Since we’re spending almost the entire weekend indoors, I figured I wouldn’t have much in the way of a weekend recap to share with you guys tomorrow and thought I’d pop in this afternoon instead. We’ve filled the past few days with fort building, apple crisp-making, story reading, movie watching and closet cleaning but in lieu of recapping all of that, I wanted to share a peek into Ryder’s nursery on the blog today!
I realized a while ago that I never really shared a final tour of Ryder’s nursery before he arrived and that was mostly just in case Ryder ended up being a girl! When he came out and was a beautiful little boy, our nursery didn’t really need any extra touches since the decor was pretty neutral. (If Ryder would’ve been a girl, my plan was to incorporate some blush pink colors throughout the nursery.)
Though Ryder is currently sleeping in a bassinet in our room and won’t be occupying his nursery for a while, we’re surprisingly already using the space a good bit for floor playtime, diaper changes, story time and more. Chase loves his little brother’s bedroom and since the three windows give the small space a lot of natural light, it has a bright and happy feel our whole family adores.
We kept the walls in Ryder’s room gray and went with a color scheme that incorporated pops of mint green and mustard yellow. For some reason I love these two colors together (I used them for Chase’s first birthday party as well!) and they always make me smile. I hope they make Ryder smile, too!
When it came time to outfit Ryder’s room, we didn’t have to do too much. We moved the changing table from Chase’s room into Ryder’s room and replaced the beige knobs with gray faux-metal nobs I found at Hobby Lobby.
I ordered a new crib, night stand and glider from Wayfair and opted for similar models to the ones we selected for Chase’s room since we were pleased with all of our former selections.
We’ve already spent hours in the glider and I can already say I love it! A moving ottoman was a requirement for me when I was looking for a new glider and I love the way this one moves with ease and feels simultaneously supportive and comfortable. (Bonus: The glider was a breeze to put together unlike the night stand in this nursery which will make you want to throw things.)
I ordered adorable giraffe-themed Aden & Anais crib sheets and changing pad covers and I LOVE them! I also ordered a new changing pad because I’ve been using the one that came with the changing pad table for years and it was a disaster. I wanted to light that thing on fire by the time I got rid of it because it was folding in on itself and the weird plastic material was peeling off the bottom. I only wish I would’ve ordered a better changing pad when Chase was born because it’s amazing and wasn’t even expensive. Go figure!
(Note: We will be removing the blanket and stuffed animals from Ryder’s crib when he’s actually using it.)
Some other features I love in Ryder’s room include a creamy white blanket my mom knit, a sweet prayer my sister wrote for Ryder, a personalized “R” baby block, a beautiful prayer my friend Laurel had framed and a diaper changing station cart.
I cannot take credit for the diaper changing station stand idea because it was a Pinterest discovery but I love the way it adds a pop of color to the room and displays all of the diapering supplies as well as essentials I want within easy reach, including swaddle blankets, burp cloths and more.
While Ryder’s nursery doesn’t feel 100 percent done (I’d still love to add some kind of art or something above his crib), I’d say it’s 95 percent of the way there. We think it feels like a joyful, calming space and I hope it’s a room that makes Ryder feel safe, comfortable and happy. Thanks for coming along on this little tour!
All the Details
- Glider: Viv + Rae Antonia Swivel Glider + Ottoman
- Crib: Graco 4-in-1 Convertible Crib
- Nightstand: Revere 1 Drawer Nightstand
- Changing Table: DaVinci Porter Changing Table
- Diaper Changing Station Cart: Three-Tier Metal Rolling Cart
- Animal World Map Print: Minted
- Salt Lamp: Himalayan Glow Salt Lamp
- Crib Sheet: Aden + Anais
- Changing Pad Cover: Aden + Anais
I love the stuffed duck, it’s adorable. And all the homemade touches from your family and friends are so sweet.
Thank you!! That duck was actually my grandmother’s so it’s another special memory for us! <3
Love it! Looks peaceful yet fun.
We went with a nautical theme for our son and I love our blue and white striped feature wall we did – nurseries are fun spaces to play with!
We did mint green in our nursery too with pink and yellow touches for our little girl. It’s funny how I want everything set up RIGHT NOW even though I know she won’t be sleeping in it for months after she’s born. Love all the sentimental touches in Ryder’s room!
Sarah @ Sweet Miles says
So cute and relaxing! Perfect for those sweet baby days! He will love it so much once he “moves in”! 🙂
I love that you are promoting safe sleep! So many blogs show babies in cribs with blankets, bumpers, stuffed animals. I think many people don’t realize how easily a baby can be suffocated by stuff in the crib.
The nursery is super cute! Our 6 month old is in his crib in our room because I can’t bare to move him to his own room yet!
I love his nursery! Looks so peaceful!! I love that diaper changing station stand, I must take a mental note of it for when we start having babies! All of the homemade things are so so sweet. I love that there is a piece of people who love him in there. So sweet! I hope you have a great week, Julie! Xoxo
Jennifer Whitworth says
Love it! I love the gray colors and the adorable crib sheets. Also, that animal print map is perfect!!
Glad you got the block. All my kids have one and it’s the perfect little keepsake gift for new babies!
Also, glad you haven’t been impacted by Florence. We’ve been lucky here in Greensboro. Praying for all in our state and others who have been displaced.
Love the giraffe sheets, the teddies (bears!) and the woodland picture in the changing station! So cute!
I love Zara Home for presents for all my girlfriends little ones. They always have the cutest and better made items (or here in Spain they do) like stuffed animals/teddy bears, bibs, sheets etc. The best time to shop there is in the sales. HM Home also has some cute nursery/kids stuff.
Hope you guys didn’t get much flooding!
Are you able to lean your head back to rest on the glider or is it too short? Currently shopping for our first nursery and that glider is exactly what I was looking for!
Kim from MN says
Love this post! I love home tours and wouldn’t mind seeing anything else decor-wise you’re comfortable sharing!
Thanks. Love that little rolling cart – they have a cool-looking rose-gold and champagne colored one via Michael’s, if you ever need an additional one for another purpose (I use one for art supplies….)
What color did you use on the walls? We are working on our nursery currently and I’m loving all the gray!
I would love to know the color gray you used. I am working on a gender neutral nursery right now and looking for the perfect gray for the walls.