Nursery Look Book

Oh babies. The things they do to their mommas from day one. My little nugget just happens to be giving me a run for my money right now – first trimester is no joke, y’all! I’m nearly 10-weeks now and my fingers are crossed that things get a bit easier once I pass over the 12-week mark because truth be told, I’m sorta tired of feeling like poop all the time. πŸ˜€

So instead of dwelling on my current state of human-making, I’ve decided to jump ahead a bit and start throwing out some nursery ideas into the blogland gauntlet. Because, quite frankly, that’s more fun than dwelling on my current (blah) condition.

Which leads to my styling conundrum – dark and cozy, or bright and light?

Because as much as I love nurseries like these:

Neutral Nursery

Source | Melanie Pounds Interior Design

White Nursery

Source |Β Nicole Davis

I’m equally attracted (maybe more so?) to spaces like these:

Dark Navy Nursery

Source | LaSueure Interiors

Dark Nursery

Source | Erin Williamson

Charcoal Nursery

Source | Elements of Style

Now, confession. I made an impulse pregnant lady purchase and thought I’d just pick a color from a stack (again) and have it look lovely.

I thought it would be a nice olive green but it turned out looking like baby doo, which in the end, could actually work quite well. He he. Alas as functional as that could be, I’m not sure I’m willing to go that far to baby proof the abode. πŸ˜‰

It’s almost enough to scare me back into the white and neutrals crowd. What say you? White nursery or dark and cozy?

Help an indecisive pregnant woman decide!

17 thoughts on “Nursery Look Book

  1. You could always combine elements of both. I think that having majority of the nursery be white with accents of the dark and cozy could be really beautiful. :)

  2. I love the dark, restful nurseries…plus with your white, grey, and ivory house a dark nursery will look set apart and extra precious, which I assume is how you feel about your coming newborn. It’s how I feel about mine!

    You will start feeling better soon! I really picked up around 13 weeks, and my sister-in-law (about a month ahead of me) reported that she ‘woke up’ around fifteen weeks.

    1. I agree, Jennifer! Something about them is so calm and restful! Thanks for the words of encouragement! I’m starting to have bits of the day where I can come up for air lately, which is a huge relief! Can’t wait for the first trimester to be over! :)

  3. I love the look of navy walls. Allows for so many options for accent colors. (This may be partly biased by “Rental Townhouse Jamie” who is sick of white walls!)

  4. Personally, I’m a huge fan of dark and cozy nurseries, but with lighter accents/bedding/decor (alot like Mabrey’s nursery on House*Tweaking). I love that first dark-walled one you posted. And I’m curious as to what baby-poo color it was that you picked? :)

    1. Ohhh, I have to check out House*Tweaking! As for the color – I’ll show y’all a pic soon, lol. We didn’t paint the entire room – but as soon as we starting trimming it out, I was like – mmm, don’t think so. πŸ˜‰

  5. I love both styles too, but for some reason, I associate light and bright with girl nurseries and dark and cozy with boy nurseries. Obviously the accent choices really make the difference, but maybe you’ll be better prepared to decide when/if you find out the sex of the baby. I had been collecting nursery inspiration for a few years before I got pregnant, but I didn’t seriously start planning anything until we found out we were having a girl. I hope you feel better soon! I think I started feeling mostly normal around 14-15 weeks.

    1. Yes, totally Megan! I think we will wait to do anything too substantial until we know the gender. Hopefully that helps to guide our decision a bit, since we’re both pretty indecisive about it right now. Good to know that the end of the gross days is soon in sight! Counting down the days :)

  6. Bryn Alexandra did an olive green for her nursery and it’s lovely. I prefer a dark and cozy look, too. Our nursery is painted benjamin moore black pepper. It’s actually blue, not black– a grayed out navy. We love it!

  7. I love the dark cosy look. It’s a break from the rest of the house and commotion outside that nursery door, play and smudge and relax! White is too uptight for me.

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