One of the many things that brought Justin and I together was our shared loved for traveling and adventure. In our years together, Justin and I have journeyed to many unbelievable destinations, and experienced moments that will forever remain engraved in our memories. We both agree that as we raise our son, we want to do it with the doors wide open into a world where he can explore, learn, and appreciate the treasures that each day brings. It was only fitting that we put together a travel and adventure themed nursery, hoping that he will stare at the world knowing that adventure waits and the world is his to wander.
Here is a little peek into what has become one of my favorite rooms in the house. I cannot wait to watch our son play and grow in this little space in the world.
We based our colors and theme off a large world map canvas that Justin’s sister had found at Ikea. When we went up to Seattle for the 4th of July, Justin’s mom had purchased the map for us as a gift. We created the “welcome to the world” banner to give it a little extra character, and will likely start “tagging” all the places we travel with him (as well as some of the places he has already traveled!).
The changing pad and cover are from Aden + Anais, and the stacked metal baskets were a great find at TJ Maxx that we have converted into storage for swaddles, burp cloths, receiving blankets, etc.
Justin and I both fell in love with this off-white rustic crib and dresser set from Franklin and Ben. We are still waiting on the changer that goes with the dresser, which was backordered until mid-August. The furniture is high quality and will be used for many years, as the crib converts into both a toddler and twin-size bed. Thank you Nana and Tutu!!!
The Meridian rocker may be one of the most comfortable chairs I have ever sat in. It rocks, swivels, and reclines, which is exactly what I wanted.
We also spent some time figuring out what type of décor we wanted to include on the walls and around the nursery. We found a variety of wooden hollow world globes at World Market and TJ Maxx and Justin was able to hang them from the ceiling creating a unique type of mobile.
My mother-in-law also gave us the Dr. Seuss piece of art with the quote, “Oh, the places you’ll go.” This was only fitting, as she loves to spoil her children and grandchildren with experiences and adventures, and it is a perfect complement to the “Let your dreams take you places” print that is hanging above the crib, which we found at Hobby Lobby.
We also took a couple of rustic storage shelves, which Justin had made into wine bottle holders from an old shipping palate, and turned them into little book holders. I asked people to bring books instead of cards to my baby shower, so he now has a little collection of great bedtime stories and other reads.
I found these three corkboards at Target and could not resist. They will be great for when the pictures, art, memorabilia, etc. start rolling in.
And of course, the closet. I still have a few things I would like to do/add to the closet, but his clothes are all washed and organized by size, and everything seems to have a place. Needless to say, I think he is going to be one stylish little baby. He even has his first Air Jordans, Keen hiking boots, and running shoes. Melt my heart.
Now pretty much all that is missing is him! It will be fun to see how his little room evolves as his personality and interests begin to develop over time.
If you were to decorate a nursery, what colors or theme would you use?
Is there anything we should add to our nursery?