Ella’s room is going to be in our old guest room. We have all four bedrooms upstairs (master, the two boys bedrooms that are a jack-n-jill setup, and the old guest room) and it worked out perfectly to give her the last bedroom. The room though gave me a lot of anxiety. I really wanted it to be perfect. I felt like I had done so many nurseries for the boys and loved each one so knowing that this would be the last nursery was a lot of pressure. That of course is ridiculous when I say out loud but I really just didn’t want to disappoint myself and screw up royally (been there, done that). So I jumped into planning mode as soon as I knew it was a girl….and today I am really excited to share Ella’s nursery plans.
I probably should warn you….I have created probably no less than ten different moodboards for Ella’s room. Each one was slightly different. And I went back and forth a million times about repainting the room. I probably will change the wall color at some point. I just feel like I can’t decide and that might mean painting it and then painting it back or painting it again completely different. Whatever we land on, the point is – Ella’s nursery plans are pretty fluid.
SO without further adieu….here is her nursery plans…
I decided to pick each piece out individually. I really fell in love with the dresser first. It basically took up my entire original budget. Like the whole dang thing. But Jeremy asked me if I would love it forever and I said yes and if she doesn’t like it, I would gladly change it out to be in my room. So I saved in other areas. But SOOOOOO worth it. That dresser is my favorite thing ever. It’s not real bone…but it’s kinda of like tile that is individually cut and placed so it’s really heavy and well made.
And then I picked out the rocker (I loved the tufted look) and then from there I chose the idea of pink/gray/fur. It was an easy choice. I keep on finding nurseries that have fur and muted pinks (almost even a vintage coral pink) and they just felt like Ella.
Speaking of pink and fur….here is the rug that I ended up picking! I asked on Instagram Stories and y’all told me to pick the other one and I didn’t listen :/ WHAT?! I KNOW! I’m such a punk. But this one looked ridiculously lux and rich and amazing. I spent the extra money because I figured…if I bought the other one, I would regret it. I would cringe at the sight of it every single time I walked in the room because I would always wonder – what if the one I loved looked better. So I promised myself…spend the money, get the one I love, and if it doesn’t satisfy allllll the inner parts of my soul, then I would return it and go get the other one.
I am planning on layering rugs. I have zero experience in rug layering but it’s apparently a super popular thing to do. I want to layer a fur rug on top of the pink one so Ella and I have a furry backdrop for our Snapchatting. kidding. kinda.
For the rest of the room, I am still trying to figure out what can really work in the space. I think it’s all trial and error for me at this point. And honestly – a lot does hinge on the rug. If the rug I ordered fits and works, then I can work in the direction of adding more pattern and color and florals. If the rug doesn’t work, I might pick one with more pattern and then it ends up with me going for more simple items (mirror, art, etc.) in the rest of the room.
Hope this all makes sense. I fully recognize that I sound like a crazy person….but it’s just that I put pressure on myself to make it great. And I fear failure. And yes….I know that makes zero sense since I could just change it. But such is life in the head of a perfectionist 🙂