Nursery Inspiration + The Plan

Little Ronchetti needs a room! He or she won't be making a grand entrance until April, but I know the due date is going to sneak up on us before we're ready (because I can't believe I'm already 14 weeks), so I'd rather be done early than scramble after we get home from the hospital.

Our house has three bedrooms. One is obviously ours, the middle one is my office, and the third is currently the woefully undecorated guest room/random storage. Of those three, having a guest room is least important, so that's where our tater tot will lay its head.

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Underwhelming, yes? I was kind of kicking myself for not decorating yet, but not anymore! Haha. The room is long and narrow--only 8'10" wide--which will make for cozy corners on either end and plenty of floor space in the middle. We plan to keep that twin bed in there and use it as more of a comfy reading spot over in a corner. (Truth: we have nowhere else to stash it in this pocket-sized house, so it has become a feature.)

Look at the rendering before I ramble on:

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Know that the closet doesn't open with french doors. I threw those in as a placeholder and forgot to change them. ;-)

The rendering doesn't account for smaller details yet, like artwork or decorative items, nor does it touch on storage. This room has a closet that already has a snazzy new shelving system, courtesy of one harrowing Saturday, but aside from that we'll have to rely on "under" storage. Under the crib, under the nightstand, etc. Once we get the main furniture assembled I can make a better plan for all of that.

We're going to find out the sex at my next ultrasound, but I still plan to keep the nursery relatively neutral--just like the rest of the house. Lots of white and gray, a few metallics, and I'm thinking yellow as the "main" color. We might add a bit of turquoise, but I'll have to see how things feel once we have the biggest items in place. Or maybe green? Options!

Something along these lines would be GREAT:

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Cute, soothing to my tired mom eyeballs, and lots of soft surfaces for tiny people to explore. The one below is from the same chapter in the metaphorical book:

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Hey, both of these have the same dresser! And we already bought one, too, in the next size down, so clearly the universe is giving me a sign.

If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you may already know that we plan to do a book display:

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The floating shelves on the back wall of the rendering are for books. Each one is 45" wide, so I think we'll be able to stash quite a few up there. YAY!

So that's where we are. We've picked the crib and chair, and family members have already let us know we can expect them for Christmas. I'll keep you updated as I find pretty things to add.

If you're a parent, what adorable things did you put in your nurseries? Any tips for us first-timers?

Inspiration #1, Inspiration #2, Inspiration #3