You know what’s hard? Trying to design a unisex nursery.
Traditionally, if you’re not going to find out if it’s a boy or a girl in advance, your choices are green, and yellow. Or…
Nope. Just green and yellow.
At first, I thought I’d like to stick with that tradition, since I like the combination of green and brown. But when it came down to actually looking at nurseries in this color scheme… eh, I don’t know. And when I asked Michael, he specifically said he really didn’t want to do green or yellow, either.
So now I’m thinking I want to do something more modern. The biggest problem is really with bedding. Seems like every design screams boy, or screams girl. We have such clearly defined “gender specific” themes in our culture, and it really does make things difficult.
Actually, we’re thinking about painting the nursery walls a bright aqua blue. I love blue. But it seems like most aqua blue nurseries you find online are designed for little boys. Booooo, I say. Boo!
But I like the walls in these rooms:
I feel like if I can find the right bedding, everything will come together and the aqua walls will work for a boy OR a girl. The other problem with the bedding is that we don’t really want bedding. The baby can’t sleep with half of that fluffy crap anyway (increases the SIDS risk), so all we’re really looking for is a fun patterned sheet (hard to come by, seems most are solids or boring patterns), and a cute crib skirt. I’m not even looking for matchy-matchy. The design could be made up of other bright colors that are nice with the aqua.
Something like this cute multi-colored bumper that caught my eye. But it’s a bumper. :( Too bad the set’s sheet doesn’t come like this!
We’re most likely going with a dark, espresso colored crib. And now that I’m looking at it, we probably don’t even really need a fancy skirt with it, since it barely shows.
And so the challenge begins. I scour the internet looking for inspiration photos, but haven’t found anything I’m absolutely in love with yet.
So the search continues…
AboutI'm Heather. I'm 31 and have been married to Michael for five years. Together, we have two beautiful little girls we love more than anything, and a miniature dachshund who drives us crazy. I'm a full-time working mom who has very little time for my own "stuff" these days, like home improvement, cooking/baking, cake decorating, and photography. Despite the team not making the playoffs since 1999, I'm STILL a Buffalo Bills fan, which I think speaks to my loyalty AND sense of humor. I can't wait to pick up the pace with travel again some day... you know, when we're done being ruled by tiny fists. Welcome to my blog.
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