Gray has a bad rap of being all about rainy days, sadness and weird books loved by women with Kindles and iPads.
But it can also be bright and comforting — as seen in my best friend, Andrea’s, gray nursery for her soon-to-be-born son.
This gray space is accented with cobalt blue and orange, and it’s not hard to imagine the memories that will be made in this room, such as rocking the baby to sleep or opening the door to hear him cooing after waking up from a nap.
It’s happy, lovely and warm — just like the infant who will soon occupy this space.
And I love how she and her husband handpicked the little items that dot the room, including the foxes and hot air balloons.
There are also design ideas that could be used in many types of rooms, not just nurseries.
I especially liked these small wire containers turned into shelves and the tassel garland.
(And when her baby boy is big enough to stand up in the crib, the garland will be relocated to a place where it can’t be pulled down.)
If you’d like to use some of these items in your rooms, here are the sources.
Tassel garland: Paper Chain Press
Fox embroidery hoop wall art: Dizzy Miss James
Hot air balloon mobile: Littles
Crib bedding: Land of Nod
Book shelves (similar to shown): IKEA
“All You Need Is Love” banner: Armommy
Thanks, Andrea, for letting me show off your awesome gray nursery, which will soon be occupied by one amazing baby!
P.S. Also check out the posts about Andrea’s baby shower.
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