Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Ideas for Avery's Room

Even before we found out that we are having a girl I was always getting ideas from the web with what I wanted to do with her room. We really didn't have money to decorate Cohen's room besides the must haves, so with Avery, I wanted to be able to do a little more.

This time instead of buying a pre-made crib set, I decided I wanted to make my own. I found this great pattern at Old Time Pottery and immediately knew I wanted to use it as her crib skirt. I love the more transitional feel of it and all the colors it includes. And also that it doesn't scream "BABY"! I haven't decided if I want to make or even use a crib bumper though. We barely used it for Cohen, so I can't imagine it lasting long in the crib with Avery either.

(the colors in the picture are a little off)

We bought a dresser off of craigslist. Which I was going to use as a console table in the living room. But when we found out we were pregnant, I knew if we had a girl that I would want to use it in her bedroom. I have visions of painting it pink! I haven't decided on which colors I would like to use, but the following three are top candidates.

(SW Loveable)

(SW Bella Pink)

(SW Hopeful)

So, with the dresser being pink, I didn't want pink walks or even purple, or yellow or orange. I wanted something cooler. I started thinking of a blue-ish color and after fanning through the color deck and matching it against the fabric. I'm planning on using this color.

(SW Rainwashed)

I just LOVE the color! It has a little bit of gray in it which really makes it not to baby of a color.

We also have a brown bookcase that I want to use in her bedroom. A place to store books, some toys, and other items. Since her crib is cherry and the dresser is going to be pink, I decided I wanted it to be white or off white. I really haven't decided yet. But it will definitely be in the white family. Something along the lines of this:

(SW Marshmallow)

I'm going to try and create a mood board to get all my thoughts on one page. One printable page I can hang over the desk. I just need to figure out how...then I will post later.

I'm so excited to decorate a little girl's room. I think it will be so much fun!


  1. I LOVE the fabric and color scheme! I wouldn't mind the whole motif for my own personal office some day :) Congrats on the little lady!

  2. Thanks Melissa! I am having so much fun with it!