One of the most exciting things of having a baby is preparing and planning for his/her arrival. Picking out new clothes, blankets, toys and designing a nursery for the newest member of the family is such a fun and overwhelming moment. Unfortunately, my little Alana won’t have a room of her own until our house is built. Realistically, that means she’ll be squatting and shuffling between our bedroom, Asher’s room and probably the living room until she’s 1.5-2 years old. *sob, tears rolling & mommy guilt kicking in*
But never the less, like anything in life, it’s the thought that counts. I put a lot of thought in Alana’s pseudo nursery, did a little research and put together some pegs and decorating ideas that I want to share with you:
Isn’t the gold rush so elegant? I love the way it looks and how it feels but at the same time I wouldn’t want to be the toddler running around in such a stiff, do not touch or get dirty environment. haha!
I’ve never been a fan of pink but with a baby girl coming, how could I not learn to love it? I’m training my eye, psyching my mind and letting the color gently seep into my soul. So since interiors and fashion are the same difference to me, I’ve decided to work with the color pink: ALL or NOTHING!
And of course my favorite theme: black and white. Did you know that black and white are actually the best colors for newborns? Babies respond best to bold, contrasting colors and graphics. The high contrast captivates baby’s attentions, encourages visual development as well as physical activity. Black & white, FOREVER!
But of course I’m not going to entirely shove my black & white obsession and deprive Alana from experiencing the color that most girly-girls love the most, PINK!
I couldn’t help but mix and match it up a bit so that it wouldn’t be too girly. How about a black and white themed room with a pop of baby pink? It’s strong, bold but still feminine and dainty too. What do you think? Personally, I love it. I love it so much that I put together a “shop the mood board” post below:
In the mean time, I will live vicariously through you. I hope to see photos of your nursery or pseudo nursery too. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Til then… HAPPY SHOPPING!
- Cat Arambulo-Antonio