help my husband paint the vertical stripes on the wall — alternating shades of green in a 5 inch and 8 inch pattern around the room. They even painted the ceiling the palest of the green palette. Kevin died just over a year ago and I can’t look at this room without thinking about him. Several months ago we began planning the birth of a baby girl and had to start thinking about the nursery and how to decorate it. Painting over it was not an option.
Three years later, I still love the room. We decided to keep the green for a girl. I chose crib bedding that continued the same shade of green and complimented it with a wonderful deep magenta and soothing ivory shades: flowers and butterflies complete the picture.
Here’s what we did:
On the left is the tie back I made for my son’s room. I kept the curtains and made a new tie back with a butterfly on it (right) for my daughter’s room.
I simply swapped out bedding for something more feminine, keeping in mind the green color in which it needed to coordinate.
I purchased huge butterflies and used a staple gun to attach them to the walls instead of hanging them from the ceiling. I love the affect they have and how they bring more color on the walls.
All in all, I am really pleased with the transformation of the room. I even think that if I hadn’t had the walls already painted, I would want to do the room just like this anyway.
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