Pretty much as soon as I loftily claimed I had no interest in decorating a baby room in this post, I started to get interested in decorating a baby room.
I'm not really one to go with an intense theme, and considering that we are not finding out the gender of the baby it's not going to be a symphony in blue or pink. Nor would it be if we knew the gender, I might add. Not my style, peeps, not my style.
However, it is kind of nice to make a fuss of this baby's arrival, and putting some thought into its room is a part of that.
So, very roughly, here's what I'm picturing so far.
Neutrals, stripes (the only pattern I can accept in my life), maybe with a very subtle ocean theme as a nod to Blair's and my love of the sea.
A classic striped bag for toys, a paper mobile, and a squishy friend who's easy for tiny hands to hold on to. We don't want our child to ever have a mountain of toys (yes I know that will probably go out the window within a couple of weeks). So far the only toy I've bought is the Country Road bunny above. I'm also going to attempt to crochet a black cat softie in honour of Biggie Smalls, who is and will always be my number one baby.
Rather than a traditional change table that will eventually become useless, we bought the Ikea Hemnes dresser above, which the change mat will sit on top of. Or maybe not, a lot of people have said to me that it's easy (and safer) to change nappies on the floor. We'll see what suits us, but I like not having a specific change table. The cot is another Ikea special, recommended by my sister. Good enough for me!
I got this beautiful handmade wooden rattle/teething ring off Etsy. We want to avoid plastic toys as much as possible not just for environmental reasons but also aesthetic ones. Okay, if I'm honest I am the only one who cares about the aesthetics. Blair just wants things that will last the distance and not end up in landfill after six months.
I bought the above Lauren Merrick watercolour not long after we found out I was pregnant, with the intention that it would hang in our baby's room. I kind of love it A LOT.
We're going to hold off on assembling the room until I'm on maternity leave (just a handful of weeks left, eek). But that's sort of what we're- okay I'M- picturing.