I realized recently that I have never shared Evie’s nursery room. When she first arrived she stayed in our room for the first month while we finished putting the finishing touches in her room. Plus I wanted her close to us for the first bit. Jason is a light sleeper and did not sleep well with all her little baby noises so at exactly a month old into this room she went, and it’s been her bedroom ever since. That was also the first time she slept through the night.
Two sister’s who I went to middle school with make up The Vintage Sisters, and I asked them if they could put together some sort of name art for Evie’s room. They came up with this cute picture frame layout that drew from the colours of Evie’s bedding set. The owl on the shelf is actually the bank that I gave Jason to let him know we were expecting. I attached a note to it saying that we needed to start saving for our kid’s future education.
I cannot thank my mom and sister enough for getting me a very comfy glider to have in this room. That chair has been used every day, and evening since it has been put in the nursery. When Evie was little, and her reflux was horrible I ended up sleeping in the chair holding her in an upright position many nights.
We bought Evie’s crib, and change table on sale at a local store a few months before she was born. These are the items that if I could redo buying these I would get these two items used off of one of the many kids swap groups that I now know exist. I love the set, we just could have saved even more if we bought used. That being said our crib and change table we have were the only set that Jason and I agreed on the whole time we were searching for a set for her room. I love that her change table has two big drawers, one contains all of my cloth diaper stash, and the other her pajamas. While there is debate as to whether or not a diaper genie is useful or not, for us it has been. It’s one of those things that’s really a personal preference. I also highly recommend getting good blackout curtains. The pink ones in Evie’s room did not make it dark enough during the day, so we actually have another set up behind those that are solid black. Her room is dark during the day, and very dark at night time when they are closed.
Evie has a very large book collection that has been growing since before she was born. We have read to her as part of her bedtime routine since she was little, and from that I’m pretty sure her love of books has developed. I wanted her books and toys to be easily accessible for her. We got this little unit from Ikea and its perfect to hold everything. On top is our sanity saver… a sound machine! This made a huge difference in Evie sleeping well at nap time and bed time. Once we started using one to provide constant white noise she slept so much better.
Her room doesn’t really have a major theme, but I did want lots of pops of colour against they grey walls. My Nana gave us Evie’s bedding set as a gift and I adore the vibrant floral print. From there we tied in the woodland animal decals that are on her walls, and the bright pink curtain over the window. Of course Evie keeps her little side kick in her room all the time… Red Panda.