This summer we moved into a new home which was a foreclosure. It needed a lot of work but had good bones. At that time we had given up on our fertility attempts, The room layout was perfect for our family and even allowed an office for my graphic design business. A few weeks later we found out we were pregnant. After the shock wore off we realized our office space would instead become a nursery. Although it’s an awkward space with stairs into the basement and a sliding glass door (with amaaaazing light) heading out to the deck, I was determined to make it work. So how do we transform a hideous room with maroon painted paneling into something soft and sweet for our new baby girl? The Land of Nod came to the rescue with their whimsical nursery decor including bedding and accessories.
After browsing The Land of Nod site I was jumping for joy to find their Well Nested and Sheepish baby bedding. We had already painted the walls a soft gray with an accent wall where the crib would be in a soft peachy pink. The pink and cream in these two bedding sets tied all of colors together with the warmth of the furniture and flooring.
They also tied together my design inspiration with both blue birds and lambs/sheep. Both have a nostalgic tie to my childhood.
I was excited to put all of the bedding together along with the blanket I crocheted for baby. Here I’ve mixed and matched Sheepish fitted crib sheet, Well Nested crib skirt (I love that I can use either side) and the adorable Sheepish throw pillow peaking over the rail.
We also got the matching Sheepish changing pad cover which is quilted and a cozy spot for baby to be changed.
With limited space, I was excited to see the wide variety of shelving and storage ideas from The Land of Nod.
These cubby narrow wall shelves were the perfect solution. I loved the idea from their site with blankets and diapers stacked neatly in one spot.
Although we didn’t have space for the larger shelf, two narrow cubbies stacked perfectly next to our changing table and will be an easy place to grab diapers and swaddling blankets. Plus they work double duty with a cute spot to decorate on top. I grouped lambs and bluebirds, new and old, to help with a pop of color next to the gray walls. A childhood favorite, Where the Sidewalk Ends, book of poems ties in the black and white illustrations of the IKEA bird curtains.
Creative storage solutions is the name of the game in this tiny space so we converted a tall bookshelf into a mini closet with a hanging rod mounted to the bottom of the top shelf.
I can’t wait to rock baby girl in this cozy corner with the quilt I made and the cute little Sheepish throw pillow waiting to greet us.
With limited wall space I was also creative with this white book ledge from The Land of Nod. I set it on top of our tall shelf to display some of our favorite board books. This could easily be used to display picture frames as well.
I used the white button cap curtain rod for our light blocking curtains and a small rod for the IKEA bird curtains. Their double rod would have worked perfectly but we had a single to reuse from the old house and made it work combining the two.
After hemming the curtains for the sliding glass door I used the remaining fabric to create a valance and hung it on the matching short curtain rod.
We tied everything together with two sweet dresses hung on the wall. One was mine when I was a baby and one was my mother’s. I hung them on The Land of Nod wall hooks that we had from my daughter’s big girl room in our old house. Although they don’t sell them any longer their Birdwatcher Wall Hooks would have worked well too.
All of these nursery decor items are available online from The Land of Nod.
- Sheepish Fitted Crib Sheet = $24.00
- Sheepish Throw Pillow = $19.00
- Sheepish Changing Pad Cover = $35.00
- Well Nested Crib Skirt = $59.00
- Cubby Narrow Wall Shelves = $45.00
- White Book Ledge = $24.95
- Button Cap Single Long Curtain Rod = $45.00
- Button Cap Single Short Curtain Rod = $29.00
- Where the Sidewalk Ends = $19.99
- Birdwatcher Wall Hooks = $7.95
Disclosure: I received product in exchange for this review from our affiliate, Land of Nod, however all thoughts and opinions remain my own.