I am excited to be featuring our real nursery today! Pamela, mama to Lilly-Jade sent this darling Classic Winnie the Pooh nursery to us. We love to catch a glimpse into “real nurseries” and always love to hear advice and tips for real moms. In Pamela’s case her and her husband came up with a theme and searched high and low for the perfect pieces. Living in an apartment, painting the walls wasn’t an option so they choose wall decor to customize and personalize the space for their little one. Pamela was kind enough to provide lots of details and tips she found along the way to help us all on our quest for the perfect nursery!
From Pamela… My husband actually threw in the idea of Classic Pooh for our theme. Before we got pregnant, we had read some of A.A. Milne’s Pooh bear books…so it was a sweet and perfect theme for our baby. We knew we wanted white furniture, and we have a light brown/neutral colored carpet, so I chose sage to go along with it. The browns and hints of sage also happened to be a color in many of the Classic Pooh books we’d look in, so it matched and just fit. On top of that, we want to have more kids one day, so in case a boy comes into the picture, sage can be a great unisex color.
What I love most about Lilly’s room is how warm it is, and that we feel so comfortable in there. It is our favorite room in the house, and a favorite room for guests who come over too. I think the color scheme we chose has helped to make it a more inviting, warm, and calming room. When I walk in her room, I’m reminded of the nights my husband and I would sit in there talking as we put together the shelves and drawers and crib. It is a reminder of the love we put into it, and the love we have for our daughter. We put so much effort, time, and laughter into that room. It makes me happy to have those memories, and to be reminded of something we created together for our daughter.
My biggest piece of advice for decorating a nursery is remembering why you’re doing it in the first place. It’s for a special little member in your family. And in my case, it was my first child, my first time going through a pregnancy, my first time being a mommy. I wanted to cherish it, to actually put effort into it, and to create something with my husband that we could give to our daughter. Enjoy decorating! Enjoy creating something for someone you haven’t even met yet, but already love so much!
A HUGE thanks to Pamela for sending her darling nursery our way and for the great description and tips. We’ve listed the sources along with a few additional tips below. Check out her super cute shop, Peanut Lilly Creations full of handmade items for children!
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Crib / Glider chair & ottoman / Dresser / Changing table / Sage Curtains / Curtain Rod / Cubbies for books and toys are from Pottery Barn Kids (purchased on sale!) / Cute baskets with covers that match your color scheme can be a practical, yet fashionable, way to put away toys and other clutter / Solid sage baskets (placed in the changing table cubbies) / I searched high and low on the internet for Classic Pooh themed items. The mobile, Classic Pooh sheets, and laundry basket were found on ebay or Amazon! Just type a search for “classic Pooh” item you’re looking for, and a whole set of listings will come up. / Classic Pooh stuffed toys / Lilly’s name letters (you can choose from various fonts and colors and sizes!) / The Classic Pooh decal stickers (from BuyBuyBaby) were placed on our walls to add some color to them (we live in an apartment, so painting the walls wasn’t going to happen. Lilly loves to look at the ones right by her changing table.. I suggest putting something above or by your changing table to keep baby entertained while you change a poopy diaper.