Friday, April 29, 2011

Nursery Advice Needed

I need some advice for what to do for the baby's nursery! As of right now, we are having Jumper share a room with J. My sister is living in our spare room and unless we get around to finishing our basement, there isn't another place to put her. Plus, the two kids are going to need so much of the same stuff, I figure that for right now, it makes sense for them to share.

Anyway, I didn't have an opportunity to do much decorating before we got J since we had such little notice. I bought this JJ Cole bedding set, and figured that I would actually decorate the nursery when things calmed down.

Well, then I found out that I was pg, and figured that it might be best to wait and decorate until I knew if we were having a boy or girl. I didn't think it made much sense to do a boy room if there was going to be a little lady joining us.

So now I am trying to figure out the best way to decorate. I really don't want to have to buy another crib set for J, but I am having a hard time figuring out/finding a good set that will go with it for Jumper. I think that J's set is a little too masculine to use for Jumper, but what do you guys think? Any suggestions? I have thought that maybe if I could find some bedding that matched, I could take the circle theme from J's bedding and do some vinyl art, but that is as far as I have gotten. I would LOVE any advice/suggestions that anyone has.


  1. What if you pulled the chocolate color and maybe found something with some pink or light purple for jumper?


  2. Blogger at my comment so here is the shortened version:
    You could definitely add purple with the blue as they are complementary colors. As far as circles for the decor I love the idea, play around with overlapping/polka dots/bows? Or you could pair green with the blue to keep the room gender neutral. I'm sure it will be adorable no matter how you go about it!

    Try not to stress about them sharing a room. I nannied for 3 years and the family I worked with, their three daughters shared a room as small kids and I think they found great solace in sharing a room together, and were very close :)

  3. I don't think it's too masculine, and the baby certainly won't mind. Pick some more fun colors, find something similar for Jumper, and lots of circles and stripes. It'll be fantastic!

  4. I think it's quite neutral bedding too - but if it bothered you, you could always tie in some chocolate, lavender, pink or raspberry fitted sheets to up the 'girliness'? Otherwise, I think carrying the cicle theme on could be fun. For example, you could find some more girly fabrics in similar colour palette and put into embroidery hoops for the walls, like this: