Nancy Benard

(708) 927-1014

850 Brookforest Avenue, Shorewood, IL 60404

My Son’s Nursery Tour

Hi friends! I’m sharing a full tour of my son’s nursery today. You may have already seen a peek when I shared what wallpaper I chose for this space (which is the hero of the room, if you ask me). Originally this room was a hybrid of a playroom and guest room with a trundle bed (see the room tour here). I choose this room for our nursery because it’s on the same floor as my bedroom. The other bedrooms in the home are upstairs and I just didn’t see sleep-deprived Emma doing well with those stairs and late night feedings. I’m pretty clumsy even when I’m fully awake, ha.

His nursery is fairly simple, although since these photos were taken I’ve had two baby showers and now there is a LOT more gear/stuff in his room. It’s a little nuts how much gear babies need (also, why are infant car seats so confusing?!). I’m still trying to keep things to a minimum/to products we will really use. But as a first-time mom, I’ll be honest, I don’t totally know. Just doing my best over here. 🙂

Anyway, we’ve got his crib put together (although I was still waiting for crib sheets before these photos were done) and a little shelf nearby for his monitor, and eventually a sound machine. I love the green rocking chair I found, and also the golden velvet blackout curtains for the windows and the glass doors. As you can see from the drawer in his changing table, we’re planning to give cloth diapers a try—aiming to use them the majority of the time but not necessarily 100%. I’d say that’s generally kind of my mindset, as I try to give myself some space to figure this parenting thing out without feeling like I need to be perfect (since I won’t be!) or have everything figured out with no room for flexibility.

Oh, also the wooden horse rocking chair was mine (and my siblings) when we grew up. So he’s already seen a lot of love and I’m excited for my son to enjoy him too (maybe in a year or two though).

I shared this DIY felt flower mobile I made for his room. Eventually, I may hang it over his changing table instead, but we’ll see. Overall, his nursery is a botanical theme with lots of greens, yellows, oranges, and reds.

And if you’re wondering if I will be one of those moms that dresses their child in matching outfits sometimes … well, no, of course not. I’m not that cheesy at all. I’m very chill and certainly didn’t cry when I thrifted these tiny overalls for him. JK. -Emma

Room Details: Wallpaper / Crib / Changing Table / Chandelier / Rug / Rocking Chair / Curtains / Rolling Cart / and the artwork above his changing table is from my mom (aka grandma!).

Credits // Author: Emma Chapman. Photography: Janae Hardy. Photos edited with A Color Story Desktop.

Author / Contributor: Emma Chapman

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