One way I kept my mind off of Jarrod being gone two weeks ago was to focus on creating some mood boards and idea boards for the nursery. I went a little nuts on Pinterest and pinned color ideas, fabrics, furniture, and other theme ideas. At the moment, I am loving the bird theme starting with this wall art and a mobile like this one. I love the wall color in this room and this room. For accent colors, I love yellow and grey (like in this mood board). I'd add some green, either mint or a deeper green like in the fabrics below.
I'm looking at fabrics rather than bedding because I'm pretty confident in my sewing skills and think my mother in law, sister in law, and I can make some nice bedding at a much more reasonable price than we could pay - plus, it'd be something that I love!
And we plan to make the little birdies for the wall art and mobile. And we can make accent pillows, curtains, etc. I plan on making curtains like Sherry did either the no sew or the sewing machine version and hanging them high and wide.
Another thing that's important to me for the nursery is artful quotes. I had a few quotes bouncing around in my head and wanted to make them into pretty frames for the walls.
I don't know if these are the final versions or not, but I think we'll have three simple white frames matted and hung together in a cluster. I already have a wall picked out and think we'll go with frames like these from IKEA.
I think for furniture I'm leaning towards clean lines and white wood for the crib, dresser/changing table, and shelving. I'd love an upholstered rocker as well, so we'll have to see if we can find one at a good price that can be reupholstered. Also, does anyone want to reupholster a rocker for me? ;-)
Of course I've shared none of this with my husband. He knows I have ideas and has checked out some of the things on pinterest, but that's the extent of our discussions. None of this is set in stone (with the exception of the rocker, I've been dreaming of that for decades!) and we'll definitely make decisions together. It's just been fun to think about how I want this new room to look and what message I want it to send. Calm, bright, peaceful, colorful, and gender neutral. ;-)